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Yoast SEO

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

69 reviews
Average Rating
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OK - But Content Analysis Don't Work.
By , for WP 4.5.3

This plugin provides the same features as all the other SEO plugins. The content analysis unfortunately does not work with tabbed content.

Plugin is degraded since ownership changed
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Was suitable for ordinary people but the new owners are over doing the sales effort. They might have paid too much and desperate to get a return, but the constant annoyance of promotional alerts has me looking for alternatives.

new version have serious problem
By , for WP 4.5.3

new version 3.4 have serious problem
it always show error for page title length while ive written about 50-70 character :

The page title is too short. Use the space to add keyword variations or create compelling call-to-action copy.

A veritable bazaar of ads
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Honestly, I can not tell you if it even works.

What I can tell you is that if you want a product that constantly places new banners at the top of your admin page, this may be for you!

If you want Yoast product advertisements force fed to you, this is definitely the plugin for you!

OK but lacks vital functionality
By , for WP 4.5.3

It handles all the basic stuff and lets me change meta description, etc. But I have another plugin that adds canonical tags to my posts because they are imported from my other blog, hence duplicate. So I want to use those canonical tags, and turn Yoast's canonical tags off.

The big surprise?

It's not possible!

And googling for "turn off yoast seo canonical" yields some comments from the CEO of Yoast which are very arrogant, one line basically saying "if some other developer adds canonical links, they are wrong" (under the "Faulty canonical URLs: common issues" header here: https://yoast.com/rel-canonical/) and a very arrogant answer to a user asking how to turn it off here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-seo-by-yoast-remove-canonical-tags-in-header?replies=10

But mainly because it simply is not possible to turn off canonical links without doing "hacks" which will probably be overwritten during the next upgrade anyway, I am forced to uninstall this plugin.

Growing to hate this plugin
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With every recent update it just pushes itself more to the center and gets irritating to a point where the irritation trumps the usefulness. Used to be that you could choose to set and forget most options, now impossible as new and mostly unwanted features insinuate themselves everywhere.

Very sadly looking for alternatives at this point.

Over with all the pointless updates and notifications.
By , for WP 4.5.2

OK I've finally snapped and gone back to All In One SEO.

So many pointless updates, all the pop-ups and notification spam.

You better Make A New Plugin
By , for WP 4.5.2

These guys at Yoast has lost themselves along the road in recent months. Adding new stuff on something that was already complete, with "EXTRA" tools that not everybody want ( might be cool to some). But don't you read the negative feedback you keep receiving since November 2015?

Why don't you make a new plugin instead as integration?

I used to love this plugin, now it is on my list of "get rid of it asap"

Only Moderately Helpful
By , for WP 4.5.1

The game of on-site SEO has moved beyond title tags and meta descriptions. We need schema markup, image resolution warnings, etc.

Google is kicking back my XML sitemap with a 404 error. When I go to Yoast's website to find the answer, the page that I need is kicking back a 404 error. Then when I try to click on the FAQ from here, guess what? 404. No amount of using their site's search bar will do any good whatsoever, either.

Too bloated
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I used Yoast for years. It was once very good but has become more bloated with every update to the point that it became unbearable.
Switched to SEO Framework.

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