I just did the latest update of Yoast SEO (Wednesday, November 18 2015). I got an error message saying that my webpage could not be indexed by search engines. I came to WordPress forums for help, and see that Yoast does not offer support for the free plugin, only for Premium. Sorry guys, but this is underhanded. You just lost me. I will be using another SEO plugin.
I have used Yoast SEO plugin for several years. I am disappointed to see that the new release is now interfering with pagebuilders in my themes. Also the message 'homepage cannot be indexed' is disturbing to see! Have they tested it thoroughly before releasing it?
Ok, I had to create an account here just to say how unethical is that "error message" you got after upgrading to 3.0 that in fact is an advertising campaign, as Mr. Vibe said below.
Update: Solution is here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/updated-and-now-it-says-homepage-cant-be-indexed
However, still bad how this error redirects to a campaign instead to the page to fix this issue. It certainly can deceive users. I know it's a business and you want more conversions, but that's definitely not a good strategy.
I am a very big fan of Yoast SEO plugin, but have recently reduced 5 stars to 3 stars, because I do not understand why you're running Google campaigns using error messages.
The error message displayed that my site was not accessible to search engines. I checked the same from Google web masters it was accessible.
Here's the link to the video : http://www.screencast.com/t/Y1Dj0gFMY0
Here's the screenshot from Google web masters : http://prntscr.com/943stt
The details integrated in this plugin are seriously worth appreciating !
Great Job !
super helpful, with tons of support on their blog!
I get it - it's a free plugin. However, the pricing is not reasonable for the paid version and switching what was free to paid now that you have the most popular SEO plugin is a bit slimey. Develop new features and charge for those?
Appreciate the plugin and value it adds. However, it looks like maybe it is time WordPress just integrated the common sense SEO changes that yoast has in their plugin to cut out the meddling middleman.
I wish to thank Joost de Valk and his team for an efficient and dependable plugin. It is a great addition for any WordPress website.
I wish you continual success with your Yoast SEO and other endeavors.
Thank you so much for this great plugin.
Every time I go to a page I keep getting the headers back with this is new in version X and don't miss your crawl errors. After some time it gets really annoying.
It`s very good.
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