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Yoast SEO: the #1 WordPress SEO plugin

  • Get more visitors from Google and Bing
  • Attract more visitors from social media
  • Increase your readers’ engagement

We walk you through every step: no need to be or hire an SEO expert.

Get Yoast SEO Premium NowOnly $89 for 1 site
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Compare the Premium and the free version:

Yoast SEO Premium

Yoast SEO free

Keyword optimization

Up to 5 keywords for each page.

Only 1 keyword

Preview of your page

Google, Facebook and Twitter previews.

Only Google preview

Readability check

We analyze the readability of the copy you wrote and calculate the Flesch Reading Ease score.

Check!

Full control over your breadcrumbs

You can set a primary category for your post, and determine the taxonomy for every single page on your website.

Check!

No duplicate content

Avoid confusing Google with duplicate content, by setting canonical URLs.

Check!

Technical stuff in the background

It doesn’t matter whether you know about robots.txt, .htaccess files, clean permalink URLs or sitemaps – Yoast SEO makes sure your technical configuration rolls out the red carpet for search engines.

Check!

Internal linking suggestions

Get suggestions for links to other pages on your website, as you write.

You have to manually look up related pages to create links.

Content insights

We show you the 5 words or phrases you use the most on your page, to check if they’re a match with your chosen keywords.

You have to do your own content analysis, we’re afraid.

Redirect manager

Easily redirect old URLs to new ones. So you don’t lose visitors because they get stuck on a 404 Not Found page.

You have to think of creating a redirect yourself each time you delete a page.

24/7 support

Round the clock email access to our wonderful and knowledgeable support team .

You can use our extensive FAQ section and knowledge base.

Ad-free

In Yoast SEO Premium there are no ads.

You’ll see ads for our other awesome products and services.
Get Yoast SEO Premium NowOnly $89 for 1 site
Download the free version »

Most downloaded SEO plugin  40 million downloads  4.8 out of 5 stars

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Yoast SEO plugin features and benefits

Optimize every page for up to 5 keywords

In the Yoast SEO Premium plugin, you can pick up to 5 focus keywords. These are the keywords you’d like your post or page to rank for in the search results.

We then run a check on your content to check whether you’re using the keywords often enough – but not too often – and in the right spots.

Yep, Yoast Premium makes it really easy to seduce search engines. In the free version, you can only set 1 focus keyword. That means you’ll have to choose between keywords.

In both versions, Yoast SEO doesn’t only boost your ranking in the search results, but also your morale!

Internal linking suggestionsPremium only

Internal linking is extremely important because it helps search engines to understand your site structure.

But adding links by hand is slow, tedious and downright annoying. With the internal linking feature in Yoast SEO Premium, that’s a thing of the past.

This feature analyzes your text and suggests links to related posts – as you write. Taking all the hassle out of internal linking. Yeah, we’re pretty happy about it too.

Preview of your page in Google

Thanks to the snippet editor, you can see through the eyes of the Google user: what will your post or page look like in the search results? And on mobile screens? Would you click a link like that?

In the free version, you can only preview your link in Google, not in Facebook or Twitter.

Preview of your page in social mediaPremium only

Check what your page will look like if you share it on Facebook or Twitter. Do the title fit and the image match? Will it stand out? If you want people to click, your social media shares have to look the part.

If you don’t want to think about that for every single post, just set a template. Yoast SEO allows you to set those for all types of pages.

Readability check: increase the chances that people actually read your page

Online readers don’t read – they scan. Just like you are probably doing right now.

So you should write short sentences, add subheadings and use connecting words.

Do you think that’s a lot harder than it sounds? 

No worries. Yoast SEO will tell you exactly what to do, based on scientific research on readability, such as the Flesch Reading Ease score.

Your breadcrumb can get messy because of several reasons. Some posts may be listed in several categories and appear with different breadcrumbs, for example.

With Yoast SEO you can set a primary category for your post, and determine the taxonomy for every single page on your website.

No duplicate content: avoid confusing Google

Your website can show the same content on various URLs, which might confuse Google: this is called a duplicate content issue.

Yoast SEO solves this by letting you indicate one URL as the original one – what techies like to call a canonical link. That way, Yoast SEO makes sure that your content is always found under the URL you want it to be found under. Simple.

Technical stuff in the background

Search engine robots crawl the web and create an index. And it doesn’t hurt to help them a bit.

Yoast SEO rolls out the red carpet for the search bots, making it super easy to crawl your site and find everything.

Basically, the plugin takes care of all the technical stuff for you.

But hey, if technical tweaking is your thing – more power to you. With Yoast SEO, you can edit your robots.txt and .htaccess files, clean up your URLs and generate and update your sitemaps.

Content insightsPremium only

Our Insights functionality lists the 5 words or word combinations that appear most often on your page.

That way, you can check if the topics and keywords you’d like to rank for in Google, Bing and Yahoo are in line with what you’re actually writing about.

This is a Premium feature. In the free version, you’ll have to do your own content analysis, we’re afraid.

Currently, this feature is only available in selected languages.

Redirect manager: your visitors don’t get stuck on a 404 Not Found page – Premium only

We all have to delete pages at some point, but when that old URL gets visitors, they bump into a 404 Not Found error. Aaaargh!

To avoid this, you can redirect them to a new page with relevant information. It’s important to do this systematically to keep your website healthy.

The Redirect manager allows you to do just that: after deleting a post or page, the plugin will ask you what to do with the old URL.

You can also go to the menu ‘Redirects’ to see and update all your redirected pages. And you can even set ‘REGEX redirects’ to indicate that all URLs containing a certain word or expression should redirect to the same page.

Automatic updates and upgrades

You might have heard about Google Panda and Google Penguin – the two most recent major updates to Google’s search algorithm. Google also makes minor changes to its algorithm about 500-600 times a year. Yoast updates its Yoast SEO plugin every 2 weeks. That way, you’re sure that your website is optimized for Google’s most recent criteria.
Updates and upgrades on our Premium plugin are only available with a valid license/subscription.

24/7 support: ask the Yoast support team for assistance – Premium only

Upgrading to Yoast SEO Premium (formerly known as WordPress SEO by Yoast Premium) gives you a full year access to our wonderful and knowledgeable support team.

You can email them your questions about the use of the plugin or your problems in setting it up and they’ll assist you!

Ad-freePremium only

As soon as you install Yoast SEO Premium, you will no longer see any ads in your WordPress plugin. Unless you love seeing the Yoast team in your right-hand column every day, of course. We can’t blame you!

To sum it all up:

Yoast SEO Premium

Yoast SEO free

Keyword optimization

Up to 5 keywords for each page.

Only 1 keyword

Preview of your page

Google, Facebook and Twitter previews.

Only Google preview

Readability check

We analyze the readability of the copy you wrote and calculate the Flesch Reading Ease score.

Check!

Full control over your breadcrumbs

You can set a primary category for your post, and determine the taxonomy for every single page on your website.

Check!

No duplicate content

Avoid confusing Google with duplicate content, by setting canonical URLs.

Check!

Technical stuff in the background

It doesn’t matter whether you know about robots.txt, .htaccess files, clean permalink URLs or sitemaps – Yoast SEO makes sure your technical configuration rolls out the red carpet for search engines.

Check!

Automatic updates and upgrades

The plugin is updated every 2 weeks, so you’re sure that your website is optimized for the most recent Google algorithm.

Check!

Internal linking suggestions

Get suggestions for links to other pages on your website, as you write.

You have to manually look up related pages to create links.

Content insights

We show you the 5 words or phrases you use the most on your page, to check if they’re a match with your chosen keywords.

You have to do your own content analysis, we’re afraid.

Redirect manager

Easily redirect old URLs to new ones. So you don’t lose visitors because they get stuck on a 404 Not Found page.

You have to think of creating a redirect yourself each time you delete a page.

24/7 support

Round the clock email access to our wonderful and knowledgeable support team.

You can use our extensive FAQ section and knowledge base.

Ad-free

In Yoast SEO Premium there are no ads.

You’ll see ads for our other awesome products and services.
Get Yoast SEO Premium NowOnly $89 for 1 site
Download the free version »

Most downloaded SEO plugin  40 million downloads  4.8 out of 5 stars

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