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SmartCrawl is everything you need for fast, powerful WordPress SEO. It's jam-packed with industry-leading features like:

  • One-click setup
  • Keyword auto-linking
  • Sitemap generator
  • Improved social media sharing
  • Content analyzer
  • and much more!
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Version 2.6.1

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Version 2.6.1

  • Fix: "Focus keyword already used" warning shown for unique keywords
  • Fix: Headers already sent warnings in network admin


Version 2.6.1
  • Fix: "Focus keyword already used" warning shown for unique keywords
  • Fix: Headers already sent warnings in network admin

Version 2.6
  • New: Created separate network settings page
  • New: Ability to change the recommended character lengths for title and meta
  • New: Ability to update meta for static homepage from Title & Meta page
  • New: Option to fall back to first content image for social networks
  • New: Show reminder about sitemap when indexing is disabled for a taxonomy/post type
  • New: Macros dropdown in post editor metabox
  • New: Improved meta information on plugins page
  • New: Recommended plugins notice for free users
  • Fix: Performance issues in autolinking module
  • Fix: Twitter Cards notice disappearing on Title & Meta page
  • Fix: Buttons in checkup and crawler emails sometimes pointing to inaccessible pages
  • Fix: Unnecessary ajax calls on post list page when analysis disabled
  • Fix: White-labeling issue in page markup
  • Fix: Automatic linking module generating links to the current page
  • Fix: WPML homepage versions not included in sitemap
  • Fix: Improved performance of focus keyword check
  • Fix: Minor UI issues on the SEO Checkup page
  • Fix: Settings link on the plugins list page not working on multisite
  • Fix: Updated review request
  • Fix: Changed instances of "whitelabel" to "white label"
  • Fix: Included support for for Yoast 13 import data
  • Fix: When plugin activated from Hub, made sure modules are in correct state
  • Fix: Warning in the redirection module

Version 2.5.1
  • Add: Endpoints for SEO tab in Hub

Version 2.5
  • New: SEO checkup report revamped to have better recommendations and action buttons
  • New: Better filtering of Twitter tags
  • Fix: Quick setup conflict with Themify
  • Fix: Whitelabelling not working for page source code
  • Fix: Copy incorrectly referencing 100+ plugins
  • Fix: Link to TTF font file incorrect
  • Fix: External URL redirects not working
  • Fix: Custom meta tags can't be deleted

Version 2.4.3
  • Fix: Fixed post editor conflict with WP 5.3

Version 2.4.2
  • Fix: Disabling all sitemap taxonomies doesn't work as expected

Version 2.4.1
  • Fix: Autolink settings affected by robots editor activation

Version 2.4
  • New: Control how your content is analyzed with the new analysis engine selector
  • New: Sitemap can now be split into multiple light-weight sitemaps
  • New: High contrast mode for accessibility
  • New: Robots.txt editor
  • New: New settings in the onboarding modal
  • Fix: UI adjustments in checkup reporting tab
  • Fix: Removed meta keyword settings due to their negligible SEO impact
  • Fix: Added new notice explaining that readability analysis works for English sites only
  • Fix: "Keyword used before" warning shown for exact match focus keywords only
  • Fix: Added options to reset plugin data and control what is kept/deleted when plugin is uninstalled
  • Fix: Removed link titles for keyword links in automatic linking
  • Fix: Updated incorrect link to WPMUDev in footer
  • Fix: Warning in PHP 7 when post metabox values saved
  • Fix: Incorrect examples in description of URL field in custom autolinks modal
  • Fix: Deactivating onpage module affecting unrelated functionality
  • Fix: Version 3.x of AIOSEO not supported by importer

Version 2.3.1
  • Fix: Added checks to make sure that free version can be upgraded

Version 2.3
  • New: New, exciting, mobile-friendly UI in the admin area
  • New: Support for whitelabel features
  • New: Improved performance and reliability of SEO checkup and sitemap crawler
  • New: Code improvements for the display of meta values
  • New: New filter for addition of extra SEO and readability content
  • New: Yoast importer now less likely to show "No compatible data ..." error
  • New: New BuddyPress settings on Title & Meta page
  • Fix: Redirect attachment settings getting overwritten
  • Fix: Errors on Woocommerce shop page
  • Fix: Category titles incorrect in certain situations
  • Fix: Port matching issues in redirection module
  • Fix: Multisite always showing "Homepage set to static page" message
  • Fix: Sitewide sitemap settings not applied to network sub-sites
  • Fix: Branda not able to change Smartcrawl admin bar text
  • Fix: Non-public taxonomies listed on Title & Meta page
  • Fix: Autolinks module causing styling issues
  • Fix: Readability analysis compatibility issue with PHP 5.3
  • Fix: Macros can not be added to term title and description
  • Fix: JS console error on WP attachment editor page
  • Fix: UI bugs when focus keyword ignored in SEO analysis
  • Fix: Autolinking module showing self-links
  • Fix: SEO analysis not working with autosaves disabled
  • Fix: Sitemap showing invalid timestamps for certain post types
  • Fix: Links on Title & Meta page pointing to incorrect tab on the social page
  • Fix: Google plus field on social accounts page
  • Fix: Visual issue (tooltip getting cut off) on sitemap reporting page
  • Fix: Social account URLs with whitespaces not saved
  • Fix: Untranslatable string in separator settings on Title & Meta page
  • Fix: Fields losing focus while typing
  • Fix: Visual issues on small screens
  • Fix: Settings pages pointing to old documentation

Version 2.2.6
  • New: Support for Yoast v10 and AIOSEO v2.12 in third-party importer

Version 2.2.5
  • New: New filters for modifying OpenGraph values
  • New: Improved accuracy of readability analysis

  • Fix: Show the rating request to admins only

Version 2.2.4
  • New: URL redirection to external domains

Version 2.2.3
  • New: created new UI for Yoast and All In One SEO importers
  • New: new option to keep existing post meta intact during import
  • New: opengraph code optimizations and improvements
  • New: made automatic sitemap updates less resource intensive
  • New: made macros more extensible through new filters and actions
  • New: support for dynamic placeholders prefixed with 'ct_' 'ct_desc_' and 'cf_'

  • Fix: resolved conflict with swift framework mini product widget
  • Fix: resolved styling conflicts with WPBakery and a few other plugins
  • Fix: performance improvement for title and meta rewriting

  • Fix: fixed issue causing WSOD on some sites
  • Fix: don't show raw shortcodes in auto-generated meta description
  • Fix: better compatibility of readability and SEO analysis with page builders
  • Fix: made Google preview in the SC metabox more accurate

  • Fix: revert changes causing WSOD on some sites

  • Fix: Allow data import from Yoast 8.x
  • Fix: Updated plugin version constant to latest version for cache busting

Version 2.2.2
  • New: support for custom post type archives
  • New: noindex/nofollow for post types
  • New: new OpenGraph tags og:url, og:type, og:image:width and og:image:height
  • New: code optimization
  • New: integration test suite for quality assurance
  • New: link each page to the relevant documentation section on the plugin website
  • New: import social profile links from AIOSEOP
  • New: dynamically adjust the toggles under "Site Owner Permissions"
  • New: update Google result preview when content is changed
  • New: prompt requesting reviews on

Version 2.2.1
  • Fix: post list pages performance issue.

Version 2.2
  • New: Yoast & All-In-One SEO importers.
  • New: 'Refresh' button for content & readability analysis modules.
  • New: ability to set twitter cards details on post and type level.

Version 2.1.1
  • New: make Analysis dash widget results numeric and items clickable.
  • New: add OpenGraph and Twitter options for taxonomies.
  • New: exclude full URLs from sitemap.
  • New: grey out deactivated modules in site owner permissions.
  • New: enable styled sitemap on fresh setups.

  • Fix: Jetpack compatibility issue

Version 2.1
  • Add: complete redesign
  • Add: macros separator support
  • Add: getting started wizard
  • Add: improved OpenGraph controls
  • Add: Twitter cards support
  • Add: schema support
  • Add: Pinterest verification support
  • Add: custom meta elements support
  • Add: linked social accounts support
  • Add: WP Checkup service integration
  • Add: scheduled crawl and checkup support
  • Add: SEO analysis check per post
  • Add: per post readability analysis
  • Add: per post autolinks toggle
  • Add: improved keywords handling with focus keywords
  • Add: ability to import and export settings
  • Add: allow sitemode switching in admin area on network setups
  • Add: attachment page noindex/redirection

Version 2.0.1
  • Add: ability to ignore issues
  • Add: ability to add custom sitemap URLs
  • Add: option to skip strict description check
  • Fix: homepage keywords saving issue
  • Fix: MarketPress coupons conflict
  • Fix: various string typos
  • Fix: improve admin toolbar item and allow suppression
  • Fix: front-end templating deprecated tags conflict
  • Fix: WooCommerce shop page empty SEO details overrides

Version 2
  • New: whole new interface
  • Add: OpenGraph support
  • Add: SEO Audit service support

Version 1.7.7
  • Allow for filterable canonical URLs.
  • Add just-in-time post type recognition.
  • Fix: use current local time for timestamp items generation.

Version 1.7.6
  • Add advanced robots options info on listing pages.
  • Add redirections info on listing pages.
  • Project name update.

Version 1.7.5
  • Add 301 redirection box permission level to the defaults list.
  • Fix for titles processing in feeds output.
  • Fix and cleanup for post type checks conditionals.
  • Fix for duplicated static front page in sitemaps.

Version 1.7.4
  • Fix duplicates prevention stopping the post autolink expansion.
  • Fix keyword tag detection in autolink expansion replacement.
  • Fix extra whitespaces in autolink replacement expansion.
  • Fix for `set_time_limits` limitations.

Version 1.7.3
  • Fix for some PHP notices.
  • Fix for regex matching points in autolinks detection.
  • Fix for link counts in autolinks matching to prevent clearing results.
  • Fix for maximum single link replacement in post title matching.

Version 1.7.2
  • Fix for boundary matching in an unicode-safe way.
  • Fix for sitemap stylesheet path with SSL enabled.
  • Improved per-site settings mode.

Version 1.7.1
  • Fix for attachment metadata handling.
  • Fix for showing network management level options.
  • Allowing optional partial on-page optimization.

Version 1.7
  • Some typo fixes.
  • Fix for posts with invalid modified dates by forcing timestamps.
  • Added support for global marketplace pages.

  • Improving data validation.
  • Fix for BuddyPress pages recognition.

Version 1.6.8
  • Added verification code options.
  • Added experimental features flag.
  • Fix for the settings binding by pushing it up the queue.

Version 1.6.7
  • Exposed the meta description for filtering.
  • Adding in the `nofollow` rel attribute option.
  • Exposing the arguments building for filtering from central location.
  • Exposing the post/term priority filters.
  • Adding separate role settings for 301 redirection box selection.
  • Fix for title length replacement.
  • Fix for default BuddyPress canonicals.

Version 1.6.6
  • Fix for quickedit boxes.
  • Strings update.

Version 1.6.5
  • Converting robots multiple selection box into checkbox array.
  • Time-limit skipping switch updated.

Version 1.6.4
  • Postponing the capability checks.
  • Allowing for timeout prevention override.

Version 1.6.3
  • Exposing title for additional filtering.
  • Added blog public sanity check.
  • Counters update.

Version 1.6.2
  • Added subsequent pages robots meta rule.
  • Added meta robots options to search results page.
  • Event delegation update.
  • Fix for SeoMOZ calls bit flags.

Version 1.6.1
  • Fix for metabox access privileges.
  • Better date archives optimization.

Version 1.6
  • Added global meta robots settings for taxonomies.
  • Added conditional unhooking possibility.
  • Allowing per-post sitemap inclusion filtering.
  • Better post types handling.
  • Allowed linking to empty taxonomies.

Version 1.5.4
  • Added custom columns to custom post types list views.
  • Allowing quick edit on custom post types lists.
  • Fix for WooCommerce main shop on-page settings.

Version 1.5.3
  • Fix for BuddyPress installs outside the main site.
  • News keywords support.

Version 1.5.2
  • Fix for autolinks being recognized in shortcodes.
  • Updated the project link.

Version 1.5.1
  • Adding link target options for auto-generated links.
  • Allowed define override for metabox role settings.
  • Propagating autolink fixes by Daniel Speichert (thank you!).
  • Fix for BuddyPress groups page titles.
  • Fix for link in titles insertion issue and safer regex.

Version 1.5
  • Exposing more hooks.
  • Making admin sitemap auto-update optional.
  • URL differentiation for domain mapped sites.
  • Disabling dashboard widgets for roles below contributor.

Version 1.4.4
  • Fix for special characters in titles.
  • Fix for taxonomies autolinking.
  • Fix for post self-linking.
  • Added maximum autolinks number limit setting.
  • Added quick edit fields.

Version 1.4.3
  • Improved paged output handling.
  • More robust post error handling.
  • Added boolean debug switches.

Version 1.4.2
  • Fix for sitemaps URL resolution on domain-mapped sites.

Version 1.4.1
  • Fix for contextual help trigger.
  • Fix for full word auto-linking.
  • Added home page keywords settings.

Version 1.4
  • Fix for sitemap path finding.
  • Fix for BuddyPress Groups paging.
  • Improved taxonomies admin output.
  • Improved excerpt generation.
  • Added title and meta rewriting for BuddyPress Groups.
  • Added title and meta rewriting for BuddyPress Profiles.

Version 1.3.7
  • Fix for issue with BuddyPress documents plugin.

Version 1.3.6
  • Added options for duplicate link prevention.
  • Applied better contextual help trigger.

Version 1.3.5
  • Fix for robots meta output interaction with privacy settings.
  • Additional BuddyPress items check.

Version 1.3.4
  • Fix for BuddyPress groups support with no groups set up.
  • Added WPML config file.

Version 1.3.3
  • Fix for updated SEOMoz links.
  • Fix for BuddyPress groups priority calculation.

Version 1.3.2
  • Added BuddyPress groups and profiles in sitemaps.
  • Fixed site validation META headers.
  • Fixed sitemap path finding.

Version 1.3.1
  • Fix for sitemap path options.
  • Fix for autolinks issue with titles.

Version 1.3
  • Sitemap module rewrite, new sitemap options and dashboard widget.
  • Changed title limit to soft limit.
  • Added priority options for posts.

Version 1.2.1
  • Fixed autolink detection for strings that start with a non-ascii letter.

Version 1.2
  • Added "show tab" option to Network Admin while in sitewide, to apply tab permissions once the plugin goes in per-blog mode
  • Added "tags as keywords" checkbox.
  • Fixed issue with SEOmoz dashboard widget not getting the required info.
  • Fixed SEOmoz results caching in transients.
  • Changed sitemap path box to actual input box.

Version 1.1.2
  • Fix for issue with apostrophe (and other html special chars) in SEO metabox

Version 1.1.1
  • Added htmlemtities and wordpress texturizer alternations for custom keywords in Autolinks

Version 1.1
  • Added SEOmoz dashboard widget.
  • Added character couter and limits for SEO metabox.
  • Added meta keywords field to SEO metabox.
  • Fix for WPMU DEV SEO metabox using fixed width.
  • Fix for WDS_SITEWIDE define to toggle per-blog settings availability.

  • Re-wrote some of the code

  • Fixed the the SimplePress incompatibility issue.

  • Fixed the robots settings display on Page/Post list page.

  • Normalizing newlines for title rewriting in head buffer.
  • Allowed matching title tags with arguments.
  • Re-introduced `wp_title` filter.

  • Fixed header detection.
  • Removed HTML comments.

  • Added Contributors to both metabox allowed lists.

  • Fixed title rewriting in feeds.

Version 1.0.9
  • Forced collapsed state on WDS metaboxes.
  • Deprecated default metabox hiding.
  • Fixed default permission level for showing metaboxes on singular installs.
  • Added WPMU DEV SEO metabox title l10n for Network installs.

Version 1.0.8
  • Fix for relative stylesheet URLs in sitemaps.
  • Fix for generating AND outputing sitemaps, without rebuilding on refresh.
  • Fix for auto-populating settings without admin having to visit the dashboard.
  • Added SEO and SEOmoz metabox toggling options and user displaying permission.

Version 1.0.7
  • Fix for title rewriting issues.

Version 1.0.6
  • Fix for SEOMoz API data fetching bug (transient data being stuck).
  • Fix for "Error: options page not found" message on multiple options step saves.
  • Updated Title SEO tweak to work with BuddyPress as well.
  • Fix for Sitemaps: using a regex match to determine if the sitemap was requested. Using a relative path to link the XSL stylesheet to it.
  • Added some error checking with is_wp_error
  • Some naming convention consistency fixes for option names.
  • Some PHP fixes.

Version 1.0.5
  • Fixes for PHP 4 incompatibilities
  • Limited posts in sitemap to 1000 most recent to prevent memory errors.
  • Added WDS_SITEMAP_POST_LIMIT define to be able to adjust limit in wp-config
  • Bug fix: Was killing admin help content

Version 1.0.4
  • Fixes to various php errors
  • Increase the time-limit for sitemap creation to work with big blogs

Version 1.0.3
  • Enhancement: store sitemap in wp-content/uploads for main site on multisite

Version 1.0.2
  • Bug fix: remove fields added to quick edit which where triggering a
  • fatal error

Version 1.0.1
  • Bug fix: sitemap not created on Multisite when blog upload dir doesn't
  • exist yet

Version 1
  • Initial release
Boost your PageRank and drive more traffic to your site with little effort and simple configuration.
  • Send sitemap updates to search engines
  • Exclude content from being crawled
  • Add custom descriptions and titles
  • Auto link keywords to any URL
  • Automate sitemap creation
  • Built-in Moz integration

Put your WordPress SEO strategy to work with SmartCrawl. Create clear, bold, targeted content and rank on top Google search with SmartCrawl.

Get more traffic to your site, boost your PageRank and grow your business.

Rank higher on your favorite browser from Google to Bing and Firefox to Safari with SmartCrawl – a better way to optimize your site.

Smarter WordPress SEO

SmartCrawl includes only the most effective proven methods of optimization for high impact results with as little setup as possible.


SEO Checkup

Schedule Checkup to scan, analyze and send regular SEO reports.

Title & Meta

Customize how titles and descriptions display on search pages.

Social Power Up

Connect social accounts to get full-credit from shared content.


Page Analyzer

Quick setup with one-click scan, analyze and activate.

Automatic Linking

Link keywords with similar post and page content on your site.

301 Redirect

Easily redirect the traffic from one URL to another.


Moz Integration

Sync Moz reports comparison analysis including rank and links.


Move your SmartCrawl settings to any site for quick setup.


Get an overview of the SEO for all your sites from one place with the Hub.

One-click Setup

SmartCrawl Quick Setup

SEO doesn’t have to be hard! SmartCrawl optimizes your site with a click and makes it easy to tweak and customize with loads of pro tips for reaching more users.

Get control over your titles and descriptions with SmartCrawl.

Win Visitors with Better Titles, Descriptions and Keywords

When your content pops up on a search engine you only get a few words to make sure it stands out. Take control with custom titles, descriptions and keywords for your posts and pages.

Link your site to all your favorite social accounts.

Connected Social Sharing

Customize the look of your social posts with OpenGraph. Connect your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Google+, Youtube and profiles so search engines give you credit when your web content is shared.

Get your links setup quickly and efficiently.

Automatic Keyword Linking

Build backlinks, share affiliate content and improve navigation with automatic keyword linking. Automatically link keywords to pages or posts on your site or to other related content across the web.


Get suggestions for improving your pages as you write.

Page Analyzer

Set a keyword and SmartCrawl will provide recommendations for improving  page content. Plus, SmartCrawl can analyze readability so you can push more relevant content (it’s very smart!).

Do More With Moz

Link your free or pro Moz account and get reports delivered directly to your dashboard. Connect and track how your site stands up against the competition with ranking, links and authority stats.

Use redirects to protect all the page authority you have built.

Keep Authority with Redirect

Moving a post, updating content or optimizing your links? Take advantage of your page authority. Use 301 Redirect to keep traffic flowing when moving content from one URL to another.

SmartCrawl gives you all the options you need to dominate SEO.

More User Control

Take control of your SEO strategy. Limit SmartCrawl controls of the in-page and in-post content editor, viewing permissions for Moz reports, and 301 link redirects for specific user types.

Share Your Custom Setting

Quickly implement your custom SEO configuration on new sites with Import/Export. Get an overview of  SEO across all of sites from the Hub. The more sites you add the more you save!

Make Your Move to SmartCrawl

Ready to switch to SmartCrawl but don’t want to lose hours of work? We’ve got you covered. SmartCrawl can automatically port content and settings from other SEO plugins. It couldn’t be easier to make your move.

Getting Started:

The complete SmartCrawl Pro setup guide is now located in the newly designed documentation section of our website. Access the full SmartCrawl Pro tutorial now, complete with improved navigation and upgraded learning tools:

SmartCrawl Pro Usage Documentation


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SmartCrawl Features

Take your WordPress SEO to the next level.

  • Simple guided settings
  • Offer SEO options by user role
  • Direct interaction with Google and Bing
  • Send sitemap updates automatic to search engines
  • Custom post titles and meta descriptions (per custom post type)
  • Title and meta data optimization
  • Automatic sitewide linking
  • Complete Moz integration
  • Multisite and BuddyPress compatibility
  • Process posts and pages individually
  • Process RSS feeds
  • Conduct case sensitive matching
  • Prevent duplicate links
  • Open links in new tab/window
  • Exclude posts or pages from sitemap
  • Exclude custom post types and taxonomies
  • Exclude categories and tags
  • Include or exclude images and stylesheets
  • Include or remove the sitemap dashboard widget
  • Disable automatic sitemap updates
  • Post categories, tags and custom taxonomy title and meta defaults
  • Custom home title
  • Home meta description
  • Keywords
  • Import/export to quickly add SmartCrawl to any site
  • Yoast SEO settings and content importer
  • All in One SEO settings and content importer
  • Main blog archive meta robots options
  • Post and media title defaults
  • Post and media meta description defaults
  • Post categories, tags and custom taxonomy robots tags
  • Author and date archives
  • 404 page title and description defaults
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