Yes, you read that right. Yoast, the company infamous for their outstanding WordPress plugin, has partnered with GoalGorilla to create the essential, fundamental Drupal SEO module.
This is a game changer!
For most SEOs Yoast is a well know name. Yoast was founded by Joost de Valk, who eight years ago developed the first version of his WordPress SEO plugin. Now, this module is downloaded more than 21 million times, and has more than 4 million active users. That’s making it one of the most popular plugins for WordPress. Obviously, Yoast is the behemoth of SEO, and this news is exciting for web developments and site administrators alike.
Although some argue that Drupal is SEO-friendly out of the box, there still is an enormous amount of grunt work required to ensure proper optimization. There are numerous modules such as SEO Checklist and Broken Links Checker, but Yoast and GoalGorilla have compiled all the necessary functionality into one module allowing:
- Easily optimize your Drupal site with one plugin
- Content Analysis functionality to streamline your site
- Optimize your post title and meta description & preview your snippet
One of the intriguing new features is that the module allows you to set a focus keyword, which is used for content analysis. It will then run more than 10 checks on your content and will provide feedback to help you to optimize the page for better ranking. It also shows how it would bold in your search results, and you have the chance to control everything you want about your listing in Google:As you can see, the plugin automatically tests the most important areas of your content for usage of the focus keyword, so you can truly optimize your page for the term you need.
In December, the tested version of the Drupal 7 module was released. On January 7, the beta version of the Drupal 8 module was also released. Both issue queues are clean, and have seen very few bugs overall.
Worrying about SEO is so 2015, so keep your site at the top of the Google results with this module.