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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Joomla! is a great CMS for companies who are looking for flexibility and extensibility. With the right set of extensions, it's extremely secure and able to power any type of website, from simple to complex. Any time a business wants to do more than just put up content and pretty pictures on their website, Joomla! is my recommendation. For companies, however, that are looking for simple brochure websites without a lot of complexity, it might be too much. Also, for companies that are looking for enterprise-level solutions with white-glove support, an open-source CMS may generally not be the best path, unless they also have a dedicated vendor who provides that type of support.
Lisa Keyser | 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

Security

Joomla
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
8.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
API
Joomla
8.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Web Content Creation

Joomla
7.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Admin section
Joomla
8.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Page templates
Joomla
7.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Library of website themes
Joomla
7.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Form generator
Joomla
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Web Content Management

Joomla
8.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Content taxonomy
Joomla
8.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
SEO support
Joomla
7.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Bulk management
Joomla
7.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
8.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Community / comment management
Joomla
8.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

SEO

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
Keyword analysis
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5
Backlink management
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
SERP ranking tracking
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Page grader
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.3
Competitive analysis
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Site recommendations
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Task management
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5

SEO Channels

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Local SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1
Social SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Mobile SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
Global SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.2

SEO Platform & Account Management

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5
Multi-domain support
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8
Integration with web analytics tools
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.2

Pros

Joomla

  • It is very easy to create any project using Joomla. Easy to use and easy to publish and maintain.
  • Joomla! has many add-on and extensions to support the full range of features.
  • It is based on Open Source with the strong support from many communities
Ilham AB | 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

Joomla

  • Updating was never as seamless/easy as it seems to be with Wordpress. Obviously we accounted for this with our own workflow/methods, but I remember whenever we did WordPress updates it always seemed a breeze compared to the time/energy involved with a Joomla update/upgrade.
  • For a while (I think this has changed some) Joomla left itself open to attacks when administrators were not as well versed as they should be. There were developer additions that did security checks/audits for you, but the CMS was the subject of a lot of attacks when left in the hands of our clients for a long time (who had changed permissions to make editing easier/convenient). Ideally the CMS would have been more restrictive on some of these things to prevent easy abuse. Obviously this is more the fault of the misinformed/human then the CMS, but it could have been more dummy-proof.
  • No native versioning. There are some community extensions that add this functionality, but they pale in comparison to the versioning plugins of other CMS's (WordPress specifically). Again this was some time ago and in our experience, it could have changed by now.
Anonymous | 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

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Performance

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | 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

Implementation Rating

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Joomla

I think Joomla is on-par with Drupal and Umbraco and similar platforms, but WordPress does seem to be above it. WordPress has become so common that there are more and more features becoming available to it that exceed the Joomla platform and make it hard to compete with. WordPress is also a lot easier for new users to get into and understand, but Joomla is still relatively simple.
Miles Szkoda | 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

Joomla

  • Reduces Maintenance Expense - Simple interface saves clients money on site management by allowing inhouse management where desired
  • Ease of Updating - Reduces website upgrade expense by allowing template upgrades without the need for redevelopment of content
  • Scalability is huge - Client gains entry to an enterprise level web presence with a smaller budget and can grow/add functionality as the budget allows without a redevelopment of the entire site.
Anonymous | 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

Joomla

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

Joomla
8.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Joomla
10.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Usability

Joomla
9.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Joomla
9.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Performance

Joomla
7.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Support Rating

Joomla
10.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8

Online Training

Joomla
6.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Implementation Rating

Joomla
8.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Scalability

Joomla
9.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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