How to disable the ‘SEO Analysis’ feature

This guide is about the SEO analysis previously called page analysis. For the new Readability tab, please see this article.

How do I disable the Feature Entirely?

The SEO analysis reviews the content of your post and provides you with real-time improvement tips. While we definitely recommend using the analysis, you can disable the SEO analysis site wide or per user. This feature is enabled by default.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.

    When you're logged in, you will be in your 'Dashboard'.

  2. Click on 'SEO'.

    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'SEO'.

  3. Click on 'General'.

    The 'SEO' settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on 'General'.

  4. Click on the 'Features' tab. 

    Admin SEO General Features

  5. Toggle the 'SEO analysis' switch.

    To enable the feature, toggle the switch to 'On'.
    To disable the feature, toggle the switch to 'Off'.

  6. Click 'Save Changes'.

How do I disable the feature on specific post types?

  1. Go to SEO-Search Appearance and click on either Content Types or Taxonomies.
  2. Find the right post type. In the image below, we are using Posts as an example. But you may have Pages, or Products, or Categories, or Tags or many other post types that appear.
  3. Click on HIDE in the Yoast SEO Metabox section.
Disable Feature on Specific Post Types

How do I disable Yoast SEO Analysis for individual users?

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
    When you're logged in, you will be in your 'Dashboard'.
  2. Click on 'Users'.
    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'Users'.
  3. Click on 'Your Profile' or 'Edit' for other users.
    The 'Users' settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on 'Your Profile' to disable for yourself or click 'Edit' on another user to disable for them.
    Admin : Users : Your Profile
  4. Toggle the 'Disable SEO analysis' checkbox.
    To enable the feature, uncheck the box.
    To disable the feature, check the box.
    disable seo analysis
  5. Save Changes.

How do I disable the feature on individual pages?

Classic Editor

  1. Go to the post or page.
  2. Look for screen options in the top-right
Screen Options

3. Unclick the Yoast SEO Premium box on the page. This will remove the whole Yoast SEO Metabox including the analysis and snippet preview from the individual post/page.

Unclick Yoast SEO Premium

Gutenberg Editor

  1. Go to post or page
  2. Find the three vertical dots and then click on options.
Gutenberg Disable Yoast SEO Metabox Options

3. Unclick the Yoast SEO Premium box. This will remove the whole Yoast SEO Metabox including the analysis and snippet preview from the individual post/page.

Gutenberg Unlick Yoast SEO Premium Box

How Do I Disable Yoast From Working Completely On A Specific Post Or Page?

You can use the code here to remove thee Yoast code from front and backend of a specific post or page. If you are not sure how to add the code, we recommend working with a Yoast Partner. We also recommend taking a back-up of the site, prior to making any changes on it. If you are not sure how to do that, your host provider can help.

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