Be aware about Yoast SEO

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Hello, folks! Today I decided to shift my SEO plugin. I've been using Yoast for 3 years because it has some name in the market, but I've been kind upset with the plugin lately.

Yoast devs seem to always try to put a lot in it's plugin (really, more than it must have). Yoast guides (green/yellow/red) sucks and my websites with a gread DA/PA/Pagespeed just doesn't rank right. Also a lot people was complaning about how Yoast crashed their websites. I need something more simple that won't damage my website ranking, which is an ecommerce.

I'm about to try THE SEO FRAMEWORK, I'd like to know if someone can give me a light about this plugin or any other better than Yoast. And also, if the Yoast users are happy with the plugin.

note: I used the premium version, the video and woocommerce addon.
#aware #seo #yoast
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I've always been happy with it, had no idea about the problems.

    Haven't seen anyone complaining about it crashing their site, I'm sure the developers will put things right if it's screwing up.

    SEO All in One is a good alternative, if Yoast isn't your thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author wduarte24
    Well, you need to update urself. Yoast crashed many websites in their 7ยบ update:



    youtube.***com/watch?v=oVswQD3xINA (check the comments section)

    You can see people complaning in some blogs articles about the plugin:

    https://winningwp.com/all-in-one-seo-pack-vs-yoast-seo/

    https://www.wpbeginner.com/opinion/y...ss-seo-plugin/

    and others

    The funny thing is that just like you, I didn't know about those problems until I face myself with two websites

    I'm trying The SEO Framework... within a month I'll come back here and tell you if I got some significant improvement in ranks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Keep in mind buddy; Yoast crashes sometimes because it does not work well with certain themes. Other themes have been unscathed. I've had zero issues over years.

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    • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Keep in mind buddy; Yoast crashes sometimes because it does not work well with certain themes. Other themes have been unscathed. I've had zero issues over years.

      Ryan
      Same here man. I run Yoast on two big blogs and have never had a problem. The only problem I have ever had with any plugins of any kind in the past is that they weren't compatible with a specific theme I was using.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seyi Samuel
    I also use toast for my website but I'd look out for new seo plug in and point out the difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
      Originally Posted by Seyi Samuel View Post

      I also use toast for my website but I'd look out for new seo plug in and point out the difference.
      You use toast for your website?

      How's that working out for you?
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Mark Bradley View Post

        You use toast for your website?

        How's that working out for you?
        Poor ranking but never hungry!
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  • Profile picture of the author ramans11
    All in one seo pack is also good SEO plugin. It has
    1. XML Sitemap support
    2. Easy Google Analytics integration
    3. Support for custom post types
    4. Canonical URL support
    5. Free WooCommerce integration
    6. Automatic or manual meta information
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Mathue
    Hi,

    I am using yoast plugin from 4 years now, and I used it on almost 150 sites I never faced issues with the website crash or website down.

    There might be other thing which are hitting badly on your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author wduarte24
      Originally Posted by Kelly Mathue View Post

      Hi,

      I am using yoast plugin from 4 years now, and I used it on almost 150 sites I never faced issues with the website crash or website down.

      There might be other thing which are hitting badly on your website.

      Is not about crashing the website, but the ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author wduarte24
    I really liked Yast in its 6 versions, but Idk, I fear it's not working for me anymore

    But I'll update the post after a month or so, telling you my experience with this other plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author Nehaaggarwal
    I have been also an old user of Yoast SEO & using for a long time but I'm also not much satisfied with Yoast SEO, I'm using a free version of Yoast SEO.

    Everything was okay but now I don't see title description box under a page or post even all setting in Yoast SEO are good.

    I don't understand why I don't see title & descrion box in Yoast SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author New Tree
    No Idea about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Grey/Red/Orange/Green are just for reference. Don't worry too much about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Yoast had an update with a glitch that decimated the rankings of a lot of site. Even though the glitch was brought to their attention, they kept quiet about it for almost 3 months before releasing a half-hearted apology and a fix for the glitch.

    After that, I don't know why anyone would let Yoast on any of their sites.

    It's mostly bloated crap anyhow.
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    • Profile picture of the author wduarte24
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Yoast had an update with a glitch that decimated the rankings of a lot of site. Even though the glitch was brought to their attention, they kept quiet about it for almost 3 months before releasing a half-hearted apology and a fix for the glitch.

      After that, I don't know why anyone would let Yoast on any of their sites.

      It's mostly bloated crap anyhow.
      That's what I'm saying.
      Maybe if you kept using the old versions without update would work, but who knows what comes next.

      Actually, we all need to be very tunes about WP plugins updates, even more the ones that affect traffic.
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