How to Remove the Category Base from WordPress using Squirrly SEO

How to Remove the Category Base from WordPress using Squirrly SEO

In this short tutorial, we are going to show you how to easily remove the category base from WordPress using Squirrly. But first, let’s quickly go over some of the reasons why you may want to do this in the first place.

💡 WordPress has a default feature called Category Base which adds the word category as base prefix to URLs for category pages. Removing the category base completely removes the ‘/category/’ from your permalinks (URLs). 

This can make your category URLs more aesthetically appealing, more intuitive, as well as easier to understand and remember by site visitors.

Example: 

– if the original slug was ‘yoursite.com/category/seo-best-practices’,

– the modified slug (after removing the category base) would be ‘yoursite.com/seo-best-practices’.

^^ as you can see, the modified link in the example above is now shorter and looks cleaner while still including the keywords which are important for SEO.

The method we present in this article also works for removing the category base (/product-category/) from all products categories (for WooCommerce websites).

One thing to keep in mind is this:

The steps we’ll walk you through here involve a free Add-ON for Squirrly SEO, so you will need to have the Squirrly SEO plugin installed on your site. 

OK, now let’s get to it!

Step 1: Install the Squirrly SEO – No Category Base Add-ON on Your Website

(the ZIP file with the Add-ON will automatically download) 

  • 2️⃣ Save the ZIP file to your computer;
  • 3️⃣ Log in to your WordPress site. Go to Plugins >> Add New.
  • 4️⃣ Click on Upload Plugin and add the ZIP file from your computer by clicking on the Choose File button. Click on Install Now next.

(as shown in the screenshot below)

  • 5️⃣ After the upload is complete, click on: Activate Plugin.

Step 2: Go to Squirrly SEO > SEO Settings

If you correctly followed the instructions from Step 1, you will see the Categories section appear at the bottom of the left Menu (as shown in the screenshot above).

Click on Categories, and you’ll see that Squirrly has automatically enabled a setting that removes the category base from all post categories and product categories (if applicable).

!! This setting will only affect POST categories and PRODUCT categories (for WooCommerce).

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Switching the toggle left and clicking on Save Settings (as shown in the screenshot above) will reverse this setting.

🚨Be careful when using this option, though, as deciding to reverse it after a while will result in pesky 404 errors, and you would need to manually create redirects to avoid that. Depending on the number of categories you have, this can be a time-consuming hurdle, which is why we recommend letting this option ACTIVE once you’ve enabled it for your site.

Also note that the settings you make here will only be ACTIVE as long as the Squirrly SEO – No Category Base Add-ON is active on your site.

👍Best Practice

If you modify the permalinks of your site, make sure you redirect the old URLs to your new ones. This way, you can make sure that visitors landing on the old category page will not run into an error or have a bad experience on your site.

Notes!

✅ Once you install it on your site, you will be able to see the Add-ON plugin (Squirrly SEO – No Category Base) in your list of installed plugins. In case a new version will be available, a notification will appear in this section and you will be able to update to the latest version.

🚨 Deactivating or deleting the Squirrly SEO – No Category Base Add-ON will result in the Categories section from SEO Settings NO longer being available (you will no longer be able to access the No Category Base option and the settings you’ve enabled using this option will no longer be active for your site).  

How to Get the Most out of Squirrly SEO if You Use Brizy for Your Site

Are you using the Brizy Builder to design your WordPress site?

In this article, we’re going to show you which Squirrly SEO features work perfectly with the Brizy Builder – and which don’t.

For the features that aren’t fully compatible with this builder, we’re going to give you simple workarounds so that you can make the most out of Squirrly SEO if you’re using Brizy.

Let’s get to it.

Squirrly SEO and Brizy– Important Things You Should Know

Squirrly SEO provides:

  • full Support for Technical SEO on Brizy Builder;
  • full support for the rankings and audits made for pages using Brizy;
  • Content Optimization Help. Squirrly SEO works with sites built with the Brizy Builder in the backend. The SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize all your content from pages built with Brizy.

 ✅ Squirrly SEO features that work great with the Brizy Builder:

  • Focus Pages – it’s one of the most important features in Squirrly, so it’s awesome that you are able to use this.
  • Next SEO Goals all work with the Brizy Builder. You will get customized Goals for your site and pages;
  • 14 Days Journey Course;
  • Progress and Achievements;
  • Chances of Ranking Calculator;
  • Squirrly Cloud App;
  • Keyword Research;
  • Google Search and Trends;
  • Briefcase (including Labels and everything else in the Briefcase feature);
  • SEO Automation;
  • Bulk SEO and Snippets;
  • Open Graph Optimization;
  • Twitter Card Optimization;
  • Visibility Settings;
  • Sitemap XML;
  • JSON-LD Structured Data;
  • Google Analytics Tracking;
  • AMP support;
  • Google Search Console;
  • SEO Links;
  • SEO Image;
  • Robots.txt file;
  • Favicon Site Icon;
  • Webmaster Tools;
  • On-Page SEO METAs;
  • Remove META Duplicate;
  • 404 URLs Redirects;
  • Complete SEO Audits;
  • Import SEO and Settings;
  • Settings Assistant;
  • etc.

Important!

 ✅ Our Analytics features are able to read all the data even from pages built with the Brizy Builder.

 ✅ Features such as the SEO Audit and Focus Pages C A N read all the content of your pages, even if they were built with Brizy.

 ✅ You can see data regarding click-through-rateimpressionstrafficclicks – works for all pages built with Brizy, which gives you a lot of information that you can use to better understand performance and know what tweaks you need to make to achieve even better results.

You’ll also see information about the speed with which your pages load, their Authority, and much more.

^^ Pretty much all functionality and features listed in: Squirrly > All Features work with the Brizy Builder.

So, you will be able to use Squirrly to do Brizy SEO and start ranking your pages in the top positions in Google Search.

We did mention that NOT everything works perfectly with the Brizy Builder, though…

The main feature that requires a bit of a workaround is the SEO Live Assistant which provides real-time SEO feedback as you are typing your content.

Although we’ve tried very hard to make the SEO Live Assistant work flawlessly with the Brizy Builder, many different factors come into play, and we never want to risk seeing errors.

That said, we do have a workaround that makes it possible to still use the SEO Live Assistant and get guidance on how to achieve perfect on-page SEO for content that you want to place inside pages you’ve built using the Brizy Builder.

 📍 The SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize ALL your content from pages built with the Brizy Builder. 

Works for:

  • pages,
  • posts,
  • and all other types of content you need to create for your WordPress site.

All you need to do is build out the text with the SEO Live Assistant (from the cloud) to make sure it’s perfectly SEO’ed (meaning it’s Search Relevant) and then you copy it bit by bit into the page, wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page.

^^ (a step-by-step tutorial for this is available below)

Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize the entire content before adding it to the Brizy builder.

Step 1: Go to Your Squirrly SEO Cloud Account

!! You get access to the Cloud, regardless of the Squirrly plan you have. When you use Squirrly SEO and you connect to Squirrly Cloud services for the first time, you automatically get access to a cloud account.

The easiest way to access your Squirrly Cloud account is directly from the Squirrly Overview section, from the panel that reads: 

Want to see the rest of the sites under your account? Click Here >>

You can also reach your Cloud Account by clicking on the Profile icon from anywhere inside the plugin.

Either way, it will automatically log you into your SEO Cloud account from where you will be able to access the cloud version of the SEO Live Assistant.

(no need to provide any login credentials)

Step 2: Open the SEO Live Assistant

Then click on either Article or Product (if you have a product page) to open the Content Editor.

Step 3: Copy/Paste all the Content You Want to Optimize using the SEO Live Assistant. Then add your keyword.

Go to the page/article, etc. you want optimized (whether you’ve already published it or you just have it saved as draft).

COPY/PASTE all the content from that page (including the title) into the editor you see in the Cloud SEO Live Assistant.

Then add the keyword you want to rank for with that particular page inside the dedicated field.

In the example below, the keyword for this page is: “Cat Food”.

Once you add your content and your keyword(s):

The Live Assistant will start analyzing your content in real-time and provide suggestions of things you need to do in order to make it 100% optimized for SEO.

You can then start implementing those suggestions on your text right there and then (everything inside the SEO assistant must be turned Green to achieve 100% on-page SEO optimization).

You will do all your optimization work inside the cloud version of the SEO Assistant.

Once you’re done with that, you’re ready to take the final step.

Step 4: Copy the Text You’ve Optimized using the Cloud Version of the SEO Live Assistant back into your Site

Copy it bit by bit into the page wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page you’ve built with Brizy.

Remember: Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

This means: you’ve started with basic text that you’ve copied from your site and ended up with 100% Optimized text that was checked by our SEO Live Assistant and now has much better chances of ranking on Google.

Good to Know

  • You can use the Pin in Place option if that makes working with the Cloud SEO Live Assistant easier for you. Click on the Pin icon and the box will become sticky. Click again when you want the box to return to its previous state.
  • You can use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize for multiple keywords you’ve saved to your Cloud Briefcase. Add all keywords you want to optimize for, and the Assistant will automatically calculate optimization Scores for all secondary keywords.
  • Previous articles you’ve worked on can be stored inside your SEO Cloud account database.

This way, you will be able to resume working on optimizing a piece of content you’ve copied from your site and into the Cloud SEO Live Assistant editor without losing your progress. Just make sure to save your work by clicking on the Save button before leaving the Squirrly Cloud interface.

  • Note! Squirrly SEO does NOT synchronize articles and product pages from WordPress. You will ONLY see the content pieces that you create and optimize with the SEO Live Assistant directly on cloud.squirrly.co.

And there You Have it!

While this way of optimizing with the Live Assistant may not be as smooth as doing all the optimizations right from your WordPress editor, it will provide you with the same great outcome.

Give it a go! 😀

How to Get the Most out of Squirrly SEO if You Use Oxygen for Your Site

Are you using the Oxygen Builder to design your WordPress site?

In this article, we’re going to show you which Squirrly SEO features work perfectly with the Oxygen Builder – and which don’t.

For the features that aren’t fully compatible with this builder, we’re going to give you simple workarounds so that you can make the most out of Squirrly SEO if you’re using Oxygen.

Let’s get to it.

Squirrly SEO and Oxygen – Important Things You Should Know

Squirrly SEO provides:

  • full Support for Technical SEO on Oxygen Builder;
  • full support for the rankings and audits made for pages using Oxygen;
  • Content Optimization Help. Squirrly SEO works with sites built with the Oxygen Builder in the backend. SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize all your content from pages built with Oxygen.

 ✅ Squirrly SEO features that work great with the Oxygen Builder:

  • Focus Pages – it’s one of the most important features in Squirrly, so it’s awesome that you are able to use this.
  • Next SEO Goals all work with the Oxygen Builder. You will get customized Goals for your site and pages;
  • 14 Days Journey Course;
  • Progress and Achievements;
  • Chances of Ranking Calculator;
  • Squirrly Cloud App;
  • Keyword Research;
  • Google Search and Trends;
  • Briefcase (including Labels and everything else in the Briefcase feature);
  • SEO Automation;
  • Bulk SEO and Snippets;
  • Open Graph Optimization;
  • Twitter Card Optimization;
  • Visibility Settings;
  • Sitemap XML;
  • JSON-LD Structured Data;
  • Google Analytics Tracking;
  • AMP support;
  • Google Search Console;
  • SEO Links;
  • SEO Image;
  • Robots.txt file;
  • Favicon Site Icon;
  • Webmaster Tools;
  • On-Page SEO METAs;
  • Remove META Duplicate;
  • 404 URLs Redirects;
  • Complete SEO Audits;
  • Import SEO and Settings;
  • Settings Assistant;
  • etc.

Important!

 ✅ Our Analytics features are able to read all the data even from pages built with the Oxygen Builder.

 ✅ Features such as the SEO Audit and Focus Pages C A N read all the content of your pages, even if they were built with Oxygen.

 ✅ You can see data regarding click-through-rateimpressionstrafficclicks – works for all pages built with Oxygen, which gives you a lot of information that you can use to better understand performance and know what tweaks you need to make to achieve even better results.

You’ll also see information about the speed with which your pages load, their Authority, and much more.

^^ Pretty much all functionality and features listed in: Squirrly > All Features work with the Oxygen Builder.

So, you will be able to use Squirrly to do Oxygen SEO and start ranking your pages in the top positions in Google Search.

We did mention that NOT everything works perfectly with the Oxygen Builder, though…

The main feature that requires a bit of a workaround is the SEO Live Assistant which provides real-time SEO feedback as you are typing your content.

Although we’ve tried very hard to make the SEO Live Assistant work flawlessly with the Oxygen Builder, there are many different factors that come into play, and we never want to risk seeing errors.

That said, we do have a workaround that makes it possible to still use the SEO Live Assistant and get guidance on how to achieve perfect on-page SEO for content that you want to place inside pages you’ve built using the Oxygen Builder.

 📍 The SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize ALL your content from pages built with the Oxygen Builder. 

Works for:

  • pages,
  • posts,
  • and all other types of content you need to create for your WordPress site.

All you need to do is build out the text with the SEO Live Assistant (from the cloud) to make sure it’s perfectly SEO’ed (meaning it’s Search Relevant) and then you copy it bit by bit into the page, wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page.

^^ (a step-by-step tutorial for this is available below)

Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize the entire content before adding it to the Oxygen builder.

Step 1: Go to Your Squirrly SEO Cloud Account

!! You get access to the Cloud, regardless of the Squirrly plan you have. When you use Squirrly SEO and you connect to Squirrly Cloud services for the first time, you automatically get access to a cloud account.

The easiest way to access your Squirrly Cloud account is directly from the Squirrly Overview section, from the panel that reads:

 Want to see the rest of the sites under your account? Click Here >>

You can also reach your Cloud Account by clicking on the Profile icon from anywhere inside the plugin.

Either way, it will automatically log you into your SEO Cloud account from where you will be able to access the cloud version of the SEO Live Assistant.

(no need to provide any login credentials)

Step 2: Open the SEO Live Assistant

Then click on either Article or Product (if you have a product page) to open the Content Editor.

Step 3: Copy/Paste all the Content You Want to Optimize using the SEO Live Assistant. Then add your keyword.

Go to the page/article, etc. you want optimized (whether you’ve already published it or you just have it saved as draft).

COPY/PASTE all the content from that page (including the title) into the editor you see in the Cloud SEO Live Assistant.

Then add the keyword you want to rank for with that particular page inside the dedicated field.

In the example below, the keyword for this page is: “Cat Food”.

Once you add your content and your keyword(s):

The Live Assistant will start analyzing your content in real-time and provide suggestions of things you need to do in order to make it 100% optimized for SEO.

You can then start implementing those suggestions on your text right there and then (everything inside the SEO assistant must be turned Green to achieve 100% on-page SEO optimization).

You will do all your optimization work inside the cloud version of the SEO Assistant.

Once you’re done with that, you’re ready to take the final step.

Step 4: Copy the Text You’ve Optimized using the Cloud Version of the SEO Live Assistant back into your Site

Copy it bit by bit into the page wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page you’ve built with Oxygen.

Remember: Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

This means: you’ve started with basic text that you’ve copied from your site and ended up with 100% Optimized text that was checked by our SEO Live Assistant and now has much better chances of ranking on Google.

Good to Know

  • You can use the Pin in Place option if that makes working with the Cloud SEO Live Assistant easier for you. Click on the Pin icon and the box will become sticky. Click again when you want the box to return to its previous state.
  • You can use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize for multiple keywords you’ve saved to your Cloud Briefcase. Add all keywords you want to optimize for, and the Assistant will automatically calculate optimization Scores for all secondary keywords.
  • Previous articles you’ve worked on can be stored inside your SEO Cloud account database.

This way, you will be able to resume working on optimizing a piece of content you’ve copied from your site and into the Cloud SEO Live Assistant editor without losing your progress. Just make sure to save your work by clicking on the Save button before leaving the Squirrly Cloud interface.

  • Note! Squirrly SEO does NOT synchronize articles and product pages from WordPress. You will ONLY see the content pieces that you create and optimize with the SEO Live Assistant directly on cloud.squirrly.co.

And there You Have it!

While this way of optimizing with the Live Assistant may not be as smooth as doing all the optimizations right from your WordPress editor, it will provide you with the same great outcome.

Give it a go! 😀

How to Get the Most out of Squirrly SEO if You Use WP Bakery for Your Site

Do you use WP Bakery for your website?

In this article, we’re going to show you which Squirrly SEO features work perfectly with the WPBakery Page Builder – and which don’t.

For the features that aren’t fully compatible with this builder, we’re going to give you simple workarounds so that you can make the most out of Squirrly SEO if you’re using WPBakery.

Let’s get to it.

Squirrly SEO and WPBakery– Important Things You Should Know

Squirrly SEO provides:

  • full Support for Technical SEO on WPBakery Builder;
  • full support for the rankings and audits made for pages created using WPBakery;
  • Content Optimization Help. Squirrly SEO works with sites built with the WPBakery Builder in the backend. The SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize all your content from pages built with WPBakery.

 ✅ Squirrly SEO features that work great with the WPBakery Builder:

  • Focus Pages – it’s one of the most important features in Squirrly, so it’s awesome that you are able to use this.
  • Next SEO Goals all work with the WPBakery Builder. You will get customized Goals for your site and pages;
  • 14 Days Journey Course;
  • Progress and Achievements;
  • Chances of Ranking Calculator;
  • Squirrly Cloud App;
  • Keyword Research;
  • Google Search and Trends;
  • Briefcase (including Labels and everything else in the Briefcase feature);
  • SEO Automation;
  • Bulk SEO and Snippets;
  • Open Graph Optimization;
  • Twitter Card Optimization;
  • Visibility Settings;
  • Sitemap XML;
  • JSON-LD Structured Data;
  • Google Analytics Tracking;
  • AMP support;
  • Google Search Console;
  • SEO Links;
  • SEO Image;
  • Robots.txt file;
  • Favicon Site Icon;
  • Webmaster Tools;
  • On-Page SEO METAs;
  • Remove META Duplicate;
  • 404 URLs Redirects;
  • Complete SEO Audits;
  • Import SEO and Settings;
  • Settings Assistant;
  • etc.

Important!

 ✅ Our Analytics features are able to read all the data even from pages built with the WPBakery Builder.

 ✅ Features such as the SEO Audit and Focus Pages C A N read all the content of your pages, even if they were built with WPBakery.

✅ You can see data regarding click-through-rateimpressionstrafficclicks – works for all pages built with WPBakery, which gives you a lot of information that you can use to better understand performance and know what tweaks you need to make to achieve even better results.

You’ll also see information about the speed with which your pages load, their Authority, and much more.

^^ Pretty much all functionality and features listed in: Squirrly > All Features work with the WPBakery Builder.

So, you will be able to use Squirrly to do WPBakery SEO and start ranking your pages in the top positions in Google Search.

We did mention that NOT everything works perfectly with the WPBakery Builder, though…

The main feature that requires a bit of a workaround is the SEO Live Assistant which provides real-time SEO feedback as you are typing your content.

Although we’ve tried very hard to make the SEO Live Assistant work flawlessly with the WPBakery Builder, many different factors come into play, and we never want to risk seeing errors.

That said, we do have a workaround that allows you to still use the SEO Live Assistant and get guidance on how to achieve perfect on-page SEO for content that you want to place inside pages you’ve built using the WPBakery Builder.

📍 The SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize ALL your content from pages built with the WPBakery Builder. 

Works for:

  • pages,
  • posts,
  • and all other types of content you need to create for your WordPress site.

All you need to do is build out the text with the SEO Live Assistant (from the cloud) to make sure it’s perfectly SEO’ed (meaning it’s Search Relevant) and then you copy it bit by bit into the page, wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page.

^^ (a step-by-step tutorial for this is available below)

Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize the entire content before adding it to the WPBakery builder.

Step 1: Go to Your Squirrly SEO Cloud Account

!! You get access to the Cloud, regardless of the Squirrly plan you have. When you use Squirrly SEO and you connect to Squirrly Cloud services for the first time, you automatically get access to a cloud account.

The easiest way to access your Squirrly Cloud account is directly from the Squirrly Overview section, from the panel that reads: 

Want to see the rest of the sites under your account? Click Here >>

You can also reach your Cloud Account by clicking on the Profile icon from anywhere inside the plugin.

Either way, it will automatically log you into your SEO Cloud account from where you will be able to access the cloud version of the SEO Live Assistant.

(no need to provide any login credentials)

Step 2: Open the SEO Live Assistant

Then click on either Article or Product (if you have a product page) to open the Content Editor.

Step 3: Copy/Paste all the Content You Want to Optimize using the SEO Live Assistant. Then add your keyword.

Go to the page/article, etc. you want optimized (whether you’ve already published it or you just have it saved as draft).

COPY/PASTE all the content from that page (including the title) into the editor you see in the Cloud SEO Live Assistant.

Then add the keyword you want to rank for with that particular page inside the dedicated field.

In the example below, the keyword for this page is: “Cat Food”.

Once you add your content and your keyword(s):

The Live Assistant will start analyzing your content in real-time and provide suggestions of things you need to do in order to make it 100% optimized for SEO.

You can then start implementing those suggestions on your text right there and then (everything inside the SEO assistant must be turned Green to achieve 100% on-page SEO optimization).

You will do all your optimization work inside the cloud version of the SEO Assistant.

Once you’re done with that, you’re ready to take the final step.

Step 4: Copy the Text You’ve Optimized using the Cloud Version of the SEO Live Assistant back into your Site

Copy it bit by bit into the page wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page you’ve built with WPBakery.

Remember: Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

This means: you’ve started with basic text that you’ve copied from your site and ended up with 100% Optimized text that was checked by our SEO Live Assistant and now has much better chances of ranking on Google.

Good to Know

  • You can use the Pin in Place option if that makes working with the Cloud SEO Live Assistant easier for you. Click on the Pin icon and the box will become sticky. Click again when you want the box to return to its previous state.
  • You can use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize for multiple keywords you’ve saved to your Cloud Briefcase. Add all keywords you want to optimize for, and the Assistant will automatically calculate optimization Scores for all secondary keywords.
  • Previous articles you’ve worked on can be stored inside your SEO Cloud account database.

This way, you will be able to resume working on optimizing a piece of content you’ve copied from your site and into the Cloud SEO Live Assistant editor without losing your progress. Just make sure to save your work by clicking on the Save button before leaving the Squirrly Cloud interface.

  • Note! Squirrly SEO does NOT synchronize articles and product pages from WordPress. You will ONLY see the content pieces that you create and optimize with the SEO Live Assistant directly on cloud.squirrly.co.

And there You Have it!

While this way of optimizing with the Live Assistant may not be as smooth as doing all the optimizations right from your WordPress editor, it will provide you with the same great outcome.

Give it a go! 😀

How to Get the Most out of Squirrly SEO if You Have a Divi-Based Website

Are you using Divi for your website?

In this article, we’re going to show you which Squirrly SEO features work perfectly with the Divi Builder and the Divi Themes – and which don’t.

For the features that aren’t fully compatible with this builder, we’re going to give you simple workarounds so that you can make the most out of Squirrly SEO if you’re using Divi.

Let’s get to it.

Squirrly SEO and Divi – Important Things You Should Know

Squirrly SEO provides:

  • full Support for Technical SEO on Divi Builder and Divi Theme from Elegant Themes;
  • full support for the rankings and audits made for pages created using Divi;
  • Content Optimization Help. Squirrly SEO works with Divi-based sites in the backend. SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize all your content from pages built with Divi.

Squirrly SEO features that work great with Divi-based sites:

  • Focus Pages – it’s one of the most important features in Squirrly, so it’s awesome that you can use this for your Divi-based site;
  • Next SEO Goals all work with the Divi Builder and the Divi Themes. You will get customized Goals for your site and pages;
  • 14 Days Journey Course;
  • Progress and Achievements;
  • Chances of Ranking Calculator;
  • Squirrly Cloud App;
  • Keyword Research;
  • Google Search and Trends;
  • Briefcase (including Labels and everything else in the Briefcase feature);
  • SEO Automation;
  • Bulk SEO and Snippets;
  • Open Graph Optimization;
  • Twitter Card Optimization;
  • Visibility Settings;
  • Sitemap XML;
  • JSON-LD Structured Data;
  • Google Analytics Tracking;
  • AMP support;
  • Google Search Console;
  • SEO Links;
  • SEO Image;
  • Robots.txt file;
  • Favicon Site Icon;
  • Webmaster Tools;
  • On-Page SEO METAs;
  • Remove META Duplicate;
  • 404 URLs Redirects;
  • Complete SEO Audits;
  • Import SEO and Settings;
  • Settings Assistant;
  • etc.

Important!

✅ Our Analytics features are able to read all the data even from pages built with Divi.

✅ Features such as the SEO Audit and Focus Pages C A N read all the content of your pages, even if they were built with Divi.

✅ You can see data regarding click-through-rate, impressions, traffic, clicks – works for all pages built with Divi, which gives you a lot of information that you can use to better understand performance and know what tweaks you need to make to achieve even better results.

You’ll also see information about the speed with which your pages load, their Authority, and much more.

^^ Pretty much all functionality and features listed in: Squirrly > All Features work with the Divi Theme and the Divi Builder. (as shown in this VIDEO here).

So, you will be able to use Squirrly to do Divi SEO and start ranking your pages in the top positions in Google Search.

We did mention that NOT everything works perfectly with Divi, though…

The main feature that requires a bit of a workaround is the SEO Live Assistant which provides real-time SEO feedback as you are typing your content.

The reason why this doesn’t work perfectly: Divi uses shortcodes. And although we’ve tried very hard to make the SEO Live Assistant work flawlessly with Divi, many different factors come into play, and we never want to risk seeing errors.

That said, we do have a workaround that makes it possible to still use the SEO Live Assistant and get guidance on how to achieve perfect on-page SEO for content that you want to place inside your Divi pages.

📍 The SEO Live Assistant works from the Cloud App and helps you optimize ALL your content from pages built with Divi. 

Works for:

  • pages,
  • posts,
  • and all other types of content you need to create for your WordPress site.

All you need to do is build out the text with the SEO Live Assistant (from the cloud) to make sure it’s perfectly SEO’ed (meaning it’s Search Relevant) and then copy it bit by bit into the page, wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page.

^^ (a step-by-step tutorial for this is available below)

Once content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

Here’s a step-b- step tutorial on how to use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize the entire content before adding it to the Divi builder.

Step 1: Go to Your Squirrly SEO Cloud Account

!! You get access to the Squirrly Cloud App, regardless of the Squirrly plan you have. When you use Squirrly SEO and you connect to the Squirrly Cloud services for the first time, you automatically get access to a cloud account.

The easiest way to access your Squirrly Cloud account is directly from the Squirrly > Overview section, from the panel that reads:

Want to see the rest of the sites under your account? Click Here >>

You can also reach your Cloud Account by clicking on the Profile icon from anywhere inside the plugin.

Either way, it will automatically log you into your SEO Cloud account from where you will be able to access the cloud version of the SEO Live Assistant.

(no need to provide any login credentials)

Step 2: Open the SEO Live Assistant

Then click on either Article or Product (if you have a product page) to open the Content Editor.

Step 3: Copy/Paste all the Content You Want to Optimize using the SEO Live Assistant. Then add your keyword.

Go to the page/article, etc. you want optimized (whether you’ve already published it or you just have it saved as draft).

COPY/PASTE all the content from that page (including the title) into the editor you see in the Cloud SEO Live Assistant.

Then add the keyword you want to rank for with that particular page inside the dedicated field.

In the example below, the keyword for this page is: “Cat Food”.

Once you add your content and your keyword(s):

The Live Assistant will start analyzing your content in real-time and provide suggestions of things you need to do in order to make it 100% optimized for SEO.

You can then start implementing those suggestions on your text right there and then (everything inside the SEO assistant must be turned Green to achieve 100% on-page SEO optimization).

You will do all your optimization work inside the cloud version of the SEO Live Assistant.

Once you’re done with that, you’re ready to take the final step.

Step 4: Copy the Text You’ve Optimized using the Cloud Version of the SEO Live Assistant back into your Site

Copy it bit by bit into the page wherever you need to place each bit inside the design of the page you’ve built with Divi.

Remember: Once the content is optimized, it will remain optimized – even if you copy it from the Squirrly Cloud to your site.

You will NOT lose the optimization.

This means: you’ve started with basic text that you’ve copied from your site and ended up with 100% Optimized text that was checked by our SEO Live Assistant and now has much better chances of ranking on Google.

Good to Know

  • You can use the Pin in Place option if that makes working with the Cloud SEO Live Assistant easier for you. Click on the Pin icon and the box will become sticky. Click again when you want the box to return to its previous state.
  • You can use the SEO Live Assistant from the Cloud App to optimize for multiple keywords you’ve saved to your Cloud Briefcase. Add all keywords you want to optimize for, and the Assistant will automatically calculate optimization Scores for all secondary keywords.
  • Previous articles you’ve worked on can be stored inside your SEO Cloud account database.

This way, you will be able to resume working on optimizing a piece of content you’ve copied from your site and into the Cloud SEO Live Assistant editor without losing your progress. Just make sure to save your work by clicking on the Save button before leaving the Squirrly Cloud interface.

  • Note! Squirrly SEO does NOT synchronize articles and product pages from WordPress. You will ONLY see the content pieces that you create and optimize with the SEO Live Assistant directly on cloud.squirrly.co.

And there You Have it!

While this way of optimizing with the SEO Live Assistant may not be as smooth as doing all the optimizations right from your WordPress editor, it will provide you with the same great outcome.

Give it a go! 🙂

Migrating Data: How to Switch from SEO Pressor to Squirrly SEO

Decided to upgrade from SEO Pressor to Squirrly? Welcome, we’re grateful to have you.

Just thinking about switching? We welcome that thought, too. 🙂

We know that migrating data from other SEO plugins can seem like a complicated task. You may be worried that you’ll lose important data or the work you’ve previously done – and that you’ll have to start from scratch.

Rest assured, switching from SEO Pressor to Squirrly SEO is fast, easy, and secure thanks to Squirrly’s import capabilities.

We make sure that your data is migrated carefully. This way, you don’t lose important optimizations you’ve previously made.

In this article, we’ll show you:

  • how easy it is to import your data from SEO Pressor
  • and let you know exactly WHAT gets imported during the process.

Let’s get to it.

First things first, what data gets imported from SEO Pressor?

Here is everything that we import from SEO Pressor to help you make sure that your previous work remains intact.

SEO Snippet optimizations :

  • Title
  • Description

You won’t have to start over and re-write your meta descriptions or titles once you’ve made the switch to Squirrly. All this data will be safely transferred to Squirrly SEO.

In fact, once the import process is complete, you can go to BULK SEO settings and check that your data has been correctly transferred.

Good. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s go over the steps of importing your data from SEO Pressor to Squirrly SEO.

There are two ways to migrate your data.

Option 1: Import using Squirrly’s Onboarding Assistant

You can import your data from SEO Pressor as soon as you install Squirrly.

Once you get Squirrly SEO for your site, Squirrly will initiate an onboarding process that is meant to help you get started.

As part of the onboarding, Squirrly will scan your site to detect any SEO plugins that you may currently have installed on your site. So, if you have SEO Pressor installed on your site, Squirrly will automatically detect it.

From that point on, all you have to do is click on the Import button to start the Import process.

After clicking on the import button, Squirrly will show you a message to indicate the import from SEO Pressor has successfully been completed.

Option 2: Import using Squirrly’s Import/Export feature

If you haven’t imported your data from SEO Pressor during the onboarding, you have the option to do it using Squirrly’s Import/Export feature.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1. Go to the Import / Export section of Squirrly

The Import-Export settings are located in the SEO Settings section of Squirrly SEO. Navigate to Squirrly SEO > SEO Settings > Import/Export to reach the Import/Export page.

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Step 2. Import Settings

Looking at how Import SEO & Settings is set up, you may ask yourself why there are two different sections for this. The reason is that there is a clear distinction between Settings and SEO:

  • Settings are things you set up, such as: using Meta, using Open Graph, and so on.
  • SEO is what you work on and how you define custom texts.

To import settings from SEO Pressor, simply select SEO Pressor from the list and then click on Import Settings. (as shown in the image below)

⚠️ If you import the SEO settings from SEO Pressor, you will lose all the settings that you had in Squirrly SEO (the settings you import will overwrite the settings you make in Squirrly SEO). Make sure you backup your settings from Backup Settings & SEO before you do this.

Step 3. Import SEO

To import SEO from SEO Pressor, simply select SEO Pressor from the list and click on Import SEO. (as shown in the image below)

⚠️ As part of the Import SEO process, Squirrly will only import the SEO for the pages that were NOT yet optimized with Squirrly SEO.

This will ensure that you don’t lose the SEO for pages that you already optimized with Squirrly. So, unlike what happens for Import settings, the SEO you import will NOT overwrite the SEO for pages optimized with Squirrly.

That’s it! Your data is now safely transferred to Squirrly.

All your data is now imported into Squirrly! If you want, you can now go to BULK SEO settings and check that your data has been correctly transferred.

Import Done. What’s next?

Here are the settings you need to do in Squirrly after the import.

After the set-up for Squirrly SEO is complete, you can go ahead and deactivate the SEO Pressor plugin from your site.

Migrating Data: How to Switch from SEO Title Tag to Squirrly SEO

Decided to upgrade from SEO Title Tag to Squirrly? Welcome, we’re grateful to have you.

Just thinking about switching? We welcome that thought, too. 🙂

We know that migrating data from other SEO plugins can seem like a complicated task. You may be worried that you’ll lose important data or the work you’ve previously done – and that you’ll have to start from scratch.

Rest assured, switching from SEO Title Tag to Squirrly SEO is fast, easy, and secure thanks to Squirrly’s import capabilities.

We make sure that your data is migrated carefully. This way, you don’t lose important optimizations you’ve previously made.

In this article, we’ll show you:

  • how easy it is to import your data from SEO Title Tag
  • and let you know exactly WHAT gets imported during the process.

Let’s get to it.

First things first, what data gets imported from SEO Title Tag?

Here is everything that we import from SEO Title Tag to help you make sure that your previous work remains intact.

SEO Snippet optimizations:

  • Title
  • Description

You won’t have to start over and re-write your meta descriptions or titles once you’ve made the switch to Squirrly. All this data will be safely transferred to Squirrly SEO.

In fact, once the import process is complete, you can go to BULK SEO settings and check that your data has been correctly transferred.

Good. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s go over the steps of importing your data from SEO Title Tag to Squirrly SEO.

There are two ways to migrate your data.

Option 1: Import using Squirrly’s Onboarding Assistant

You can import your data from SEO Title Tag as soon as you install Squirrly.

Once you get Squirrly SEO for your site, Squirrly will initiate an onboarding sequence that is meant to help you get started.

As part of the onboarding, Squirrly will scan your site to detect any SEO plugins that you may currently have installed on your site. So, if you have SEO Title Tag installed on your site, Squirrly will automatically detect it.

From that point on, all you have to do is click on the Import button to start the Import process.

After clicking on the import button, Squirrly will show you a message to indicate the import from SEO Title Tag has successfully been completed.

Option 2: Import using Squirrly’s Import/Export feature

If you haven’t imported your data from SEO Title Tag during the onboarding, you have the option to do it using Squirrly’s Import/Export feature.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1. Go to the Import / Export section of Squirrly

The Import-Export settings are located in the SEO Settings section of Squirrly SEO. Navigate to Squirrly SEO > SEO Settings > Import/Export to reach the Import/Export page.

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Step 2. Import Settings

Looking at how Import SEO & Settings is set up, you may ask yourself why there are two different sections for this. The reason is that there is a clear distinction between Settings and SEO:

  • Settings are things you set up, such as: using Meta, using Open Graph, and so on.
  • SEO is what you work on and how you define custom texts.

To import settings from SEO Title Tag, simply select SEO Title Tag from the list and then click on Import Settings. (as shown in the image below)

⚠️ If you import the SEO settings from SEO Title Tag, you will lose all the settings that you had in Squirrly SEO (the settings you import will overwrite the settings you make in Squirrly SEO). Make sure you backup your settings from Backup Settings & SEO before you do this.

Step 3. Import SEO

To import SEO from SEO Title Tag, simply select SEO Title Tag from the list and click on Import SEO. (as shown in the image below)

⚠️ As part of the Import SEO process, Squirrly will only import the SEO for the pages that were NOT yet optimized with Squirrly SEO.

This will ensure that you don’t lose the SEO for pages that you already optimized with Squirrly. So, unlike what happens for Import settings, the SEO you import will NOT overwrite the SEO for pages optimized with Squirrly.

That’s it! Your data is now safely transferred to Squirrly.

All your data is now imported into Squirrly! If you want, you can now go to BULK SEO settings and check that your data has been correctly transferred.

Import Done. What’s next?

Here are the settings you need to do in Squirrly after the import.

After the set-up for Squirrly SEO is complete, you can go ahead and deactivate the SEO Title Tag plugin from your site.