Scribe 3.0:
SEO Made Simple

image of Scribe

Some people think search engine optimization is a dark and mysterious art. But for online writers and content producers, it’s really as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  • First, you need the right keywords, so you understand the language your readers, customers, or clients are using when they search.
  • Second, you need compelling content that people love and search engines know is relevant to those searchers.
  • Third, you need incoming links so search engines treat your site as a trusted and relevant source.

I’m proud to announce that version 3.0 of Scribe now goes beyond on-page content optimization. We’ve added upfront keyword research (in addition to our keyword suggestion tool), plus three great link-building features that help you cover all your search optimization bases.

Scribe 3.0 makes these three SEO fundamentals easier and more efficient than ever:

  • First, the Scribe keyword research tool tunes you into the right language before you write. Once your content is created, the Scribe keyword suggestion service shows you keyword phrases you might have missed.
  • Second, Scribe analyzes your natural, reader-focused content, and tells you how to gently tweak it to spoon feed search engines based on 15 SEO best practices.
  • Third, Scribe’s link building tools help you build back links from other sites, crosslink the content within your own site, and identify influential social media users who want to share your stuff.

With Scribe on your side, you’ll:

  • Discover the correct profitable keywords
  • Stay automatically up to speed on SEO best practices
  • Optimize your content better and faster
  • Avoid content that reads like it was written by a robot
  • Build quality links with less hassle and confusion

But most of all, you’ll achieve higher search rankings and increase the targeted traffic to your site!

As part of your subscription you get Scribe Web, plus integrated versions of Scribe for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. We’ll even throw in free educational seminars to help you get more out of Scribe.

Check it out.

Scribe Web:

Scribe Web allows content creators of any type to optimize any web content for search engines, regardless of platform or content management system. It’s especially popular among professional writers who create search optimized content for clients, and that’s why Scribe Web allows you to generate detailed content optimization reports so your clients can easily understand the work you’ve done.

Scribe for WordPress:

Scribe for WordPress allows online publishers and bloggers to optimize their content for search engines directly from inside the WordPress interface, by tapping into the Scribe software service on our servers. This means you’re constantly getting new-and-improved, state-of-the-art keyword research, content optimization, and link building tools.

Scribe requires the ability to enter a custom title tag and a meta description via your WordPress interface. Most popular themes and plug-ins, both free and paid, enable these two functions so you can use Scribe directly from WordPress.

Themes that work with Scribe for WordPress:

SEO Plug-Ins that work with Scribe for WordPress:

Scribe for Joomla and Drupal:

Scribe also helps you win the search engine game with the Joomla and Drupal content management systems. The keyword research and link-building features have been built in by our respective Joomla and Drupal ninjas, and are in beta testing as we speak. We expect the new and improved Joomla and Drupal plug-ins for Scribe to be live and kicking by next week.

New design, new videos, new offer:

Because these new Scribe features are kind of a big deal, we’ve done a complete makeover in their honor. We’ve got a completely new site design, new copy, a new video tour, and new demo videos.

There’s also a special offer that makes Scribe an even better deal (if you look hard enough). Hint: Look at the “test drive” page.

Check out Scribe 3.0 for yourself.

About the Author: Brian Clark is founder of Copyblogger and CEO of Copyblogger Media. Get more from Brian on Twitter.

Print Friendly

What do you want to learn?

Click to get a free course and resources about:

Reader Comments (38)

    • says

      I’ve been using Scribe for four months or thereabout.

      This is one software I don’t plan on discarding any time soon. I’m still mastering it but so far the quality of my content has significantly improved.

      Don’t take my word for it, just try it yourself.

      I strongly endorse the product.

    • says

      Yes! I’ve been hearing about scribe a lot these past couple of weeks. It’s making me very tempted to check it out. And, sorry for sounding like a newbie, but does this work with regular WordPress themes too?

      • says

        I’m not really sure what you mean by ‘regular WordPress Thems? If by ‘regular’ you mean free WordPress Themes, I think you it can work well.

        Brian answered that concern in the post: “Scribe requires the ability to enter a custom title tag and a meta description via your WordPress interface. Most popular themes and plug-ins, both free and paid, enable these two functions so you can use Scribe directly from WordPress.
        Themes that work with Scribe for WordPress:

        * Genesis
        * Thesis
        * Headway
        * Hybrid
        * Frugal
        * WooThemes”

        This is a very good plugin. I use it myself and don’t plan on discarding.

        It is a workhorse for bloggers, article writers and direct marketers who rely on landing pages to make money.

    • says

      Mark, Scribe identifies other relevant sites (based on your content) that you’ll want to establish a relationship with. You could, for example, offer to guest post, or leave comments so the site owner notices your work, etc.

  1. says

    Interesting product – I may try it out for WP and Drupal.

    One item I may add to the conversation here is the importance of being proactive (and not just reactive) in your keyword research. In other words, if I only target keywords/keyword phrases that users are currently searching for, so will all my competitors, and it’s increasingly difficult to rise to the top.

    I should instead balance my keyword targeting toward different phrases that I can “own.” Then it’s on me to be my own evangelist and get that phrase out there through both my online and offline efforts.

    Can the keyword research tool speak to that concern?

    • says

      Sorry, no. Just WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. But Blogger users (or anyone) can use Scribe Web to analyze any content no matter how it’s eventually published.

  2. says

    I actually love this product. I even compared this with SEO pressor. A fellow tribe member (blogger) and I have both products. I have Scribe and she has the other. We put them against each other and…

    Well bottom line… I won! I feel Scribe is a superior product with more advanced features that are easy to understand.

    I would be happy to provide a testimonial if that’s of any interest.

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad

    • says

      While we wish everyone used Scribe, they don’t. :)

      Also, people have been practicing SEO for well over a decade. The tool only makes you more efficient and effective.

      • says

        True that. If you know your SEO, scribe won’t help you out that much EXCEPT with the automation. Getting automated hints and interlinking is such a releif instead of doing it on your own. Interlinking via content is really one of the most time consuming chores I need to do in my blog if I want my on-site optimization to be perfect.

        Scribe can save you lots of time.

  3. says

    I have been using scribe for about 4 months and I can attest that it has not only helped my traffic, but incidentally it has also helped me think about my writing in a better way. With scribe, I now try to hit a certain target when I compose a post and thus I’m more cognizant of the overall goal of the post.

    I would love to see future development of scribe start to analyze for LSI and LDA which are still experimental theories of SEO, however they are showing strong correlation and as Google continues to strive toward serving up good, relevant content then it would be a perfect addition to the already amazing features of this tool.

    • says

      Shane, great points and we have been talking with Ben and Rand about LDA for the future. There is some great research on semantic relatedness and topic modeling link analysis that we have been reviewing. More on this point in the future :)

      Thanks again for being a great customer!

  4. says

    Great product. I have been using scribe for a few months now and plan to keep using it. Increasing traffic to my site and having better writing abilities are important to me.Thanks for all the great features and thanks for making it better and better.

  5. says

    I still dont get the buzz about scribe plugin. It just does basic SEO stuff like recommending to include keywords in the title and some such things.

    In my opinion scribe must be a one time payment plugin since it does not offer any real value other than trick the newbie in SEO with smart sales letter (Surprisingly Brian is a copywriter) into buying this overpriced software.

    Anyone can get this information for free by reading just one article. At the price you are suggesting (Especially per evaluation), it’s just not worth it.

    I know my comment will get sacked (or will you have enough guts to publish it?). But I certainly wish they explain to me why scribe is anything more than a very BASIC SEO analysis tool and how they justify the price

    • says

      Rebecca, thanks for the comment. The thing you’re missing about Scribe is the proprietary algorithm we have that essentially looks at your content the way a search engine would, and more importantly, tells you what search engines *think* you’re writing about (which is often very different from what humans think they’re writing about).

      Search engines are constantly evolving, and Scribe stays up to date with that evolution for you. That’s why it’s a service, not a one shot picture in time that will be quickly outdated. While it talks to WordPress via a plugin, Scribe is not a plugin. It’s a constantly updated algorithm.

      What’s really overpriced is any one-time SEO product or SEO advice, since it will be outdated at the next Google update. This is why people find Scribe valuable.

      Hope this helps clear things up.

  6. lea deo says

    I am probably demonstrating my ignorance, but does scribe work only with or will it work on Thanks for your patience.

    • says

      At this point, just on self-hosted wordpress (in other words,, or Joomla or Drupal. But you can use Scribe Web to analyze any content no matter how it’s eventually published, so you can analyze & optimize content offline and then publish it on your blog.

  7. says

    Thanks! I think I will get your product. I’ve been putting off SEO in my posts lately because searching with Google Keyword Tool and Market Samurai takes too long, in my opinion. Not to mention keeping up with news of Google changes with instant and all the buzz going on about SEO. It gets overwhelming. I think reading the other comments about Scribe and the post convinces me to try it.

  8. says

    This product looks really useful. I’m a new blogger starting my own company and I definitely will look into using the Scribe software to improve my SEO on my blog.

  9. says

    I subscribed to the service about 3 months ago, using it sporadically because – let’s face it – after I’ve written a post I really want the satisfaction of seeing it live. The additional gateways add a little extra time for evaluation, and if any changes are made well, it could mean a little rewriting too. The thing is, if you want to see improvements in your work and get more mileage out of your efforts, this is something you just gotta do. It’s becoming easier and I’m ridiculously pleased when I see all green lights when running the diagnostic :-)

  10. says

    The only thing I wish this plugin would do…or maybe it does and I just don’t know how to… is allow me to enter the keyword I want to rank for. Scribe just seems to pull the keyword it wants.

    If I could change it, then that would be awesome!

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad

Comments are open for seven days. This article's comments are now closed.