Squirrly Review – WordPress SEO Plugin

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On February 15, 2014
Last modified:May 6, 2014


Works well for keyword research, optimization suggestions and extra content. Recommended.

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Squirrly is another SEO plugin for WordPress. Yes, I do realize how many of those exists, but there was a sale on DealFuel.com with no monthly fees and the Squirrly reviews seemed convincing. There are 3 major features on the plugin – a keyword research module, a sidebar with details on SEO for your post, and content that can be added to your post that is related to your keyword.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is pretty fast, and it is easy to find the information, which includes competition. No idea on the source of the data, though – or if it is any good. At least I don't have to start a separate program and wait for it to run. I do wish the extra information was on a proper grid, though – it actually is on a pop-up per keyword.

My plan has a limit of 300 keyword searches per month. I imagine that will be quite enough for me. Naturally you will need to choose a keyword (or several) for the next features to work. Squirrly - Keyword Research

SEO Sidebar

The sidebar didn't work at first, but after using Save Draft it worked fine. There is plenty of useful information in the sidebar, including most of the little stuff (keyword density, use keyword on H2, use Image with Alt for the keyword) that has been in similar plugins for years.

Squirrly - SEO Sidebar


You have a bunch of choices here: Image, Wiki, Wiki, News, Blogs, My Articles. Images worked very fast and got me a bunch of relevant images. With a single click it is added to your article, with the Alt attribute already set for your keyword. I got some relevant stuff from the other searches, too.

Squirrly - ContentSquirrly - Articles


There is some kind of audit of my blog that will take place in 2 to 3 days according to their site. I will update this review when it does.

The Squirrly site also says that I will get an e-mail with weekly tracking for articles, including “social signals”. Looks interesting. I already use Rank Tracker for some keywords on my sites, but I don't bother with the setup for individual articles. Again, I will update this article when I learn more.

Extra SEO Stuff

On settings, there are a bunch of stuff, including – add canonical link kin home page – add sitemap – add Facebook Meta objects – connect site with Facebook Insight, Bing Webmaster Tools, etc I have kept most of it off, as I already have another SEO plugin covering  this area.


Overall, I really like Squirrly, and it seems to work fine. Naturally, it is hard to tell if its suggestions are actually good for the article SEO or not., but these seem to make sense.

The tracking stuff looks wonderful, but I haven't seen it working yet.

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Works well for keyword research, optimization suggestions and extra content. Recommended.

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6 Responses to “Squirrly Review – WordPress SEO Plugin”

  1. Andreea Leau February 17, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    We are glad to hear that you consider Squirrly is a must try SEO plugin. Thank you for the review on our plugin. – Squirrly Team

  2. Steph Riggs March 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    There are plenty of WordPress website’s plugins available which make your website search engines and users’ friendly. Those people who are looking for installing best SEO plugins for their websites, its time to read your post and choose best one which cannot disturb your website’s design. I noticed some websites which has poor design as users feel difficulty in getting information and they look for alternate resources. Develop users’ friendly website and get organic traffic 🙂

  3. Sanjay August 3, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    I just tried this plugin and it’s really amazing! My SEO onpage boost up to 80%. I am if you can have a in-depth tutorial regarding this software, like other functions and such. Thanks!

  4. Kjell Roger Eriksen January 11, 2015 at 4:09 am #

    Starting to adapt to and really liking this plugin now. The “results” in a couple of weeks will let me know if I become a solid fan or not. Besides the support is great so I do hope I learn to love and master this nifty tool ^^

  5. Caroline December 23, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    I started using Squirrly about two weeks ago. I was using the Yoast plug-in. I had deleted it because it was messing with my design. When I went to re-install it, it said ‘unable to install, check content folder’ and I couldn’t get in touch with their team so I switched over to Squirrly. I got results right away. I also subscribed to their emails and got an awesome referral traffic training guideline that was a nice refresher to what I’ve learned about inbound in 2015. I tweeted the founder that I would share it on Reddit and he responded… that’s when you know a company cares.

  6. Srinivas May 11, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    I am using Squirrly plugin from past 2 months. Defnitely its one of the best SEO plugin available in wordpress. Live assistant feature from Squirrly is really awesome

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