One of the questions we regularly get is: “Why should I buy Yoast SEO Premium when the free version of Yoast SEO is so awesome already?”. Well, we’re glad you asked! Let me explain the most important features you’ll get, when you buy Yoast SEO Premium.
- Redirects module
- Advanced context detection: word forms
- Internal linking
- Social previews
- Orphaned content filter
I’ll discuss the main functionalities of Yoast SEO Premium below: the redirects manager, our internal linking tool, the social preview, synonyms, the orphaned content filter and the possibility to add multiple focus keywords. On top of that, you also get something which is not a feature. It’s access to our top-notch support team, who answer your questions around the clock. But if all is well, you won’t even need our support team and you can just use our awesome features:
When you’re building out your site, you’re bound to run into cases where you’re deleting pages, moving pages, changing URLs for categories, etc. All these changes can cause problems when you’re not properly redirecting the old URLs to new ones. In all these cases and more, our redirects module can help you fix those. You won’t need your developer to create those redirects for you anymore, just do it yourself with the redirects manager in Yoast SEO Premium!
Read more: The redirects manager in Yoast SEO »
Advanced context detection: word forms
Context is one of the hottest topics in SEO. Search engines get smarter every day and today, they use the context in which a keyword appears to determine what a text is about. Synonyms and related terms, therefore, are more important than ever.
Yoast SEO Premium now lets you optimize your text for these synonyms and terms. Next to that, we will detect any word forms of the keyword you use in your text. If you use for instance “decoration”, we will find word forms like “decorated” and “decorates” as well, just like Google does. These new features works in conjunction with another new feature, that of keyword distribution. Our analyses will now tell you if you’ve distributed your terms well throughout the text. This is the closest to Google’s algorithm you will get with a WordPress plugin*!
Keep reading: Yoast SEO Premium analysis: As smart as Google »
* We are constantly working on perfecting this for all available languages
If you want to rank, you have to create content. High quality, relevant and informative content, about the keywords you want to be found for. The more you have, the better. If you manage to create all this content, you might face other challenges though. How do you structure this content? How do you show Google which posts are related, and which are most important? That’s when our internal linking tool helps you out. It shows which posts are related to the one you’re working on, so it’s super easy to link to related posts.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what Andrew Evans from Intellifluence says about the internal linking tool:
While the Yoast SEO free plugin offers many great features, the Premium version takes things to the next level. The internal linking suggestions feature ensures our blog is organized in a cohesive manner. It also ensures that link equity passes to other posts. This feature alone saves a tremendous amount of time as the plugin suggests links as we write. As the site grows, this feature only becomes more valuable! If you’ve ever tried to develop an interlinking strategy for an established blog, you’ll know exactly what I mean…
Read on: Internal linking with Yoast SEO »
Doesn’t it annoy you, when you share your blog post on Facebook and the wrong image appears? With Yoast SEO Premium you can check what your post will look like on Facebook or Twitter, without even going to these channels. While working on your post you can just go to the Yoast SEO meta box, upload the image you’d like to show, and make sure it will look fine:
Keep on reading: Preview your social media post with Yoast SEO »
Orphaned content filter
For an article to rank well it has to be available for search engines. A lot of sites, however, have so-called orphaned content — i.e. content that’s not linked from anywhere and thus unavailable to both search engines as well as visitors. In the past, it used to be hard to track down orphaned content and to add it correctly to the site structure. Now, with Yoast SEO Premium’s orphaned content filter its a piece of cake. Coupled with the internal linking tool you’ll start linking these posts in no-time!
Read more: The orphaned content filter in Yoast SEO »
Should you ever run into issues with Yoast SEO Premium on your site you can get help from our world-class support team. They’re awesome!
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