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Yoast SEO

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


39 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Latest not working properly with 4.1.1
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Especially the Social media parts of the plugin. Specified images won't load as previews on FB and the FB description is being overridden by the blog text.

Anyone else getting this problem?

Still incompatible with Google XML Sitemaps plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

Only 3 stars from me. Because it is still incompatible with the Google XML Sitemaps plugin that does the job MUCH better than this plugin.

The author should just focus on SEO and stop meddling with sitemaps. Leave that to the other plugin to do the job.

Good plugin but...
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin is well done and very useful but you have to be careful with updates... Wait for a week before updating or you could have problems with your website (too many updates of updates...).

You should also pay attention to its incompatibility with BuddyPress... (blank <title>)

By , for WP 4.1

Love the plugin
By , for WP 4.1

It a great plug in , but when you encounter a problem you will not get any support if you have the free version. many of us do not have the 90$ to dish out for a plugin. which i think it a bit pricy for a plugin.

By , for WP 4.0.1

Social Tab NOT WORKING at all!!!!

No image and no description are charged on share!!!!

Great PlugIn with some functions missing
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I am missing the ability to geotag the page (important for bing), no integration of Dublin Core or Microformats, which is IMO important for a SEO Optimization. I also would like if the focus keyword would be written in the meta keyword tag as well, which is not happening and I absolutely don't know why!

XML Sitemaps do not work
By , for WP 3.9.2

Tried removing all other plugins and sitemaps still come up as page not found. Installed Google XML Sitemap and it worked just fine.

Something happened with the latest update
By , for WP 4.0.1

Update: 16/12/2014
1. Facebook doesn't find any objects on my links any more. Looking at the history of the versions I can see something has been done related to this.

2. Google webmaster stopped verifying my website, although the google verification code is entered on the yoast plugin, for 6 days (without me doing anything), the verification is failing. It was working fine before.

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.

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