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WordPress SEO by Yoast

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

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Google Webmaster errors
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After setting up, I have a lot of errors in Google Webmaster Tools.

BROKEN after last update
By , for WP 3.9

Broken after last update!

og.image and diacritical characters broken, no support for inflectional language
By , for WP 3.8.2

It is a good plugin. Unfortunately it seems it was written by someone not speaking any inflectional language, nor any other language with diacritical characters. I also noticed og.image is completely broken, this disqualifies this plugin for any SEO things.
I speak several languages, one of my sites is in Polish, which is one of slavic languages, which is highly inflectional. This plugin doesn't support diacritical characters in the keyword - it gets lost, it says my article doesn't contain any appearance of the keyword, but then it says my keyword is in the first paragraph. Also it doesn't know that my article and/or its title and meta contain the keyword, but not it its basic form, but in its flexed form.
Google however is very good in understanding and recognizing inflection languages and its search finds different forms of the word.
Not sure how you could fix it with your plugin, but something as the 'core' of the word would help. Please check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflection and the example with the cats. The plugin could know that all words starting with "gat" are the keywords if "gato" is defined as the main keyword.
I also don't understand why it doesn't contain Google Analytics code, while All-in-one SEO does. I know Yoast has a separate plugin for that, but why multiply?

My site imports image from wikipedia. My article imports image:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Kidney_beans.jpg/512px-Kidney_beans.jpg
and displays it correctly. But what does this plugin do?
It sets og.image to:
Meta Tag <meta property="og:image" content="http://paleosmak.pl//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Kidney_beans.jpg/512px-Kidney_beans.jpg" />
Completely broken, waste of time. They only want to make money, they are not interested in other users. Avoid.

Not working
By , for WP 3.8.1

Has today WordPress SEO by Yoast the 1.5.2.6 version, whatever they say it, with this WordPress Plugin version 3.8.1 does NOT work. Leave blank screen and the only way to continue working is going to the server and delete the plugiun.

Moreover and backward running it seemed very good.

Useless and dangerous for your ranking
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin caused that my site disappeard complete from Google index.
So use this careful and be aware what you're doing. Can't follow the five star ratings.

Crashed My Site
By , for WP 3.5

Have been running this with no difficulty, but update 1.5.2.6 took my site down altogether. :-/

Crap, Does Not WORK for me!! I would Avoid using
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin started off looking good, but absolute crap, trash and garbage! as you can see I'm not impressed at all, as it broke my site!

This introduced faults with my categories, I wasted lots of precious time trying to find out why strange things were happening to my site, Categories were showing posts, yet when you linked to the category... Ooops Cant't find Page!

i.e. 10 post's added to one category, yet category would NOT show any of the 10 posts ????

So many strange odd problems due to this plugin, Also this plugin really slows down your site!!!

I have now removed this useless plugin, site whizzing again, also all the problems with categories on my site now rectified once plugin removed, there are much better options out there, will not use this ever again!

Real shame is it looked quite promising before I experienced strange side effects with website

Since update ... almost nothing works
By , for WP 3.8.1

Virtually nothing works since update,many input boxes broken, annoying plugin tour message takes over page in admin with each save action/refresh completely unrelated, often requiring to manually cancel message before any links on the page are clickable. Was working fine prior.

Continuous maintenance mode after update
By , for WP 3.8.1

In enjoyed the plugin. It did everything I expected. Now I work with version 1.5.2.4. And there is an update available.

If I run the update, my page runs into maintenance mode, and the update stucks. All I can do is remove the file .maintenance in the root of my blog to make my blog work again.

At the moment this plugin is deactivated. As far as I read in the other reviews, there may be certain issues with this plugin. This would be a pity because this plugin was a really good plugin.

At the moment my rating is 1 star although this plugin completely did its job. But if updating makes my blog go into maintenance, the usage of this plugin is not practicable anymore.

No help for free users
By , for WP 3.8.1

Do not expect any help from Yoast unless you pay for their plugin, this is the only plugin I know that do not want to support free plugins even though they created it.

I do not have meta showing up now but Yoast don't seem to care. Very poor customer service.

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