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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
Zero star would be preferable
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have just update my Seo plugin on several sites, and to my big surprise it is all about money now.

The metatags is completely dissappeared and all I can do now is click on buttons where it is expected that I will buy something.

This is in my mind absolutely not the meaning of open source.

I will immediately start looking for something better. This is the worst thing I have ever experienced with WordPress.

And in addition it is very dissapointing that someone from Yoast don't even respond on the reviews her and on the questions in the support forum.
It seems that they do not bother at all. And this is really a bad customer service.

Unusable New Interface and Horribly Broken
By , for WP 4.4

Yoast has always been the standard for SEO plugins in my opinion, but I have no positive things to say about this new version 3.0. The new interface is unintuitive, and hiding feedback until you've already entered info is awful. Plus having to edit the snippet directly is unhelpful. Finally, on at least one of my sites the plugin is completely broken and only shows "This is an example title - edit by clicking here" even after editing. I have no choice but to switch to another plugin that works.

I have this on so many sites that moving away is a scary (but still on the table) prospect. I sure hope you at least fix the snippet editor—I can't tell you how many times I've crafted a meta description and it just wipes it out because it's so buggy. Truly I have no idea what you were thinking with this new interface. A separate stable field with instant (numeric) feedback was awesome, but this new system is a hit-or-miss nail-biting disaster where the outcome is anyone's guess.

latest version is broken :(
By , for WP 4.3.1

please fix

snippet not update

vote changed
By , for WP 4.3.1

disaster prevented. good for the speed

Now, it works well
By , for WP 4.4.1

Now, after the lasts updates, the plugin works well.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Guys! TEST BEFORE RELEASING UPDATES! How in the world does this happen???? So many bugs. What a nightmare.

Where is the SAVE BUTTON ?
By , for WP 4.3.1

There's a lot broken with this new version of yours, but the main issue here is to understand how did you guys vanished with the save button on post page? I can't save any of my posts.

3.0.6 problems
By , for WP 4.4

Updated AGAIN the other day...and am now seeing this...
The focus keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy. Make sure the topic is clear immediately.(it is there)
Bad SEO scoreYou have not used your focus keyword in any subheading (such as an H2) in your copy.(it is there)
Bad SEO score The keyword density is 0%, which is a bit low; the focus keyword was found 0 times.(it is there)
Ok SEO score the images on this page do not have alt tags containing your focus keyword.(it is there)
and on and on and on...this is a train wreck.

Not sure whats going on, but these updates for the last few weeks have been very problematic. We have cleared cookies and all that to no avail.

You Killed a Good Plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

I used this plugin and recommended it to everyone in blog posts. I installed it into client websites and blogs and spent time teaching them how to use it

The latest update is total garbage. Now, I have to upload an older version and tell all clients not to upgrade it.

That's my workaround for now, until I decide what SEO plugin I'm going to use in the future.

Yes, writing this post because I'm angry about it. it's their plugin. They can do as they please. But, as it is with the latest version, it's worth just 1 star.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Nobody likes their time wasted, sending STUPID message telling me my site is not indexed, I checked the

Discourage search engines from indexing this site

setting on Reading menu and it is FINE.

To out and out LIE to people just damages your reputation, you are NO LONGER TRUSTED, everything you say now is a lie.

Yoast sends out this message via the TRUSTED wordpress admin (WordPress should ban the plugin until this has ben removed)

Here is the message you should ignore (I replaced the site name with "your website":

"Yoast SEO has detected that your website can no longer be indexed. Please note that this will make it impossible for search engines like Google and Bing to index your site. Read more about this error on our knowledge base.

It is also dumb dumb dumb to send people to a page that will not load

The email includes this spam link


which resolves to


which says more lies

Your site isn't indexable

If Yoast SEO reports your site as not indexable by search engines, this can be caused by several reasons. At the same time, it's an issue of the highest priority, assuming that you want your site to be in Google's index.

Our best advice is to use the "Analyze entire site" button, create an account on OnPage.org and see what they have to tell you. It could be that you have a robots.txt file that's blocking indexation, it could be that your theme has some code in it that's blocking search engines, etc. etc. OnPage.org can tell you what the problem is and how to fix it!


Anyone that is prepared to build a marketing campaign on LIES is simply not trustworthy, it is also a breach of CanSpam and Data Protection Laws as this marketing message had no unsubscribe. If you report it as spam you could be reporting your own domain.

I am now looking for an alternative to Yoast and I urge WordPress.ORG to ban this plugin until it honors the use of Admin messaging for genuine admin purposes.

If Yoast had wanted to email me and say

"hey buddy, thanks for using our plugin, this is a one off message to invite you to join our marketing newsletter where you can get great tips on how to optimize your site"

Then fine, the law of reciprocity would have probably got me to sign up, but I do not like being misled and lied to.

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