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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.

17 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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buggy, poor quality control
By , for WP 4.1.1

Check out the changelog:


Note how often the words "security fix" and "bugfixes" appears.

This plugin is helpful, and is easy to use. But it is SO BUGGY -- like all their plugins -- it's stunning. Their quality control is the worst of any organization I've ever worked with. And I'm speaking as someone who has spent hundreds of dollars on their "premium" plugins.

Just saw this: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/popular-wordpress-plugin-seo-by-yoast-vulnerable-to-hackers/ -- apparently Yoast's quality control is SO BAD that hackers are able to take advantage of its vulnerabilities.

Good plugin but...
By , for WP 4.1

I have been using it for some time. It is great.
But recent versions after 1.5 have many bugs.
Some sections are not fully working, some unexpected crashes.
Don't ask for support, they don't answer anyway

By ,

best to use!.

Yoast premium paid support was lacking.
By , for WP 3.9

This plugin crashed my production site, and even though premium support from Yoast was purchased, they didn't have an answer, and then disappeared for the entire weekend (There is a review from my husband, who is the web dev for my company, that goes into more detail).

We had to install WordPress from scratch, re-import all site data and move to the All In One SEO plugin, which has performed very well. The fact that the Yoast team didn't have an answer, and then checked out for the weekend and left us stranded, was disappointing.

All In One SEO support with their premium version of their plugin has been great. They've even made custom code modifications for our needs.

A performance burden
By , for WP 3.9.2

The functionality is good but the plugin slows the site dramatically, to the point of getting frequent PHP timeouts. Had to remove it.

Interferes with woocommerce and pay with Amazom
By , for WP 4.0

It produces 404 errors all over the place. I had to deactivate ALL my plugins and reactivate them one at a time to find out that this was the culprit. I hate to loose the SEO functionality which seemed pretty good.

Messes with your URIs
By , for WP 3.9.2

Even if you uncheck all the plugin's permalink settings it still manages to mess things up. They need to make this more modular - so you can turn off 'features' that you don't need and interfere with your template's functions.

Bad with other than English languages...
By , for WP 4.0

Almost useless with German language pages, absolutely useless with pages written in Russian - doesn't recognise any words and almost no characters there at all.

Will certainly have to look for a better alternative.

(If anybody can suggest one, please let me know!)

It's ok
By ,

It's ok. AIOSEO has more features.

Conflict with BBPRESS forum
By , for WP 3.9.1

Dont show menu of bbpress-forum!

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