Adding the DreamHost SEO Toolkit to a Domain


This article describes the different ways to add the SEO Toolkit to a website.

Changing the name of a WordPress site

Any SEO progress made is permanently reset if you change the domain name of a WordPress or DreamPress website.

For this reason, it is only recommended that you add the SEO Toolkit after your domain name is set correctly in its final version.


The SEO Toolkit is compatible with DreamPress and WordPress websites as well as any other fully-hosted website.

It cannot be used in the following cases:

Billing options

You can choose between a monthly or yearly payment plan. View the following page for pricing information:

Adding the SEO Toolkit

If you previously installed a DreamHost WordPress install and are no longer using it, you must make sure you deactivate it before adding the SEO toolkit to a new site. To deactivate it, visit the Install WordPress panel page and click the Remove from List button for the installation. See the following article for more information:

There are several ways to add the SEO Toolkit plan.

Adding when creating an account

If you signed up for the SEO Toolkit during the signup process, you already received several confirmation emails with further information and steps. These emails are described below.

Adding to an existing website

There are two ways to add the plan to an existing website.

Option 1

  1. Navigate to the Manage Websites page.
  2. Click the Manage button to open the Domain Settings page, which allows you to adjust various settings for your site.
    • If in Grid view, click the Manage button at the bottom of the website box.
    • If in List view, click the Manage button at the far right of your domain name.
  3. Scroll down to the Search Engine Optimization section.
  4. Click the Get More Traffic button.
  5. Choose a yearly or monthly billing plan.
  6. Click the Add Plan button and proceed to the checkout process.

Option 2

  1. Log into the panel.
  2. In the left menu, under Add Product, click the SEO Toolkit option.
  3. Select your domain from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click the Add SEO Toolkit button.
  5. Choose a yearly or monthly billing plan.
  6. Click the Add Plan button and proceed to the checkout process.

Confirmation emails

You will receive three confirmation emails after adding the plan.

Email #1

An email with links to articles and resources to help you get started.

Email #2

An email to confirm that the SEO Toolkit has been installed on your website.

Email #3

An email is sent once the SEO scanner has verified your website is live and its initial automated scan has completed. If your website is not yet live at DreamHost, you'll receive this email after your website is live.

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