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Ask Yoast: Yoast SEO premium features explained

As most of you will agree, the free version of Yoast SEO is already an awesome plugin. So, we understand that many of you frugal site owners and bloggers may be a bit reluctant to ‘splurge’ on Yoast SEO Premium. What more could the premium version have to offer?

Well, as a matter of fact, it has a great deal more to offer! It has several features that help you drastically improve your site structure, make it easier to avoid 404s, and give more insight into your content. In this Ask Yoast, I discuss Yoast SEO premium features that are especially interesting for bloggers.

Alexa emailed us this question:

My audience are travel bloggers and I think they all use the free version of Yoast SEO. I don’t think they would pay for Premium unless they really understood the value. Can you share the main differences of the free vs. the paid version?

Watch the video or read the transcript further down the page for my answer!

Yoast SEO premium features explained

Well, there’s nothing I like more than an opportunity to tell you why you should give me money. So let me do that. There’s a couple of things in Yoast SEO Premium that I think are awesome for regular bloggers. One of those things is the redirect manager: if you change a URL somewhere you can easily redirect it; if you delete a post we will give you options to do something with that.

Even more important for bloggers is the internal linking feature that we have. We give you options for posts that you could link to from your current post. Based on what you’re writing about, we’ll tell you, “Hey, this looks similar to that post, you should link to that post.” We’ll give you that option. This will hugely increase how many internal links you have on your site. And because of having more internal links, people will stay on your site longer, your site will rank better, there are lots and lots of benefits.

Yoast SEO Premium comes with a few more options; I’d encourage you to check out the Yoast SEO Premium page and well, go buy Yoast SEO Premium, is not that expensive. Good luck.

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5 Responses to Ask Yoast: Yoast SEO premium features explained

  1. Alexandra
    Alexandra  • 1 year ago

    I‘m curious: What happens with all those redirects when I DOWNGRADE from Premium to the free version of Yoast?

  2. Rogério
    Rogério  • 1 year ago

    I use the free version of YOAST and I will certainly migrate to the premium version because the flow of visits to my blog has increased exponentially only with the use of the free version.

    • Melina Reintjens
      Melina Reintjens  • 1 year ago

      Great to hear that your traffic has already increased so much, Rogério! :-)

  3. Ananias Santos
    Ananias Santos  • 1 year ago

    This is true and this plugin is already free and good now if it is premium then it will be better still I use the free and I like very much not change for anything as soon as I can buy the premium.

  4. Yogesh Khetani
    Yogesh Khetani  • 1 year ago

    I was confused whether it’s worth to go with Yoast Premium or not because the free plugins itself offers lot many things. Thanks for that.

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