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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.


1040 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Great plugin - support network needs some beef. Still 5 stars.
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've made a donation, so I feel I can share with legitimacy. And, my rating is 5 stars. First, you need this plug-in. I couldn't live without it.

However, like all of Yoast's plugins, documentation is light, and overlap causes ambiguity. It's a challenge to set up. Even the best webmasters I know say they get confused.

Too many questions go unanswered in the forums. EASY to fix, though - just build the network of followers willing to do support (there are plenty of users, shouldn't be hard to do), share a little of the pie with them on an per-answered support thread. PageLines (drag and drop theme) has built a great support network (real time, chat) that way. Would love to see that sort of thing from Yoast.

All In all, I give it 5 stars, just want to be more than a numbered user in the community. ;-]

1 star
By , for WP 3.5.1

At first I was very happy, but numerous problems with the plugin have changed that. I don't think it's google friendly at all.

5 stars
Now perfect with WPML
By , for WP 3.4

The last update solved the only bug with WPML, what were that the sitemaps were not perfectly filtered and redirected in multidomain setup. Thanks!

5 stars
I've used Yoast for a couple years now.
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've used a couple other SEOs, but found Yoast to be simple to manage and very effective.

4 stars
Yoast One Addition Required For 5 Stars
By , for WP 3.5.1

I must say I have used this plugin and read Yoast articles for years now, There are other good plugins about but I feel that Yoast Does all I require and more.
Like all plugins is room for improvement.

For this to be perfect an explaination link next to each setting would put the icing on the cake....would save me explaining to my customers how to set it up all the time.

p.s I have never given 5 stars to any plugin let alone one that does so much I would highly reccomend this one.

5 stars
A Great Way to Do SEO!
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've tried all the SEO plugins out there. Some are good. A few are great.

But for my money, Yoast's is the best.

It's simple to use. Clean. Elegant. And gives me great results. Thanks Yoast! Keep up the great work.


5 stars
The Best SEO Plugin BY FAR!
By , for WP 3.6.1

WordPress SEO by Yoast is the best. Straight-forward - just keep working the highlighted items until the light turns green. Keyword Research...the works.

3 stars
When it works its good, but it breaks often
By , for WP 3.5.1

I run this plugin on 5 websites, all running Genesis as promoted by Joost. More than 90% of all problems that required more than a few minutes to resolve were caused by this plugin. In most instances it required disabling the plugin for extended periods while reports detailing the problem kept on piling up in the support forum . These seem to mostly go unanswered and unresolved.

On the first page of the support forum there are 29 problems reported. With the exception of 2, all during the past 2 days. ONE report is marked as resolved. On the Plugin page it is reported that only "38 of 581 support threads in the last two months have been resolved".

As another reviewer put it : "Searching the support forum and Google finds numerous posts/pleas for help on these topics, all with the author conspicuously absent and the poster's issue apparently unresolved after months".

This accurately reflects my experience with this plugin, it breaks often and there is little support and/or feedback when it does.

5 stars
Best SEO I've found!
By , for WP 3.5.1

WordPress SEO by Yoast is easy to use and gives results!

It's a pity it's got issues with the e-commerce system shopplugin.net but I hope that will get solved.

5 stars
Awesome Plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

I will use this on all my WordPress sites going forward. The analyzer is a very, very useful tool. Definitely my favorite SEO plugin.

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