Yoast Video SEO Plugin, Worth $250? Alternatives ?

by S3rbus
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Hello everyone , i am rather interested to get some feedback and thoughts about Yoast Video Seo plugin. Has anyone tested it yet and what are your impressions. I think that having video thumbnail in serp would be great advantage , but how much the plugin helps in this regard.

Are there any good alternatives for this plugin , $250 seams like a steep price and developer licence is the only one worth getting imo.

Best Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What the...?

    Seriously $250 for a video plugin?

    I don't see his example screenshot (link in OP) Google search returning any video thumbnail images.

    If people are dropping $250 on a video plugin, I need to be in that niche. I can get the same self hosted video thumbnail image in the SERPs without a video. Not talking about that little G+ thumbnail either.

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    I see the thumbnail on the 2nd example:

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  • Profile picture of the author ogenox
    OMG, it used to be 89$ for unlimited sites when I first heard for it. If you ask me, you should buy WP Social SEO Booster Pro for 29$ and save a lot of money. Beside video rich snippets, you will get a ton of other features - WP Social SEO Booster Pro - Knowledge Graph Social Signals SEO

    Even better, you can try their free plugin, as I believe that it could be good enough for video rich snippets - WordPress › WP Social SEO Booster - Knowledge Graph Social Signals SEO « WordPress Plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author S3rbus
    @ogenox , yea they tend to overprice their stuff a bit , that is why i am looking for alternatives , ill check out WP Social SEO Booster if it does the same job as Yoast. When you look at it ,Yoast Video Seo doesnt do much really but add a video sitemap (good one tho) and Schema.org stuff

    @yukon - how do you manage to get self hosted video in serp without plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    You could try check the video sitemaps tutorial for A1 Sitemap Generator:
    Build Video Sitemap with XML Sitemaps Generator

    A1SG is a general sitemapper tool though, so not a WordPress plugin. (It will generate video sitemaps for WordPress sites though, just combine the WordPress and video sitemap presets for best results)
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    It seems overprice for their plugin, but I'm in for the reason that I love their free SEO Plugin. I'd definitely say it's worth it for the price and the one on one personal email support when I have some SEO related questions. It likes to pay not only for good premium plugin but also for the email consultation, too.
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    • Profile picture of the author S3rbus
      Originally Posted by run View Post

      It seems overprice for their plugin, but I'm in for the reason that I love their free SEO Plugin. I'd definitely say it's worth it for the price and the one on one personal email support when I have some SEO related questions. It likes to pay not only for good premium plugin but also for the email consultation, too.
      I always thought that Yoast, and all of these popular bloggers dont answer emails regarding anything but support for their products. If they answer other seo related questions and emails then i would say its great.

      Did you manage to do get your video thumbnails show with Yoast's plugin ?
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      • Profile picture of the author run
        Originally Posted by S3rbus View Post

        I always thought that Yoast, and all of these popular bloggers dont answer emails regarding anything but support for their products. If they answer other seo related questions and emails then i would say its great.

        Did you manage to do get your video thumbnails show with Yoast's plugin ?
        Yes, you're right most of the top popular dudes including Yoast are strict to answer the questions. But, as for me, the questions which are in form of Yes/No will be better for the SEO questions which are unrelevance to their products or services. That's the nature!

        Some of them are getting to have the thumbnails already. In addition, when it comes to their product related questions, you won't be dissapoint of their solution given.
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        I just wanna tell you that most of the links in the signature are trash and/or a trap to make you pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyPal
    Originally Posted by S3rbus View Post

    Hello everyone , i am rather interested to get some feedback and thoughts about Yoast Video Seo plugin. Has anyone tested it yet and what are your impressions. I think that having video thumbnail in serp would be great advantage , but how much the plugin helps in this regard.

    Are there any good alternatives for this plugin , $250 seams like a steep price and developer licence is the only one worth getting imo.

    Best Regards
    DITTO ON THIS!! I think they're pricing model is ridiculous and just greedy. I want to opt in to the developer license for hundreds of my sites, I'm not about to drop thousands of dollars! I'll keep my eyes peeled if they ever run a promotion for unlimited sites, but as of now, I can wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Guys that Yoast video plugin can be bought for $69 per site, the $250 is for up to 20 sites. Not sure how Yoast throttles sites.

    I don't use the Yoast video plugin (I rank self hosted videos without a plugin) but If I needed to rank videos & I didn't know how, I wouldn't have a problem buying from Yoast only because I've researched what he's doing (ranking self hosted video) & he knows what he's doing (SEO & WP).

    video site:yoast.com

    Keep in mind video doesn't rank the page, backlinks & regular old SEO ranks the page, the page simply has video tagging along for the ride. If your currently ranking a web page, you can add a video thumbnail image to that already ranked page anytime you want.

    The only thing I haven't been able to get to rank a self hosted video thumbnail image is index pages, the weird part is I can get the index page to show up in Google organic SERPs video, where you click the video tab at the top of Google SERPs. The internal pages all show a video thumbnail image without much effort after you figure out how to get the first thumbnail image showing in Google SERPs.
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    • Profile picture of the author BSharpToday
      Does this work for videos that are embedded from Youtube onto our website? (ie not self-hosted)?

      Anyone out there have the 20site version and not using a copy? )

      PM me. Yoast is the man, but yes this is a little crazy on the price PER YEAR!
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by BSharpToday View Post

        Does this work for videos that are embedded from Youtube onto our website? (ie not self-hosted)?

        Anyone out there have the 20site version and not using a copy? )

        PM me. Yoast is the man, but yes this is a little crazy on the price PER YEAR!
        I think that $69 per domain Yoast plugin is a one time price.

        Looks like the one year comment on the sales page was for one year of support + upgrades included with the plugin. That's the way I read the sales page.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyPal
    PRO: Yoast is very innovative with great branding.

    CON: Literally, I'm on the internet every single day because like many of you, this is how I earn my living and from all the pricing models that I have seen, Yoast has the most ridiculous pricing model that makes me just not want to ever visit their site again. I'm looking to get an unlimited license for the video seo and they're offering UP TO 100 sites for $799. Fuking aweful and TOOOO retail for people like us who go through websites like there's no tomorrow.

    Conclusion: HEY YOAST! Yea you might make some good sales with the Yoast unlimited license @ $799, but I GUARANTEE you'll make a kazillion more sales if you seriously had a much more reasonable pricing structure. Amen.
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