Review: Scribe SEO for Joomla!

The Scribe SEO websiteScribe is an SEO service that analyzes your content and tells you how you can make it better for search engines and get ranked higher. The service has been available for Drupal and WordPress for a while. A message about Joomla! support has been seen on the Scribe SEO site for a couple of months or so.

Today, the free Scribe SEO extension for Joomla was released.

The extension has been developed by the guys over at JoomlaShack in coorporation with Scribe SEO.

Scribe was created by Brian Clark of Copyblogger.com and a lot of other people of different skills. The service draws upon the collective experience of these people to provide an expert tool for search engine copywriting.

Promo code for Scribe - expires Nov. 5th 2010

For a limited time, you can "step up" your number of monthly Scribe content evaluations and keyword searches without paying the higher price for the next-level plan. That means you get a higher value Scribe plan for the price of the plan below it. This represents amazing savings off the regular Scribe pricing. For instance, the $97 Advanced plan is now $47! I just upgraded my plan to Advanced.

Remember this code: STEPUP

That's the code you'll enter on the Plans and Pricing page to get the next higher plan for the lower price. Look for the yellow box below the plan option boxes, enter STEPUP in the promo code field, and click the "Get" button to see your new "step up" choices.

Easy SEO for Joomla!

When you install the free Scribe SEO for Joomla! extension, you can analyze your articles to improve their copy writing – with the click of a button. The analysis shows you what search engines think your article is about. It then suggests and guides you on how to improve your article, Its like having an SEO copy writing expert standing by your shoulder. Scribe will help you optimize your content faster and easier.

The Scribe extension consists of a component and a plug-in.

When you subscribe for Scribe you’ll receive an API key. This will allow you to tap into the Scribe content optimization algorithm from your Joomla administrator. Or you can optimize content for any platform with Scribe’s web version.

Below, I'll take a look at what Scribe looks like and how it works.

You can also take a look at this demo video of Scribe for Joomla in action.

Innovative approach to SEO

The innovative thing about this product is in the way it differs from typical search optimization tools. Instead of asking you for a keyword phrase and then pushing you to construct content around it, Scribe will:

  • Analyze what you’ve already written, preserving your natural flow
  • Reveal what search engines will think you’re writing about
  • Suggests changes to better reflect the language searchers are using
  • Guide you through remaining content elements based on SEO best practices

Benefits of using Scribe

  • Optimize content faster
  • Eliminate guesswork about keywords
  • Employ Search Engine Optimization best practices
  • Preserve maximum readability
  • Increase targeted traffic!

To test Scribe SEO, you need to download and install the plug-in and component. Then you need to buy or activate a trial account over at the Scribe SEO website.

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When you’ve installed the plug-in and component, you need to enter your Scribe SEO API key into the component parameters.

Then you can access the component through the menu in your Joomla! administrator.

First, you’re presented with a list of your Joomla! articles. When clicking on an article, you see the following:

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Clicking ‘Evaluate’ will, yes you guessed it, evaluate your article through the Scribe SEO system.

After the evaluation, you have several new tabs in the interface. The first one is the main SEO Score report. It’s an overview where you get the key figures for your SEO analysis.

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The next tab is the ‘Keyword Analysis’ report. The report reveals the overall context of your content based on Keyword Analysis. Primary Keywords are the search terms in your content that have the highest probability of association within a search index.

Scribe SEO Keyword Analysis

The ‘Change keywords’ tab provides suggestions for improving the use of keywords. The report suggests which keywords you should use more and which you should downsize.

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The ‘tags’ report suggests which keywords you should add to your article tags. In Joomla, this means you need to use a tags extension and add the keywords to the article meta keywords field. On this blog I use Superblogger, which has a tag function built-in.

The following is a list of semantically relevant terms that have been identified within your content. Consider adding these terms to your post tags.

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The SERP tab will show you how the article will appear in Google. This is a nice way of making sure your SERP (Search Engine Result Page) listing is optimized in the best way possible.

The following is an example of how your content may appear within a Search Engine Results Page. The SERP item is comprised of the first 72 characters of your title and the first 165 characters of your description. Therefore, if important words are cut off in the SERP sample below, edit your headline and description accordingly to move the important words, for example Company Name, to the front of the sentences.

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Article plug-in

In the actual Joomla article, you will have a new parameters section. The section tells you if you have entered a title, meta description and content to the article.

It also provides a button to save and analyze the article directly.

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When the article has been analyzed, you get the result directly in the article parameters. You also have the option of going directly to the full report for more information on what you should optimize.

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Plans and pricing

Scribe SEO is available in a free version. This will provide you with 10 evaluations per month. hardly enough if you’re serious about SEO, but still enough to get to know the service.

If you decide to buy a subscription for Scribe SEO, you have three different plans to choose from:

Conclusion

Scribe is a valuable tool to make sure your articles are well optimized. It’s easy to forget one or several factors when you’re in a hurry to publish something. Scribe SEO will help make sure you have all elements in place.

Another important factor, in my opinion, is the fact that the algorithm provided can (and most likely will) be changed as Google and other search engines change their policies. This means you will take advantage of the experience of SEO experts. Keeping track of every nuance of SEO is time-consuming and hard. This program makes it easier to improve your Search Engine Optimization in an effective way.

Click here to visit the Scribe SEO page

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Free SEO Copywriting report

This free 28-page report by Copyblogger founder Brian Clark provides you a step-by-step strategy for creating content that scores links, is highly readable and engaging, and ranks well in search engines.

Click to download the report for free

Promo code for Scribe - expires Nov. 5th 2010

For a limited time, you can "step up" your number of monthly Scribe content evaluations and keyword searches without paying the higher price for the next-level plan. That means you get a higher value Scribe plan for the price of the plan below it. This represents amazing savings off the regular Scribe pricing. For instance, the $97 Advanced plan is now $47! I just upgraded my plan to Advanced.

Remember this code: STEPUP

That's the code you'll enter on the Plans and Pricing page to get the next higher plan for the lower price. Look for the yellow box below the plan option boxes, enter STEPUP in the promo code field, and click the "Get" button to see your new "step up" choices.

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