When it comes to the right search engine optimization (SEO) plugin for your website, there are a few options. We have looked at two of the more popular SEO plugins, such as Yoast SEO & The All in One SEO Pack, but for this blog we take a closer look at the SEO Framework: the go-to alternative of SEO plugin for website owners. Developed by Sybre Waaijer, a prolific code injector who created the plugin in mid 2015 to solve some SEO issues on a client project, the plugin was made available to other developers where it steadily grew in popularity. Now, two and a half years later, the plugin has garnered stellar reviews and over 40,000 installations on WordPress sites around the globe.

Once installed into the WordPress dashboard, the SEO Framework works by giving you a stripped down and relatively easy to use list of options that will enhance SEO performance. They include configuring your meta titles and descriptions, social meta information, basic schema information, and more. As seen above, it gives you a traffic light system scoring for your SEO input (green = good; red = bad) akin to what Yoast SEO provides. However, this system is intuitive, holistic and a lot less coercive ((i.e. only there as recommendations). Further, it also has sitemaps functionality and will give free support for WooCommerce, bbPress, and other custom posts. Once installed on WordPress and your optimizations have been made, there is little else you will need to do after that other than some fairly basic meta information on a per-post basis. Overall, it is the perfect go-to alternative for those that want a streamlined, non-bulky plugin that is intuitive and has advanced SEO functionality.

Download this free SEO plugin for your website today: https://wordpress.org/plugins/autodescription/