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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

I don't mind getting in the weeds, a bit, and, it is easy to spend a lot of time in the early part of the SEO learning curve, "in the weeds." Unless you already know what are the most essential elements for your application, it's easy to find yourself spending more time learning than doing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

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

SEO Channels

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Local SEO
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Social SEO
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1
Mobile SEO
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Global SEO
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Multi-domain support
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5

Pros

  • SEO coaching - best practices for SEO are always in flux. Yoast gives step by step guidance for APPROPRIATE use of keywords in text, headings, subheadings, titles, and images. Yoast also provides reminders for other elements - outbound and internal links, customized meta and the like.
  • Readability analysis - Whether readability is essential to SEO, I'm not sure, however, I do believe good writing will provide a better guest experience, which helps entry into the sales funnel. Yoast provides a variety of analytics on readability, such as use of subheadings, sentence length, passive voice, reading ease, etc. Great discipline in becoming a better writer, and hopefully improving SEO!
  • Integration - Yoast "plays nice" with other tools! You can integrate Yoast with Google Search Console and your social media for a better, more comprehensive view of your traffic, your site, and your audience.
  • Great for beginners and experts alike - even if you had to google "SEO," Yoast is for you! It's easy to set up and walks you through everything you can and should be doing. As you get more advanced, it's highly customizable -- well, there's settings for advanced customization, I'm not an SEO expert, so I haven't gone there yet!
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Cons

  • Yoast's plug-in is great for on-page but does not provide insights into your ongoing SEO strategy, and how different pages on your site interact with one another.
  • The readability score feels a bit crude. I understand that it provides a nationally recognized readability standard, but as a (dare I say) expert writer with an extensive background in many styles, I sometimes disregard this score. Maybe Google prefers the readability standard to my own, but as it sometimes shoots down sentences with more sophisticated structures, I believe that I know better. Maybe I'm a fool, but sometimes a writer's just gotta write.
  • Offering keyword research and data would be nice. There is very little input about the quality of keyword you are choosing. If you are confident that you know your keywords without input, then this won't be a problem.
  • To my knowledge, Yoast does not offer a competitive analysis or track your SERP performance for you. Tools for on-page only.
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Likelihood to Renew

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

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

Ultimate SEO is a pretty good plugin, but it's really meant more for the "power-user" SEO person. For the average user I've found from feedback to be too complicated.
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Return on Investment

  • Less time spent manually updating information
  • SEO best practices
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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