Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » I remember when it WAS a Great plugin.

  • xolite


    Not sure what happened with these guys, I remember when Yoast was first released and it was amazing, still seems to be amazing BUT…. you guys should win an award for the most ads/nags screens ever introduced into a plugin.

    Last time I used Yoast it had “soft” upsells to premium, now, anything you click, anywhere in wordpress where “Yoast” is associated there is constant nag screens and upsells. This plugin is the classic example of “if it is free, YOU are the product”.

    It is so bad that someone actually wrote a plugin “Hide SEO Bloat” to remove all the nasty bloat/ads that saturates your wordpress. I am all for supporting developers but this is ridiculous in my opinion. 😳

    There is probably more code to inject their ads then what is written for the actual plugin….

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by xolite.
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  • Plugin Support monbauza


    Hi @xolite,

    Thanks for using our plugin and taking the time to write a review.

    We understand that you’d like to see a fewer number of ads in the free plugin. Yoast SEO displays a limited set of ads/notifications in specific areas in the backend. For example, when you move a post to trash, Yoast SEO will show a notification suggesting you create a redirect to avoid a 404 error on the deleted URL. This notification will go away when you refresh the page or, alternatively, you can close it by just clicking the X icon in the upper right-hand corner.

    These types of ads shouldn’t prevent you from using the plugin normally. That being said, we understand you’d like them to not appear in the backend. The only way to deactivate ads in the Yoast SEO plugin is to modify the plugin code (editing the plugin files yourself or using a 3rd-party plugin) or use Yoast SEO Premium.

    Thread Starter xolite


    I am not sure where in my review you came to the conclusion I did not understand something, but thank you for trying to justify yourself.

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