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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.


89 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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New updates doesn't work properly
By , for WP 3.6.1

It doesn't work anymore after the update If I have WPTotalCache enabled it doesn't put the meta tags in the header and if I disable WPTotalCache it does it but the pages category-ID give back 404 error. What is going on?!

Last releases are very buggy
By , for WP 3.8.1

After months (years) of working well,
the last updates are full of mistakes that provoke lots of conflicts.
Please be more exhaustive in the development.

Bad support
By , for WP 3.8.1

Support is not user-friendly.

BEWARE! Latest update has made plugin useless... DEVS UNRESPONSIVE.
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Be prepared for tons of errors and php conflicts with the latest release. WordPress SEO has gone down the toilet. Devs are unresponsive and no longer care about this project. USE SOMETHING ELSE YOU WILL THANK ME LATER!

Google Webmaster errors persist
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I keep getting Warnings about pages not found even though pages DO exist. I have double and triple checked.

Where precisely are the sitemap files located? Cause I can't find the sitemaps where say they should be: http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap_index.xml

How does he expect someone to pay nearly $1000 for his consultation service when the "free" plugin is full of flaws?

No support for Critical SEO Issue
By , for WP 3.8.1

I raised a pretty critical issue with the plugin in the support section last week and haven't heard back. There is a no follow, no index issue that can affect your SEO if it isn't fixed. Issue needs to be resolved before using again before I use it again.

Totally overloaded and intrusive
By , for WP 3.8

Lost and lot of entries by this plugin in my source code :(
On top of that it messed up my link structure - half an hour later (fixing the basics) I then realized it has even written new entries into my WMPL string translations which rendered my existing translations ineffective.
After this mess I immediately deactivated and deleted this plugin. Guess what - of course the entries by this plugin were still in my wpml database forcing me to delete all entries by hand.
This plugin has only caused me pain and errors on my commercial site - forcing all kinds of settings on me (out of the box) without care if it breaks my site.

really happy my competitors still have wp seo yoast plugin
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First, tell your friend Yoast to set the paginated post duplication meta descriptions issue and ask around how many people have the same problem. Second, tell me why "only after" the installation of wp seo yoast plugin I have seen such a dramatic drop, and the installation was from the scratch, since I did not import anything from the previous. Third, tell me why "only after" I had removed wp seo yoast plugin my visitors are beginning to retun.

I'm really happy that my competitors still have wp seo yoast plugin in their dashboard. You can't imagine how happy I am.

My website rank dropped dramatically
By , for WP 3.8

My website rank dropped dramatically after installing this horrific plugin.
stay away if you value your website.

Decent Plugin, Horrible Support
By , for WP 3.8

This is one of the reasons I don't believe in free plugins. The standard reaction to bug reports is "you're doing it wrong' and the standard reaction to support requests is silence.

These plugins are really just modules designed to upsell premium services, and I think you can find better free plugins out there.

From a developer perspective, I don't like the way this plugin hijacks WordPress content in order to present its data.

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