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Yoast SEO

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

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1941 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Great for a WP beginner
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As a novice WP blogger, who doesn't write code, this is a great plugin.

I use it to check every post before I publish. I especially like the Flesch Reading Ease rating. I know my writing skills are getting better and this proves it.

Yay, they improved the snippet editor!
By , for WP 4.4.2

Just updated this plugin to the 3.1 and Yoast and his crew did a good job of improving the snippet editor. It's a lot easier to work and even helps the user get the right length for the title tag and meta description.

Bravo.

Everything in one place
By , for WP 4.4.2

Very good plugin, which gives WordPress a maximum boost :)

Nice SEO but Awkward to Use
By , for WP 4.4.2

This post applies to Yoast SEO version 3.1:

I do like the Yoast SEO plugin, but two things won't allow me to give it more than 4 stars...

  1. The Snippet editor has been reworked twice now... each time it adds tons of unnecessary code and usability suffers. Please... why not just have a stupid text input box with the current title already editable in it, and let us "edit" it?! Seeing the title in the box, then having to retype it when you want to change one word in it is frustrating. I have a lot of posts that have perfectly good titles that just need a word changed or a punctuation added... to do this you have to click in the box where the title is ALREADY VISIBLE but not selectable, then re-type the entire title from scratch by hand. The way it is now, I'm not sure you can truthfully call it "edit title" when you have to input the entire title the first time you want to make any changes.
    The description snippet could work the same way... just a simple text-area with your default snippet in it please!
  2. It seems like the plugin is making posting articles a lot slower and more cumbersome than it used to be, and now it looks like you'll be charging for it.

Please address these issues and I'll be glad to give it 5-stars again.

Yup you deserve 1 star
By , for WP 4.4.2

Yoast was good. In fact excellent. But after their "innovation" in 3.0.X versions (yup that's what a guy from Yoast support said about their updates) everything became garbage and utter useless. What a drunken innovation it is! Yoast SEO plugin is already an integral part of my websites and I have done extreme level of SEO with it. So now moving away from it is almost impossible. To curb my troubles, I have switched back from this "innovation" to 2.3.5 version which is stable and easy to use. Lets see what they bring in 3.1.X. For now 1 Star.

Authors have disabled the free version to render it useless
By , for WP 4.4.2

Used to be good now it's just a spud steer clear of this plugin, it doesn't set a focus keyword or phrase and it will leave you on the backpage of google it's basically now just spam which will force you to upgrade. I now have a load of work to do stripping it from my site.

Very Disappointed In Yoast SEO Plugin Updates; Slows Sites Down
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WE have the basic Yoast SEO plugin on our 53 sites which all use a premium theme, Canvas by Woothemes. Yoast SEO used to be a great plugin which worked so well.It was easy to use, easy to add titles, site decryption and the page jump to the bottom function was outstanding!

Now we are finding on every site Yoast cannot see the keyword in the first paragraph, does not see the keyword in alt images, incorrectly calculates % of keywords used although it reads the correct amount of keywords used.

On many sites it's impossible to add a title, no matter how often you click and try to edit/ add a title, and having to scroll down on long posts of 4,000 words is a pain on what used to be a user friendly plugin

Even worse, the new version slows down our sites considerably!!!!It is impossible to add/ edit posts as we constantly get the "white screen of death" and have to wait up to 10 seconds, sometimes more for WP to work again.

Sites which were fast loading are now in the "B" bracket in Google page speed checks.

We use Firefox.

How do we know Yoast is the issue? Deactivate Yoast and the site is fast, no "white screen of death" and we can instantly edit and update our sites without having to wait.

This is very disappointing as the Michael Torbert All In One SEO is not as good, but we will be forced to delete Yoast SEO because the performance aspect is now so poor.

Their "improvement" for us has been a disaster to date, and if they can't get the basic plugin working smoothly, I have zero confidence in paying high dollars for the premium version.

One has to ask what is their thinking going to ask us to pay the premium dollars for the premium plugin when the basic plugin doesn't function well?

I would very much appreciate a reply on why the updated performance is so poor...

Thanks,
Chriss & Mark Smith

Really the best SEO plugin
By , for WP 4.4.2

Really the best SEO plugin for WordPress. I love it

Good and Easy
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Easier to set up than anticipated. Works fine. A good plugin that engages aspects of SEO.

Gone Rogue
By , for WP 4.4.2

Not only did these guys strip the free version of it's usefulness and basic functionality, they have also gone rogue with their recent upgrades. They fix your site homepage permalink to http://www.yoursite/example-post and you cannot change that. I guess just to force you to upgrade. So it's not just useless but dangerous! This plugin used to be indispensable, but I suspended this would happen as it gets more popular because the developers have a long record of not rendering support or even responding to questions, premium or free

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