What Is the Best Advice for Integrating Squirrly SEO with Yoast?

R: If you have Yoast installed or any other SEO plugin, there’s no need to worry. You can install Squirrly SEO because we made sure it works with most WordPress plugins.

Squirrly SEO integration with other plugins
Squirrly SEO integration with other WordPress plugins

The point is that you don’t need to run the same features from all the plugins just to slow down the site speed and get same results.

That’s why Squirrly comes with the option to switch off some of the on-page SEO features like:

  • Sitemap
  • Feed
  • Favicon
  • OG
  • Canonical
  • Title
  • Description

And many more other features.

google sitemap squirrly

If you used Yoast for on-page SEO, use Squirrly for content optimization. Here’s why:

  • You can find the perfect topic using the keyword research tool
  • You can find copyright-free images
  • It’s easier to handle content curation on the same subject from wiki, other blogs, and social media
  • You can optimize each post/page/product for both humans and search engines using the SEO live assistant
  • You can track the evolution with Page Analytics and Performance Analytics
  • You can check the daily ranking on Google local or global for the chosen topic

If you use the Open Graph from Squirrly, you will get rich pins images after you validate one article in Pinterest at:



Check out all the Squirrly SEO Features:



  1. Now i am using squirrly seo for one of my site http://www.syamtrekker.com but after a week some of my keyword rank on google is going down from page 1 to page 2 after change from seo yoast, please let me know if i did wrong to set up Squirrly seo

    1. Calin Vingan


      Squirrly can not negatively affect the rank in google. If you activate the Auto SEO on Squirrly > SEO with all the social and METAs it should work smoothly. We have so many success stories and we also use it for our websites too.

      The only problem could come from some old optimization with Yoast that Squirrly could not keep find. You can try deactivating Yoast for a specific article and see if this will change the META data.

      Also, set to 0 SERP check from Squirrly > Settings > SERP Option if you use a shared hosting because google receives too many SERP requests from the same IP.
      We have a Premium plugin for SERP check that will help you find the Rank for all the keywords from your website.

      You can download it from here: http://www.squirrly.co/serp-checker


  2. I didn’t realize that Squirrly makes the meta description default as the first 160 characters. I have all meta descriptions on Yoast that contain the keyword but for some reason, search engines are still reading the squirrly meta description. Please help!

    1. Calin Vingan


      By default Squirrly uses the first 160 chars from your article content. If you add a custom description, Squirrly will show the whole description.
      If you want to use the description form another plugin, simply switch off the Squirrly > SEO Settings > Page optimization > Description

  3. Hi Squirrly Team,

    I’ve been using Yoast and just bought Squirrly. Is there any advantage of using Yoast and Squirrly instead of just Squirrly by itself? Data can be imported to Squirrly so what can Yoast offer in addition?


      1. Calin VIngan

        Thank you for the question.

        There is no need to use Squirrly SEO and Yoast plugin in the same time. If you already setup Yoast SEO for your pages you can import all the settings and SEO from Squirrly > Import SEO and deactivate Yoast. Squirrly will add all the required METAs for on-page optimization and sharing as well.

        If you don’t want to import the SEO from Yoast, you can deactivate the SEO from Squirrly SEO and use Squirrly for your SEO strategy: Keyword Research, Content Optimization, Ranking, Audits and more.

        Best, Calin

  4. Jes

    I am using Squirrly for my sites and have just finished a blog. The url for which Squirrly suggests is some like numercial even though when I do the snippet edit I have edited the url. after I save it, it still shows that the search engines will see my url as numercal. Is this correct?

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