The Yoast and Elementor partnership: building easy and SEO-friendly websites together

Today, we’re launching the result of a great collaboration: the Yoast SEO plugin now seamlessly integrates with the Elementor page builder! We’re really excited about this integration. It means that millions of WordPress users can now easily build a page with Elementor and optimize its content with Yoast SEO. To make this happen, we’ve partnered up with the creators of the Elementor page builder.

For a long time, Yoast SEO and Elementor gave a subpar experience when used together. As of today, this has changed. Now you can finally use all Yoast SEO features to fully optimize the page you’ve created with the Elementor page builder! Read all about it in our Yoast SEO 15.4 release post.

Why Yoast and Elementor?

Both Yoast SEO and Elementor power a vast amount of WordPress sites. In 2020, Elementor crossed the five million active WordPress installs, while Yoast SEO crossed eleven million. This puts both plugins firmly in the top five most popular WordPress plugins in the world. 

As Yoast, our mission is to make higher rankings possible for everyone. And we figured that if we partnered up with Elementor, the leading website builder platform on WordPress, we can make Yoast SEO work for many more WordPress users. Doing so, higher rankings might become a reality for lots of website owners world-wide!

While we make reaching the top of the search results achievable for everyone, Elementor makes building a website easier for everyone. Together, we can help millions of people achieve their dream of a successful business by helping them with an easy-to-build and high-ranking website.

What does the integration look like?

You’re probably wondering what this Yoast SEO Elementor integration looks like. If you edit your post in Elementor, you’ll find the Yoast SEO sidebar on the left-hand side of the Elementor editing screen:

You’ll find Yoast SEO in the left hand sidebar of the Elementor editing screen

Here you’ll find all Yoast SEO features like the SEO and readability analysis and the Google preview, as well as the option to get related keyphrases with SEMrush. But also Yoast SEO’s premium features, such as Internal linking suggestions, the option to set synonyms and related keyphrases, and the social previews can be found in this sidebar.

Want to find out how it works exactly? Check out our help page: How to use Yoast SEO in Elementor or watch the short screencast below:

A great collaboration: what will the future bring?

We’re very happy we’ve build this integration with Elementor. Together we hope to make building website and SEO easier for many people and businesses world-wide. We have lots and lots of ideas for making Yoast SEO for Elementor even better. It’s been a pleasant collaboration so far, so you might see more of us in the future! Stay tuned!


26 Responses to The Yoast and Elementor partnership: building easy and SEO-friendly websites together

  1. Carroll
    Carroll  • 4 months ago

    First off I would like to say terrific blog!
    I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.

    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
    I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or
    tips? Many thanks!

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 months ago

      Hi, Carroll. Thanks for your comment! I know the feeling, it can be difficult to start right away. It might help to start by writing down the purpose of your text, the audience you want to write for and the main question you want to answer in your text. Some preparation makes it easier to put that pen to paper :) We have a step-by-step guide on how to write a blog post that can help you with that. Hope this helps and good luck!

  2. Ami Hooper
    Ami Hooper  • 4 months ago

    I use Beaver Builder. Any plans to work with them? :-)

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 months ago

      Hi Ami. Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately, we don’t have any news to share regarding a possible integration with Beaver Builder. Sorry about that :)

  3. Effat Rubab
    Effat Rubab  • 4 months ago

    I was really waiting for this. Thank you so much both of you.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 months ago

      That’s great to hear! You’re welcome and we hope you enjoy using Yoast SEO in Elementor :)

  4. Milind Sahu
    Milind Sahu  • 4 months ago

    I want to ask a question on another topic. I have a blog, its archive pages, tags, categories are getting indexed in google search results. However, I have already set these things to noindex from Yoast Search Appearance setting.

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 months ago

      Hi there, Milind! It might take some time for the page to disappear if you’ve recently changed this. Also, this article might be able to help you: https://yoast.com/wordpress-noindex-post/

  5. Kickboxing gloves
    Kickboxing gloves  • 4 months ago

    Thanks. Still getting to grips with Elementor

    • Camille Cunningham
      Camille Cunningham  • 4 months ago

      You’re welcome! And good luck!

  6. Jan Koch
    Jan Koch  • 4 months ago

    Congrats Marieke and teams of Yoast and Elementor 🥳

    That is a partnership benefitting millions of users. So great to see two of the most popular brands in the WP space collaborate ❤

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      Thanks, Jan! We’re so glad to join hands and help more people build awesome websites.

  7. Aloha Melani
    Aloha Melani  • 4 months ago

    I’m excited about this! I love both platforms, but I always wondered if my site suffered because I could only use Yoast in WordPress, so my blog body wasn’t getting any love.

    Does this integration happen with the free version of Elementor and the free version of Yoast?

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      Hey Melani. That’s great to hear. We are excited as well. And yes, the integration works both in the free versions of Elementor and Yoast SEO.

  8. Dgmark Agency
    Dgmark Agency  • 4 months ago

    This is great news, we have been using Yoast SEO since a long time it’s a nice SEO plugin and we design websites for clients on elementor so this collaboration will help us a lot. Thank you Yoast.

  9. Parth Joshi
    Parth Joshi  • 4 months ago

    Awesome! This what I was waiting for. Thank you so much Yoast and Elementor.

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      You’re welcome, Parth!

  10. Kristianne Manzano
    Kristianne Manzano  • 4 months ago

    I created my website via Wix because of the vast creative templates that they have. But in order to have a good SEO on my site, WordPress would be a good fit as a start-up. I hope to make my own site through it in the coming weeks. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      Hi Kristianne. The combination of WordPress, Elementor and Yoast SEO gives you so many awesome tools to build great sites. Hope you enjoy making the jump to WordPress!

  11. Mesut Doğan
    Mesut Doğan  • 4 months ago

    Awasome! Thanks for seo ^^

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      Glad you like it, Mesut!

  12. Simon Evans
    Simon Evans  • 4 months ago

    Absolutely blinding news. Have been using both plugins for some time now, and it has been a bit of a mission. Looking forward to trying this out.

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      Hi Simon. Glad you like the news! Can’t wait to hear what you think about the integration.

  13. Julie Webb
    Julie Webb  • 4 months ago

    Do you have plans to integrate with the Divi builder? I’m hoping so :)

    • Sam Harrelson
      Sam Harrelson  • 4 months ago

      Second this… would love to see a Divi integration.

    • Edwin Toonen
      Edwin Toonen  • 4 months ago

      Hi Julie. Unfortunately, we don’t have any news to share regarding a possible Divi integration. Sorry!