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Yoast SEO

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


394 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
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Horrible Plugin! Stay Away!!
By , for WP 4.5.2

I have a website on a self hosted web server, with almost 80,000 web pages.
Yes there is a LOT of content.
I wanted to try Installing this plugin for better SEO, because there meta Title when google searching "SEO Yoast" it says. The # 1 wordpress seo.

After installing this plugin and setting everything up how i want it. Using the Yoast sitemap feature.
Giving it a week, google says
1500 Url Errors.
20,000 Pages are removed from index, and my structured data graph dropped from 67,000 to 32.
I lost a lots of views when i found out today. So i immediately removed this plugin, wishing it was a physical object that i can just throw in the trash.

Yoast, the only way i see you as a developer ever making any sort of success with your plugin, is how you advertise your garbage to others. This is now a total turn for how i feel towards your plugin.
I never really had good feelings towards your plugin because the name Yoast, sounds to weird.
Now i cant stand your P.O.S plugin for ruining my reputation with google.
I hope at this point you are making drastic changes with your plugin or QUIT ADVERTISING YOUR GARBAGE.

Used to love it, but now its just broken
By , for WP 4.5.2

It just doesn't work any more and interferes with other functions of WordPress, and the fact that there's been no word from Yoast about the bug means I'll have to find an alternative solution.

The Support is Very Bad
By , for WP 4.5.2

I signed up and paid for Yoast SEO Premium.
The installation did not work properly so I asked for support.
Support was very bad. I created a login for them and they said it did not work. Then they simply ignored me for 60 days, not replying to over 6 emails I sent.
When I finally got a response for my refund request, they said they would not because it was now over 30 days.
It is terrible when companies have such poor support. I am out $129. I wish I disputed it on my credit card while I had the chance.

Recalculating SEO Scores is Broke
By , for WP 4.5.2

I'm on the latest version of Yoast SEO (Ver. 3.2.5) and Recalculating SEO Scores no longer works. The process halts at 560. Is anyone else having issues with the Recalculation tool?

Once Good Now Gone Bad... R.I.P. Yoast SEO
By , for WP 4.5.2

Errors, bloatware, links, links and more links. A once great plugin is sinking slowly into the deep morass of commercialisation. When money talks good things walks and Yoast SEO is no longer trusted.

Premium Review
By , for WP 4.5.1

Constant nagging, broken updating, redirects don't work as one would expect on the premium version, support is meh at best.

Sitemap is not generated
By , for WP 4.5.2

Installed the plugin, navigated to XML Sitemaps, found there a following instruction:
"You can find your XML Sitemap here: XML Sitemap
You do not need to generate the XML sitemap, nor will it take up time to generate after publishing a post."

Clicked on the button, but got a "Ooops.. The page can't be found."

Fix the error, or add relevant tips/guidance in the XML Sitemaps page, and I will change the rating.

You do not need to generate the XML sitemap, nor will it take up time to generate after publishing a post.

Totally Promotional Theme
By , for WP 4.5.2

I had used old version of Yoast plugin which was good. But this time when i updated the Yoast SEO, it keep showing pop message "Congrutalations!! You have just installed....functionality" endless time.

No wonder they are now more into making money

Waste of time
By , for WP 4.5.1

Don't bother with this plugin. It's a bloatware, they don't offer any kind of support for free version and try to push their premium version down your throat any possible way. In addition company's spam-like tactics sure don't add any trust to the brand. Use SEO framework instead.

No longer works with my premium theme
By , for WP 4.5.1

After latest update, it breaks my theme editor. Yoast needs to address this as it looks to be affecting thousands of sites.

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