Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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It's Okay

3 out of 10
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

Cloud
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
Operating SystemsUnspecified
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 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
Nabin Poudel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
Andrew Davison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
February 26, 2020

It's Okay

Score 3 out of 10
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  • 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.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
David Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Jim Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Maddy Osman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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).
December 13, 2019

Easy breezy page editor

Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
  • Density: Because even the free, basic Yoast SEO tool has SO MANY FEATURES, if you're brand new to SEO as a concept/practice, you might feel a little overwhelmed at first. Just go watch the training videos!
  • Bulk Title Editing: I'm sure this tool can be useful, but I've never found it to be particularly intuitive or helpful.
  • Limitations: I'm grasping at straws here, but it would be nice if some of the premium (paid) features- specifically the social media previews- were available in the free version. Like I said, grasping.