When I was a Windows user (Now I use Mac), Windows live writer was one of the best blogging tool that I have used. Windows live writer is a desktop blog editor, which supports multiple blogging platform including WordPress and BlogSpot. If you are new to Windows live writer, you can learn about what is Windows live writer, benefits of Windows live writer, and complete Windows live writer and WordPress configuration guide.
Now, one question which new bloggers often ask about is, how to do SEO of post when you are using Windows live writer for publishing. When I started using Windows live writer as full fledge blog writing tool, I had the same questions. That was almost 2 years back, and All in One SEO was the best WordPress SEO plugin at that point of time. With time, many new plugins like WordPress SEO by yoast, SEOPressor replaced All in one SEO, Themes in-built SEO took over the all in one SEO plugin.
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There is a SEO plugin call AIOSEO bridge which works on Windows live writer along with all in one SEO plugin, but now this plugin is not updated from long, and I won’t recommend to use it anymore. There is no alternative way to do SEO of an article directly from Windows live writer editor. The best way to use Windows live writer is for local writing, and submit blog post as draft. Then you can use any SEO plugin you are using, to add SEO details like Meta title, meta description.
Since, I’m on Mac and it doesn’t support Windows live writer directly, I have a local WordPress installed on my Mac OS, and I use it for local drafting and article writing. Once, my local draft is ready, I copy it to live blog, and do the final editing, and add all important SEO details.
Even if you are using any other desktop publishing tool similar to Windows live writer, they don’t support adding SEO value, and mostly your theme or plugin handles the SEO part of post. The only SEO of post which you can do from Windows live writer, is by writing quality content, use proper heading (H1, H2) and maintain an optimum Keyword density.
So, like others if you are looking for a solution to add SEO data directly from Windows live writer or other desktop based publishing tool, you need to do it from WordPress dashboard. As I said above, a good idea is use your desktop based blog editors to compile the post, submit post as draft and do the final touchup using WordPress post editor.
Do let me know if you have any follow-up question on the same. This is a part of our question and answer series.