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Jesse Commandeur

Jesse Commandeur

Content & Authority Specialist

Yoast SEO: The right SEO plugin for your WordPress website? 

Yoast SEO is a popular search engine optimisation plugin for WordPress websites. It allows users to optimise their website for search engines through various tools and features. For example, Yoast SEO can help with meta tags, generate sitemaps and analyse the readability of content. In this text, we will elaborate on the different features of Yoast SEO and how you can use the plugin to increase the online success of your website.

What can you do with this plugin? 

The Yoast SEO plugin allows you to optimise various aspects of your website for search engines. For example, you can set up meta tags for your pages so that they are clear and relevant to search engines. The plugin also allows you to generate a sitemap, which ensures that all pages on your website can be easily found by search engines. Furthermore, the plugin also includes readability analysis, which allows you to check whether your content is attractive to read and whether it meets certain SEO standards. In addition, Yoast SEO also offers options to integrate your social media profiles and optimise them for search engine search results.

How does the Yoast SEO plugin work? 

The Yoast SEO plugin provides users with a number of useful tools to improve their website's SEO. For example, it is possible to preview what your website will look like in Google's search results, so you can see how your title and description are displayed and whether they are attractive to users. The plugin also includes a SEO score that lets you see how well your website scores in different SEO areas and what you can do to improve it. Using these tools and features will help you optimise your website for search engines and increase its online success. However, keep in mind that Yoast only provides tips to improve your website's SEO, and that the plugin is not leading. 

How much do you pay for Yoast premium? 

Hereonder you can see the prices for the Yoast premium plugin in 2022. In this, the prices are compared to the price in 2021. The current price was the 2021 price and the new price was the 2022 price. 

Yoast SEO pricing

Source: Yoast SEO 

Which is better: Yoast SEO or Rank Math? 

Yoast SEO has been one of the most successful WordPress plugins for years, but Rank Math has experienced tremendous growth in less than two years with over half a million users, making it a worthy competitor to the onder WordPress users' favourite.

We have indicated per category which plugin is the winner as far as we are concerned. In this, we have made onderscheid between installation, search terms, features, usability and the price of the plugins. 

Search terms: For the free version, Rank Math is undoubtedly the winner, with more available keywords and a more detailed rating system than Yoast SEO (0-100 versus red-orange-green).

Installation: We give it a draw, as both plugins offer an easy walkthrough process. While Yoast has video walkthroughs and demonstrations, onder separates Rank Math by 'Easy' and 'Advanced' settings.

Usability: This depends on personal preference, as Yoast SEO does offer more meta-box editing options, as well as sidebar options.

Features: Rank Math offers many more free features than Yoast SEO, whereonder offers some basic elements of features available in the premium version of Yoast SEO and add-ons, such as a single location for local SEO.

Price: Rank Math is much more affordable and comprehensive in all its packages, whereonder unlimited use on multiple sites as onderpart of the premium price. Everything is included in one price, unlike Yoast SEO which is divided into add-ons and premium packages.

How do you add a sitemap to the Yoast SEO plugin? 

To add a sitemap to the Yoast SEO plugin, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your website's WordPress dashboard.
  • Click on the 'Plugins' option in the left-hand menu and then select 'Installed Plugins'.
  • Search for the Yoast SEO plugin and select it.
  • Click the 'Settings' button onder the plugin name.
  • Then select the 'Tools' tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Scroll down until you see the 'Sitemap' section and click the 'View sitemap' button.

A new window will now open with your website's sitemap. You can also view the sitemap by adding 'sitemap_index.xml' to the end of your website's URL.

Note: If you have the Yoast SEO plugin installed, the sitemap is automatically generated and published. You don't need to take any additional steps onderto add the sitemap. However, if you find problems onder viewing the sitemap or want to update the sitemap, you can follow the steps above to view the sitemap and change it if necessary.

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If you are looking for SEO help with your website, you are at SEO agency Onder to the right place. Our team of experienced SEO specialists is ready to help you improve the findability of your website. Take a quick contact with us, or request a free SEO live analysis to. 



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