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WordPress SEO by Yoast

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.


1041 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
1 star
Continuous maintenance mode after update
By , for WP 3.8.1

In enjoyed the plugin. It did everything I expected. Now I work with version And there is an update available.

If I run the update, my page runs into maintenance mode, and the update stucks. All I can do is remove the file .maintenance in the root of my blog to make my blog work again.

At the moment this plugin is deactivated. As far as I read in the other reviews, there may be certain issues with this plugin. This would be a pity because this plugin was a really good plugin.

At the moment my rating is 1 star although this plugin completely did its job. But if updating makes my blog go into maintenance, the usage of this plugin is not practicable anymore.

1 star
No help for free users
By , for WP 3.8.1

Do not expect any help from Yoast unless you pay for their plugin, this is the only plugin I know that do not want to support free plugins even though they created it.

I do not have meta showing up now but Yoast don't seem to care. Very poor customer service.

1 star
New updates doesn't work properly
By , for WP 3.6.1

It doesn't work anymore after the update If I have WPTotalCache enabled it doesn't put the meta tags in the header and if I disable WPTotalCache it does it but the pages category-ID give back 404 error. What is going on?!

5 stars
Meu atende muito bem - valtech.com.br
By ,

Me ajudou muito com o projeto valtech.com.br

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1 star
Last releases are very buggy
By , for WP 3.8.1

After months (years) of working well,
the last updates are full of mistakes that provoke lots of conflicts.
Please be more exhaustive in the development.

1 star
Bad support
By , for WP 3.8.1

Support is not user-friendly.

5 stars
A mandatory addition to any site
By , for WP 3.8.1

There are a few plugins I always install whenever I build a WP site and this is the first one every time. Very simple to use and also gets you in the habit of writing good titles and descriptions for every page on your site. Not sure where I'd be without it.

1 star
BEWARE! Latest update has made plugin useless... DEVS UNRESPONSIVE.
By ,

Be prepared for tons of errors and php conflicts with the latest release. WordPress SEO has gone down the toilet. Devs are unresponsive and no longer care about this project. USE SOMETHING ELSE YOU WILL THANK ME LATER!

2 stars
Loss of Strip Category Base feature
By , for WP 3.8.1

Ok, first off, this review is specific to this version of the plug-in. I have used this plugin for many years. I have found it to be the best out there for SEO tweeking of wordPress sites...until the last update.

Don't get me wrong, I like many of the new features and that is why this is two stars not one, but the removal of the Strip category base feature has upset me.

I liked this plugin because I could handle SEO, whether sitemaps, webmaster tools validation, opengraph setting or page titles all in one place.

But now, I have to install another plugin to replicate a peice of functionality. A plugin that's two years old. I run twenty sites and now I have to go back and install another plug-in on all of them just to get back to the place I was.

Please put this feature back in. Just because it 'has no SEO impact' is no reason to take out a feature we SEO'ers rely on. It makes the site look unprofessional without it.

5 stars
Fantastic plugin
By ,

I have been using this plugin for a long time now, and I would simply say that the plugin is fantastic.

I recommend it for anyone who cares about Optimizing his site.

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