I used Yoast for years. It was once very good but has become more bloated with every update to the point that it became unbearable.
Switched to SEO Framework.
This plugin save my time. Thanks Team Yoast!!
It just doesn't work any more and interferes with other functions of WordPress, and the fact that there's been no word from Yoast about the bug means I'll have to find an alternative solution.
easy to setup and use
I signed up and paid for Yoast SEO Premium.
The installation did not work properly so I asked for support.
Support was very bad. I created a login for them and they said it did not work. Then they simply ignored me for 60 days, not replying to over 6 emails I sent.
When I finally got a response for my refund request, they said they would not because it was now over 30 days.
It is terrible when companies have such poor support. I am out $129. I wish I disputed it on my credit card while I had the chance.
Great for tweaking your SEO needs. Easy to use and useful for beginners.
I'm on the latest version of Yoast SEO (Ver. 3.2.5) and Recalculating SEO Scores no longer works. The process halts at 560. Is anyone else having issues with the Recalculation tool?
This is pretty much the best SEO plugin for WordPress!
Luckily there's an easy fix by deleting a file in the root. But after getting sick of the constant banners on every admin page it's time to get thing off of my sites.
If you have no idea how to handle header meta data with custom fields, Yoast or similar plugins, like All-in-One SEO, might be okay. They're bloatware, though, and with Yoast, the bloat seems to be getting worse by the week. (SEO Framework claims to be different in this regard, but I don't know personally.) To truly uninstall Yoast from a site, you have to install another plugin, Uninstall Yoast, or clear tables in your database. It's one of those plugins that sticks around, otherwise.
On top of all that bloat, Yoast's devs push the premium service endlessly, all while ignoring free users who, to some degree, helped Yoast SEO (a.k.a., WordPress SEO) get where it is today. Even if I thought the plugin was made well, the way Yoast interacts—or, rather, doesn't interact—with the community leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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