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Yoast SEO

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

113 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Did Yoast die?
By , for WP 4.2.4

Updated to 2.3.4 for WP 4.2.4 and I lost my complete Yoast interface. My sitemaps have all been altered and I have no access to any options what so ever. It is running in the background, but has greatly affected my rankings to nothing, my home page doesn't get picked up instead all my first tier pages have all been kicked down rankings and are the only ones to appear. Should I get rid of Yoast cause it seems to be causing ranking griefs. And if so is there a product out there that is more like the older versions of Yoast that actually work?

Search Console this feature is not useful
By , for WP 4.2.4

After the last update i see that the Search Console feature limit to controle our link (404, error..) we cannot redirect the url, so why did you put it there if we have to but the pro version. better to remove it from the console. the plugin begin more commercial and often there is more chamge that hurt our website.

Too many annoying warnings
By , for WP 4.2.4

Why there's more and more notifications and warnings which can't be turned off anywhere??! Takes the whole space above the fold that you need scroll down in order to actually update my site. Please, fix this asap.

Cheat Cheat Cheat Cheat Cheat
By , for WP 4.2.4

Plugin include backdoor :(

Bugs/updates galore
By , for WP 4.2.4

Too many bugs and regressions, too many updates. No apparent testing or quality control, unprofessional product. 1/5 stars.

By , for WP 4.2.4

Plugin is good overall, however wait a few days before installing updates because they don't seem to test before releasing. Oh, and if they release security updates with their bug fixes, tough cookies, cross your fingers and hope the update doesn't crash your site or break some functionality.

Update broke our entire admin area
By , for WP 4.2.3

Updating your plugin, broke the entire admin area. Had to delete the plugin folder and use our old version to get back up and running. Looks like I'm not the only one. Other people are having the same issue. Plugin always worked well before, but now your updates are taking sites down and you're removing features. No bueno. We'll just stay on the version we are on.

Money Hungry
By , for WP 4.2.3

I am all for supporting developers but it is not cool to take away features that were once available for free. The 301 redirect is gone and I will now move onto a new SEO plugin. Bubye...

Bring back 301
By , for WP 4.2.3

After reading the change log again (after updating) I noticed you'd be removing the 301 redirect. Not cool.
I mean when we get an update a day for a few days we all lose track of these changes.
Just saying you should give us that feature back rather than tempting us with a full dinner but then giving us just the soup and giving our food to the premium users at the next table.

Unnecessary features, and the most cluttered interface ever
By , for WP 4.2.3

I've encountered and endured this plugin for many years. Some clients are convinced they "absolutely need" this for their website.

Granted, the plugin does an excellent job of making it seem it enhances your site's SEO. A LOT of bells and whistles are added to your website's admin, making the UI look ridiculously cluttered. It would almost be comical, if it weren't for the critical SECURITY ISSUES found regularly in this plugin, despite (or maybe because of) the many, many, many updates that are released.

In reality, you do not need this. It configures stuff one could easily set up directly in the website's templates. If you don't know how; hire a professional to do it for you.

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