It can be a challenge to create engaging content, optimize it for search engines, and organize it all. It’s even harder if your business has more than one website and you’re doing everything manually. WordLift aims to simplify the SEO process with the power of AI.
In this in-depth review, we’ll cover what WordLift does well, its limitations, pricing plans, and whether or not it’s the best choice for you.
WordLift: The Good and the Bad
WordLift works by adding structured data to your content and building knowledge graphs.
It has a considerable amount of schemas to choose from, simple yet powerful recommendation widgets, and plenty of training resources. However, you don’t get all of those features without a few drawbacks like integration issues and a difficult set-up.
What WordLift Is Good At
AI-powered structured data: WordLift analyzes your text and automatically tags the key entities—names, places, events, and more—to help search engines better understand your content. You can also connect your post to related information from across the web, like relevant links, images, and videos.
AI structured data helps content rank higher and drive more organic traffic because it makes your posts more findable, scannable, and shareable. Plus, the AI does the heavy lifting, so you won’t waste time manually tagging entities, optimizing posts, and digging up supporting media.
Whether you’re a blogger looking for more readers or a journalist wanting your reporting to reach a wider audience, WordLift’s AI can help by automating all your SEO and UX best practices.
Knowledge Graph and entity library: WordLift’s proprietary Knowledge Graph connects your content to a vast network used by search engines. This relates concepts, people, products, and articles across your site using semantic search technology and over 20 million unique entities. Ultimately, these tools can lead to increased findability, traffic, and voice search compatibility.
Access to the repository varies by WordLift plan. The basic option provides a core set of entities, while the advanced plans offer customization and richer, more in-depth connections.
The Professional and Business plans unlock advanced schema markup capabilities, which are code snippets that annotate your pages with extra semantic information. Different schemas are available, including those that can optimize your site for local SEO and map listings, organize FAQ pages, structure recipes, and much more.
Recommendation widgets: WordLift’s AI-powered widgets automatically analyze your content and suggest relevant articles to insert from your site.
With recommendation widgets, readers are able to click through to more of your pages thanks to better internal linking that makes it more likely for them to spend time on your site.
Some of the most useful widgets include:
- Content Navigator: Analyzes the topic of each page and recommends 3-5 related articles to link to.
- Context Cards: Small teasers of recommended articles that enrich the current page and break up long blocks of text.
- Glossary: Pulls in definitions and explanations for key terms on a page.
For ecommerce sites and publishers, WordLift also offers product recommendation widgets. These can spotlight related products, cross-sells, and upsells or drive traffic to specific products.
Helpful training resources: We were impressed by the extensive training resources WordLift provides its users.
The WordLift Academy is a treasure trove of helpful tutorials and webinars. After signing up, you’ll have access to an in-depth knowledge base with step-by-step instructions on optimizing your content with WordLift.
WordLift offers even more robust SEO courses for its Professional and Business + Ecommerce subscribers with tailored training to help you master SEO and drive more traffic to your site.
High-quality 24/7 support: WordLift’s international support team truly enables 24/7 assistance. We’ve had questions answered within hours, no matter the time zone.
Its experts walk you through solutions, provide custom recommendations, and proactively share tips relevant to your use case. We were impressed at how the team continued conversations over days to ensure our issues were fully resolved.
WordLift makes you feel valued as a customer. We appreciate that the support team takes the time to explain concepts and provide context, not just quick fixes.
Google Looker Studio Connector: WordLift has its own integration with what used to be called Google Data Studio but is now called Google Looker Studio.
This integration can pull data from your Knowledge Graph to provide you with useful semantic analytics, customized dashboards, and in-depth visual reports to share with your team members or clients.
Together, these visualizations will help you spot trends, compare metrics, and optimize your content strategy.
WordLift’s Potential Drawbacks
Difficult setup: We encountered several compatibility issues during the initial WordLift setup process that caused frustration.
On the Starter plan, for instance, we struggled to get WordLift properly integrated and communicating with our content management system. This mismatch created a roadblock we could not resolve on our own.
Though it was frustrating to spend hours trying to fix the compatibility problems, the customer service reps were helpful. Within a day, they had resolved our setup problem and got us up and running.
No free plan: Unlike some competitor SEO tools, WordLift does not offer a free plan. While it does allow a 14-day free trial, this brief window makes it somewhat tough to evaluate the platform for those on a budget.
With other free SEO tools out there, it’s hard to justify investing in WordLift upfront without knowing if it will pay dividends. Plus, some competitor tools have permanently free options with limited capabilities. This allows budget-conscious users to still access core SEO features without overspending.
While WordLift seems powerful, it’s geared toward companies with bigger budgets, not scrappy solopreneurs watching their wallets.
Poor integration with non-WordPress platforms: While technically possible, marrying WordLift with content management systems other than WordPress can quickly get complicated.
Integrating the natural language processing engine into platforms like Drupal or Joomla was difficult, to say the least. You have to get elbow-deep in custom code, developer docs, and API specifics.
For non-techies, you can get lost in a maze of compatibility issues, security concerns, and faulty plug-ins.
Alternatively, WordPress provides a smooth, well-lit passage to install WordLift. We simply activate the plugin, and voilà—our site is primed for multilingual Search Engine Optimization.
While venturing beyond WordPress can prove challenging, WordLift Cloud bridges the gap. This cloud-based option sidesteps platform-specific integration, allowing WordLift’s tools to optimize content across any CMS.
WordLift Plans and Pricing
Although there is no free plan, WordLift offers several different pricing plans that cater to a wide range of budgets and audiences. Every tier comes with a 14-day free trial except for the VIP Program.
The Starter plan is geared toward smaller websites, while the Professional and Business + Ecommerce plans are designed for agencies and businesses looking to increase their sales. The VIP Program is perfect if you want a customized solution with a team of experts to consult and work on your behalf.
At only $52 per month when billed annually or around $62 when paying month by month, this option opens the door for solo creators and compact teams to amplify their content.
This plan includes AI-enriched structured data to help your content be found and allow search engines to comprehend your content better.
An additional perk is Knowledge Graph access, covering 10 versatile Schema types, including NewsArticle for writers and journalists.
When opting for annual billing, you’ll pay about $84 per month for the Professional plan. Month-to-month billing bumps the cost up to around $105 per month.
This option covers up to two websites, allowing you to leverage AI-powered structured data on a main site plus a personal blog or secondary business site.
At this level, you can access a structured data engine that extracts key entities from your content and automatically generates schema markup. The plan also unlocks more of the Knowledge Graph, allowing you to tap into an extensive base of 18 schema types.
Business + Ecommerce Plan
For roughly $211 per month when billed annually or $264 month-to-month, the Business + Ecommerce plan is designed for businesses aiming to boost sales.
It covers up to five websites with 2,500 URLs total, plus you receive AI-powered structured data and WordLift’s Knowledge Graph.
You’ll also get WordLift’s Google Sheets add-on, allowing you to seamlessly manage your SEO campaigns and track rankings across multiple sites.
Operating on the “contact us for pricing” model, the VIP Program is a great option if you need a fully customized SEO solution. It provides you with a dedicated team of WordLift experts who will work directly on your behalf.
These experts will help you develop and execute an SEO strategy tailored to your unique business goals. Each month, you’ll receive several hours of personalized consulting, and they’ll advise you on best practices for your niche. With them overseeing the process, you can focus on creating high-quality content while they handle the heavy lifting on the SEO side.
With the VIP Program, the WordLift software license is included. While there is no free trial, you can book a demo to discuss your objectives and see how the team can help you achieve your vision.
WordLift is a useful SEO tool that combines the power of AI and knowledge graphs to help you implement your SEO strategy and grow site traffic.
Is it the most affordable and easiest-to-use SEO solution out there? No. However, it is one of the most advanced, with a ton of value and exceptional customer service.
Provided you can afford the price tag and use WordPress—or don’t mind dealing with potential integration issues—WordLift is a no-brainer addition to your SEO toolbox.