Yoast Takes the Intimidation Factor Out of SEO
December 04, 2019

Yoast Takes the Intimidation Factor Out of SEO

Rene Agredano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

I use it for my business blogging needs at Tripawds.com. We are on a WordPress Multisite platform and we use Yoast for five featured blogs.

I also use it in my freelance blogging assignments on various websites.

In all cases, it has helped us achieve better visibility as bloggers, and refined our writing into a more concise and SEO-friendly format.
  • Improves writing skills. By helping to identify long sentences and passive tone, our writing has improved by leaps and bounds. This applies to print writing assignments as well.
  • Points out important article features we may have overlooked. By telling us when we have forgotten to apply photo credits, internal links, etc., we set our articles up for greater visibility on the web.
  • Helped us achieve better page rank with Google. When our blog rankings fell to disappointing levels, we installed Yoast and quickly saw a return to previous rankings. Although we still need to go back and refresh pre-Yoast content, we are still much better off than we were without it.
  • Yoast does not account for scholarly or technical language. I wish there was a way to identify what type of tone the article will have (such as when uploading an article to Grammarly.com).
  • I wish Yoast could also make it easier to refresh old content with SEO-friendly features, though I'm guessing this is probably impossible.
  • Yoast's "Ease of Reading" feature is helpful but sometimes I feel it's forcing me to write to a lowest common denominator, whichy my community is not.
  • Made us more conscientious about the importance of following good SEO practices.
  • Yoast has helped our little community achieve a higher page ranking for our five featured blogs.
  • Although our non-profit budget is small, we can easily see the ROI on investing in Yoast. We plan on continuing to use it for a long time.
Yoast support is so good, we haven't needed to use any of it other than the built-in help guides and informational icon sections while writing blog posts. I do find the newsletter to be helpful (it's one of the few I actually open) and the free educational videos. In the future, we plan on investing in more Yoast online training.

Do you think Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins's feature set?

Yes

Did Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins again?

Yes

As a blogger, Yoast WordPress SEO is fantastic for helping our posts achieve higher rankings. And as I mentioned, it's helped us become better writers for the web and print. Any blogger, on any platform, can benefit from Yoast.

Yoast is less appropriate for academic and scientific blog writing. By trying to adhere to its recommendations, I feel that it dumbs down our articles and makes us less credible. When I write these types of articles, I tend to blow off many of the Yoast recommendations.

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Feature Ratings

10.0
Keyword analysis
10
Backlink management
10
SERP ranking tracking
10
Page grader
10
Competitive analysis
10
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Site recommendations
10
Task management
10
Local SEO
10
Social SEO
10
Mobile SEO
10
Global SEO
10
Multi-domain support
10
Integration with web analytics tools
10