Every Blogger gets confused in this, whether to select All in One SEO Pack or WordPress SEO by Yoast. WordPress being a best and simple content management system in the world is used to build many famous websites like problogger.net and Mashable.com. We commonly use All in one SEO (or) WordPress SEO by Yoast to make good SEO to a WordPress website. Frankly, both the plugins are developed with good SEO supporting features and it is a bit difficult to distinguish them considering their performance. So, we have compared the customization options of each plugin here considering the personal opinions of users.
WordPress SEO by Yoast:
We finally say, Yoast is the final winner of this comparison and you can know the reason yourself by going deep into the topic.
After completion of regular installation, we gain access to WordPress SEO settings page. We can find common features like assigning a particular keyword to a post/page, writing Meta description, checking SEO score, checking keyword density etc in both the plugins and special features that highlight Yoast plugin is that we can access and edit XML sitemaps and .htaccess.
The Meta settings we tweak in Yoast plugin choose the position of the site in the search engine results page. Using the latest version of this plugin we can even verify the accounts of Webmaster tools, Google Analytics and Alexa rankings linked to the site. It just requires the placing of verification code in allotted channel of the plugin.
The Yoast plugin lets us index or de-index the post pages and media files from the Search engines. If we need to make a blog private, we can choose no index and nofollow option so that Google will not index the chosen posts or pages. Moreover, we can choose the same feature for the Tags and categories. The import and export included in the plugin lets us backup the settings which can be restored later or can be imported to another site.
Now lets us check the features of All in one SEO pack plugin which varies a bit from the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin considering the features it is developed with.
All in one SEO pack:
The User interface of the All in One SEO pack it too simple which makes all options available in a single page.
Comparing with the Yoast plugin, The SEO plugin is not provided with any features that support the verification of Webmaster tool and Alexa accounts linked with the WordPress site.
It seems that the plugin does not have any link with the sitemaps of the site which is one of the main features of Yoast plugin. But, the common features like setting page and post formats, assigning no index to tags and categories, 404 title formats etc. are featured on this plugin.
All in one SEO plugin makes it easier to exclude a specific page from the Google search results and sitemap. Most of the Probloggers say, Breadcrumbs are good for SEO and it is the main feature missing in this plugin. Moreover, we cannot backup our settings on All in one SEO plugin for the future use or to upload in another site.
As we said earlier Yoast plugin is the winner of this comparison. Even though both the plugins are available for free Yoast provides awesome SEO settings compared to All in SEO pack. Not only comparing the features, considering the rate of increase of people’s interest in both the plugins, the Yoast score is nearly 8 times greater than the All in SEO pack plugin. So, we always follow the trend that most of people follow and we do same in this case, we recommend you to use WordPress SEO by Yoast than All in One SEO pack.