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Yoast SEO

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast SEO plugin.


1789 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Disastrous development policy...
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This plugin was a reference ... Now it is the example of what not to do ...

  • Too many untested updates ...
  • "Economic regression" as 301 redirects, available in the free version, passed last July in the premium version ...

This is not acceptable and goes against the principles of the GPL ...

Free good quality product ...
Services with a paid advanced version ... It was a good model ... It's over :(

Used to work, Not so much now
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since 3.x was born it's nothing but problems. Meta description editing still missing, regardless of whether it says to hide or allow. Its hidden and only hidden.

Back to working perfectly - Excellent work guys.
By , for WP 4.4.2

Finally had time to do some thorough testing on staging site before updating to the 3.0.7 from 2.5

Some sites had problems with the 3.0.x updates and some didn't. But as of today all my sites are finally all running the latest version without any problems or delays.

Yoast's SEO is still the best option available (trust me I looked). The only reason it doesn't get the full 5 stars is because I know that each update has the potential to cause significant issues. (although in fairness updates 3.0.4 through to 3.0.7 have been painless).

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

If you're reading the reviews and can't decide which SEO plugin to use - you can't beat Yoast's plugin for versatility. Any potential pitfalls are more than worth it in the end.

Version V3 is catastrophic, Transfering to "The SEO Framework"
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A lot of people are furious about this new catastrophic version 3.x.x

Version 2.3.5 was working just so fine (excepting all that annoying messages).

What do you do? Are you crazy?
MONEY MONEY AND JUST MONEY. What about, as you say on you website, "… an Open Source fanatic…". Really?

But Mr Joost de Valk who is "… an Open Source fanatic…", is now only concerned by commercial purpose!!!!

Moving all websites to "The SEO Framework" migrating with "SEO Data Transporter" plugin, the perfect alternative.

There is also a new fork of Yoast SEO v2.3.5 (in progress): ymbeseo

Good for Beginner
By , for WP 4.3.1

One of the best SEO Plugin for WordPress. When i was a beginner i stared with some Other plugins but was not satisfied. Then someone suggested me to use SEO by Yoast for my site and after using the Plugin i have never regreted it for using. Now I run Two sites of Mine named [Link redacted] and [Link redacted] and even use This plugins for my Clients sites and suggest them to use it.

What happened
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i totaly agree the latest posts. This plugin is not working anymore :-(

Latest update version is HORRIBLE
By , for WP 4.3.1

It WAS a good SEO plugin. Not anymore! Trying to switch to something else. Using Squirrly now. Wouldnt have too if Yoast didnt mess things up!

New version is a disaster
By , for WP 3.0.4

New version is a disaster

Meta Description
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What happened to the meta description field?

What just happened with Yoast 3.0.4 ?
By , for WP 4.3.1

Where is the Meta title and description field ? Its not showing up in multiple themes i have,

New update in posts uses a snippet editor to edit meta title and description stuff... click it

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