The classic one of plugins: Yoast versus All in One SEO

Memory that first plugin of SEO which I installed, long ago, was All in One SEO Pack. I found it something complex, since it did not have much idea than it spoke to me and by those times it looked for something that saved to have to document to me to me. To day of today itself thinking that it is not as friendly as it would have and that there are ways to do it much more simple without leaving nothing by the way; here it is where by Yoast conducts WordPress battle SEO.

Beyond the complexity of both, of the slowness of the code and other aspects, I want to comment several aspects that under my point of view allow to pour off themselves in favor of one of them.

URL canonical

The first that you find when you open preferences of All in ONE are several options on URLs canonical. It turns out startling to find this to me in first flat one when they are values that, by defect, would not have to practically touch nobody. Although each person will have an opinion, the majority agrees in the form to work with canonical reason why of entrance you are lending to confusion the user who does not know it so clearly. Both plugins work in the same way, only that Yoast shows it simpler.

If you want to be calm (you use plugin that you use) assures to find these elements to you in the sections of WordPress which they use pagination, with the purpose of to obtain that the dredges understand perfectly what is happening in our blog:

  • Canonical URL that aims exactly at the same page where it is
  • Attributes HTML rel= next and rel= prev

Although it is a recommendation, Google assures to be able to understand all these pages without adding no special attribute, but never it is of making use more to him.

Does keyword work or is dead?

A long time ago Matt Cutts he explained that Google stopped using puts them keywords at the time of rankear the pages, although did not assure that in the future they did not use them. To day of today opinion for all the pleasures exists. All in One SEO allows to define the key words, Yoast proposes it to us as something optional. To which we make case?

Experts recognized in SEO assure that the use of key words can not only not be something positive but to become negative for our SEO. The sobreoptimization is a negative factor. In addition, the little good thing that it can contribute not is compensated by the bad part. Another one of the reasons that aims not to use them is the exhibition of your strategy to the competition, since you are showing which is your objective to position of a form shameless!

In any case, if you want to use them ten in account this: you do not abuse key words, you do use of the semantics using synonymous and related words, not you obsessions with keyword!

Creation of Sitemap

Although under my opinion best plugin for sitemaps is not any of these two (Google XML Sitemaps I like more), I believe that the one of Yoast more is optimized. It treats the form to index and to divide sitemap as Google advises, something that is thanked for.

SEO for pages and entrances

If of something Wordpres sins SEO is of the form to treat the content that must have each article, not to mention long tail keyword. The landlord that follows to show the famous green light to us is so toxic that it can generate a very negative sobreoptimization or to even make speak us in Indian. My advice is that you absolutely forget this functionality and that you write content with your own words, with total naturalness! If later he says to you that he is all red one, probably he is that you have done it too much well.

Leaving of side this useful one half of analysis, both plugins work of a quite similar form. Certain it is that Yoast allows a personalisation by defect much greater than All in One, at the same time as more intuitive. The integration of the social networks also seems more attractive to me in Yoast, by configuration and facility.

In conclusion

Personally I like more WordPress SEO by Yoast. It far better seems to me plugin structured of a form, with a capacity of brutal personalisation and a greater potential. Although I have not entered to value it, is truth that is plugin heavier and can affect to the yield, although for the majority of us will be despicable.

I have left in the inkpot other characteristics that under my criterion would not affect at the time of choosing one of them, but which you can like. My advice are to prove both and to have left you with which you like more or to that better you adapt. After all, both they are going to you to practically provide the same, for that reason the comparative one is a classic one between plugins.

Now that I have left my opinion I would like to read yours. You are more of Yoast or All in One?



  • Alf he says:

    Very good comparative, the truth that you have removed from a pair of doubts 😛 to me

  • Fernando he says:

    Hello Carlos,

    In my opinion plugins is no color between both, gains Yoast made goals SEO by. What has against size and of speed of load, fully gains it in clarity, usability and better experience of user.

    As you say well, what means that of urls canonical for a common user of WordPress? And thus everything an interminable mess of configurations in AIO SEO that are not used for anything and that Yoast SEO shows them simpler, or simply forms them well by defect.

    Plugin considered Yoast SEO intrusive, annoying and heavy, but I have changed drastically of opinion, and in addition this has improved it in its last versions (February 2017). For example the boxes of Legibility and objective keyword can be activated or be deactivated, and also the menu of the bar of admin, among others improvements.


    • Wewokc he says:

      Hello Fernando, you are right in that with last actualizacions it has improved much. If already of in case it was very good option now is place to no doubts that can practically be confirmed as the best one.

      Thanks to happen to you and to comment.
      A greeting!

  • Fernando he says:

    I have read it, thanks!

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