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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.


68 reviews
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4 stars
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1 star
unsearchable on Googl
By , for WP 3.7

My site was ranked for weeks with MH Magazine theme on 3-8th page on Google. Afther install yoast my site is unsearchable on Google.

1 star
doesn't work
By , for WP 3.6.1

looks great but it doesn't create a sitemap that Google's webmaster tools will recognize. Don't know why. No support.
Moving on. New SEO plug-in needed.

1 star
Do not change from All in one SEO to Yoast
By , for WP 3.6

My site was ranked for months on 6th page, somewhere i saw no progress and discovered Yoast.

I replaced All in one SEO into Yoast. A week after installation, my complete website is unsearchable on Google.

I'm sorry for this negative post but this is my experience.

1 star
all in one and good
By , for WP 3.6.1

finally I ran out of hope to work with this plugin. My post do not appear in google search results, no matter how much I tried everything, and did not find any solution.

1 star
I hate you Yoast!!!
By , for WP 3.5.2

I don't know what the F**K he is doing with the plugin. It is a mess up now a days. With every update there's more bug than bug fixes. Over a Dozen of my site still have that "This is a Yoast Test Title" as title on every page of the site because of a bug in the plugin which killed the ranks of all those sites. And now I can't even save any sh*t because there's no save button. I hate you Yoast!!!

Sorry about the language!!!

1 star
No support and program featurs broke
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin has sections that no not work as intended. After months of trying to find a solution with many individuals with the same problem I have elected to discontinue use. From forum posts to emailing the developer there has been no replies or solutions.

1 star
By , for WP 3.5.1

Support is terrible if you want to go further.

1 star
I read great reviews... but I couldn't get it to work.
By ,

I spent about two weeks trying to get this plug-in to work. No matter what I did the sitemaps were barfed-up and rejected by google.

The interface IS confusing. The author tries to be comical or ironic with some of the selections - so when you read a description next to the check-box your're left wondering "sooo... should I check it or not?"

I've used plug-ins by non-English native speakers (Newsletter by Satollo is a great example) that are absolutely brilliant and clearly written and work straight out of the box.

I recommend the plug-in author take a look at all of the selected options, group them in a way that makes sense, and remove all of the jokes from the interface (they are not funny) and work on a solid plug-in that works for most people most of the time with pre-sets that won't ruin your SEO if you don't know what you're doing.

Good luck, and I hope to see newer, better, version. I still need SEO help - but it looks like this plugin is not for me.

Kudos to those who were able to make it work DESPITE the bugs and interface.

1 star
No support
By , for WP 3.5.1

"33 of 522 support threads in the last two months have been resolved."

Nothing else to say...

1 star
Plugin is broken.
By , for WP 3.5.1

Plugin is broken, it "helped" me disappear off the SERPs (after being on page 1)
It made me roll back to an older version, and its still buggy in many aspects.
Author seems to be ignoring forum threads or he's just overloaded with bugs at the moment.

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