Frequently Asked Questions
Yoast SEO is a free plugin that was firstly developed for WordPress to facilitate optimization for Google and Bing. After the success with WordPress, Yoast developed extensions for several other platforms. Let’s consider the advantages and disadvantages of this module closely.
The main advantage of this module is that it is free. It helps you set up proper meta tags such as canonical URL, OpenGraph data, Facebook and Twitter data, ld+json schema data.
Besides, it has a live analytics tool that allows you to control how well Categories, Products, and CMS pages are organized. You can customize analysis templates with your attributes. Finally, this plugin allows you to manage redirects from deleted pages and avoid 404 errors.
The biggest problem of Yoast SEO extension is that it was tested and certified for Magento 2 Open Source only. And it doesn't suit for Commerce and Cloud editions. Moreover, it supports only Magento 2.2.x versions, but today the latest Magento version is 2.3.4. Also, the latest update of this extension was 2 years ago in August 2018. It doesn't make this plugin out-of-date, but the lack of updates can lead to issues and bugs.
Every SEO extension for Magento 2 has its pros and cons. And we recommend you to consider all the options to choose the most suitable solution for your business needs. For example, take a look at our SEO Toolkit. It includes 6 extensions in one and has the following possibilities: