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Semrush

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Likelihood to Recommend

Semrush

Semrush is the ultimate keyword research tool. It has a "magic tool" that shows metrics for every keyword that is searched, and it can easily be filtered to show exactly what you're looking for, such as questions, or variants with a similar word in it. Easily export keywords from competitors into a spreadsheet or add them to a keyword manager list to stay organized.Semrush helps us create great reports for our clients as it tracks site health and technical issues, keyword positions, search engine visibility, and much more, all easily exportable to a PDF or even a custom report.
Bailey Witt, MBA | 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

Semrush
8.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Keyword analysis
Semrush
9.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.4
Backlink management
Semrush
7.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
SERP ranking tracking
Semrush
8.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Page grader
Semrush
8.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1
Competitive analysis
Semrush
9.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Site audit / diagnostics
Semrush
8.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Site recommendations
Semrush
8.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Task management
Semrush
7.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5

SEO Channels

Semrush
8.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Local SEO
Semrush
8.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Social SEO
Semrush
7.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.4
Mobile SEO
Semrush
8.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Global SEO
Semrush
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Semrush
8.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.3
Multi-domain support
Semrush
8.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Semrush
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0

Pros

Semrush

  • Competitive organic research. They do a great job of showing you what any website ranks for, what keywords they bid on in PPC, what ads they are showing display-wise, etc.
  • Organic keyword research. You can see related terms to a specific keyword and get estimated volume, historical volume trends, "difficulty" scores, etc.
  • Link analysis. They have a great suite of tools that find links to your website automatically, track links you currently have and measure their "toxicity" levels, traffic volume, etc.
Lee L Kennedy | 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

Semrush

  • It would be nice to be able to track a specific URL and have that saved so I can go back and look at specific pages I want to follow, not just highest traffic or top keywords without haveing to go to the next level. Post tracking is limited to 3 at the first level.
  • Pricing is on tiers, so some features just are out of reach for a small company.
  • It has a bit of a learning curve so if you aren't ready to learn it, you might not use it.
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

Semrush

No score
No answers yet
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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

Semrush

Semrush 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SEMRush has a slight learning curve, but everything is organized really well. Once you learn where everything is, using the software and running reports is incredibly easy. You can easily add new projects, get help for improving on-page SEO, and there are even video tutorials that walk you through the whole system if you still feel uncomfortable with it.
Tim Sleeper | 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

Support Rating

Semrush

Semrush 7.9
Based on 28 answers
This is a great tool that helps you identify the keywords that are common among our competitors. Similar to the keyword gap tool, we also use Backlink Gap tool that help us in determining the backlinks our travel website competitors. It also displays the SERP results list for the specific keyword and with this tool we have already ranked 5 pages on Google's first page
Rahul Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 7.9
Based on 29 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

Semrush

We chose Semrush because of how it integrates multiple services into one subscription. Rather than having one subscription for social media, one for listing management and one for SEO, we're able to get all three of these needs met in one service. The customer service is also very good, and they are always making improvement to their platform.
Anonymous | 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

Semrush

  • ROI for us is proven pretty quickly with SEMrush internally, as when we use it for our clients it supports the agency services that we offer and perform.
  • For our organization, internally, it allows us to better market ourselves, which leads to net new leads and clients.
  • The spend for this tool is minimal compared to the insights it helps us gain, so it's a no-brainer. It's been one of the software we've kept a subscription to for the longest time, and we have no plan on discontinuing it at any point.
Kyle Moloo | 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

Semrush

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Semrush Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro119.951
Guru229.951
Business449.951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$89.001
  1. Per Site
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Semrush
9.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Semrush
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Usability

Semrush
9.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Support Rating

Semrush
7.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9

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