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Score 7.1 out of 100

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CognitiveSEO

CognitiveSEO is a very useful tool for any company looking to boost its marketing effort substantially. While telemarketing is an excellent way to generate new business, online marketing campaigns are crucial in today's society when it comes to prospecting for new business opportunities. Occasionally it can be difficult to reach new audiences who are in fact an appropriate fit for the products you offer. CognitiveSEO helps you target market those audiences and utilize the most out of your marketing efforts.
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

For quick WordPress installations and configurations, Yoast is fast to set up and helps guide you through the common configuration options. It tries to be helpful whether you are coming at things from a technical or non-technical background. The emphasis on white hat SEO topics like improved content, keywords, descriptions, and titles is really appreciated by someone like me who doesn't utilize gray and black hat SEO tactics.
If you are an SEO expert, and you want finite control of each individual aspect of your site, Yoast, like most plugins, engines, tools, etc, hides a lot from you or gives you limited options. It really is meant for someone who wants to apply a general strategy to a whole site. That being said, you can manage Yoast per page on a WordPress site, but even then, I know some SEO experts prefer other tools that are meant for very specific purposes.
Overall, Yoast is the best plugin for SEO in WordPress when applied as a whole.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

CognitiveSEO
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
Keyword analysis
CognitiveSEO
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.4
Backlink management
CognitiveSEO
8.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
SERP ranking tracking
CognitiveSEO
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Page grader
CognitiveSEO
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1
Competitive analysis
CognitiveSEO
7.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Site audit / diagnostics
CognitiveSEO
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Site recommendations
CognitiveSEO
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Task management
CognitiveSEO
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5

SEO Channels

CognitiveSEO
5.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Local SEO
CognitiveSEO
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
Social SEO
CognitiveSEO
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5
Mobile SEO
CognitiveSEO
5.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Global SEO
CognitiveSEO
5.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1

SEO Platform & Account Management

CognitiveSEO
5.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.4
Multi-domain support
CognitiveSEO
4.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
CognitiveSEO
6.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1

Pros

CognitiveSEO

  • Increases Website Traction
  • Helps Build Social Media Presence
  • Helps Target Market Similar Customers of Alike Competitors
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • SEO Analysis: This is the best. As you create content, you get a real-time audit of what you're doing right and, more importantly, what you need to fix in order to make that content as optimized as possible.
  • Set up wizard: Once Yoast is installed, their wizard helps ensure it can get to work immediately at making your website more Google-able. Could not be simpler.
  • Free training: Just getting started with SEO or Yoast? They have free training videos that make it so easy to get up to speed and start optimizing your content.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CognitiveSEO

  • Exporting data is doable but a little confusing
  • The anchor text tagging is a bit cumbersome
  • Toxic link warnings can seem a little "the sky is falling"
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Internal link counter - tool failed with other plugin capability and the "help" desk haven't actually helped...
  • Customer service/support - only offered for those who pay for a subscription but even when you have one they aren't exactly helpful (in my experience).
  • SEO notifications - it would be great to be able to specify which pages you want these for as currently, we get hundreds for irrelevant pages.
Victoria Hoete-Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CognitiveSEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CognitiveSEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
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.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CognitiveSEO

CognitiveSEO 7.4
Based on 5 answers
They do not respond quickly to any questions or the one time I had an issue. I had resolved the issue myself before they gave a response
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 7.8
Based on 22 answers
Although I have not personally worked with Yoast support directly, they offer 24/7 support with Yoast Premium which gives peace of mind as we move forward. In addition, they offer free support forums and are also accessible by email if we ever have any issues. However, we are lucky that the plugin works incredibly well.
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CognitiveSEO

CognitiveSEO has some unique content optimization features and backlink analysis and auditing features that set it apart from other similar tools. For the price point it's well worth experimenting with to see if you can find value in using it.
Joseph Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

This is my go-to plugin for SEO. It is easy, and I trust Yoast will give me solid results. In a short time period, our website has seen measurable results in organic search traffic. Our previous website didn't use page level SEO tools to this extent. We are systematically updating each page using the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin. We are pleased with the results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CognitiveSEO

  • Significant ROI on marketing campaigns by boosting our application output by 25%.
  • Extensive target marketing that attracts new clients to products we specialize in through detailed keyword searching across many different websites.
  • More efficiency for each individual sales representative in-house to obtain data quicker and sort leads more effectively.
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin along with other SEO investments we have made with our new website has extremely paid off on new business opportunity creation. Since August 2018 we have added over $100K of new business opps solely sourced from SEO searches on pages and posts that Yoast has helped us optimize.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin saves our marketing team a lot of time. Since the plugin lives in WordPress and provides live tips we can make to the page or post, our team doesn't have to guess on what keyword, or meta-tag, or how many internal and external links a page or post should have using an additional platform. It is just conveniently there for us to use regularly.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin cannot be the only piece of software your website relies on to obtain SEO optimization with search engines. It is a piece of the puzzle, and you can only maximize its' value by making sure your website is scam free, the code under the hood is healthy, and the load time and page weight is light.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CognitiveSEO

General

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CognitiveSEO
7.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

CognitiveSEO
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Usability

CognitiveSEO
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Support Rating

CognitiveSEO
7.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8

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