Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » How dare you!!

  • Resolved saltmediadevon

    (@saltmediadevon)


    What right do you have to display your shitty black friday ad banners on my WordPress admin area?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • xsonic

    (@xsonic)

    Just came here to say the same.

    It even overlaps key functionality of the dashboard: https://i.imgur.com/pjiZW0i.png

    Disgusting!

    Yoast became more and more intrusive in the past years. Like showing “warnings” when in fact, it’s messages along the lines of “do you like us?”.

    It isn’t like there aren’t any alternatives. I use this plugin on around 40 client websites that I maintain. It will take me some hours to switch, but I can’t stand this!

    I always liked the plugin, but really, what the hell?!!

    If there is an extra Plugin that removes your bloat, it should really make you think: https://wordpress.org/plugins/so-clean-up-wp-seo/

    Sadly this Plugin doesn’t remove this ad. But it can be simply hidden by CSS:

    add_action('admin_head', 'remove_yoast_bf_ad');
    function remove_yoast_bf_ad()
    {
      echo '<style>
        .yoast_bf_sale {
          display: none !important;
        }
      </style>';
    }

    Get your things back together and get this ship back on course!

    Sincerely,
    Martin

    EDIT:
    Also, some of these 40 clients pay for your premium plugin. It goes without
    saying that I can’t recommend this plugin to anyone anymore. Sad, just sad!

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    mowininonini

    (@mowininonini)

    Crazy spammers, what a disgusting ad!

    Marcio Marim

    (@marciomarim)

    Incredible! Disgusting ad!
    Uninstalling this right now, I just cant allow this kind of spam on a pro environment.

    felipeovalle

    (@felipeovalle)

    I came here for the same reason. Disgusting ad! How dare you?

    olivanf

    (@olivanf)

    Start spamming Automatic with this, this plugin behavior shouldn’t be allowed.

    indextwo

    (@indextwo)

    I came here to say the exact same thing. Not only is it wildly intrusive on every. single. page. of wp-admin in all client sites with Yoast installed, but it’s also impossible to dismiss. The little X in the corner doesn’t register a closing click; it just acts as if I’d clicked on the banner (at least in FF 70). So I have no way of dismissing it, despite several clients complaining about it.

    I was hoping to find a filter but (obviously) they didn’t put one in. So there are 3 4 ways of dealing with this:

    1. Add this filter:

    function vnmFunc_removeYoastAds() {
    	WPSEO_Options::set('bf_banner_2019_dismissed', true);
    }
    
    add_action('admin_init', 'vnmFunc_removeYoastAds');

    This will immediately set the dismissed trigger of the banner so that it won’t even try to appear again (that is, until the next time Yoast updates and adds a Christmas sale banner)

    2. Add ?yst_dismiss_bf=1 to the end of the /wp-admin/ URL – this has the same effect as adding the filter.

    3. Implement xsonic’s CSS suggestion. Arguably this will hide it for as long as Yoast use the same class to display their ads; however I don’t know if they’re also adding tracking via the images (and my guess is they most likely are).

    4. Uninstall Yoast. And I won’t be at all surprised if this is what a lot of people end up doing.

    For shame, Yoast. This is weak af.

    opusuno

    (@opusuno)

    4. Uninstall Yoast. And I won’t be at all surprised if this is what a lot of people end up doing.

    Poof! Overhyped SEO plugin anyways.

    BackuPs

    (@backups)

    I am gonna remove this plugin as i do NOT want ad crap in my admin area ! This is bad. You cant click it away ! If you click the X you get to the yoast website.

    Bye bye yoast seo plugin !

    Plugin Support jerparx

    (@jerparx)

    We sincerely apologize and thank you for your feedback, it is well received. We removed the banner completely in version 12.6.2 which we released on Black Friday, the 29th of November.
    Our CEO also tweeted a heartfelt public apology which you can find at https://twitter.com/MariekeRakt/status/1200077958700044290.

    We promise we’ll do better in the future.

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