Avoiding Yoast SEO

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  • #8973

    Elspet Fleury
    Member

    I don’t use Yoast for any websites.

    Is that likely to cause me any problems?

  • #8974

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    No

  • #8975

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Not a problem. I have ranked my website internationally for a solid keyword without using Yoast.

  • #8976

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    I don’t either.

  • #8977

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    For what do people usually use it?

    • #8978

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      I use it mostly for sitemap, titles and descriptions, choosing which pages to index, no index etc. There’s other plugins that allow you to do that but it’s easier to just do it all in one plugin.

  • #8979

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Nope, does not affect me in anyway.

  • #8980

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Why would you? lol

  • #8981

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Yoast is a measurement tool.

    It just measures many things at once – that’s really all it does differently.

  • #8982

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    It’s a tool that helps with certain on-page SEO elements. If you are able to do it without even using this or relevant tool, may be you are master of it!!

  • #8983

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Not a problem…. Yoast is now a redundant tool.

    • #8984

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      And money hungry too…

  • #8985

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Lately I have abandoned Yoast for SEOpress pro: fast, complete, not expensive and many many other things…. (and where I changed the rank remained the same or slightly better)

  • #8986

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Yoast is for On-Page SEO. It’s a WordPress plugin. Use Rank Math instead.

  • #8987

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    I had been using Yoast Premium for a few years and uninstalled it this year after the mess they created this year and did not inform the users about it.

    • #8988

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      What mess? I’ve been using it for years also, both free and premium and can’t think of any reason to change it. Really curious to know, I read their blog on a regular basis + the plugin works very well.

    • #8989

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Search for Yoast 7.0 bug. This affected millions of sites and Yoast knowingly hid this information from it’s users… and only when they had a fix ready they revealed it to the public about the issue and just said we apologise for the issue and we have fixed it.

    • #8990

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Perhaps it indexed all the images as pages and lost a lot of juice, that?

    • #8991

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      You are close but what happened was that they removed the attachment URL to the image itself which led to no XML sitemap being enabled for attachments.

    • #8992

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      So, now I have started writing codes myself for my sites rather than depend on third party tools. Which makes my work a lot safer.

  • #8993

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    As with many plugins – bugs occur – maybe best wait before automatically installing updates… this year – https://www.searchenginejournal.com/yoast-plugin-bug/255639/

  • #8994

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    I used Yoast for several years on a number of sites, after having tested various other “SEO Plugins”. I’ve switched to All In One SEO Pack, which does a much better job on XML sitemaps and category and tag management. I also found that Yoast was generating a LOT of extraneous URLs.

    • #8995

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Hummm you like their XML map over Google XML Map plugin?

  • #8996

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Yoast falls into my list of plug-ins to avoid at all costs.

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