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Yoast SEO

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


1941 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Latest version is fairly broken and support requests are ignored
By , for WP 4.4.1

It seems like they only respond to paid users but why am I going to upgrade to the paid version of something where the demo is broken and nobody cares about the bugs?

See here and another thing that happened just today.

Very disappointing for what is supposed to be the top SEO plugin.

Great Plugin but I miss the redirection feature :(
By , for WP 4.4.1

This is the must have plugin in my WordPress arsenal but I was shocked to see that they have removed 301 redirection in the update. My redirected URLs are messed up now :/
Any solution guys?

Google Webmaster problem with Yoast
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I'm sure Yoast Premium is an invaluable product - because it offers support whereas the basic version doesn't. However, I've been unable to find a solution to the error message I get on my Google Webmasters account which cannot find the Yoast generated sitemap index file:

General HTTP error: 404 not found
HTTP Error: 404

So I've given up on Yoast basic and decided to make my own sitemap.xml file. It's very easy and it worked excellently on an earlier non-WP site I built.

There is much to be learned from the Yoast site, but I reckon a thorough study of Google Webmasters is probably better. Just a personal opinion.

Try this: Build and Submit a Sitemap

Makes it easy
By , for WP 4.4.1

This plugin makes it easy add a little or a lot of SEO elements to your site. Highly recommend!

Enough is Enough!
By , for WP 4.4.1

This keeps getting bulkier and bulkier and now i have this irritating red alert button at the top of my admin bar i can't get rid of without giving Yoast my Google account info. That's the last straw. This has gone from bad to worse with a page full of ads, pulling out features the original version already came with and now this intrusion into our privacy.

Thanks but No Thanks.

Getting more SPAMmy every day!
By , for WP 4.4.1

Getting more SPAMmy every day! Nonsense advertisements. Constant, un-dismissible BS notifications that are simply a waste of your precious time. And that cartoon face all over my WordPress -- get outta here!

Yoast Seo plugin conflicts with wp_mail
By , for WP 4.3.2


We are using Yoast Seo plugin for our new wordpress website. However, when we try to use wordpress wp_mail in the code for sending email, it conflicts with Yoast Seo plugin, wp_mail will send out 3 duplicated emails. When we deactivate Yoast Seo plugin, then the wordpress wp_mail will function properly sending out only 1 email.

How do you resolve this issue ?

Halim S

Absolutely terrible since version 3
By , for WP 4.4.1

I don't get why this has had to happen. Yoast used to be a neat SEO plugin that just worked. Since the update to version 3.0 (and ever since, currently 3.7) it is simply one huge annoyance. Yoast SEO slows down longer pages so much that it becomes impossible to edit texts. The plugin causes constant trouble with my Divi and Extra themes. A dozen times a day I need to deactivate the Yoast plugin to be able to edit pages. Otherwise the Divi builder won't show up.
Please, people, do yourself a big favor and avoid Yoast in its current state. It's absolutely terrible.

3.0.7 Content Analysis Does Not Work Properly
By , for WP 4.4.1

Please see this forum discussion which explains what's happening. If you're having similar problems, please report them on the forum . . . just maybe, Yoast will see it and figure out a solution!


After testing, it seems clear that this is an issue with Yoast SEO 3.x, not with other plugins, themes, WP versions, or hosting.

Revert to previous versions here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/developers/

Removing features to create an overpriced Premium version, thats a cheap shot!
By ,

Older versions were amazing compared to this...

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