Update: WP Social SEO Booster Pro 3.0 Launched

Last week we quietly unveiled the new WP Social SEO Booster 3.0.  This Version is not just an upgrade, but a major overhaul to the code to make the SEO Booster lighter, faster, and even more optimized for Your WordPress SEO than ever before.  More benefits, great features, and a lighter load on your site.  What’s not to like, right? We have added great Rank Boosting features like Google Interactive Posts, Facebook Authorship, Local SEO Optimizations, and much, much more.  See below. Here is the Changelog for the Update to Version 3.0: * [+] Added Social Sharing Buttons * [+] Added Google Interactive Posts * [+] Added remaining Twitter Cards * [+] Added Facebook Recommendation Bar * [+] Added ability to hide meta box for specific post types * [+] Added the option to create Twitter Product cards for WooCommerce products automatically * [+] Added option to create Open Graph Type Product for WooCommerce automatically * [+] Added all Local Business Types from schema.org * [+] Added Open Graph Types Local Business and Restaurant * [+] Added Authorship and Publisher Integration for Facebook Open Graph * [+] Added option to add local business listing * [+] Added option to create Geo Sitemap and KML file * [+] Added option to disable Google itemprop tags within the header * [+] Added option to automatically add the Article type from schema.org to all posts * [*] Optimized Open Graph integration * [*] Optimized Twitter Card integration * [*] Optimized plugin code to make it more flexible * [*] Fixed Shortcode issues There is so much new, but if You want to...

5 Social Media Optimization Tips for Better Search Ranking and Traffic

Social Media Optimization or SMO isn’t as well defined of a discipline as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) due to how many different ways this type of optimization can be perceived.  With Google now defining and dedicating part of their search algorithm to the value of social sharing, as website owners we now must now not only focus our SEO efforts differently then in the past, we now have to dedicate ourselves to optimizing our SEO Strategy a little bit differently then we may have previously. Google now wants us to focus our efforts on creating high quality content which provides value to our site visitors.  They use several methods to determine quality, but social sharing is now a big part of it along with a few other new algorithm changes.  By combining good content users want to read, share, and link to with a solid social media optimization strategy; you can find yourself reaping the benefits with higher Google Search Rankings and a huge boost in website traffic. Here are a few Social Media Optimization Tips you can use to do this right now.   1.  Establish and Use Google Authorship for Increased Google Author Rank Google Authorship isn’t new, but what is new is the increased influence it has in search.  More and more Google is using these tools to modify its search results and also push more users into Google Plus.  Google Authorship is a connection between your personal Google Plus account and content you create/ author on the web.  By doing this you are showing Google all the content you create and by doing this Google then can identify and “Rank” your content....

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Responsive Web Design for Your Blog

Is your Wordpress blog mobile optimized?  Is it mobile ready?  Do you have a mobile site in addition to your Wordpress blog or are you using Responsive web design on your blog?  These questions are things you should be thinking about when it comes to your business.  It doesn’t matter if you just consider yourself to be a blogger or if you are running a business on Wordpress, the question remains? It is important to understand the world is moving to mobile and as we speak new technologies are being created to make us even more mobile capable.  If you, your site, and your business are not mobile ready then you are already behind.   Moving to Mobile It is expected that more users will access the internet via a mobile device than by desktop computers and notebooks in 2014.  This is a huge statistic and 2014 is right around the corner.  With more people accessing the internet over a mobile device you can see that not being mobile ready can put you way behind other businesses and sites which are.   There are a lot of Mobile options out there, but which one is the right choice?  Do you need a mobile app for your business?  Should you use a plugin like WP Touch Pro?  Should you have a separate mobile only html site built for your business?  While there are arguments for each and good reasons fo businesses to use these different types of tools and site setups there are 3 reasons why you should consider Responsive Web Design as your Primary method for mobile optimization.   1.  SEO:  Because Google Says...

SEO Booster Pro Plugin for WordPress New Upgrades

Over the last month we have really worked hard to analyze the best way to increase the effectiveness of the WP Social SEO Booster Plugin and the Social Media Signals it sends out.  Search Engine Optimization has really shifted to Social and optimizing everything your WordPress blog outputs is extremely important.  Ranking in Google is a high level competition in case you haven’t realized it yet.  Their are literally millions of sites trying for the top spot and the only way to do it is to set yourself apart by giving Google exactly what it wants.  This doesn’t stop at Google though.  Bing is still a major traffic driver as well and they have really incorporated the “Social” Signals into their Search algorithm as well.  So our update here is not just focused on one entity.  We are focused on the entire spectrum of possible Social SEO Traffic drivers for your WordPress blog. *This Plugin integrates seamlessly, replaces, and adds to the minimal Social SEO capabilities of both the WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast and the All in One SEO Plugin. Take a look at the Video which not only details the Updates and Upgrades we have made to the SEO Booster, but also details the overall capabilities of the Plugin as a whole.  *Please note, these Updates are for the Pro Version only, not the Free Version of the SEO Booster which can be found on WordPress.org:  WP Social SEO Booster Free Version)   SEO Booster Plugin Updates A lot of what is now included in the WP Social SEO Booster is “under the hood” so to speak....

Optimizing Your WordPress Blog for Facebook Graph Search

Since Facebook announced they were launching their New Graph Search feature last week, many Social Media and SEO Experts have been clamoring to be the first to tell everyone the best way to optimize your website in order to take advantage of this new feature. First off, Graph Search is simply a new way to Search for content which is already on Facebook.  Items which have been Liked, Shared, or added by users themselves.  So the content is already there and can be searched for, but Facebook is now optimizing this search to give you relevant results for things you might not have thought about using Facebook for previously. Things like finding a good restaurant which has been recommended by Friends.  A Movie, Music, Videos, a Website, etc.  All of this can be searched for now, but in the coming weeks and months, you will be able to get even more from your Facebook searches than ever before.  Take a look at the Facebook Graph Search page. As a website owner, or even more importantly in this case, as a WordPress blog owner is it important to ensure all the content which is shared from your blog Socially is shared the exact way you want it to be shared.  You also want to be able to make sure that when your content is shared, it is shared showing potential visitors and customers exactly what you want them to see. Every time we share or “Like” something using Facebook, the link from the blog URL in which they clicked is used.  Then, if you are NOT using Open Graph settings...