SEO Ultimate 6.6 Adds Siloed Categories Widget

Let’s hope last week’s major 6.4 and 6.5 launches whetted your appetite for more WordPress SEO features, because SEO Ultimate has been upgraded yet again, this time with a new module that adds 2 SEO widgets to your WordPress widgets page.

The first widget ties in with the newly-added Footer Link function of Deeplink Juggernaut. If you’re using a theme with a widgetized footer, SEO Ultimate’s new “Footer Links” widget will let you move your Deeplink Juggernaut footer links from the wp_footer hook section to your widgetized sidebar-footer. This unassuming widget makes it a cinch to smoothly integrate your Deeplink Juggernaut Footer Links into the theme of your choice.

The second widget is called “Siloed Categories,” and lets you supercharge your site with navigation that’s siloed around a taxonomy of your choosing.

On most pages of your site, Siloed Categories functions just like a normal categories widget, except that it only displays your top-level categories. But when you click on one of the categories to go to its archive, Siloed Categories changes into a list of the category’s sub-categories (if any) and the five latest posts filed under that category. When you view a post, Siloed Categories displays the post’s “siblings” that are filed under the same category. Thanks to this linking paradigm, your categories’ link-juice is confined within the current silo instead of leaking out to other category-silos.

(Bonus Tip: To implement category siloing at the URL level on a new WordPress blog, go to your Permalink Settings and set your permalink format to /%category%/%postname%/.)

Although the widget uses categories by default, it provides you with the flexibility of siloing around any taxonomy of your choosing (post tags or custom taxonomies), though for best results, you should silo around a taxonomy in which each post only has one term. (Since posts usually just have one category apiece, category siloing is often ideal.) If you choose to use Siloed Categories, you should also remove any existing “Categories” widgets from your sidebars, since Siloed Categories is intended to replace that functionality.

As always, SEO Ultimate uses a modular system that lets you disable features you don’t want. If for some reason you want to remove these new widgets from your widgets admin screen, just go to Module Manager and disable the “SEO Ultimate Widgets” module.

Download SEO Ultimate 6.6 and give the new widgets a whirl. If you’re already one of the thousands who use SEO Ultimate, you can upgrade for free via your WordPress plugin admin section. If you’re a new user who’d like to take advantage of this powerful free plugin, you can download it from or search for “SEO Ultimate” on your blog’s plugin install screen.

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  1. Al Johnson
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Do you think silo’ing is necessary on local sites with little competition or have you only tested with high competition sites? I tend to build sites (when the owner listens)with a pyramid in mind so I get the silo theory but I don’t see that it would always be a good idea to alienate one category from another.

  2. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink


    It depends, for example, where I live (Chicago) a national keyword can fall in place easier than a local keywords. It all depends on the competition. In most instances, 1 silo and multiple supporting articles/posts and internal links are enough. Especially when combined with 5-10 deep link anchor text variations.

  3. Joseph M.
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Just implemented the new “Siloed Categories” function on my site. I love it. Thanks for making this available!

  4. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 6:33 am | Permalink


    Glad you enjoyed it… Hows the local rankings coming along?

  5. Joseph M.
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic. Got those keywords to the first page and some in the first position. You did a great job. If you need any testimonials, I will provide one. Your help helped me strengthen many parts of my site. Huge thanks.

    Also, are thinking about providing some dsw/krakkken/LKWT services? Just checking!

  6. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Sure Joseph!

    We can map out some phrases to insert into your site architecture and dominate. Just contact me when you are ready.

    All the best.


  7. Eve
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Could you allow us to exclude categories from this widget?

  8. Karen
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    I’m currently in the process of switching over to your plugin (instead of using OIOSEO plugin) & I couldn’t find any information anywhere on how to import the OIOSEO data or whether your plugin does it automatically etc etc – so I thought I’d mention it to you, as you might like to include that info somewhere, either here or on WordPress, or in the plugin itself (…as I think there could be a lot of other users switching to your plugin…. LOL!!!). I’ll figure it out, but I just thought I’d mention it – thanks for the great plugin, and I’ve already voted & commented on


  9. Eve
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Hi Jeff, great plugin! I am understanding more and more about how the Silo Categories work. The more I do, the more I appreciate it! You’ve put a lot of thought into it, as I am discovering :)

  10. Eve
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Also, any thoughts on making a global version of the Link Mask? I had submitted a comment the other day, but I think it’s under moderation because I included a reference link.

  11. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Are you using Version 6.9 of the plugin?

  12. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink


    Go to Settings> SEO Ultimate > Import > then you will find a button to import your data from AIOSP. Back up your database first, just in case. But that should do it.

  13. Eve
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    If you are asking me, yes, I am on 6.9.

  14. John Lamansky
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    @Eve: A global version of Link Mask Generator is already on the future features list. :-)

  15. Bachelor of Applied Fitness
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    While WordPress originally gained it’s position in the market by being a pure open source and completely free platform I believe the premium offerings around it today is going to make it even stronger. You see premium WordPress plugins are created by expert WordPress plugin developers that back their plugins with excellent support for their customers. I’m some cases free plugin developers provide support, but typically it depends on how busy they are and there is a significant risk that free plugins you rely heavily on suddenly is not maintained any more. We all know how time consuming or expensive it can be to implement the perfect website or blog. Making sure the important extension we use are going to be maintained, developed upon and most importantly well supported is key and worth spending a few bucks on.

  16. Michael
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    At first, thank you for the good WP plugin SEO Ultimate!
    BUT: These “every day update tactics” sucks enormously!!!
    If you want to be loved, one update per month is enough. Otherwise, I will change the plugin very soon.
    Thanks for your understanding, Michael

  17. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink


    Every update is not just a patch, there are new enhanced features added each week. If you want to wait a month between updates, then that is entirely up to you – just view the changelog and see if its something that impacts what you are using it for.

    I can honestly say that you are the first every out of 350,000 users who are using this or have downloaded it to complain about new features. Considering it’s FREE!!! and we have spent 5 figures developing it, you are free to go use any other plugin you choose. But you will need a few dozen to do what it does…

  18. Kim
    Posted July 25, 2011 at 12:33 am | Permalink


    I saw this plugin from a webmaster’s forum. I landed on’s official page so I had to look for the website of the developer(s) to thank him personally. :)

    You guys packed a lot of features and yes, ultimate is the right term to describe this plugin. And even if it only works half as good as advertised, i’ll still have this plugin running.

    Great work on the updates too, the more frequent the updates are the better. :) It only means that the developer is doing the best he can to improve his product – even if it’s for free.

  19. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 25, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink


    Thank you for your kind words and appreciation of the effort and thought behind this plugin. I am still blown away by a previous comment of someone saying constant updates are an annoyance. Better updated that broken and forgotten. We are by no means finished and it will only get better with each iteration. Thanks again and let us know if you have any features in mind for future updates.

    All the best!

  20. Eve
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Jeff, I have to chime in again and confirm what a great plugin you have built. I have to admit that I was a little inconvenienced by the numerous updates (sometimes every day for a few days straight), but now I find myself looking for updates EVERY DAY! I can’t wait to see what else you’ve incorporated into the plugin! You’ve got me trained. Haha!

    Secondly, I want to express how incredibly grateful for the recent silo categories widget you’ve added. Prior to this update, I was creating sidebar and menu links manually (as well as using other sidebar link plugins that were OK but not great). When I implemented your widget, the lightbulb came on and I have a whole new level of understanding about silo architecture. So, thank you!

  21. ValerieG
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Hi there,

    I’ve just installed your awesome plugin on my website I found one module is not working, which is Slug Optimizer. My article URL still having “it” and “is”. Please take a look here

    I did search many blog but could’t find any solution.


  22. tom clark
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Can this feature be used on a page-based site where i only want the pages related to the viewed category to show in the sidebar?

    Also I have been anxiously awaiting the release of your new theme. Any updates on when it will be offered for sale to the public?

  23. Joachim
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I am running SEO Ultimate 6.3 and every time I am trying to upgrade to the current version I am getting a fatal error and time out. Any Idea what can cause this?

  24. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink


    Thank you for using and appreciating all the work we put into this plugin. There is still more to come (with the WP Ultimate Theme) you can import an entirely mapped out/siloed website via 2 formats (basic or advanced). The advanced module works through XML so, you can build out your entire site, import content, set content to drip-release daily and more.

    Will keep you posted!

    And, as always, keep your eye out for more updates and new features for SEO Ultimate.

    All the best!

  25. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Permalink


    At present this is for posts and categories, not pages.

  26. Joachim
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I have ask twice for an answer about 6.3 upgrading causing fatal errors for time out. Any feedback?

  27. How to Design a Website
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    Although the widget uses categories by default, it provides you with the flexibility of siloing around any taxonomy of your choosing (post tags or custom taxonomies), though for best results, you should silo around a taxonomy in which each post only has one term.

  28. Vince
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Siloing is an important onpage optimisation technique, this gives sense of organization to your website.

  29. Peluang Bisnis Online Tanpa Ribet
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I’m trying to SEO Ultimate. Do I still need to add another plugin? Thank’s

  30. Stormer
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink


    After I installed the lasted update for the plugin, now when I go to make a post, I get this error message:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_strtolower() in /home/USERNAME*OMITTED/public_html/wp-content/plugins/seo-ultimate/modules/slugs/slugs.php on line 45

    It didn’t do that before? Is there something I need to do to fix this either on the server side or is there a quick edit to get past this?

    Thank you.


  31. Donna Hornsby
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    The latest version of SEO Ultimate causes this error message when I try to update my posts: PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_strtolower() in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\WordpressBlog\blog\wp-content\plugins\seo-ultimate\modules\slugs\slugs.php on line 45


  32. Tim Brownlaw
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Love the plugin and really appreciate the massive amounts of work you’ve put into this. Grand Stuff!

    Just one lil word of advice though!
    I’m currently doing some WP Plugin developlment on my test site and I’ve got the command…
    error_reporting(E_ALL); active.

    Call me Anal, but it’s a good idea to have this enabled when developing your plugin…

    It’s throwing up a few warnings that don’t take long to fix up.

    Just to alleviate anyones concern, It doesn’t stop the plugin working. It’s just me being picky!


  33. wihe
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Permalink


    Seo ultimate is compatible with buddypress.


  34. John Lamansky
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    @Donna Hornsby: What versions of WordPress and PHP are you using?

  35. John Lamansky
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    @Tim Brownlaw: Yes, full error reporting is enabled during SEO Ultimate development, but I guess I missed some things. If the warnings appear again, please leave another comment with the error texts so I can fix them. Thanks.

  36. Andrea
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Why not work “{excerpt::autogen}” for tag and category description?
    will be implemented?

  37. Steven
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    since i updates seo ultimate for wordpress, i get this error message:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_strtolower() in XXXX/wp-content/plugins/seo-ultimate/modules/slugs/slugs.php on line 45

  38. Sloba
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    John, I have the same, fatal error, problem as Donna. I have disabled the SEO ultimate to actually update my posts. And versions are both the latest:
    WordPress 3.2.1
    SEO Ultimate Version 6.9.3

  39. Donna
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    The latest update is broken. It worked GREAT. Then I did the update to the current version of SEO Ultimate; when I make an update to any of my posts, I get this error message:

    PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_strtolower() in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\WordpressBlog\blog\wp-content\plugins\seo-ultimate\modules\slugs\slugs.php on line 45

    I turn off SEO Ultimate, and everything works fine. Please provide a fix. I LOVE this plugin.


  40. Andrei
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I have the same problem with SEO Ultimate. Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_strtolower() in XXXX/wp-content/plugins/seo-ultimate/modules/slugs/slugs.php on line 45

  41. Nathan
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m having the same fatal error issue, I need to get it fixed please. I’m current on wordpress and SEO ultimate.

  42. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Working on Bugfix now for latest 6.9.3 issue and will post when completed.

    Thanks Donna and others who discovered this…

  43. John Lamansky
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    The mb_strtolower issue should be fixed in 6.9.4. Only certain server setups were affected so we didn’t catch it before launching the last couple versions. Thanks for reporting the issue everyone.

  44. Sloba
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    The mb_strtolower issue: I’ve tested with edit of one post and all seems to be fine after I upgraded to 6.9.4. Thanks.

  45. Scott Schaefer
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    SEO Ultimate is the most comprehensive WordPress plugin I have ever had the good fortune to use. It drills down deeper than any other search engine optimization plugin available anywhere, and provides users with more control and flexibility than any of its competitors. As a search engine optimization company, we find it invaluable.

    Scott Schaefer
    Lexington Development

  46. Jay
    Posted September 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink


    I emailed you through the contact form, but figured i’d try to contact you here as well. Currently i’m using a WP Theme that uses Custom Post Types (Custom Categories, Reviews, Etc.). Is there an update for SEO Ultimate in the near future that can accomodate theme’s like this?

    Every time I try to edit the custom category, it says “Your site currently doesn’t have any public items of this type.”

    Is there anything that I can do to get around this?


  47. Samson
    Posted September 11, 2011 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    I’d like to suggest a feature for your amazing SEO Ultimate WordPress plugin: Could you support the qTranslate plugin? This allows you to create different languages in one page. It would be great if one could set the META tags according to each language.

  48. Ivan
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink


    Thank you for really great SEO plugin! It’s the best SEO plugin for WordPress I ever seen.

    I add an uniq description for every page.

    But when I look the page with older posts where pagination works, the title have “| Page 2″ part, but description still the same.

    The plugin and the title and description automatically in case of pagination.
    Hope it will be available to change manually in next version of the plugin!

  49. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ivan:

    You can change the pagination output in the title tag rewriter main screen is has | blog or | page just remove the suffix after | or | page and it will take care of that for you.

  50. Dave Tong
    Posted September 23, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    This has got to be the most feature-rich and easy to use SEO plug-in out right now. I love it! I’m not techy enough understand other advanced features, but the layout is so well designed that it makes it easy to understand WHY a setting is presented with another feature…

    Kudos and thanks for making this free…


  51. wendy williams
    Posted September 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    I have the same question. I am using SEO Ultimate on one site but cannot find the export/import functionality referred to in your What’s New notes.
    Where is it?
    What settings can be exported?
    I hope you can answer right away. We are an agency building 20 WP sites for one client and we need to make a decision right away on what SEO Plug-in to use. Thanks!

  52. Nicanor Gabunada
    Posted September 25, 2011 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I have been using this plugin for more than a month now. So far so good. It is very helpful especially for a non technical person like I am.

    Thanks a lot!

  53. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted September 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Import and export modules are in the “Options” > SEO Ultimate> portion of the dashboard.


  54. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted September 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Appreciate the feedback Nicanor. Just wait till we launch the WP Ultimate theme, combine SEO Ultimate with that and you have the one / two knock out punch for search engines and WordPress.

  55. Westendweb
    Posted September 26, 2011 at 5:34 am | Permalink


    I can not find any support forum or email address, I hope I’m right here. Ultimate SEO just installed 6.9.6, but unfortunately the plugin does not respond to the input of the meta description and meta keywords. both in the source code is not output. what should I do?

  56. Yamasha
    Posted September 29, 2011 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    A feature to nofollow tags or post tags it will be in seo ultimate?!

  57. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted October 9, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink


    You can already do this in the noindex manager.

  58. Praveen
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink


    I just moved to this plugin but after install i know the category pages do not display the page numbers on the page title.

    Instead of

    Custom Category Title – Page 2
    Custom Category Title – Page 3
    Custom Category Title – Page 4

    It returns only

    Custom Category Title

    I checked my theme code and everything possible but no luck.

    can you plz help?

  59. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Hi Praveen:

    I believe it is due to the fact that you have an option selected under the Misc. option called – Redirect requests for nonexistent pagination. If you uncheck this, you should be able to see the numbers for the categories, if that is important.

    Try that and let me know if that works for you.


  60. Praveen
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jeffrey,

    i checked and that option is not enabled. It is unchecked only.


  61. Idris
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    looks promising..will surely check it out..thank you for sharing

  62. Praveen
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 4:11 am | Permalink


    Any updates/fixes to my issue?


    Posted October 29, 2011 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    When i try to make any post getting following error..
    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 54263808) (tried to allocate 74 bytes) in /home/ on line 117

    How to solve this problem??

  64. Sam
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    I don’t think the Rich Snippets feature works, as google informs me of incorrect Markup.

  65. Johan
    Posted November 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink


    Great plugin but think I found a bug.

    When you modify a title of a category in “Title Tag Rewriter”, you cant use variables like {blog}. Maybe this is intended?

    Would make more sense if you could use the variables there aswell.


  66. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Permalink


    No Bug, using {blog} is shortcode for the main settings,not the actual slug used to replace / rewrite. Whatever you name your new category should work (except for shortcode).

    Does this make sense?


  67. Praveen
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 4:24 am | Permalink


    Any solution to my issue about the category page numbers?

  68. Dave Tong
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    First of all, major thanks for the great SEO plugin.

    I’m wondering if this is the right place to ask, but is it possible to use multi-word KW for deeplink juggernaut?

    Like can i add quotes to let’s say, “SEO Ultimate” and point it to a preferred landing page? I’ve tried using without quotes but it tends to link to the first word only, in this example, if I have an entry of “SEO” and another entry as “SEO Ultimate”, the 2nd KW phase links to the link I specified for “SEO” only.

    Thanks again.

  69. nic tal
    Posted November 12, 2011 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    I have been using this plugin for approx. 3 months and it has slowed down my site significantly. When I deactivate the plugin my site is faster any suggestions or solutions please Thank You In Advance

  70. Alex
    Posted November 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a lot for this great plugin. I love it. I do have a comment about it: I set the deeplink juggernaut to set autolinks only in posts in the same category but they link to any post in any other category. Besides, exclusion of many tags (h1, h2, h3, etc) is specified but it’s not working properly. When I bold content wrapped around these tags they autolink. If i unbold them then the link dissappeares. Is that how it’s meant to be?

  71. Will
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Hello Jeffrey

    I have 2 custom post types, both have ‘has_archive’ and ‘public’ set to true however the Post Format Archives is giving the message:

    “Your site currently doesn’t have any public items of this type.”

    Any ideas?? Thanks

  72. Praveen
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Would be great to have a fix for the category page numbers issue. been a month and still waiting.


  73. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Did you try turning off the redirect for existing pagination under the canonical option? If so, that could be the reason why your nested /2/, /3/ pages are not showing?

  74. Mario Cipriano
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    How to I get the SEO package to use the meta tags entered on each page. It want to put the default title on each page. Most noticeable by the title tag not changing.

  75. Praveen
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Yes, the redirect request for nonexistent pagination is not checked.
    as a matter of fact, i tried checking it also.

    on both counts, the page numbers are not showing up on the title.

    i tried to install this on another blog, but it does not save the custom category titles too. after entering the titles, clicking on save shows only a blank textbox against the category.

  76. Jim Miesner
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink


    I love seo ultimate. I recently also installed a plugin called post page associator.

    The meta description is not working for certain pages that use the other plugin. Instead of using the description from seo ultimate, it is using the description of the post on the page.

    Do you know why there would be a conflict? I tried to contact the maker of the plugin, but they lead me back to you.


  77. Kalman
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I love the Siloed Categories widget. Was able to remove an extra plugin.

    It there a way you can build the same function for Pages?



  78. Realodix
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I’m very happy to use the plugin “Ultimate SEO”, but the admin where I’m hosting websites, prohibit using this plugin. He runs this command “find / home-type d-name seo-ultimate-R-exec chmod 000 {} \; ‘.

    I still tough to change the plugins folder “seo-ultimate” to “qwerty”, and Ultimate SEO plugin can work again.

    My question is:
    Whether by changing the folder “seo-ultimate” to “qwerty or any other name”, the plugin will error?

    Please reply to my e-mail.

    thank you

  79. Suraj Consulting
    Posted November 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    It is nice plugin, I have used it for my one of the WordPress website. However Incoming Autolinks anchors are not working with posta.

  80. Pictures Painting
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    This is a great plugin. I’m using this plugin in my blog. And it’s working like magic. I get rid of from long time wasting for seo onpage optimization. Thank you very much for this plugin….

  81. Richard
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Your instructions on page:
    do not appear to cover the current version of Ultimate SEO (v.6.9.7).
    Also, I’m not seeing instructions on how and where to put the google analytics code into the header of each page when using USEO and WordPress.
    Can you inform us please?

  82. John Yim
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I need your help.The links mask generator is not working on my blog at ixwebhosting.Please help me,I thought the later updates can help me getting rid of that problem.But it’s still the same after I wait for a long time

  83. people
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    excellent piece of information, I had come to know about your website from my friend kishore, pune,i have read atleast 8 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your site gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i’m already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanx a lot once again.

  84. Seba
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    There is a way to only use the meta description module on pages? (or only post, only one at time).

  85. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Permalink


    You can edit 100 pages or posts at a time from the dashboard of the Meta Description Editor. However, make sure it is enabled first from modules…

    You will see the post ID and existing meta description (if added) and you will see a blank text field where you can edit and / or rewrite it.

  86. Ryan Isra
    Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    What about tag restriction on DeepLink juggernaut? It still breaks my a href html tag even after I set it on tag restriction (on h2, h3, and others as well).

  87. Marcus
    Posted December 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Am thinking of getting this…can I export my Wordpess seo settings?

    Is it compatible with Nginx?

  88. Jaouad
    Posted December 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    I appreciated the last update of link mask generator, but still there is a feature that is needed:

    tracking clicks on those masked urls. So we wont need PrettyLink plugin anymore.

    Hope you take this into consideration.

  89. JR Oakes
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Would you guys consider adding a module for re-writing the H1 tags for a site leaving the page names intact?

  90. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Our WP Ultimate Theme Framework allows you to rewrite the H1 tag and even link it to another category or page (to push link flow through to the categories)… Launching soon.


  91. Xavier
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink


    I think there is a bug in SEO wordpress plugin 7.2.1. You can not change category’s title that has the same name as a tag.

    Best Regards,

  92. Ryan Isra
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks for fixing the deeplink juggernaut, it works perfect by now!!!

    Really love SEO Ultimate <3 !

  93. Ryan Isra
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Just realized a new problem today.

    I had previously Siloing option enabled. After the update, autolink to the post doesn’t work with Siloing enabled. Just disabled Siloing to make the autolink works for post (not only category and tag).

  94. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    @Ryan Isra:

    Keep in mind, for siloing to work, the posts have to share the same category or tag- and on the new version, pages are also included as options (with the same condition) being tags for pages.


  95. Gerd Naschenweng
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    Great plugin – thanks for all the work you put in!

  96. Sarah
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this plugin, it’s so useful. I use custom taxonomies for my book blog for authors, publishers, etc. and the one thing I wanted to make sure to get in an SEO plugin was the ability to automatically add the taxonomies to the meta keywords tag since they are essentially my keywords! So thanks so much for having that support.

    Also, I love the 404 monitor, my only request with that would be to have a 301 redirect tool attached to it. There are a couple pages that I’ve had to 301 redirect for various reasons, so it’d be nice to be able to just do it right there in the plugin.


  97. Carol
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Not sure what I am missing, but I can not figure out how to import all in one seo info, like title, description, keywords. please help I would love to change over to ultimate seo

  98. Carol
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Hi There! Figured it out it is under settings, should have read through the above posts, so looking forward to using your plugin

  99. ruizAw
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Deeplink Juggernaut not working with cyrillic (UTF-8) words.

  100. Borris
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 8:54 am | Permalink


    Thanks a ton for SEO Ultimate.

    One problem though :)

    Link Mask Generator is not working for me. When I click or test the link generated by SEO Ultimate it goes back to home page instead of affiliate site.

    Any solutions? Thanks

  101. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 10:31 am | Permalink


    Regarding link mask generator. If you have similar plugins or have different .htaccess rules working (like permissions is not allowing it to create rewrite rule) then that could be the problem. Try updating to the most recent version and let us know if that works for you.


  102. Jay Rana
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    this is nice plugin …thnaks for share this information..

  103. Alex
    Posted February 18, 2012 at 4:27 am | Permalink


    Please make able utf-8 fonts for linking in Deeplink Juggernaut. Now the russian language words is not works for links.


  104. Will
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Feature Suggestion – Title Tag Re-writer:

    If you have support for overwriting individual titles for custom post types, it would surely make sense you could set a ‘Default Format’ for titles of custom post types? Currently, the default format of ‘posts’ is set to all custom post types.

  105. RankFuel
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Any plans to add a character count for the title tag for page and post optimization?

  106. Sergiu
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Please help me.
    I need to use this plugin for “Permalink Tweaker” so I check the option to hide the slug from taxonomy, It is working, but after I go to Permalinks page in wp-admin, after that this option is stop working and it shows me 404 error page… please help me to set this to work correctly, or give me an advice hot to hide the taxonomy slug from the link… I will pay if someone helps me.
    Thank you.

  107. RSchulte
    Posted August 12, 2012 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    With the new update I now get the following error:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class ‘SU_MetaKeywords’ does not have a method ‘postmeta_help’ in /mnt/web2/d0/14/51775014/htdocs/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 170

    What does that mean?

  108. User
    Posted August 12, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    would you, WordPress SEO author, test your plugin before you commit a code to repository (since last two weeks there was about four updates with some trivial “bugfixes”)?

  109. Nguyen Thanh Xuan
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    KDC My Hanh Hoang Gia – 09 88 88 3102

  110. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Any plugin is a work in progress, if you can’t appreciate our FREE plugin that we spent well over $40K developing, then don’t use it. Bugfixes in this instance exist because the plugin has been developed over 5 years and the core code of WordPress is not the same as it was when the feature/module was created, not because we didn’t test it.

  111. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Just update to new version, this should be fixed.

  112. Sahabat Hendy
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    thank’s plugin nya

  113. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    That has nothing to do with the plugin, those are called sitelinks and you can manage which ones show in Webmaster tools.

  114. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Thank you we will look into it. What is your domain, what version of WordPress are you using and can you list your plugins and send to [email protected] – thanks.

  115. Bjorn
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Can you use SEO ultimate to achieve the same silo structure you would get with the plugin from Network Empire/DWS?

  116. Carl Duncker
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Feature Suggestion: Rich snippets are very important. But why haven’t you included Events in your plugin???

    Can you include it in an update pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease??

  117. Tuấn Anh
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I active plugin seo-ultimate but display error:

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_IF in /home/vmovn/public_html/ on line 1

  118. John
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    first of all, thanks very much for such a great plugin. I was in search for a good plugin that does this siloing.

    But I could find anywhere how to show all articles which fall under one silo.

    I have a silo that has 9 articles but when I click on that silo on the homepage only 5 are displayed on the nav bar. I cannot see anywhere in the widget area how to increase the post/article numbers to be displayed. Have I missed something?

    Thanks in advance

  119. Simon Savile
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Hi there, seem to have an issue after the recent upgrade with deep-linking. Ie not working

  120. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    @Simon: Update to the latest version 7.6.1 this is fixed.

  121. Adek maulana
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Hey sir/mam before i ask
    thank you very much for making this beautiful plugin. i really enjoy it

    but there is error for twitter card
    i used open graph default value
    Type : Photo
    Open Graph : Profile
    but when i post it to twitter it’s doesn’t show the photo card. but in other theme it’s work
    please tell me whats wrong

  122. Tom
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 5:47 am | Permalink


    I’m getting these 404 Errors with URLs like these:

    I don’t have these kind of pages so how can I get hits like these? Or am I getting something wrong here?

  123. jeremy
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    thank’s for your help

  124. Becky
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I can’t get nofollow to switch on. On a Page, I can check the box for noindex and it works just fine. No matter how many times I check the box for nofollow, it won’t stay checked. Any ideas?

  125. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    We will look into that…All the best!


  126. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    No, the SEO Ultimate silo only gives you categories and posts (two tiers) vs. DWS which gives you homepage to Silo Landing Page, Silo Landing Page to Category (both of which are pages to preserve PR), then it links from category to supporting article and supporting articles link back up to its parent category and main silo. All the while, the plugin pulls the page out that its on from the menu to prevent self linking as well (to produce a dynamic spread of link-flow.

    We also coded the DWS plugin as well, so, I can speak competently about the features of both. The DWS silo blog builder is a much more powerful silo building tool but you can still do very well with SEO Ultimate by 1>>> Creating a Page as your silo landing page >>>2. Create a category with the same name >>> 3. in the conflict URL resolution feature in Misc. choose Page instead of term archive >>> then create supporting articles as posts under that category and then add the Siloed Categories Widget to the Sidebar and it will build out the themed navigation.

    Once done, if you link to the main Page using Deeplink Juggernaut, then you push all the PR from the posts up to the Page (instead of a category Archive Page) and you can still crush markets that way.

    Hope this helps.


  127. Bill M
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink


    Loooooooovee SEO ultimate, and you have one of the top blogs on the Internet. Jeffrey – I hope you are doing OK after your spill.

    I haven’t used the plugin for a while, but I just loaded it for a new site. My favorite feature is the link mask generator for siloing. The last time I used it, each page would have a list of masked links, and I could choose which ones to unmask.

    It appears that the functionality has gone away, and you can only create sitewide linkmasks in the setup. Am I missing something, or did you change the product?

  128. Bill M
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Just a thought… There was a recent posting on SEOMoz discussing the “first link counts” rule. They ran some tests, and did indeed find that google ignores the second link on the page. They did find that there are several ways to circumvent this. One way is to use the #. for example, you could create links to and In that case, both links would pass juice. Any thoughts on adding this to the functionality of SEO Ultimate or your upcoming WP Theme?

  129. Bill M
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink


    Thanks for the info. I learn more from you than any other source. The problem I see with it is the links in the top nav of the site. Correct me if I am wrong, but the blog pages are will also be pushing link juice to all of the pages in the top navigation.

  130. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Not a concern for an authority site. Navigation links only pass a minute amount of link flow vs. contextual links, so, their impact on SEO is minimal (unless excessive 50 or more).

  131. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    First link priority is only a concern if you are linking to the same page more than one time. It’s an old SEO trick, but not really worth adding to the theme to automate or obfuscate. There are so many other ways to send the proper semantic signals to internal pages and preferred landing pages. You just have to ring-fence your silos, categories and supporting articles to their own dynamo so each supporting article ranks the category and the categories rank the competitive silo terms.

    And, we have built in the ability to create basic or advanced website silo architecture into the framework…

  132. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink


    Now you go to the link mask generator and create as many as you like and associate it with a keyword (in deeplink juggernaut). Then, any time that keyword is used (or any keyword you select) you can select it from the link mask section by typing in a phrase related to the keyword. (for example if it was amazon the link went to, then start typing amaz into the destination link area for deeplink juggernaut and you should be able to select it from a dropdown.

    I will put out a video soon on how this works…but John Lamansky covers it in this video 17:13 seconds in! Watch it here at

  133. Bill M
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Jeffrey.

    Can you explain “dynamo” and “ring fence”? My impression from your articles is that supporting pages all link to each other and to the category page. The category page links down to the supporting pages.

    I went back and looked at another of your articles, and I am not so sure if i am right. Does “ring fencing” mean daisy chaining the supporting articles 1 to 2, 2 to 3, etc?

  134. Bill M
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink


    Thanks for all of your help. You are the Steven Hawking of SEO. You are way, way ahead of the curve. I have an important question:

    My main category page is “IT Support”. Many of my supporting pages are also long-tail landing pages- for example “IT support services”, “network IT support”, etc. In DeepLink Juggernaut, does it differentiate? Will the long-tail supercede the short-tail?

  135. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Just make the link destination the primary page and the subordinate pages will link up and support it. You can also specify that links only occur to pages or posts that share the same tags or category to really silo your website. You can find that in the content link settings tab of Deeplink Juggernaut.

  136. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Bingo Bill, you got it (daisy chain the supporting articles to the category or main silo page) which is mirrored in the root. If you have an electronics /category/ then they should link to the /electronics/ page in the root.

    In the MISC. settings of SEO Ultimate, you can determine if there is a URL conflict which one wins, the Page or Term Archive (category). This way, your link-flow moves back up to the page where PPR and authority can settle, instead of a temporal cyclical page (blog post) which will wither over time (for the long-term SEO effect)…

  137. Ed
    Posted April 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi, was just wondering if you had any plan to integrate the possibility of multiple og images being defined. I’ve read on forums that this should be possible but can’t find a way of entering more than one URL in the in the default image box.
    Many thanks for the great plugin.
    Best wishes,

  138. Bill M
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 9:55 am | Permalink


    Thanks for all of your help. I’ve been spreading the word in my SEO network, and everyone is really impressed with your work!

    Our site is undergoing an overhaul, and we will be starting the SEO work shortly. I have a couple of questions about the link mask generator:

    1. I am obsessed with masking our primary navigation for siloing. We are currently a PR 3. We aren’t going to have many items in the menu – 5-10. Should I worry about masking it? My concerns are:

    a. Link juice in my silos will be spread through all of the links in the nav. The navigation breaks the tight Silo.

    b. With the “1st link counts rule”, the Nav Link will block any hyper text links that I put on the page that links to the page in the primary nav. (Example: The Menu Item is “IT Support”. If I want to build a hypertext link back to the “IT Support” page, the Nav Link trumps the hyper-text link.) The Nav-links don’t pass as much juice. Is this going to be a problem?

    2. Here’s my big concern – I’ve been playing with link masking. When I create the link mask, the redirect test works just fine, but when I hover over the link in the Nav, the link is normal – no /go. Am I doing something wrong?

  139. Miho
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink


    I was wondering why I see No updates since Jan 2013. Am I suppose to change my favorite SEO plugin!?

  140. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Miho:

    The original developer has chosen another line of work, so, we are searching for his equal now, then, we will launch a premium version with support and new features (via a kickstarter) to get the lift we need.

    Stay tuned!

  141. Robbie Rock
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    This has a bug. When I fill out the open graph section and do it mistake after saving it, then correct my mistake and save it, the mistake still stays.. This is terrible

  142. vhortex
    Posted February 23, 2014 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Are there any way for me to move the footer link to SEO ultimate? I want to move it to the sidebar and I am willing to code the needed changes if I am granted that opportunity.

    Here is my website, and as you can see.. I am avoiding any form of footer links due to the footer bar that I have.

    I was hoping that I will be granted some kind of permission to move or alter the SEO Ultimate footer link.

  143. italiano
    Posted February 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    SEO Ultimate installation errors
    wp-admin blank white page turns
    What should I do, please help.

  144. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Hi Italiano:

    Delete SEO Ultimate folder (or just change the name one character) via ftp, then you should be able to access your blog normally. We have a Beta test for SEO Ultimate 7.6.2 which you can sign up for here – aside from that, a new version with updated PHP should be available within the week.


  145. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    It already has footer link option in Deeplink Juggernaut – watch the video on how to implement –

  146. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Well, Robbie

    Identifying and fixing bugs is part of the process. Thanks for your input, we will look into this.

  147. Terry Van Horne
    Posted March 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Explain to me why you are injecting links into my pages? Did I give you permission to do this…you realize you are putting both my site and yourself at risk with this nonsense?

  148. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink


    First of all we are not injecting anything into your pages. If you are referring to an attribution link (that is both nofollowed and optional to turn off in Settings >>> SEO Ultimate >>> ) then there is no threat there. Aside from that can you be more specific?

  149. James Thomas
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Since installing the latest version of SEO Ultimate the Elegant Page Builder plug-in from Elegant Themes has stopped working. Disabling SEO Ultimate returns its functionality. Since I definitely need to use the page builder tool on my sites I’ve had to disable SEO Ultimate on all sites I manage. I’d hate to have to find a different SEO tool.

  150. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    The first upload of SEO Ultimate 7.6.2 had some files omitted. Delete your old copy and try again and everything should be just fine. Thanks,


  151. mark
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Your latest upgrade erases all my backlinks in backlink juggernaut

    is there a buld upload?

  152. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Yes, there is a bulk uploader in settings > SEO Ultimate > export > then get the sample xls file. fill in your urls and keywords (based on the xls file) then use settings > SEO Ultimate > import > then import into the deeplink juggernaut import.


  153. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Not sure why there is a collision without having a copy of the other plugin to test against. I will pass this along to our lead developer to investigate. Also, we tweaked a few more things, so, try the latest version ( and let us know if that works with builder.



  154. Jeffrey_Smith
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi, we have removed the nofollow’d attribution link from the plugin, so, all you have to do is to update to the latest version in the WordPress repository version and its gone. It only existed on older versions.



  155. Fred Harris
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    I use your exceptional plug-in on a number of websites. But every time there is an update the deeplink juggernaut is wiped clean and I have to restart to rebuild all the links. Is there anyway I can export the deeplinks I have made so as not to lose them and then import them afterwards? Thanks.

  156. Fred Harris
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    My sincere apologies. I see through the comments above there is an export setting available. Please disregard my earlier comment. Thank you for such a great plugin.

  157. Joseph Gourvenec
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi Guys, First time I’ve had to contact you, but been using this plug-in for years and it’s brilliant!

    Anywho… I’ve an issue with the plug-in since upgrading the WP 3.9 and most recent Ultimate SEO version.

    The Page title, meta description boxes are not showing because of some CSS.


    I hope to hear from you soon.


  158. Chetan
    Posted November 19, 2014 at 2:58 am | Permalink


    Just noticed that the nofollow manager in miscellaneous settings is not working as expected. I picked to no follow the author and read more links, but it’s not working. Hope you can fix this during the next plugin update.

    Best Wishes

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