Creating a website or blog in WordPress is only one slice of the Traffic Pie.

You need to write, promote, optimize and work hard to get visitors showing up on your blog and, out of the box, WordPress doesn’t come with the goods. Luckily there’s a plugin called ‘All in One SEO Pack’ which you can install into your WordPress site take advantage of good on-site SEO and get you ranking higher.

It’s simple, easy and once you’re up and running you’ll find it very easy to keep your site up to spec. Although there is a premium version, the free version of All in One SEO is fantastic and what we’ll focus on here.

While some themes are SEO optimized, I’ve had to switch from a Theme before and all of your SEO Titles and Descriptions are lost.  I had to copy and paste them all manually during the conversion.  Avoid that same mistake by relying on a purpose-built plugin.

You can also check out All In One SEO Pro here if you want further enhancements to your SEO

First of all, if you’re just getting started…

I have a simple, beginner-friendly tutorial if you don’t wish to go into as much detail, you can read it here or watch the video below.

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So let’s get stuck into it!

We are currently still adding to this post, so if it seems a bit empty, check back soon for updates.

All of the below sections can be found in the left dashboard menu when you hover or click on ‘All in One SEO’ under the WordPress ‘Settings’ menu.

General Settings

The first tab of ‘General Settings’ is called, uh, ‘General Settings’! (twice?) It essentially acts as an area to add a license key if you buy the pro version of this plugin.

The following areas are worth exploring:

  • Webmaster Tools – to add in Google, Bing, Pinterest, and other webMaster Tools / verifications to monitor your website. If you use any of the services there, you can hook them up.
  • Breadcrumbs – you can add breadcrumbs to your site in a number of ways, this will add folder structure to your page, something like ‘Home / Blog / Blog Post’. It makes for easier navigation but isn’t always needed.
  • RSS Content – you can customize what goes before or after your RSS feed’s content.
  • Access Control – restrict which users can use All in One SEO
  • Advanced – some more advanced plugin settings. I recommend turning on TruSEO Score & Content if you want to have the inbuilt SEO optimization tool on your pages and posts.

Search Appearance

Covered in this post here. Essentially take control of your websites use of Meta throughout your site (such as titles and descriptions).

Social Networks

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Optimize your website for Social Media sharing

  • Social Profiles – Enter the URL’s of your social media profiles here to attribute your site’s content to those profiles.
  • Facebook / Twitter – enter your social meta data and assign default images (such as page or post ‘featured image’ to be used when sharing.
  • Pinterest – enter your Pinterest verification to link up to your Pinterest Profile.


I recommend turning on Sitemaps as it gives search engines a layout of your site and it can be indexed more effectively for search.


This is a Pro feature, the plugin author states:

“Our Redirection Manager allows you to easily create and manage redirects for your broken links to avoid confusing search engines and users, as well as losing valuable backlinks. It even automatically sends users and search engines from your old URLs to your new ones.”

Local SEO

Another Pro feature, good for establishing specific information for local businesses to found more effectively through search.

SEO Analysis

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Create a free account and connect up to All In One SEO online to analyze yours and competitor’s sites to look for problem areas and opportunities to beat the competition in search.


These are more advanced tools you can use to optimize your site, but if you’re not sure what you’re doing in some of these, you could cause some issues.

Edit your .htaccess and robots.txt files if you need thing specifically updated. Otherwise you can import/export the plugin settings or even reset them under database tools. System Status simply displays information about your website.

Check back soon!

We will be going more in depth into these areas so you can take full advantage of the All In One SEO pack. Otherwise, check these settings out for yourself as they’re not too difficult to decipher.

You can also check out All In One SEO Pro here if you want further enhancements to your SEO

Thanks for reading this post and have a good day!

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