All-in-one SEO or WordPress SEO by Yoast? Which is Best?

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All in One SEO Pack is top-most plugin in WordPress Repository which have been downloaded 13,381,152 times.

No doubt this is a huge number and very satisfactory number for the developer too. As his plugin is serving millions websites. This plugin have become industry specific and everyone who enter in blogosphere with WordPress know about this plugin.

Newbies always have big question-mark between these two plugins.

Read this article carefully so that you can decide which plugin you are going to use on your blog.


First of all I would like to explain the features of All-in-one SEO.

#All-in-one SEO

Very first thing I would say about this plugin is this is very easy to manage plugin. All newbie can easily set this on their blog.

Here are the features

  • Canonical URLs
  • Rewrite Titles
  • Google Analytics support
  • Custom Pages and Posts
  • Easy noindex for categories, archive
  • Autogenerate Description

This is best plugin for beginners. Once you installed this plugin you don’t even have to look at the options, it works out-of-the-box.

#WordPress SEO by Yoast

Here are exciting features of this plugin.

  • Title and Meta – You can easily customize heading and meta (title, keyword, description) using this plugin.
  • Inbuilt Sitemap – You need not to install any extra plugin to submit sitemap of your blog. So this plugin will decrease the load of one plugin from your blog.
  • Social Media Integration – You can use Facebook and Twitter Card with this plugin. You can read in details here.
  • Permalink Setting – Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL.
  • Breadcrumbs Settings – You can customize your breadcrumbs and add in seperate symobol betwenn them.
  • RSS Feed – Easy RSS customization feature. When people will receive your RSS news in their inbox, you can add more message in that.
  • Easy Import Export – You can easily export the data from WordPress SEO by Yoast
  • Easy Robots.txt Editing – Easy Robots.txt editing from your dashboard.

This FREE plugin is having all those features which a premium plugin should have.

Now let’s come to post editing SEO features.

Here is the screenshot of my testing article (Main keyword in this article is WordPress SEO)


GREEN color shows that this article is perfect for SEO.

Other then this you can see the complete page analysis too.

If you want to do noindex, nofollow, noarchive etc. then you can do it simple by editing in advance setting of WordPress SEO by Yoast.

What to do if you want to move to WordPress SEO by Yoast from All-in-one SEO?

If you are thinking to start using WordPress SEO by Yoast on your blog then you might be having question that how can I do this?

A very simple answer of this question is download SEO Data Transporter Plugin and follow the steps.

Step 1: Download and Activate WordPress SEO by Yoast.

Step 2: Download the SEO Data Transporter and activate it.

Step 3: Go to Tools > SEO Data Transport

Step 4: In first column choose All-in-one SEO Pack and in second column choose WordPress SEO.

Step 5: Click on Analyze (This will check all your Meta heading, description and keywords in articles).

See the screenshot after I clicked on Analyze


Step 6: Click on Convert (See the screeshot).


Step 7 : Deactivate the All-in-one SEO Pack and SEO Data Transporter.

Step 8 : You are done. :)

Note: If you are using Genesis or Thesis Frameworks on your blog then no need to use such plugins as they have inbuilt SEO features.

Now open any published post and see if all the data have been imported or not.

Congrats for moving your blog to advance SEO plugin. If you have any issue while doing this then you can ask me in comments.

Share this article with your fellow blogger so that they can also start using WordPress SEO by Yoast on their blog. :)

In next article I am going to share correct setting for WordPress SEO by Yoast, So stay tuned.

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  • Kulwant Nagi

    sahil, if you can do setting of WordPress SEO by Yoast then move on it. Otherwise stay tuned for setting article.

  • Narender Chopra

    Well in started I used All in One SEO . But since 2 Months I am using Yoast SEO Plugin and happy with results . But If one knows On Page SEO Optimization , I don’t think Yoast SEO is preferable .

    • Kulwant Nagi

      I am not getting what you want to say. Please elaborate.

  • Mohammad ismail

    This is once of the best and informative post i have read, some people are posting articles without knowing the basic step of communication and writing skills.
    You have the ability and know the way of how to convince your reader to read the whole article, very creative post, just keep it going.
    Thank you :)

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Thanks a lot for such nice words Mohammad. Actual meaning of blogging is to teach what you know, and I am doing the same only.

      Keep visiting blogging cage.

    • rakesh kumar

      This is the best article on yoast seo and i am really sorry to say that kulwant was totally biased for this wordpress seo plugin, so instead of comparing both plugins, he tried to convince all of us from the begining that all in one seo is now outdated and it does not have that capability to stand in front of yoast seo. But the major points he forget to mention in this whole article? Let kulwant find out this.
      So in my opinion the title of this article should be how to migrate from all in one seo to yoast seo. 😉

      • Kulwant Nagi

        ha ha Rakesh.

        I tried to convince readers to use WordPress SEO by Yoast only, because this is much superior than All in one SEO.

        I would love to know the point which I missed in the article. :)

  • Chintan Jain

    Thanks for this interesting Post. Earlier i was also using All in One SEO, but later on Moved on to Yoast for its features.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      SEO Yoast is awesome and featured rich. :)

  • Mosam Gor

    Hi Kulwant Sir

    Thanks For this Great SEO Plugin Tips…. This Information is quite helpful for SEO beginners… Thanks for Sharing this :)


    • Kulwant Nagi

      Loved to hear that you found it useful for you and beginners. keep visiting Mosam.

  • Carolyn

    Thanks, Kulwant, this was very helpful. I use Thesis but it doesn’t show me the information that Yoast seems to provide. Right now I’m using Greg’s High Performance SEO. Would the transporter plugin work to transport my SEO information from that plugin to Yoast as well?

    By the way, I’m not seeing sharing buttons on your post. I would love to share your great content!

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Carolyn, You can easily transport from Greg’s High Performance SEO. Sorry share icon might not be installed that time. They are there now, so you can share it. :)

  • Ambika Choudhary Mahajan

    Nicely written article, and a great comparison too.
    I have been using All in one SEo ever since I got started. Tried shifting to Yoast recently, but then realized I loved All-in-one too much to be able to leave it…So, sticking to good ole All-in-one! :)

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Ambika, Its good if you are sticking with one plugin. If it is easy for you to maintain then keep this only.

  • Hariharakumar

    I am using All in one seo now, not sure of Yoast plugin. Thanks for the post.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Hariharakumar, give a try to SEO by Yoast too. I guarantee that you will love that.

  • mohit

    WordPress SEO by Yoast is the best,no doubts.I am using it on my blog and it is going perfect for me and my blog.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Good to hear that you are using it on all your blogs. (Y)

  • Denis T. Rodriquez

    XML Sitemaps are an essential part of current day SEO, and can thus not be excluded from a complete WordPress SEO plugin. While there are other WordPress XML Sitemap Generators out there, they don’t talk to your SEO plugin. Meaning that if you noindex a page, preventing it from showing up in Google, it might still be in your sitemap. They also don’t allow you to keep certain taxonomies out of your sitemap. This plugin does. And, to boot, it makes your XML Sitemaps look good by using an XSLT stylesheet on them, so humans can read them too.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Denis this plugin is winner in every aspect. I am very happy to see your knowledge about SEO and all. Keep putting your efforts. All the very best.

  • Mukesh Dutta

    I use ALL In One SEO and it’s doing quite fine for me but I think I need to try SEO by Yoast plugin too just to see if it works better!

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Mukesh, This will work like charm for you after doing proper setting.

  • Purnima@ubud villas

    Illuminating share . I was not much updated about the WordPress SEO by Yoast. I have been an All In One SEO Pack user. However this read has answered many of my questions related to the leap I can take to WordPress SEO by Yoast .

    • Kulwant Nagi

      So I think you are going to shift to WordPress SEO by Yoast. :) Good to see you here Purnima.

  • mohit

    Yes,it deserves it between which one you are using ? would like to hear from you.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Mohit I am genesis user, so they have inbuilt SEO features.

  • rahul sethi

    Well, thanks for sharing this useful information and views about Yoast and All in One Seo. But I think these all are waste as many of my friends who are not using these SEO plugins also ranked high… Don’t know why… but they did it……

  • Devagya Uikey

    I strongly recommend others to use SEO by Yoast, i have used both plugins and found Yoast the better and the best, it’s truly feature rich and a must have plugin if someone is really serious for SEO, and i think this post will influence great to use Yoast, good article.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Devagya, WordPress SEO by Yoast is best because they have added many awesome industry specific features in it.

      Happy to see you here.

  • Dinesh

    i successfully move to WordPress SEO but all Focus Keyword: showing blank and the SEO signal also black (not green).

    Should i have to enter again all keywords to my all posts ?

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Dinesh, did you analyzed before moving from one plugin to another in SEO Transport plugin. Do that process again if you are getting any issue.

      • Dinesh

        Title and description export properly but only keyword box blank for all posts?

        are you sure that all keyword also export via transporter plugin ?

        i checked carefully before transport, now what should i do ?

        • Kulwant Nagi

          Follow the steps carefully and you will be able to transport them easily.

  • Sudip

    WordPress SEO by Yoast is far better because of two reasons. First, Yoast’s SEO plugin is regularly updates while AIOSEO pack is no longer updated by the plugin developer. Second, Yoast’s SEO plugin has more features and support for Authorship, breadcrumbs, noindexing tags, archive, category and author pages and it also allows you to create XML sitemaps. Yoast’s seo plugin is a full featured one while AIOSEO is very basic.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Yes Sudip, they have added so many features in this plugin that this is competing with many paid plugins these days. This is the truth that AIOSEO plugin is not getting that much updates as compared to Yoast. So Yoast is the winner at this stage.

  • sandhu brothers

    sir which of them helps in better optimization? all in one or seo by yoast?
    i am currentally using all in one
    sir in yoasts we can only add one keyword but can we put multi keywords in yoasts like we can do in all in one?

    • Kulwant Nagi

      WP SEO by Yoast is good.

  • Vineet Gupta

    As I am using Genesis, do you suggest me using WordPress SEO by Yoast ?

    Or Genesis will take care of SEO part ?

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Genesis has best inbuilt SEO on the earth. :)

  • Vineet Gupta

    Okays got it. So it means Genesis is self capable to taking care of the SEO & no plugin is required.

    That’s Gr8 😀

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

  • Ishan Lumba

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful info.For a long time time I was looking to migrate from all in one SEO to SEO by Yoast.But was scared about the results

  • john

    I like all one seo pack.. for seo content I think not much help, because if you need seo content.. you must be make good article, so your sites loved by site visitors.

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  • Karan Singh

    when i install this plugin then it is asking for “You’ve just installed WordPress SEO by Yoast. Please helps us improve it by allowing us to gather anonymous usage stats so we know which configurations, plugins and themes to test with” Allow Tracking or not, what should i do,
    Allow tracking or not.

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Don’t enable this feature… They will collect all your data if you will enable it..

      PS: Sorry for late reply.