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Yoast SEO

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

226 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Well im not sure if i am game to install this
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Dunno if its even worth the trouble to bother installing. Seems that Yoast have made some serious errors of judgement with the latest update.

I note that some competitors have already released plugins to counter some of the branding issues that yoast have attempted to add to websites running the plugin. For example, "Remove Branding for Yoast SEO" by Suitpress...and "SO Clean Up Yoast SEO" by SO WP.

Something really is drastically wrong when competitors jump on the bandwagon to produce plugins to fix stupid issues with this one. Yoast need to come back to earth...they are obviously up in the clouds.

Errors, bugs which are affecting the site and the user experience
By , for WP 4.3.1

... as you know thats not good for SEO. I dont understand how such a great plugin was turned in to disaster in only few weeks.

Keep is simple Yoast. Dont complicate things!

Be very careful with a plugin!
By , for WP 4.3.1

Hi there,

The latest version crashed 200 websites of our clients.

The longer you develop a plugin the less it suitable for SEO becomes. Every second update brings more headache than any useful features.

Important note!

Be very careful - the latest version don't allow to you have as long titles and descriptions as you want. After 153 letters all the following words breaked by "…" dots!

It's the most stupid solution you can only imagine!

We are almost ready to delete a plugin from all current and future sites.


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.

Affiliate crap spam now
By , for WP 4.3.1

Affiliate crap spam, used to the best, now its the worst. Supposed to make my life easier, not fill it with affiliate crap. Laters Yoast, you're TOAST.

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.

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.

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