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Yoast SEO

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


1971 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
UI/UX Needs Improvement
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've been using Yoast SEO for as long as I can remember. I've personally installed this plugin on over 100 custom themes without any complaints or issues. Prior to a site launch, it was a mandatory installation and my clients loved the ease and flexibility the plugin offered.

With this latest update I'm not sure what to think anymore - so many questions run through my head when I see the new design and UX of the plugin.

  1. How can a plugin with over 1,000,000 active installs release an update that breaks so many peoples websites?
  2. For what reason would an SEO plugin need this much power to take down hundreds of sites?
  3. How can a plugin with over 1,000,000 active installs release an update with such terrible UX and UI that users have no idea how to update their meta descriptions and titles. I've actually had clients call me thinking their sites were not working

I will continue to use the plugin (Version 2.3.5 ) with the hope that things will get straightened out sooner than later.

I wish you guys the best of luck with this sh** storm :)

The new version is not working
By ,

Constantly getting an error message "Your homepage cannot be indexed by search engines. This is very bad for SEO and should be fixed." Please fix it.

Lots of changes recently
By , for WP 4.3.1

Lots of changes recently, integrations with onPage, changes to the plugin, but also some new features. It does feel a bit bloated, and the changes aren't that effective, but lets see where the devs take it

Fix this CRAP!
By ,

Seriously! Whats the matter with the developers? What the hell is this stoplight design element BS?

All the Meta description GUI is completely screwed up. This Plugin is completely USELESS unless they fix this massively broken code.

It used to be a great plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

but recently my meta descriptions and titles somehow got lost. I see many others are having problems with the last update but i see no acknowledgement by yoast. bad practice.

Loved the OLD version, not the new one.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Not sure what happened with this new version... all the great features and functionality from older versions are GONE, unless you BUY the "Yoast SEO Premium" ?

Content analysis doesn't show anything, neither does the snippet editor.

Disappointing. Definitely NOT updating my other websites with this latest version!

click here to recalculate does not work most times
By , for WP 4.3.1

I agree with the people above, this new version is broken. I installed it on quite a few sites and more often than not it fails to recalculate the scoring. I'm also horrified to read above that it seems to be mutating to Spyware. I have deactivated it until these issues are resolved!

Version 3.0.4 - dont install this crap
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have use the free version and it worked very well. With the new version 3 and the new design, my site were messed up by install. If you take care off your websites, dont install this crap.

Bugs, Bad Updates, And Injects Code In Your header
By , for WP 4.3.1

I use to be a fan of Yoast but these last updates were horrific. I tested on a staging server of course and it broke everything. I coded my own simple solution and was able to get off Yoast.

The reason I give this plugin a 1 star is because

1. There is so many bugs in new updates its not even possible to have a functional site.

2. Updates bad as this with over 1 million active installs shows a lack of concern for the end user installing the plugin. Seems your "testing" doesn't work that well.

3. Injecting Yoast in the meta markup is not cool and not having an opt out option is ridiculous. I saw someone bring this up and Yoast shot them down immeditaely defending his hidden backlink.

4. Apparently this plugin phones home with 3rd party and doesn't let end user know or have option to opt out. This should be opt in feature.

Site Screwed
By ,

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.

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