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Yoast SEO

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


236 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Site Screwed
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Half way through setting up my site I installed and activated the plugin. Wiped out half of my images and skewed the layout. Thank God I was only half done with my site.

Used to be good, but gone down the drain now
By , for WP 4.3.1

I used to love this plugin, but the latest updates have really screwed it up. Apart from the third party website you need to now sign up with and to which you have to disclose a whole load of personal details to get some basic funtions, there are two problems:

1. The new update has broken numerous things ... as you will see if you browse the support forums and

2. The support is rubbish. I appreciate that this is a free plugin but when thousands of users have the same problem/s and they are not getting fixed, it's time to find a different SEO plugin... and there are plenty of options.

I suspect it's the greed of further monetising this plugin that prompted the sell out to this third party website, but whatever it is, my advice now is to avoid Yoast. I notice there's recently been a flood of one star reviews - this week alone there have been dozens.

Don't go by the high five stars - go by the more RECENT reviews!

Your Software is a Binary Landmine!
By , for WP 4.3.1

Your new update was nothing less than pure sabotage to my WordPress website! After I did the update all hell broke loose due to the fact you use website owners as the beta testers. What pissed me off more than anything was your tacky and deceptive warning message, "Your homepage cannot be indexed by search engines". This was a cheap shot I could expect from a SPAMMER or MALWARE DESIGNER. Resorting to misleading scare tactics like this is an insult to anyone's intelligence. Your junk software created headaches for thousands of website owners. I immediately switched to the All in One SEO Pack Pro version and found my rankings consistently going up. For that I have to thank you very much!

Buggy Software
By , for WP 4.3.1

The software is buggy. After install, there is a notification across the top of the site in the admin area that never goes away no matter what you try. I have tried: recalculating the SEO scores and have also tried clicking the "x" buttom. The notification just persists.

The notification is: "We've updated our SEO score algorithm. Click here to recalculate the SEO scores for all posts and pages."

Update messed up working with wordpress
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yoast scrip does crash wordpress update of a stie while editing since last update. How to roll back?

Ein Skript auf dieser Seite ist eventuell beschäftigt oder es antwortet nicht mehr. Sie können das Skript jetzt stoppen, im Debugger öffnen oder weiter ausführen.

Skript: ...../wp-conte…yoast-seo-302.min.js?ver=3.0.3:1

It just does not work with most of my website
By , for WP 4.3.1

I loved this plugin, but updating to the latest version have broken administration panel in most of the website that I have. Reverting back to 2.3.5

Latest update is absolutely nonsense!
By , for WP 4.3.1

After I updated the Yoast plugin to its latest version, google won't pick up the correct page title. The snippet in google is combining the title with the copy of the page!

I have reverted back to 2.3.5 using the WP rollback. This update was very disappointing.

No respect for end users
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Team Yoast have broken countless sites using child themes based on twentyeleven, which is bad enough.
But, they also arbitrarily decided that your website should share data with an external service, something you can't opt out of. (onPage)

What next?

Sorry Team Yoast, you've lost a lot of goodwill - I don't blame you for looking how to monetise the incredible following that the SEO plugin has built up. But abusing the trust of your users is not going to help.

desenvelvedores spoiled the plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

After the last update, desenvelvedores spoiled the plugin is more work to configure description and word chace , instead of mellhorar unfortunately blew it.

A total disaster and nightmare
By , for WP 4.3.1

The update to 3.0 just screwed me and many others over. The least you guys should do is roll back to the old last working version and release it again when you fix all the problems. It is a nightmare I am still going through :(

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