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Wordpress SEO Plugins- Yoast vs. All in One

  1. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Just wondering if anyone can give me some feedback on Wordpress SEO plugins.  I'm trying to choose between Yoast's new Wordpress seo plugin and the tried and true All in One Plug in.  I'm using Wordpress 3.1 with the Twenty Ten theme.  Bottom line, I don't want to do anything to hose my theme's functionality. 

    I'm leaning towards Yoast's since it's such an all-encompassing SEO plug-in.  But, I'm worried since it's fairly new (in fact I'm not even sure it's out of beta yet).

    Anyway, anyone have any experience with either of these?  Any words of wisdom or cautions I should be aware of?

    1. chamilj profile image61
      chamiljposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      All-In-One SEO plugin works better for me.

    2. fdoleac profile image60
      fdoleacposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Both work.  We switched to Yoast due to the prompting process to remind you of proper formatting.

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      glyphisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I almost did not install Yoast WPSEO because the top page of google there is a blog which says it crashes your site - but I finally got the nerve to install it and it is wonderful! Yoast's WP SEO points you in the right direction to create good content in the proper format so that you dont get penalized for some robotic nerdy stuff you were supposed to know but were at the beach that day.

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    All-In-One works for me.

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image83
      Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This right here.

      Love it!

  3. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Thanks, Ryan and Garrett.  Two votes for All in One, I guess. 

    No Yoast users?  Really?

    1. gusmang profile image59
      gusmangposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I changed from All in one to Yoast, Yoast has the ability to check whether your keywords has been optimized on your post, all in SEO do not have this feature

  4. Marye Audet profile image90
    Marye Audetposted 6 years ago

    I use all in one. I uploaded both and tried them both - decided all in one works the best for me.

  5. kenwrites profile image84
    kenwritesposted 6 years ago


    I ran Yoast for a short period of time, but there always seemed to be a bug. Froze my site twice.

  6. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Thanks, Marye and Ken!  The buggy, freezing thing is exactly what I fear.  I try to keep plugins down to a minimum for that reason.  I've read all good things about All in One, but I've heard others complain about Yoast.  I was kinda hoping the kinks were worked out.  hmm

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    Le Jugeposted 6 years ago

    All in one is best, easy to use and it works pretty well

  8. commonc profile image57
    commoncposted 6 years ago

    I actually use Ultimate SEO most of the time. Its pretty straight forward to use as all the different sections are broken down into modules. I find AIO a bit annoying as it constantly needs updating!

  9. rmr profile image83
    rmrposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to try All In One, but the details page says it still hasn't been tested with my version of WP (3.1). In the meantime, SEO Ultimate has been working pretty well for me.

  10. simons35 profile image58
    simons35posted 6 years ago

    top 10 plugins simon n

  11. Richieb799 profile image76
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I never knew there was an SEO plugin, thanks for sharing this.

    1. simons35 profile image58
      simons35posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      hey richieb799 seo plugins theres more than one you can use for blogging,will be posting about free backlink generator soon. thanks

      simon n

      1. smithseo profile image56
        smithseoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I too recommend you "all in one"

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    ss_sputnikposted 6 years ago

    Haven't used either. I just use the StudioPress Genesis Framework with a Child Theme to compliment. By far the best SEO set up I've come across.

  13. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I prefer yoast, it is actually more comprehensive than All-in one, although it requires a little more effort in the inital setup. I haven't personally had (or heard about) any major bugs with Yoast, however since that company is fairly profitable and has a large development team, I assume any reported bugs would be squashed pretty quickly.

    It also gives my users on This is Freelance a preview of how their article will appear on the Google search results, which in my eyes is an invaluable bonus, It really highlights how important custom meta descriptions and titles can sometimes be.

  14. seolinkmonster profile image72
    seolinkmonsterposted 6 years ago

    All in one seo plugin is good if you are a beginner to wordpress seo and if you want more advanced features then yoast is the best bet to go for.

    Yoast is compatible with all the versions of wordpress that are releasing now.

  15. greencap profile image60
    greencapposted 6 years ago

    All-in-one works fine for me. Its extremely easy to setup and use. I chose it over the yoast (which appears to be first on the list of results for seo if you search from wp dashboard), because 2-3 books had rated AIO as a very good option.

  16. whoisbid profile image76
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    I guess there are other plugins that people can use but these are the ones being mentioned here so I guess I would chose all in one.

  17. Wirelessguitar profile image60
    Wirelessguitarposted 6 years ago

    All in one works great for me smile I use it in conjunction with SEOPressor which is a paid plugin but really helps with rankings. Pretty sure there are some free versions of it around though.