Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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GREAT!...if you have the time

8
September 14, 2021
I utilized Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins when I managed our main website to assist in optimization for our local catering and event venue …

It's Okay

3
February 26, 2020
My company has a few websites that are off our platform and using WordPress, so as their SEO analyst I had to become familiar with the …

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Popular Features

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Page grader (53)

7.8
78%

Site audit / diagnostics (41)

7.4
74%

Keyword analysis (50)

7.3
73%

Site recommendations (42)

7.0
70%

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Premium

$89.00

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Per Site

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

SEO

7.1
71%

SEO Channels

7.5
75%

SEO Platform & Account Management

6.0
60%

Product Details

What is Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins?

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins are a set of tools developed by Joost de Valk and team, founder of yoast.com and Wordpress enthusiast. These tools are designed to help content rank higher and are subsumed under the Yoast Complete pack, which includes Video SEO for rank climbing with embedded videos in a Wordpress site, WooCommerce SEO for the WP ecommerce plugin, News SEO for rank climbing in Google news, Local SEO for (as the name implies) climbing in local listings with more complete information so can be located (e.g. Google Maps, a store locator, etc.), and Premium SEO redirect manager for dealing with common redirect errors and issues.

Yoast Complete for a single site license can be obtained for $279, for up to 5 sites for $479, and for up to 20 sites for $849. The plugins may also be bought individually, and yoast.com now offers a Google Analytics (GA) plugin.

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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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Mobile ApplicationNo

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What is Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins?

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins are a set of tools developed by Joost de Valk and team, founder of yoast.com and Wordpress enthusiast. These tools are designed to help content rank higher and are subsumed under the Yoast Complete pack, which includes Video SEO for rank climbing with embedded videos in a Wordpress site, WooCommerce SEO for the WP ecommerce plugin, News SEO for rank climbing in Google news, Local SEO for (as the name implies) climbing in local listings with more complete information so can be located (e.g. Google Maps, a store locator, etc.), and Premium SEO redirect manager for dealing with common redirect errors and issues. Yoast Complete for a single site license can be obtained for $279, for up to 5 sites for $479, and for up to 20 sites for $849. The plugins may also be bought individually, and yoast.com now offers a Google Analytics (GA) plugin.

What is Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins's best feature?

Reviewers rate Social SEO highest, with a score of 7.9.

Who uses Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins?

The most common users of Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Yoast SEO plug-in is a must for WordPress websites. It is the best option to promote your site in search engines if you do not have funds for a SEO expert or you just have no time to learn how the SEO works. This plugin will guide you through the process. You just need to fill the fields and follow the recommendations
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is really great for any application - home pages, blogs, etc. It saves a lot of time researching keywords, but it is time-consuming crafting content, which I think is a necessary evil. I wasn't really seeing the immediate results I had hoped for, but there could be a variety of reasons for that (cookies, caches, etc.). Overall, if you have the time to dedicate and utilize the tool, it's awesome!
Score 7 out of 10
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For very small sites, the free version of Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is sufficient. For small and medium sites, one should opt for the premium version. Not saying Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins doesn't work well on larger sites; it certainly does, but be advised there could be some performance headaches along the way. I really cannot think of a scenario where you wouldn't want to use Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins, but if you really don't care that much about SEO, there are a few alternatives that will provide SEO functions but without the depth of control available in Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins.
Nahian Mahmud Shaikat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is suitable for Wordpress platform rather than any other available platform like bogger. This plugin is suitable for beginner to advanced level users to rank a particular keyword in the search engine. For the free version, one target keyword can add but for the premium user, you can add multiple keywords which is the attractive section of this plugin.
Score 9 out of 10
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Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins can be used by anyone who wants to optimize their SEO. Whether absolute beginner or advanced user. It helps to optimize your content pieces for SEO. It helps less if you want to improve general on-page SEO settings like page speed, alt tags etc.
Natalie C. Winslow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If someone needs to easily optimize their WordPress website for SEO, then I would encourage them to install Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin. If their website is used only for ads or similar, then it might not be necessary. Or, if they're not on WordPress, then this is irrelevant, since it's built for WordPress only.
Nabin Poudel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins automatically configures metadata and open graph information required by search engines and social media. It is always best practice to use its plugins to quickly make any WordPress site search engine friendly. If any website has very high-quality engaging content, then it is not necessary to use its plugins as the content likely will rank in the search engine results without its SEO.
Andrew Davison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is most suited for people who want to improve the rankings of pages on search engines. Specifically, it's best for people who have a lot of content (blog posts, product descriptions) and are using WordPress as their platform.

It can also be used by bloggers and internet marketers who don't really know how to properly optimize their own page content for better rankings in Google's algorithm. Yoast Webmaster Tools is really great too because its SEO tool will give you the exact information about what your website should have so that it ranks better.
Oleksandr Torlo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Imagine that you don't have an adequate budget for a qualified website optimizer, but there are people out there who can follow suit. So Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is just for such a case. He does 90% of the work himself and tells you what to do and how to do it. You just need to show the assistant once what and how to do with the plugin, and you can be sure of the result.
But if you do not think and unconditionally apply everything that the plugin does, this may be an extreme that the search engine will not appreciate.
Debasis Nayak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Yoast Premium is great and powerful and when it comes to pricing it charges $89 per year while other plugins offer more features and better plugin for free, example is: Rank Math.
The User Interface of Yoast Plugin is good but can be better.
February 26, 2020

It's Okay

Score 3 out of 10
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There are so many other software out there that give you so much more helpful information than Yoast SEO Plugins. If you're new to the digital scene this this is something that's great to start out with. But if you've been in the field for a while then Yoast can actually be really frustrating to use because you're smarter than the system.
NaveenKumar Namachivayam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For freelancers, bloggers, the free version of Yoast might be very useful. If you are a beginner, Yoast is a good plugin to get started with your search engine optimization. It gels with WordPress well and it comes with the wizard to set up and get started. You can also generate site map.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As far as our company is concerned, if a site is running on WordPress then it has Yoast running. From a technical standpoint, WordPress can get a bit out of control if not managed properly. Yoast does a good job of keeping many of these areas from getting out of hand. And if you are really working on your on-site SEO, then Yoast can be a great help in making sure that your content is up to today's best practices. As Yoast has matured over the years it has become a decent writing tool, not just for the SERP elements but for the overall content as well. It is an excellent tool.

About the only situation that I can think of where Yoast is not appropriate is a site that is not on WordPress.
Score 7 out of 10
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In any product-oriented industry, customers or the public will search based on the keywords or products, Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins helps website come in the search engine when the customer searches using those keywords. It specifically depends on the type of industry and the product line, based on my experience, one need to keep revisiting the SEO algorithms to make sure they are current.
David Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Any company that has a web presence should not only be dedicated to and focused on SEO practices, but should also have a tool like Yoast in their arsenal. It's easy to set up (a few clicks), easy to manage, and the benefit it provides is worth far more than the price. Yoast is basically like an SEO consultant that works for free, and that's great for smaller businesses that don't always have the budget for dedicated help.
Jim Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I highly recommend Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins Premium for its ease of use and built-in rank scoring system for optimizing keyphrases and content. Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins is especially helpful for those with limited understanding of optimization thanks to its wizard interface and "green light" SEO score feature. I never rate any product a service as 10 out of 10 except in extreme cases of superior functionality and customer service.
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Yoast is the best SEO tool I've used for Wordpress. It's great for everyone from SEO beginners who just want to catch the low-hanging fruit, to more advanced/technical editors who appreciate things like breadcrumb customization and canonical URLs. The free version may be sufficient for most users, especially those teams who fall into the more novice category - there's definitely enough to make a difference without the cost.
Dragan Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Yoast WordPress SEO plugin fixes several key things when it comes to WordPress websites. It handles taxonomies and prevents duplicate content issue. It is good if you want to improve your content marketing as it analyzes the content and suggests improvements. It handles technical SEO issues in the background so your sitemaps and Schema.org markup is taken care of upon installation.

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.

December 13, 2019

Easy breezy page editor

Score 10 out of 10
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If you are getting started with keyword and SEO research and writing, this is a great start. It checks every page, and leave you notice of what is good and what needs improvement. Even if you are not new to SEO this is a good program to use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Well suited to sites with small total page numbers. Great for people with little to no SEO experience. Spells out exactly what needs to be implemented without complicating things. Yoast score is good directionally for new-to-SEO types as it's a good barometer for what needs to be changed.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin has been ideal for our small shop. In designing a new website, we got lots of expert advice on how to structure it to be SEO friendly in its launch state, but there's no way we could pay the pros to continually optimize all of our new content day after day, month after month, year after year. Fortunately, our pros included the Yoast SEO plugin with our new WordPress site and gave us a quick and dirty tutorial before handing it all over. The free plugin has allowed us to make our content super SEO-friendly without taking up a dime of our nonprofit budget.