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Yoast SEO

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


1919 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Looking for alternatives
By , for WP 4.3.1

I'm looking for an alternative plugin for WP. These recent updates are a joke!Any suggestions?

A Great plugin!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've been using it for 3-4 years for numerous websites. Still one of the best SEO plugins out there. Although I don't like one thing - that annoying popup with "Getting started", each time when you update the plugin. Grrr.

5 stars
By , for WP 4.3.1

Still remains one of my favourite plugins on the repo. Keep up the great work guys!

New Update is a Disaster
By , for WP 4.3.1

This used to be a great plugin. But with the last 3 updates they have lost the complete objective.. Seriously looking for an alternative without causing anymore damage ! Stay away from the Free one !

Since commercialization quality took a big hit
By , for WP 4.3.1

Since they are trying to make money with premium versions of their plugins (which is perfectly fine) the quality of the yoast plugins took a big hit. plugin updates are a pain in the ass as you now have to check every functionality as in nearly every bigger update they break something major.
The lates update (3.0.x) brought a flood of complaints in the support section here at wordpress.org

3.0.x version unusable
By , for WP 4.3.1

This has been always been the first pluggin I installed in any wordpress installation and for my first commercial web-page I went directly to the premium functions just to pay them for their great work.

After the 3.0.x update it became all problems and their attitude is just unbelievable, I will keep for now the 2.6.5 version and look for a substitute.

Not bad, but I liked v2 much better
By , for WP 4.3.1

Looks like 3.0.5 fixed most of the issues. The only thing that is still annoying is meta details inline editor - there should be standard form fields for title, description, keyword fields. Right now, no one I asked knew how to edit these values. And if you have empty values, or when you start editing and delete any text, the fields have height=0 so it jumps and it's hard to click. I'll change my rating to 3, one point off for that inline editor, one point off for versions 3.0.0-3.0.4 - these should never exist.

Have a multisite? Look for alternatives.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Just read the support section here. The number of problems that came with 3.x is depressing.

Not my go to SEO plugin any more..
By , for WP 4.3.1

After being my favoritt plugin for several years I think its time to change to another SEO plugin.. Its amazing how they push out so many updates with more bugs every time. The old version before 3.0 was a lot better!

Can no longer recommend
By , for WP 4.3.1

We have used both versions for many sites. This review is only for the free, per WP policies.

Causes far more problems than it fixes. 3.x versions have had conflicts with WP itself (text editor) and with numerous plugins.

Too much dashboard spam and what appear to be affiliate links.

Even for a free plugin, if you have a million plus users, you should at least do a little testing to make sure you do not screw up WordPress functionality and a few major plugins like WordFence.

Either use a different SEO plugin or an older 2.x version of this.

I think this should be forked by a group of responsible contributors.

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