Yoast SEO plug-ins WILL help you get your site noticed!
December 17, 2018

Yoast SEO plug-ins WILL help you get your site noticed!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

I use Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins on our main website to help improve our SEO and to check-- whenever changes are made-- that our site is still all clear without errors.

Pros

  • Ease of operation -- Install the plug-in and follow their step-by-step instructions. It's really that easy.
  • Level of detail -- This plug-in will inform you when your page is not optimized, but also shows you the steps you need to correct the problems without any of the guesswork.
  • Plays well with WordPress -- I know this seems like a no-brainer, but it does not mess up your site. Yoast does a great job of making sure that their plug-in works correctly with the most current version of WordPress.

Cons

  • Can be a little too aggressive -- Sometimes you just don't need the level of detail that it recommends. And also sometimes even after completing their recommendations, it still kicks back errors.
  • The interface hasn't been updated in a while, so while it does work it is starting to look stale in comparison to similar products.
  • They could make it easier to change things site-wide.
  • Gains in visibility -- After using Yoast, my site became much more visible in searches. We started getting noticeable increases in site traffic.
  • Time-consuming -- They could make it easier to change things site wide, so going page by page to adjust things was a bit tedious.
  • Increased inquiries from our optimized pages -- This has been the best part of the implementation. Quite a few of those inquiries turned into actual clients for me.
This was the only other product that we were able to compare side-by-side. It did similar things but in the end, Yoast won out because of the fact that it plays nice with most versions of WordPress. Squirrly had a few complaints about compatibility that concerned me, and after talking with a few colleagues, I decided to go with Yoast.
Yoast is great for beginners like myself who know that they need to optimize their site for SEO but aren't sure how to get started or what to adjust. If you are an advanced user, you probably wouldn't like it very much (and probably wouldn't be using it anyway!) since it seems to do a good job at the basics, but lacks ways to adjust things on a more granular level. I am fine with that, but some may find that to be a deal breaker.

Yoast Feature Ratings

8.0
Keyword analysis
7
Backlink management
8
SERP ranking tracking
6
Page grader
9
Competitive analysis
9
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Site recommendations
8
Task management
7
Local SEO
9
Social SEO
8
Mobile SEO
9
Global SEO
9
Multi-domain support
9
Integration with web analytics tools
7

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