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Yoast SEO

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


217 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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3.0 Failure
By , for WP 4.3.1

Currently running 3.0.2 Premium and all of my meta tags are reading "This is an example title - edit by clicking here". This is making for some very unhappy clients who are trying to run a WooCommerce site.

3.0.3 has now resolved my issues with the meta tags!

From TOP to Bottom-plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

As is stated before me: this plugin was for almost 3 years steady and TOP.
But today 2 updates occured, ending in 3.03.
This is the worst possible!

All those traffic lights conflict with my WP-editor. Firefox crashes every time I type ONE letter on a page, and wants a special script to be continued/debugged/stopped.
What the f*k happened?

I don't need all these red, orange and green dots in what I'm doing wrong or right as to SEO. My site shows little animations with toddlers stories, so I don't want to hear that I have too little text on my pages, or too little tags!
Downgrading to the former (good!) version of this plugin failed all the time.

Yoast wants to be too big, it forces you to buy a premiun version - with this attitude. It is overdoing its primal goal.
Too bad!! I spent spoiled hours and energy to tackle this problem, for I am not a developer. Just wishing a simple plugin.

From the best to the worst
By , for WP 4.3.1

I loved this plugin a week ago and now I am just about to uninstall it because if this update. This ruined the plugin and made it much less powerful and almost useless to me.

Them adding in these 3rd parties may sound like a great help but they took away options and added options from other companies? I dont get the point because you cant use these features it seems without paying for upgrade.

This was the worst update I have ever seen and I have been doing this for ten years. This took away the meta box and not it shows that the meta information needs improving but it doesn't give any option to customize it (or it is no where to be found )

If they think this will make people want to upgrade to $80 per site / yr - I think they are mistaken, I will be removing this plugin as it has become useless to me at this point.

Problem with 3.0.3 update
By , for WP 4.3.1

After installing Yoast SEO update 3.0.3 (November 19), the styles on single-post pages got crazy. Uninstalled, and now everything is back to how it should look.

3.x interface is terrible
By , for WP 4.3.1

No idea why the Yoast team would decide to so heavily alter what was already a very well-built and designed plugin. The new, icon-based layout for SEO editing is such a massive step backwards in terms of UX.

I don't have any idea who could possibly claims that *removing* supporting text in favor of non-descriptive icons is an improvement in discoverability and ease of use.

I'm not going to be upgrading any of my clients' sites to the newest version, as the break in style and function is too large and too far removed from practicality.

Not as user freindly
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have now gone back to the other SEO plugin, but keeping this installed, just deactivated in hopes they go back to their friendly version.

new version is just weird...making it difficult to fill out.

Was good until 3.x
By , for WP 4.3.1

Have always used Yoast, and put up with some buggy releases in the past, but this 3.x release takes the biscuit! Not only are there bugs galore, and major, site-breaking ones, but everything new about is a massive step backwards.

The 'real time analysis' adds weight to your pages. Who needs real time analysis? No one! The 'snippet editor' has replaced the meta description box. What the hell was wrong with the box? Nothing! And no one understands the snippet editor. It's unintuitive. The UX in general is clunky.

I could go on, but I won't. I'm going to keep using 2.3.5 and hope the yoast Team come to their senses.

By , for WP 4.3.1

The 3.0.x will crash everything, only downgrade to 2.3.5 will fix this. Maybe wont't upgrade to further versions.

You're killing me with this update guys
By , for WP 4.3.1

I updated this morning. I don't mind the interface changes, but I don't find them intuitive. The real problem is that since the installation Visual Composer is gone. I can only create and edit with the the HTML editor. This is a breaking issue guys. I have to roll back at this point.

1 star
By , for WP 4.3.1

Bad update. Broke all settings on my site. I had to re-save every section of the plugin. I found after I lose some of the customers. 1 star of course.

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