Here is a comparison of Yoast SEO Premium -vs- Yoast SEO Free:
Yoast SEO Premium
Yoast SEO free
Optimize for keywords, keyphrases, synonyms, related keywords and all word forms of those.
|Only 1 keyword or keyphrase|
Tell Google exactly what your page is about
NEW! Make sure that Google, Pinterest and other platforms all know exactly what your page is about, by adding schema.org data the right way. Faster indexing, rich results!
No outdated content
We’ll keep an eye on your most important pages and warn you when these haven’t been updated for six months.
|Keep an eye on all pages manually|
Preview of your page
Google, Facebook and Twitter previews.
|Only Google preview|
We analyze the readability of the copy you wrote and calculate the Flesch Reading Ease score.
Full control over your breadcrumbs
You can set a primary category for your post, and determine the taxonomy for every single page on your website.
No duplicate content
Avoid confusing Google with duplicate content, by setting canonical URLs.
Works in the block editor and classic editor
No matter how you like to write your posts in WordPress, Yoast SEO works in both the classic editor and the block editor!
Technical stuff in the background
It doesn’t matter whether you know about robots.txt, .htaccess files, clean permalink URLs or sitemaps – Yoast SEO makes sure your technical configuration rolls out the red carpet for search engines.
Always updated for Google’s algorithm
Make sure that Google, Pinterest and other platforms all know exactly what your page is about, by adding schema.org data the right way. Faster indexing, rich results!
Internal linking suggestions
Get suggestions for links to other pages on your website, as you write.
|You have to manually look up related pages to create links.|
We show you the 5 words or phrases you use the most on your page, to check if they’re a match with your chosen keywords.
|We’re afraid you have to check your text very thoroughly yourself to make sure it’s focused enough.|
Easily redirect old URLs to new ones. So you don’t lose visitors because they get stuck on a 404 Not Found page.
|You have to think of creating a redirect yourself each time you delete a page.|
Focus keyword export
Get a clear overview of your focus keywords and SEO scores (CSV export)
|No exports. You’ll have to click around your website and compile this Excel dashboard yourself.|
1 year free access to 24/7 support
Round the clock email access to our wonderful and knowledgeable support team.
|You can use our extensive FAQ section and knowledge base.|
In Yoast SEO Premium there are no ads.
|You’ll see ads for our other awesome products and services.|
Yoast SEO Premium is US$89/site, with discounts for extra site licenses.