Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Meh. There are better plugins

  • shshshea

    (@shshshea)


    I used Yoast Premium for a long time. Found another plugin thats code weighed a lot less and offered a lot more, even in their free version and I love their premium version. I have since deleted Yoast, but the plugin leaves behind a TON of data in your Database. I would avoid using this plugin, even just trying it, as it will just bloat your database and not clean up after itself.

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  • Plugin Support monbauza

    (@monbauza)

    Hi @shshshea,

    Thanks for your review.

    We are sorry to hear you’re no longer using Yoast SEO. We’re obviously biased towards our own product but we firmly believe that Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin on the market. We are SEO experts (Yoast is founded by Joost de Valk – a world-famous SEO expert) and have close contacts with Google, WordPress, Microsoft, Facebook and the SEO community. We make sure users always have the newest features after each important update (either Google or WordPress). You can learn more about our product philosophy and why you should choose Yoast over other products here.

    Regarding the plugin data left in the database after uninstalling the plugin, we do this to preserve your SEO data and plugin settings in case you decide to install and activate the plugin at a later time. If a user accidentally uninstalls the plugin and we throw away a site’s SEO data without the user realizing it, the problem is way bigger than if we do not delete the data the user intentionally added before. So, we choose to error on the side of caution here.

    That said, we see that there can be users who may want to delete the plugin permanently and don’t want to mess up with deleting data directly from the database. As this is a valid use case, there’s a feature request in our plugin repository to add an option to easily delete the plugin data from the database. Our developers will consider the request when planning updates.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by monbauza.
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