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How To Use SEOPressor Connect To Improve Your SEO! [2021 Edition]

Last Updated on July 4, 2021 by Fabrizio Van Marciano
How To Use SEOPressor Connect To Improve Your SEO! [2021 Edition]

SEOPressor Connect is one of the best premium SEO plugins on the market. This post is a complete guide to installing, configuring, and using SEOPressor on your WordPress blog for best results.

Two of my favorite SEO plugins for WordPress are Rankmath (Currently using on Magnet4Blogging) and SEOPressor Connect.

I use the Rankmath here on Magnet4Blogging, and I use the SEOPressor Connect plugin on a few niche websites.

I also use the free version of Yoast from time to time on smaller website projects.

OK, so if you want to compare any of the WordPress SEO plugins mentioned above, check out the following post:

Yoast SEO VS SEOPressor Connect Review And Comparison.

So in this tutorial post, I'm going to show you how to install, configure, and use SEOPressor Connect on your WordPress site for better on-page optimization.

First of all, if you're not using any kind of SEO plugin I recommend you install one. It's not necessary, however, there are many benefits. With an SEO plugin, you have better control over what pages you'd like search engines to crawl, meta information, Schema, and more.

You can learn more about SEOPressor Connect and even grab the plugin here.

Right then, let's get started.

Installing SEOPressor Connect plugin

Once you have purchased a licensed copy of SEOPressor Connect, download the plugin from your SEOPressor account. Installing the plugin into your WP website is relatively easy, as with any WordPress plugin.

Simply go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin. Then drag the zip file of the plugin straight into your plugins upload page in your WordPress dashboard. See the image below.

Once installed and activated, you'll need to go to SEOPressor > Plugin Settings to make sure you are connected using the license key provided. You should see your domain name listed if it has been activated successfully. See the image below.

Dashboard overview

OK, now you're ready to begin configuring your settings and using SEOPressor Connect. Head over to SEOPressor > Dashboard to begin configuring the plugin See image below.

As you will see from the screenshot above, from within the home dashboard page you have access to a number of options. These include -

  • Site Audit.
  • Sitewide SEO.
  • Homepage Settings.
  • Link Manager.
  • Score Manager.
  • Role Settings.
  • Plugin Settings.
  • Tuts & Support.

At the top of the options, you can also see your website's overall average SEO score and health.

Now let's dive deeper into each of those areas to correctly set up and configure SEOPressor Connect for your website.

Site Audit option

When you click on Site Audit, depending on when you last audited your website, you'll see a page like the one below.

Here you can quickly look at the health of your website or blog with -

  • Average score and health.
  • Score and health trend.
  • Error reports and quick links to fix the errors.
  • Alerts.

When you click on Analyze Website, SEOPressor will crawl all of your posts and pages and give you an updated audit report of your website's health.

I recommend using this feature no more than a few times each year so that you can make improvements where needed using the reports.

CPU Throttling Issues: I've previously experienced CPU throttling when running the audit feature in SEOPressor. So, be careful if you're on a hosting plan that throttled CPU.

Configuring site wide options

OK let's move over to the Sitewide SEO Options available in SEOPressor Connect.

This is where you will need to add as much information as you can about your website to get the most from SEOPressor's Sitewide options.

You'll need to fill in basic things like -

  • Your company or business name and address.
  • Contact information.
  • Operating hours if it's a local business.
  • Local SEO options again if your website is a locally based business.

The other options are -

  • Enable sitemaps, which I would recommend you do if you're not already using a SiteMaps plugin of any other kind on your website. The plus point is that a built in SiteMap means you don't need to install an additional plugin to manage your Sitemap.
  • Link policy settings. Here you can choose whether you want to add no-follow tags to external links and image links. Would I recommend doing this? Well, it's entirely up to you. I use no-follow tags on 80% of the outbound links on Magnet4Blogging. Check out the images below.

Homepage settings

Next, we'll move on to the homepage settings options in SEOPressor Connect.

Your homepage will most likely be one of the most visited pages on your entire website, I would strongly recommend taking some time to update these options carefully.

Homepage settings give you control over -

  • Meta settings, including Robot rules, Canonical URL and 301 redirection option (I recommend you add some useful meta data on this page if you use a custom static homepage for your website or blog).
  • Knowledge graph.
  • Facebook open-graph (Recommended).
  • Twitter card (Recommended).

Link manager

Next, we move on to the link manager option. This is one of my favorite features in SEOPressor Connect.

On this page, you have complete control of your website's link profile.

You can view a link to the page, anchor text link name, and the status of that link (Alive or Broken), and also when the link was last checked.

By default, the link manager refreshes every 7 days. You can also manually refresh to generate a new report should you need to.

In the Automatic Smart Linking option, you can create your own links to be automatically replaced inside your content.

I would recommend using this feature if you have some keywords or phrases you'd like to link to a specific post or page. This saves time having to find each post and add links manually.

Score manager

The Score Manager gives you an overview of how each of your posts and pages is scoring for SEO.

This is remarkably useful and will save you a lot of time trenching your way through lists of pages to find which post or page needs improving. You can sort by type of page, date, or SEO score.

I would recommend keeping an eye on your SEO score every now and then just to ensure you have nothing but high scores for each of your posts and pages.

Roll settings

You don't really need to make any changes to roll settings, unless, of course, you run a multiple-author blog.

On-Page SEO Settings

OK, so we've walked through most of the site-wide options and recommended settings. Let's now look at how to use SEOPressor Connect's on-page tools and options to maximize your chances of getting your content ranked high in the search engines.

When using SEOPressor tools to optimize your content, you have four main areas to work on. These are -

  • Overall score.
  • Meta information.
  • Social information.
  • Schema settings.

Let's run through each one of these.

Overall score

Your goal is to aim for a high SEO score each time. A good SEO score will help give your content a better chance at ranking high in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages).

The best way to achieve this is by making sure you've dealt with most of the on-page options the best you can, as well and ensure your content meets the criteria needed for a good score.

SEOPressor Connect will also give you some optimization suggestions, as well as LSI keywords suggestions which can save you some time when adding your three keywords for optimizing.

1. Meta information

Here you will need to fill in some information about your post or page. This is pretty straightforward.

Most people just copy the title and first paragraph of their content to paste into these fields and be done with it.

I don't recommend doing that, personally. Instead, be a little more creative with your meta information.

Asides from SEO, you want to create a clickable headline title as well as a compelling description. Something that will entice visitors to click on your search listing.

You can also change the Robot rules of individual posts and pages in the Meta option.

Social (Optional)

For this option, you can turn on or off the Facebook open graph and Twitter cards.

If you're really focused on social media optimization, I would recommend spending some time configuring these settings to your liking, otherwise, just leave them blank.

The Social option has its own Meta options. You can also upload an image to show on Social Media.

If you're using a third-party social plugin like Social Snap or Warfare, for instance, you don't really need to mess about the social options here.

Schema (Optional, but recommended)

Enabling Schema structured data will help your site provide the search engines with all the information they need to understand your content, therefore displaying enhanced rich snippets in the search engine search results (SERPs).

This is vital if you want to maximize the visibility of your listings in search engines.

The options in Schema and Dublin Core allow you to customize your enhanced rich snippets as well as select the correct data type.

Quick checklist

OK, so let's quickly recap some of the things you need to do to make the most of SEOPressor Connect on your website.

Sitewide options checklist -

  1. Add company or business name and address.
  2. Add contact information.
  3. Add business opening hours.
  4. Setup local SEO.

Blog post and page optimization checklist -

  1. Add three focus keywords or long tail phrases relative to your post or page content.
  2. Add Meta information about post or page.
  3. Add social media optimization information.
  4. Add Schema and Dublin core data.

Wrapping up

Alright, you are done configuring and optimizing SEOPressor Connect. You also know how to use it to optimize your blog content. Well done. Best of luck with your SEO efforts for the future.

Recommended Posts

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  3. 6 Essential SEO Tools To Help Your Local Google Rankings

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