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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.


95 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Not working
By , for WP 3.8.1

Has today WordPress SEO by Yoast the 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 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 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.

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 4.2.2

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.
You really should be ashamed.
"Free" made you big, never forget that!

Bad support
By , for WP 3.8.1

Support is not user-friendly.

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