Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » sitemap has html. google hates that.

  • This plugin is growing. And to me it is getting worse and worse.

    In the free version I hate to see fake-talk like “Yoast SEO can now store your site’s SEO data in a smarter way!” but Google won’t find a single page explaining what that means. I am sure Yoast is greedy as seen from their pro, which leads me to the assumption that Yoast will collect data. As much as possible. Sure, only to improve the userexperience.

    In the pro version it is not better at all if you really want to work with your wordpress, e.g. change a path while developing and be sure 301 redirects will ruin it for you if you want to switch back to the old URL.

    I can go on for hours outlining how much Yoast does not work, how often the XSLT string in the (fugly styled) sitemap is worsening things, but it doesn’t matter as greed comes first and functionality last.

    wpsso is nice too. yoast sucks more and more.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by benutzername1.
    • This topic was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Deleted links
    • This topic was modified 6 months ago by benutzername1.
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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @benutzername1 Thanks for the review but please keep it to your words here only. No links or links to images. That’s not permitted in reviews and I have removed yours.

    Reviews are feedback, you do not need to prove anything to anyone to provide that feedback.

    benutzername1

    (@benutzername1)

    It is not possible to remove the xslt string from the sitemap which causes problems with caching.

    benutzername1

    (@benutzername1)

    It is not possible to develop a page using YoastSEO PRO as the 301 is set immediatly.

    benutzername1

    (@benutzername1)

    What does “NEW: Yoast SEO can now store your site’s SEO data in a smarter way!” really mean?

    It is impossible to find proper documentation for this plugin.

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by benutzername1. Reason: typo
    Olle Neiman

    (@olleneiman)

    @benutzername1 I was also wondering about that message. The information is in this blog post: https://yoast.com/yoast-seo-14-0/

    It would be interesting to some testing of this claim: “Yoast SEO 14.0 can provide a speed boost of 5-10%”

    Plugin Support monbauza

    (@monbauza)

    Hi @benutzername1,

    Thanks for your comment.

    Regarding the sentence “Yoast SEO can now store your site’s SEO data in a smarter way”, it refers to the new way our plugin stores metadata in your WordPress database. We now store the SEO-related information in separate tables in the WordPress database which leads to a better performance of the plugin. It doesn’t have anything to do with collecting data from your website. As @olleneiman correctly pointed out, you can learn more about the latest version of the plugin in the release post.

    As for the problems you’re experiencing with the plugin, if you have Yoast SEO Premium you’re entitled to personal support, so we’d appreciate it if you could send us a support ticket to support@yoast.com. We’d be more than happy to assist you with those issues.

    Thanks!

    Doesnt work at all.
    I dont even know if any PHP runtime is long enough for YoastSEO to convert anything bigger than 10k posts.

    Tried a site with YoastPremium and 80k posts….failed on me 10 times now. Deleted it.

    Why would ANYONE ever want a plugin that does not work and asks you to buy premium to get answers?!

    I understand that Yoast is the Windows7 of WordPress Plugins. But it is not good. No customisation of the sitemap, no warnings to such big fails as unconvertable databases PRIOR to rolling this out…

    Edit: And dont get me started on the WP-CLI to fix this. This isnt available with most hosters and wordpress installs. If your plugin doesnt work on a standard webserver (and it obviously cant convert 80k posts) you might need to rethink the concept.

    Plugin Support monbauza

    (@monbauza)

    Hi @benutzername1,

    We understand that you’re still having problems with the latest version of the plugin. To get support, you don’t need to be a premium user.

    We’d appreciate it if you could create a new topic in the plugin forum so that our support team can look into it and assist you further. If you’ve encountered different issues, please create a separate topic for each of them. This will allow us to offer you better support.

    That said, we’d like to clarify that it’s not strictly necessary to run the “Speed up your site” function. The “Speed up” function goes through all posts, pages and taxonomy terms on your website and migrates the associated SEO meta data in bulk to new database tables. The migration process can be performed in bulk as explained or per page. If there’s a page that hasn’t been migrated yet, it will be automatically when a user visits it in the frontend. Therefore, you can safely dismiss the “Speed up” notification; all your pages will be migrated eventually as they get visited.

    Thanks!

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