Yoast SEO, the Best WordPress SEO plugin
December 30, 2019

Yoast SEO, the Best WordPress SEO plugin

Dragan Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is what we install on every WordPress website we maintain. It makes the websites SEO friendly and easy to configure in terms of titles, meta descriptions, visibility, Schema.org, robots.txt and sitemaps, taxonomies...which roughly translates to Onsite and Technical SEO.

It takes care of several key things that WordPress doesn't do well upon clean install.
  • Onsite SEO (titles, descriptions, content analysis...)
  • Technical SEO (breadcrumbs, robots, sitemaps, Schema.org)
  • UI (it doesn't use standard WordPress dashboard elements or design language and it should).
  • Marketing (it should slow down with ads).
  • ROI (more sales and conversions due to improved content marketing).
  • More returning customers due to better quality content.
All in One SEO Pack is a direct Yoast WordPress SEO competitor, but it lacks the functionality and support the latter has. While they both do a good job of making sure your WordPress website is SEO optimized, Yoast goes one step further and does a really nice analysis of your content and makes sure it's optimized and easy to read.

It's a no-brainer whether to use Yoast SEO or All in One SEO Pack, because Yoast is better in every segment.
Yoast SEO premium has a, well, premium support. While you can also do well with a free version of the plugin, the support is not at the same level. It's difficult to maintain the plugin that's been downloaded and installed on more than 1M websites.

I dislike how the plugin now tries to incorporate a whole lot of new features and it's becoming cumbersome. It also uses a lot of resources, but it's the best one out there, so I guess I have to deal with that.

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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.

Yoast Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
Page grader
Site recommendations
Local SEO
Mobile SEO
Multi-domain support