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Yoast SEO

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


1783 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Works great
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The plugin does what it suppose to do. The are some issues, but that normal when you develop a plugin. By far one of the best SEO plugin out there

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...and amazingly comprehensive and easily usable.

Bad Yoast version 3
By , for WP 4.4.1

The developer of Yoast failure to renew this new version 3 also I see does not respond no comments, seeing your single web site interests you generate sales for the pro version the free version of Yoast hoof.

Going in the wrong direction
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The focus keyword scanner used to work a lot more quickly, and a number of other features in this plugin were more intuitive in earlier versions. Sometimes simpler is better

version 3 is bloated and bad
By , for WP 4.4.1

Version 3 is much slower and the interface is much worse than version 2.x of this plugin.

The V3 active scanning slows down large sites without any benefit and the new interface makes it difficult for clients to understand how to edit meta-text and all other important details. That's if it even works! You will see many forum and review posts detailing the many issues, all adding up to the sad death of a plugin which used to be one of my favourites.

For now I have rolled back to version 2.3.5 which you can get from the repository. Version 2.3.5 is superior in every way to version 3.x

I suspect in future I will have to find an alternative.

Snippet Editor is awful
By , for WP 4.4.1

Echoing what others have said. The snippet editor is an astonishingly poor user experience. My clients have trouble realizing it's something they can edit.

But it's also worse because in the past you could edit existing entries and now you cannot. It auto-clears the field you're entering and can also make it appear in the wrong spot.

By , for WP 4.4.1

Dont install this Update / Version of the Plugin. My Homepage cant scratch more from Facebook. All my allready Advertising / Pots are away and i cant post a new link. Cause i ve no Preview of the Side. I ve allready write the yoast seo support but they dont want to help. This Plugin Ruin ur Website.

Changing my review from 5 to 2 stars
By , for WP 4.4.1

In a first review, I gave a 5 stars evaluation to this plugin. It was a must-have in all my wordpress installations.

However, since version 3.0, a lot of things is not working or working poor, very poor: performance issues and wrong usuability decisions.

One example: when you write the metadescription on plugin's metabox and make a mistake, you could not correct it because as soon as yo click it or click the edit icon (the pencil one), the content vanishes. Therefore, if you want to correct a typo, for instance, you need to write all content again...

Yoast is focusing hard on wrong things and not taking care on the important ones. Moreover, they are taking useful features (like 301 redirects) from free to paid version. Bad, bad, bad...

By , for WP 4.4.1

Indispensable in a blog made with wordpress, to have a site seo friendly and have good rankings on google

The best SEO plugin
By , for WP 4.4.1

Very good SEO plugin.

One thing that changed recently and bother me and my clients : the new snippet editing tool : the "preview" and "editing link" is the same link : i have to click on the blue title to edit it.

I think it was way better (from an ux angle) before with 2 inputs : one for title, and one for description, and the snippet preview below.

Before that changes, my clients understood by themselve how to edit that, now i have to explain them how it works.

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