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WordLift Review

The WordLift AI plugin allows you to take advantage of contextual information and use it to enrich your content. It’s compatible with WordPress, and anyone can use it on their blog or website. It’s a remarkably user-friendly plugin that doesn’t call for a steep learning curve. 

If you’ve ever wanted to use Schema but you’ve never gotten used to the idea that you had to do everything manually, you should try this plugin. For more info on its features and how we have found to be useful, continue reading our WordLift Review. 

WordLift WordPress Plugin Review

  1. What is WordLift?

WordLift is a semantic plugin that uses NLP (natural language processing) for automating structured data markup. With its assistance, you can create valuable and richer content that you can customize based on your audience. 

One of the most useful features that we have found WordLift comes with is the ability to automate structured markups, without a doubt. Manually integrating schema markups on all of the pages and posts on a site can take months, if not years, especially if you don’t have a person hired for this specific task. 

Moreover, the plugin can be used to display a variety of useful data to site visitors from short descriptions of words or concepts that you have used (entities) to several neat widgets such as the Navigator, which automatically shows your readers posts that are somehow related to the topic of the article they are reading. 

  1. Features

Here are some of the features you’ll get if you decide to use the WordLift AI plugin:

  • Add contextual information to your content
  • Add free stock images to your articles 
  • Add maps (for locations) in your posts
  • Add schema markups to all of your posts
  • Recommend other, relevant articles
  • Add internal links 

  1. Why should you use it?

The content recommendations are definitely useful, but the area where this plugin is a winner is the schema markup. You don’t have to be a coding expert to tell the search engines exactly what type of content you’re publishing and what it’s about. 

In the right side of the classic WordPress editor, you’ll find the list of entities that are more commonly used on your site and over there, you can pick the one that best suits the type of content you’ve created – from Article to CreativeWork, Organization, Person, Thing, and others. 

Creating and editing entities is particularly easy as you can find all of the ones that you’ve created in the Vocabulary. You can also check out the specific types over there, and the categories of articles you have published on your site. 

But creating entities is made even easier as if you simply highlight a word in your post or page, the plugin will automatically suggest creating a new entity for that. We did this for SEMRush, for example, as we couldn’t find it in the list of suggested entities. 

In the General tab of the WordLift Settings, you can set your site’s language, the entity base path, your country, your publisher (you can create a new one, too), and also check which posts and entities are marked as organizations or persons. 

You can also send out diagnostic data if you agree with this. 

  1. Potential problems and how to prevent them

After checking out the features of the plugin, we installed it and started using it, but we were confronted with two main issues. Since for all of the new entities in the vocabulary, you’re basically creating a new page on your site, you have to make sure that the pages don’t affect your sitemap and the way the search engines see your site. 

 

As we hadn’t started to add entities on all of our posts, we tried using the Widgets, the Navigator, to be more specific, but it didn’t show any other related posts. We got in touch with customer service and had a call with Gennaro Cuofano (WordLift’s business developer) and he basically explained that the Navigator couldn’t properly function until we had marked enough posts with the same entities. In retrospect, that makes complete sense. 

Finally, since the contextual links and previews are pulled from other websites, you’re basically creating outbound links for all of the entries. This can be something that you might not want, especially if you run an affiliate site. 

Fortunately, you can tick ‘no’ in the WordLift settings page to ‘Link by Default’. For the time being, you do not have the ability to choose which entities are added a link to and which ones aren’t, but this will likely be a feature of the plugin that we will see in the future. 

  1. Pricing

For small websites, you’re going to pay 47 euros per month for the Light plan. The standard plan, which includes semantic analytics, costs 79 euros a month. 

The Large plan, one that’s designed for agencies, includes the ability to use the plugin on several different projects and it costs 199 euros a month. 

  1. Languages

One of the coolest things about the WordLift plugin is that it is available in 32 languages. So, even if you don’t have a site in English, you can use it as it supports anything from Spanish and Russian to Finnish and Romanian. 

  1. Is it worth it?

With a few tweaks here and there, the WordLift plugin can make your life a whole lot easier. You aren’t going to have to do any coding, so it’s the perfect option for newbie bloggers and affiliates who aren’t versed in programming. 

You will also be able to recommend contextual information to your site visitors, other, related articles on your site, and you’ll also be able to check how Google sees your content. Pretty neat, right? 

While some might say that it’s not exactly cheap, the truth is that hiring someone to add schema markup on all of your pages and posts (especially if you already have hundreds of articles published on your site) can be a lot more expensive, and you aren’t going to get the same cool extra features, either. 

 

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Craig Campbell

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