Does a good SEO plugin exist for Dreamweaver? I noticed that Wordpress offers an all-in-one SEO plugin that supposedly makes the meta data and such a breeze to do and I wondered if there is such a thing for Dreamweaver since that is the program I like to create my sites in (only because I haven't figured out how to build a custom theme in Wordpress yet). I did a google search and found "Rapid SEO" from Blumenthals software - don't know if it is reputable. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Good Question but wordpress is a CMS platfrom for website and dreamweaver a just a tool for web desinging which helps to make a good design for website. CMS can allow to many option by default for our clients. But in dreamviewer you can right a format of meta tag but there is not any other way for meta tag plugin. According your post you have good experinace wordpress. Thanks
The way I look at it, SEO is better achieved through your content than through a plug-in, content that is well-researched and written with SEO principles in mind. Other things like ensuring that your URL has the correct keywords and promoting your content on the appropriate channels help boost your results. As your content keeps getting popular, it will move up the search engine rankings. There are many well researched articles for SEO on the Internet that are available for free that could help you in your mission.
The other route is to pay the search engine provider, but I have never explored that route.
Start with these links:
Google's SEO Starter Guide
High Rankings Advisor
SEOMoz.org - Beginner's Guide to SEO (1-page html)
Sign up for a free Google Webmasters account and use the tools.
Blumentals is ranked 86,230 in the United Kingdom. 'Blumentals Software - HTML editor, PHP editor, GIF animator, SEO software, menu maker, screensaver software.'
So much for SEO software.
There are very few rules to SEO, the main ones being
Others include dealing with crawlers, SEO for mobile phones (if the site is different to the desktop version) and promotions and analysis like in Google.
I get paid by local companies in Las Vegas to get them on the first page of Google for their local keyword phrases. And I don't use DW much expect for my own custom design projects or to edit an existing plugin/theme/etc. But in my opinion, there SHOULD be an addon for dreamweaver similiar to what the SEO plugin by YOAST does to check:
You can add some more features to this but THIS kind of stuff goes HAND in HAND for client needs with web design and it SHOULD be included in DW in my opinion. But at the very least, an addon tool that does all this would save a tremendous of time for developers starting from scratch, would likely improve production quality, and lower costs for everyone involved except the intiatial cost to develop the addon.
I don't get why people see integrated SEO tools as a bad thing... and even more ridiculous... why doesn't Dreamweaver have a built CSS compressor/beutifier so that we can easily go from readable CSS to production CSS and vis versa all from within DW? Or even a JS compressor/combiner/beutifier as well?
..... really is dissapointing to have to use a plethora of different software tools when a software giant such as Adobe could (without much effort) add in more features like this to make life easier. It's kind of like a common sense thing that's totally overlooked.. and it's not just with DW either... premiere is missing some key features as well for editing increasingly common modern video footage (eg VFR).
Don't get me wrong, love Adobe software, but thinking outside the box doesn't just mean new innovations, it means adding fuctionality to improve production quality by means not currently in the norm of your production or others.
Well, everyone said it all. You should not expect any SEO plugin for Dreamweaver as it is not a CMS like Wordpress.
First you should create a site with Wordpress, then you can install various SEO plugins and apply various techniques. You still will be able to create and edit your site's design with Dreamweaver.