Plugin Reviews

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
It use to be good but no more
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my site was de-ranked on google since the last update!
it seems like no more free service available here, I'm switching.

The worst thing I have seen for a very long time
By , for WP 4.3.1

The latest version is the worst thing I have seen for a long time and unfortunately I had automatic updates of plugins. The new version is only about getting more $$$ from the premium version. I used to do translation for free for Yost and I have recommended it as the No1 SEO-plugin but not any longer. Do not ask me for any free translation service cause from now I will not help you for free. I will also remove links, add nofollow and warn people for this shit. To be honest I hate the latest version - it is an insult. It is time to change SEO plugin for my blognetwork or revert to an old version. You do not deserve a high rate - therefore I give it 1 star.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Worthless, don't even bother.

Lost it, totally
By , for WP 4.3.1

After suffering 5 updates in the month and being exposed to some uber-money-grabbiness.... no more.

If I want to go to Pro ENTICE me, don't strip out functionality of the free version.

With the sheer number of sites i run versions 3.*.* have cost me over a day in lost work just with vanity updates.

too many updates instead of one stable release
By , for WP 4.3.1

the plugin is frequently updated but instead of releasing a stable version, every new fix seems to create a thousand new issues. The last update is totally unusable, all the option pages within the plugin can't be accessed.
Maybe it is just my installation or some problems with other plugins but this last "update" made me quit.
I think the regular version and updates are just there to promote some premium packages and have new articles being published by all those seo expert websites.

You are entitled to absolutely nothing.
By , for WP 4.3.1

I won't bother going into detail on how the 3.0 update completely trashed my site, if you check the recent comments below, you'll see that's true for many, many others.

I'd already had qualms about Yoast after they started to move established functionality (ie. redirects) to the premium version.

In this latest update, you are now also forced to share your data with OnPage, something I thought was against WordPress T&Cs and illegal within the EU without explicit consent. It appears a shameless attempt to get you to subscribe to OnPage's $120 per month per site premium offering. I can only imagine Yoast must be getting an undeclared affiliate commission.

I actually have a premium subscription to Yoast. I won't be renewing. I'll be switching.

However, I'll let "Mr. Yoast" himself have the final word about the version of the plugin available here at the WordPress repository.

This is a product that, as far as I can tell from our customer database and your email address, you’re getting for free, and that entitles you to absolutely nothing. http://d.pr/i/12sib

Google derank
By , for WP 4.3

For years i used this one for my SEO. i don't know what happend to this seo plugin, but now i have been complete deranked by Google.

Great SEO Plugin
By ,

I had used lots of SEO plugins, But none of them works great for me. After using Yoast SEO, Its works like a charm. I can now rank my posts without any problem. Great plugin with great features.

Wow this plugin used to be good what the hell happened?
By , for WP 4.3.1

So many problems in this version I don't know where to start but the one that is annoying me the most is not being able to set homepage meta description.

What happened Yoast? You guys used to be the best.

By ,

This plugin can't be used anymore. Luckily I carelessly updated only one site to v.3. I don't even want to revert, instead looking for an alternative.

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