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Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
- Include everything needed to start ranking in search engines
- Automatically take care of all of a site’s technical SEO
- Provide access to 6 free academy courses
- On Page Optimization
- Allow to setup bulk meta tags
- Yes, I have one major concern with Yoast Seo, I see that if I didn't update the plugin for a long time then it has created a breach and allowed bots to publish the bots website. I request the team please work on it.
- the basic version is sufficient
- SEO recommendations for content
- Good scoring system for every post
- Pays attention both to optimizing text and images\video content
- Some automatic features would be helpful
- Before and after score
- More tutorials
- Easy to use
- Time saver
- Phrasing suggestions
- Competitor Comparison
- Alerts to help stay on top of meta data
- Really good support
- Sometimes it will break other plugins
- Sometimes it breaks itself
- Constantly needs updating
- Internal links to other content. We have over 40,000 posts and this feature makes it simple to link to relevant content.
- Readability analysis. Our writers require this to ensure their work is consistent and reads well.
- Overall SEO score. Our editors
- Oversight of writers SEO tasks. The posts screen provides an overview of SEO scores of content as it's being produced.
- Yoast News plugin. This handles the publishing of content to Google News.
- Social media integration with Twitter and Facebook.
what types of content appears (and how) in search engines. Wordpress
makes just about everything indexable and we use Yoast to tame some of
that, especially custom post types.
- Readability analysis is often overlooked but a poorly written article can turn visitors off. Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins helps with that to the extent we don't need a bunch of full-time editors.
- Helps to build accurate meta data. Though not as important as it once was on its own, metadata is still important for Knowledge Graphing and Schema.org. Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins handles all of that without the need of developers.
- The Insights section provides important data about content itself, including prominent words, internal links and link suggestions. Our writers rely on these features to provide the best content possible.
- Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins does many things and does them well; however, there may be a need for a separate Schema.org plugin if you require finer control when it comes to metadata and which schemas you may want to use. Same applies to XML sitemaps.
- In a recent upgrade (version 14), Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins added a new indexable feature that combined all metadata for objects on a site into a couple of new tables. For small to medium sites, this wasn't an issue. For larger sites (40,000 posts or more), it caused more problems than it solved to the extent we reverted to a previous version (13.5) and remained there until well after version 15 was released. Be aware that your database will grow more rapidly in size as a result.
- We disabled the built-in XML sitemap generator as it caused excessive database usage when creating new maps. For now, we're using a different plugin for that function until the issue has been addressed with Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins.
- Better Ranking in the Search Result
- Target a particular keywords
- Target related keywords
- Add meta description
- Although this tool is user friendly, i think there is scope of improving the color combination and visual outlook.
- Immediate and simple overview of needed adjustments for our content.
- Set the search engine snippet text.
- Decide which content should be indexed and which shouldn't.
- Some recommendations for changes on the text don't actually help. It makes sense to see these recommendations with some background knowledge.
- It could offer more functionality comparing your SEO to others' SEO
- Metadata optimization
- Optimizing for social sharing
- Keyword optimization analysis
- Could work better with Divi
- Implementing automated internal linking would be nice
- Easier to export/import from old websites and plugins
- Optimize any post, page, or product with the best keywords
- Get previews of sharing on social media and search engine result
- Gives SEO and readability score and ways to improve
- Generates clean XML sitemap
- $199 for an annual subscription is quite expensive in the WordPress ecosystem
- The plugins can integrate features to add rich snippets
- The suggestions shown by the plugins are not applicable all the time
- It's incredibly easy to create a well-optimized post for search engines and readers by showing you tips and how to improve your content in terms of keywords, focus keywords, readability, accessibility and length.
- Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins automatically checks for spammy links that could harm the reputation of your site because it looks through the text on all posts as well as any media files you include on your site
- It can check if all are images are labeled with both alt and title tags or which provides the reader with more details about what's going on in an image which is especially helpful for users who don't use sight reading software (a.k.a totally)
- It seems noticeably slower than other plugins.
- Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins imposes a penalty on sites for not having social shares, regardless of the size or fame of the site.
- It really needs automatic boilerplate generation, so you don't have to manually include basic tags like title and description.
- SEO rank scoring for pages
- Auto generating meta
- Automizated SEO
- Auto generation still need to be improved
- It would be great to show checklist for every page with problems
Only thing I don't like about Yoast was, in the free version it only gives one focus keyword to use and 5 in pro version. On the other hand Rank Math lets you add 5 focus keywords even in the free version. Also the features offered by Yoast in pro version is less than features offered by Rank Math in Free version. Examples are:
- Advanced Custom Fields & AMP support.
- 404 error monitor.
- Redirects (301, 302, 307, 410, etc.).
- Role manager.
- Modular Framework.
- Add missing Alt attributes.
- SEO Analysis tool.
- Incorporates with Local SEO.
- Content optimization.
- SEO performance.
- Focus Keyword (Only 5 Presently in Pro and 1 in Free version).
- Plugin Size needs to be reduced.
- Instant indexing service.
- SEO benchmarks needs to be updated as per new Google standards.
The User Interface of Yoast Plugin is good but can be better.
- Creates a redirect when I change permalinks, something most other redirect plugins don’t do.
- It gives internal link suggestions.
- The internal link suggested aren't always great suggestions.
- I don’t need the content insights feature telling me what words I use most on a page.
- Keyword optimization.
- Quick indexing.
- Social media previews are limited.
- Yoast does a great job of managing many of the back-end functions in WordPress. Especially when it comes to handling things like the robots.txt and xml.sitemaps. But this is just the beginning of what Yoast can do.
- One key feature is the ability to do 301's and 410's right in Yoast. This is really helpful when re-designing a site.
- I have quite a few Yoast products in my account. One thing I have found with the Yoast Web Dashboard is that it can at times be a bit confusing as to which Lic is associated with which site. Not a huge deal but can be a little frustrating
- One thing Yoast needs to do at the moment is to figure out what to do with the "Search Console" menu choice in the plugin. that area for the moment is broken due to the loss of a Google API.
About the only situation that I can think of where Yoast is not appropriate is a site that is not on WordPress.
- Easy to use
- Reasonable price
- More choices
- Content assistance - Focus keyword reports, content insights, and Yoast's active content checker have been incredibly helpful as we continue to produce new content and refresh old content.
- Redirect manager and technical configuration - An organized and regularly-updated site structure is crucial for ensuring an effective behavior flow throughout our website and educational portal. Yoast helped us avoid crawler confusion by updating our link structure and removing orphan links, deleted pages, and content pages that had been moved and/or consolidated.
- Conflicts with other plugins - Occasionally, Yoast is the number one enemy of site optimization plugins and has caused the site to crash a small handful of times when updates are mismatched. It's also fairly resource-heavy, which can present some issues for developers/admins looking for a lean Wordpress install.
- The Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins Score is beneficial for optimizing key phrases and content.
- Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins Analysis and ranking provides expert direction for optimization.
- Import of previous SEO plugin keywords did work as expected.
- The Yoast Readability highlighting feature does not always work due to specific plugin conflicts.
- Intuitive interface that makes it clear what elements of a page/site you need to address for search engine optimization.
- Very customizable - You can choose whether you want a setting to apply to an entire category or just a single page.
- The readability feature is nice in theory, but I feel like it should adapt to the content/ audience focus of your site (or have the ability to manually set the desired level). I work on a site that is more advanced, and the flags for readability can be distracting.
- It seems as though more and more features are being moved to the Premium version, which is understandable but can be frustrating. For example, it'd be nice to be able to manage robots.txt files directly in Yoast.
- Useful readability checker with feedback.
- User-friendly interface for editing meta data.
- Readability checker could get more specific (like Grammarly).
- It's hard to understand the difference between premium plugin offerings (like Yoast SEO Premium versus the WooCommerce SEO plugin).
It takes care of several key things that WordPress doesn't do well upon clean install.
- Onsite SEO (titles, descriptions, content analysis...)
- Technical SEO (breadcrumbs, robots, sitemaps, Schema.org)
- UI (it doesn't use standard WordPress dashboard elements or design language and it should).
- Marketing (it should slow down with ads).
If you're looking for a solid SEO plugin, this is the one to have, but don't update it the second new releases comes out, because it can be buggy.
I dislike how the plugin now tries to incorporate a whole lot of new features and it's becoming cumbersome. It also uses a lot of resources, but it's the best one out there, so I guess I have to deal with that.
- It is extremely easy to use. You don't have to be an SEO expert to make improvements to your site.
- There are multiple price levels of service. This makes it affordable for businesses.
- Yoast WordPress SEO plugin doesn't take formatting into consideration. The plugin often suggests that I don't have enough transition words in my text. With multiple paragraphs, text divided into columns taking that suggestion would read strangely.
- Easy to use
- Fast changes
- Optimization scores can be arbitrary
- Can feel clunky at times
- Evaluate the SEO score of any given page's content.
- Makes it simple to manage the title and description for a page (what shows up on Google search results).
- Boils down complicated topics such as canonical URLs for non-technical users.
- Easy explanations for any and all options, including why to use or not use an option.
- Some default options are the opposite of what is considered a "best practice".
- The differences between the free tier and the pro tier are explained, but for non-technical users, it still isn't always clear.