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WordPress SEO by Yoast

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


1280 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
Bad with other than English languages...
By , for WP 4.0

Almost useless with German language pages, absolutely useless with pages written in Russian - doesn't recognise any words and almost no characters there at all.

Will certainly have to look for a better alternative.

(If anybody can suggest one, please let me know!)

I use this plugin on all my sites
By , for WP 4.0

One of the 1st plugins I install on all my sites. Currently in use on about 5 or 6 sites and I have zero complaints. For anyone new to SEO this plugin rates your post content and points out any flaws seo wise you may need to correct. I highly recommend it. Thank you

No hay soporte
By , for WP 4.0

El plugin tiene funcionalidades interesantes pero sobrecarga mucho el servidor y no tiene soporte gratuito medio digno.

Ha cambiado bastante en los últimos años, es una pena que no atiendan las consultas si no es pasando antes por caja.

The best plugin
By , for WP 4.0

This is the best plugin. The first one I install on any website I create.

By , for WP 4.0

Must have plugin for all wordpress users :)

Some bugs and no help from support
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I've used this plugin for over a year and previously found it very useful - had I reviewed it two months ago I would have given it five stars. Before then, when issues arose the support forum provided an answer and when no one could help, the developers updated with a fix within days.

However, recently my site has run into big problems and no one seems able or willing to help. Namely, the plugin now fails to recognise keyword placement in my posts ("they keyword does not appear in the first paragraph", "keyword usage is 0%"), making it very hard to get a 'green' light. After extensive research and calls for help over a two month period I have found no way of fixing the issue myself. For some users the issue appears to be ongoing dating back to at least September 2013. It's a bug, and it's a bug the developers appear unwilling to fix.

This is where the lack of support for free users comes in. I have considered paying for this plugin simply to get through to the developers, but then, why should I purchase a plugin because it's not working? Surely you purchase with confidence, and not a lack of it? When a large selection of free users report an issue, it would be prudent for developers to address it regardless of payment. I'm sure this is losing them customers. Very frustrating.

my favourite tool
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It makes SEO comfortable and easy. And I really appreciate the very polite wording of the notification texts - they really make it fun to work with the tool :)

A Go-To And A Must Use Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin takes the guesswork out of setting up SEO for your site. Allowing defining a unique title and excerpt for search engines is a much appreciated feature. Add to that automatic xml sitemaps and the ability to turn off sitemaps and indexing for sections that may be considered duplicate content or are for internal use only (like custom taxonomies). This plugin is a necessary companion for every self-hosted WordPress install.

Love it and it's teaching me about SEO
By , for WP 4.0

I have learned more about SEO from implementing the functionality in this plugin then I could figure out from days of Google searching. It's easy to use and the help on the website is very good.

I had a little trouble with the site XML, but eventually figured it out with help from the Yoast site.

The only thing that was a little frustrating was when using the MyBookTable plugin, which has it's own SEO for individual books, which I had already filled in, and Yoast over wrote it. I'm not sure if it would have come back had I disabled this plugin, but I didn't bother because this plugin is much more extensive.

Very good
By , for WP 4.0

Just starting to use this SEO system but love the tutorials and the ease of setup.

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