SEO Ultimate, the free WordPress SEO plugin from SEO Design Solutions, has been upgraded with major new updates to its popular 404 Monitor module.
SEO Ultimate Updates 404 Monitor Module
By default, the 404 Monitor now only logs 404 errors that either have a referring URL or are generated by search engine spiders, since these are the 404s to which you should pay attention.
404s with a referring URL often indicate the presence of a broken link. Investigating these errors gives you the chance to correct the broken link or contact someone who can, thus restoring lost link juice and incoming anchor text.
404s generated by search engine spiders are also important because they indicate that a search engine spider is actively looking for content on your site that may have moved. Investigating this second type of 404 errors gives you the chance to implement any overlooked redirects.
404 Monitor can identify and recognize the 9 most popular search engines worldwide – not just U.S. search engines (like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.), but international search engines as well (Baidu, Yandex, Soso, and Sogou).
By limiting logged 404s to these two focus areas (broken links and lost search engines), 404 Monitor presents users with just the 404s that they can often take practical steps to fix (by fixing the broken link or implementing a redirect).
SEO Ultimate 404 Monitor Settings
This new default also cuts down on “junk” 404s such as trackback spam, failed vulnerability exploit URLs, and robot-generated “nonsense URLs.” This new focus also cuts back on database usage. If desired, you can also return 404 Monitor to its previous logging behavior on the module’s “Settings” tab.
In addition, users can now exclude certain URLs (or even wildcard URL patterns) from being logged by 404 Monitor. Users can also limit database usage by specifying a maximum log size on the “Settings” tab (the default is 100 log entries).
In addition to tracking 404 errors, SEO Ultimate can supercharge your site with title tag rewriting, meta tag editing, rich snippet tags, automatic internal linking, robots.txt/htaccess editing, and much, much more.
Install the free SEO Ultimate plugin today and see for yourself why SEO Ultimate is getting rave reviews across the Internet. Just use the automated installer on the SEO Ultimate homepage or download the zip file directly from WordPress.
Read More Related Posts
SEO Ultimate, the free WordPress SEO plugin from SEO Design Solutions, has been upped to version 5.7. The latest round of upgrades includes these new features and improvements:
Meta Description Editor ...
SEO Design Solutions is pleased to announce that SEO Ultimate (our All-in-One, Multi-Module SEO plugin for WordPress) has recently exceeded the 5,000 download mark.
SEO Ultimate boasts unparalleled features which are ...
For those of you currently using SEO Ultimate our Free WordPress SEO Plugin, this is a heads-up to let you know that SEO Design Solutions is developing a companion WordPress ...
For those of you who have installed the SEO Ultimate SEO Plugin for WordPress from SEO Design Solutions and are have patiently waited for information about the feature-rich dashboard and ...
We would like to introduce WordPress Expert John Lamansky, who we managed to extract from the lab just long enough for him to compose this brilliant WordPress Top 20 SEO ...
The process of SEO frequently requires that you conduct periodic sweeps of the various platforms that make a website operational and either contribute to or impede search engine rankings.
Sweeps like ...
Today we are reviewing 3 must-have picks for WorPress "Related Posts" plugins that both satisfy the end user as well as facilitate optimal internal linking to benefit your websites ...
SEO Ultimate (the free WordPress SEO plugin from SEO Design Solutions) has seen 4 new releases in the last few weeks. Here's the scoop on the latest features:
Global Link Mask ...
SEO Ultimate, the free WordPress SEO offering from SEO Design Solutions, has been upgraded with a blog privacy settings monitoring system that could potentially spare websites from a major SEO ...
SEO Ultimate WordPress SEO Plugin Version 5.7 Released!
SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin Surpasses 5,000 Downloads
WP Ultimate Theme Underway by SEO Design Solutions
SEO Ultimate Version 126.96.36.199 Now Available for Download!
The SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin Video Tutorial
20 Practical SEO Tips to Super-Charge Your WordPress
WordPress SEO Tips: Permalinks, Categories and Duplicate Content
3 “Must Have” WordPress Related Posts Plugins
SEO Ultimate WordPress SEO Plugin Version 7.2.1 Released
SEO Ultimate WordPress SEO Plugin Version 1.7 Released