At AIOSEO, we’ve always been listening to our users’ feedback to launch new features and make the user experience even better.
Today, we’re pleased to announce 2 new features to level up your SEO game: Full Site Redirects, and Headline Analyzer.
With the new update, you can easily redirect your entire site and also come up with a catchy headline that boosts click-throughs on Google and drive more organic traffic.
Let’s take a closer look…
1. Full Site Redirects – Overview
The Full Site Redirects feature allows you to redirect your entire website to another domain. In addition, you can also set up site aliases that you want to be redirected to the current site.
With the new update, AIOSEO even lets you force URLs to be redirected from HTTP to HTTPS for improved security.
We also added the ability to add HTTP headers to the site’s responses. These can be added for the entire website OR a custom redirect.
Easily Manage Full Site Redirects
Unlike other redirection plugins, AIOSEO gives you access to everything you need to maximize your SEO from one single plugin.
And with our Full Site Redirects, even an absolute WordPress beginner can redirect their entire site from one domain to another.
You’ll now see the Full Site Redirects tab in the plugin under All in One SEO » Redirects.
The following options are available on this screen.
With this option enabled, you can redirect the entire site to a new domain, except for the WordPress admin and login details. Keep in mind that when you enable this option, the site aliases and canonical settings will be disabled.
Site Aliases is when you want to link multiple domain names to the same website. Basically, when you control various domains, you can use an alias to keep them active while managing only one website.
For instance, if you’ve two domains, https://example.com and https://example.org, and you want all traffic coming to the .org domain to be redirected towards the .com domain, you can set up site aliases to redirect the traffic.
The canonical URL of a web page basically lets Google know where the original content of that page can be found in order to prevent duplicate content penalties from Google.
With the Canonical Settings option, you can redirect all URLs to a new canonical URL. For instance, you can redirect http://example.com to https://example.com, similarly you can add or remove WWW in front of the domain.
This option adds HTTP headers to the site’s responses across the site, including redirects.
In addition, we have added two buttons that let you add predefined security and CORS headers.
Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) is a browser mechanism that enables controlled access to resources located outside of a given domain
If you set CORS to only load URLs from your website, https://example.com, an image that is hosted elsewhere (https://example.org) won’t be loaded on the user’s browser because of the CORS policy of the server.
The same goes for the security headers. They help prevent common security vulnerabilities like XSS attacks.
Read our full site redirects documentation for more details on how to redirect the entire site.
2. Headline Analyzer – Overview
Did you know 8 out of 10 people may not even read your content if the title isn’t captivating enough? To drive more traffic to your website, you need to write compelling headlines that will convince users to click the search results on Google.
The AIOSEO plugin comes bundled with a headline analyzer tool that lets you analyze and check if your title has the emotional value to engage your users. The best part is that you can tweak and refine the headline based on our suggestions until you find the best one for increased engagement!
Easy Access Within Post Editor
The SEO Headline Analyzer can be found in the post editor (Block Editor only) and lets you analyze your headline for SEO.
If you change the title of your post, the Headline Analyzer will automatically analyze it again and display the new score. It will also show a history of the previous headline that you’ve tried.
The score is based on a number of criteria that are listed below the score, such as word balance, word count, uncommon words, and more.
There’s also another tab called Try New Headline, where you can test a new headline without changing the current one.
You can also find the Headline Analyzer option in advanced settings.
Read our headline analyzer documentation and see how you can use this feature to create a catchy headline.
With the release of these features, we hope that our users can set up better site redirects and write great headlines that capture the interest of the readers.
As always, thank you for your continued support in helping us make All in One SEO the best WordPress SEO plugin!
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