UPDATE: Scribe SEO is no longer offered as a standalone product for new customers.
There is a plugin for that!” is becoming the blogging motto these days.
Want to track your visitors, where they come and go, what they eat and what their favorite color is? There is a plugin for that.
Want to kick spammers all the way from your blog to Timbuktu? There is a plugin for that.
Want your blog to clean and cook for you? There is a plugin for that.
(Too bad there is no plugin for finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – any techies out there?)
So every time I hear about the “new and exciting” plugin that will solve all my blogging problems, naturally I get skeptical, as I am sure you do as well.
Unless I hear it from Brian Clark of Copyblogger.com.
So what’s new from Brian Clark? He just came out with a brand new version of his Scribe SEO plugin.
Will it solve the world hunger? Most likely not.
However, it does promise to have my back on the three crucial aspects of smart SEO:
Let’s check it out to see what all the ado is about.
Disclaimer: I’ve been using Scribe SEO for my business for a few months now. This is my first time checking out the newly redesigned plugin while it’s still in Beta. So it’s a sneak peak for both of us.
To see how the new plugin works, I decided to re-analyze one of my recently published articles Targeted Website Traffic As Taught by Google.
Let me show you what I was able to do to optimize it better.
1. Scribe SEO Keyword Research
Apparently, if I need more keyword suggestions for my post, all I do is type my root keyword into the search box and Scribe SEO will spit out a form similar to this one:
Notice that it also provides the annual search volume.
Of course, this is not an in-depth keyword analysis by any means. I don’t think it’s supposed to be (you should use Market Samurai for that). Just gives you a quick picture of alternate keywords you can use for the post – I did find a couple of ideas for keywords for my post.
2. Scribe SEO Analysis Snapshot:
This is one of the core features of Scribe SEO – the one that made me fall in love with it to begin with. Here’s a quick glimpse at the kind of information you can get with it:
- Gives you the overall SEO score of your post: things like how well optimized it is for your keywords, are your title and description too long, do you have sufficient number of links.
- Keyword analysis: analyzes your current keywords and their SEO importance.
- Change keywords: gives you an idea of what you need to do if you are not happy with your current primary keywords.
- Alternate keywords: suggests a number of alternate related keywords.
- Tags: suggests tags for your post based on the content.
- SERP: shows you what your listing will look like on a search engine results page.
- SEO Best Practices: gives you all kinds of SEO tips.
(Click on the image to see it bigger.)
I made a cool video overview of Scribe SEO at work; you can find it in this post:
3. Scribe SEO Link Building
External link building tool finds authority websites and blogs which content directly relates to your Scribe-optimized content.
Here’s what so cool about: now I have a list of websites I can market my post to through trackbacks, comments, and possibly even guest posting. Since my content is directly related to theirs, the chances are their audience will want to check out my post as well.
Internal link building tool helps identify pages within my blog that I should consider linking to my Scribe-optimized post. I can interlink my posts with keyword focused anchor text, thus helping providing my readers with more relevant content and search engine bots with strategic links.
Sounds like a win-win to me, especially considering it’s a bit time-consuming to do it by hand.
To learn more about deep linking your inner pages, read this post:
Social media link building tool finds authority Twitter users who are tweeting about the topics directly related to your primary keywords. Thus it pin-points the users you would benefit from being connected with.
It also “qualifies” those users with what they call a “Klout Score” – a rating of sorts to help you to focus on the best possible matches for you. (see the image below).
I would definitely agree that it’s imperative to develop strong relationships with relevant Twitter users who have the capability to spread your content to thousands of targeted followers.
Ahhh, the power of viral marketing!
4. Generate Content Analysis Report
So now that I am done with my analysis (hold on, let me catch my breath…), I have a chance to generate a report with all the keyword research and link suggestions.
Scribe SEO Marketing Takeaway
Here’s the bottom line. Some of the best bloggers in the industry are using Scribe SEO to optimize their posts and dominate first pages of Google for all kinds of keywords.
Are you going to take a chance to miss that boat in your niche? I am not.
Here’s one last link to Scribe SEO. Come back to let me know how it has helped your blog!