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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

This is a very comprehensive tool in terms of ability and information it provides. While it won't give you every link a site has, it will give you most of them and will provide you with the most up to date link information for any site compared to all of the other link crawl providers.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

I always recommend the Yoast plugin unless someone is a power user/professional SEO person. The reason being is because of its extreme simplicity. Most people are not tech savvy or very knowledgeable about SEO, which makes this plugin ideal. There are other plugins out there that can do a "better job" as far as technical performance goes, but for the average person, Yoast is easier to understand. In my opinion, it's the best for helping gauge how well the content is correctly geared for ranking. Which, at the end of the day, is the most important factor in getting organic traffic!
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.3
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.1
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.4
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5

Pros

  • The index of links updates very often
  • The export features allow easy data cross analysis with other data sources
  • The price is well worth the return of service and usefulness
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  • Strengths: the plugin is super easy to use, and the color coding showing when things are good, medium (needs work), or bad. It makes it easy to sort through a list of posts and see which ones need improvement. It also makes it easy to ensure that new posts going live are focused on a keyword and are checking off the largest amount of the SEO checklist for an optimized article as can be. The plugin also: makes and publishes a sitemap to list in the Google Search Console to help maximize the indexing of your site, it automatically ads the rel="canonical" to each page, unless you specify otherwise, which is great it's one less thing to code into the theme. Yoast also adds the Organization schema to the site, which is nice for updating the Google Knowledge Graph data, but it's a fairly low-impact feature.
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Cons

  • New/Lost link lists are typically inaccurate, making it hard to identify real trends vs. links that have just been discovered by Ahrefs.
  • Window for analysis of New/Lost links is limited, making it hard to discover historical trends within the online interface.
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  • UI is a little clunky, but overall easy to use
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
We use it daily, no need to change a good thing
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
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Usability

Ahrefs7.0
Based on 1 answer
Ahrefs is very easy to use - you can jump right in and understand most of the assets. Overall, the dashboard snapshots give a very good picture of inbound link activity. For deeper analysis of historical trends, the system can become cumbersome, making it hard to do full work without exporting and reformatting the data.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins10.0
Based on 1 answer
All the information is integrated on-screen while writing content and the scores and related score elements (i.e. paragraph/sentence length, transition words, keyphrase density, etc.) are all updated live as I write which I think is amazingly helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

Actually, I still use SEMRush and BrightLocal. Majestic, though, just didn't compare and certainly didn't have all the features that Ahrefs offers.
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This was the only other product that we were able to compare side-by-side. It did similar things but in the end, Yoast won out because of the fact that it plays nice with most versions of WordPress. Squirrly had a few complaints about compatibility that concerned me, and after talking with a few colleagues, I decided to go with Yoast.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to do more keyword research and expand our inbound marketing strategy.
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  • As long as you adhere to the recommendations you should be able to see an increase in organic traffic to your website.
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details