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Yoast SEO

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

52 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
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Yoast SEO Used to Be Great. 3.07 is Not.
By , for WP 4.4.2

The latest 3.0x version of Yoast SEO is terrible. I hope they get this sorted out. In the Yoast SEO editor for the designated site homepage, it adds /example-post to the end of the URL, and there is no way to edit this.

There are many people having this issue, and I've had it across all sites running this version, with many different configurations.

I now have to roll back every site. Luckily I have a copy of older versions of this plugin.


Changing my review from 5 to 2 stars
By , for WP 4.4.1

In a first review, I gave a 5 stars evaluation to this plugin. It was a must-have in all my wordpress installations.

However, since version 3.0, a lot of things is not working or working poor, very poor: performance issues and wrong usuability decisions.

One example: when you write the metadescription on plugin's metabox and make a mistake, you could not correct it because as soon as yo click it or click the edit icon (the pencil one), the content vanishes. Therefore, if you want to correct a typo, for instance, you need to write all content again...

Yoast is focusing hard on wrong things and not taking care on the important ones. Moreover, they are taking useful features (like 301 redirects) from free to paid version. Bad, bad, bad...

Version 3 is bad
By , for WP 4.4

From version 3, this plugin has worsened enough. :(

Latest version is fairly broken and support requests are ignored
By , for WP 4.4.1

It seems like they only respond to paid users but why am I going to upgrade to the paid version of something where the demo is broken and nobody cares about the bugs?

See here and another thing that happened just today.

Very disappointing for what is supposed to be the top SEO plugin.

Used to be good until the update destroyed it
By , for WP 4.4

I always remember 5 nearly going on 6 years always told use Yoast for your blog SEO and you know they where right move until recently bang your update destroyed my faith in yoast went down the drain. All the seo/site problems Yoast resolved have now became problematic, the traffic light system years of work that have been hovering in green, about 86% now are either red or amber. Im considering unistalling this or go back to older version or off to a rival

Used to love it
By , for WP 4.4

This plugin used to work great, but after a recent update, it won't let me open pages or posts on any of my (15) websites. Once I deactivate the plugin, the site works great again. Very unfortunate, and I hope they get this working like it used to.

Keywords do not update
By , for WP 4.4

Besides the rest of the comments here, every time I input a keyword, and then click 'update', the keyword doesn't show up.

A little bit buggy but all sorted besides that. Not the greatest update of theirs.

If I don't get a reply it looks like I'll be joining the people who either roll back to an earlier version, or leave altogether.


Home page no longer indexed; had to deactivate
By , for WP 4.4

Wish this has worked for me- first time using it and was so impressed. However, as soon as plugin was activated my home page was no longer indexable. Don't know how or where to change code, so for now I just cannot use this plug in. As soon as I deactivated it, everything was working fine again.

Yikes! What did you do to my favorite plugin?
By , for WP 4.3.1

Updated recently and had to immediately revert to an older version as my content editors were breaking all over the admin area. Came back a couple weeks later and tried again, a bugfix had solved that problem I suppose, but I am extremely turned off by the changes in this 3x version. The SEO Title and Meta description fields being removed was a horrible choice... I get it, you can click right on the snippet preview to edit but that is not a functional improvement, it actually makes it more difficult to compose your title and description text than before. Such an unnecessary change where there was nothing wrong before. The overall appearance of the metabox is more intrusive and disturbs the aesthetic that I have always been a fan of in WordPress. SEO is meant to be an important aspect of my site but not a visually prominent one. I wonder about your QA process and design choices. For the first time after years of swearing by this plugin I am questioning using it on my sites at all.

Where is the Meta Description in 3.0.6???
By , for WP 4.3.1

Are you serious? The Meta Description is now that badly hidden, it takes a google search to locate it, and even then it doesn't given you much info.

There is no text count anymore. You have to keep clicking away to see it.

Sorry guys - bad update.

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