My Experience with the Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2018

My Experience with the Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

My organization currently uses the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins for enhancing SEO on our website. I am the website manager, so I am the person that directly downloaded it, installed it, and used it on every page of our website. It addresses the business problem of integrating keywords and tags on our website.
  • The area in which you edit your snippet and keyword is very easy to complete. The green/orange/red colors indicate whether it's good to go, needs improvements or has problems. Very intuitive.
  • The analysis area of the page goes into thorough detail of the problems/improvements/good results and has links in the descriptions that go to Yoast's SEO Blog on their website. It's a great tool for beginners to get a good grip on terms such as "meta description, outbound links, subheadings, SEO title, etc"
  • There's also a section that allows you to edit how the page will look if it's shared on Facebook or Twitter - really allowing you to dive deep into controlling how your website appears across social.
  • When viewing the list of pages on your website, Yoast displays the SEO Score and Readability Score by color. If you hover over the color, there is a short description of how you can improve it. I wish the description was just a little more detailed - or if the score is hovering just below green or orange, it would state "one more recommendation needed" or something to that effect.
  • I wish there was a discount option for Yoast SEO Premium for Non-profits - or at least a one month free trial to be able to pull reports and prove the value of the plugin to our Board that builds the budget.
  • Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins has helped streamline the small amount of time that I am able to dedicate to optimizing our website's SEO.
  • The plugin is user-friendly enough that if someone else takes over managing the website in the future, they should be able to jump right in and make adjustments. Yoast has an extensive knowledge database to utilize too.
  • I don't think there's been any negative impact on our business objectives. Before I rebuilt the website, there was no search engine optimization plan or process in place, so Yoast has been nothing but beneficial with helping drive traffic to our website.
I think that Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins is well suited for websites of any size. The free version is good for basic to intermediate websites, however, any website with 50+ pages should definitely consider paying for the premium version. Using it for redirects and the 24/7 assistance is worth the ~$8/month, in my opinion.

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
10
Backlink management
10
Page grader
10
Competitive analysis
8
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Site recommendations
10
Task management
Not Rated
Local SEO
10
Social SEO
10
Mobile SEO
10
Global SEO
8
Multi-domain support
Not Rated
Integration with web analytics tools
10