All in one SEO pack being downloaded faster than WordPress SEO by Yoast

At the end of August, all-in-one-seo-pack was 5th in the top 10 downloads measured by Growth per day. Nearly two weeks later it has climbed to the top. google-xml-sitemaps has dropped to 3rd position but wordpress-seo-by-yoast remains at number 2. jetpack‘s dropped to 6th (from 3rd). google-analytics-for-wordpress has leapt to 10th position. What do these figures tell us?

Not much really.

But it’s interesting to note that both of the top two and the new entry were all updated since the previous snapshot was taken.

Plugin name and description Plugin links Version, total downloads, last update, tested
All in One SEO Pack
The original WordPress SEO plugin, downloaded over 50,000,000 times since 2007.
3.3.5
65,297,471
7th February 2020
5.3.2
Yoast SEO
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
13.1
225,130,677
18th February 2020
5.3.2
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will improve SEO by helping search enginess better index your site using sitemaps.
4.1.0
26,032,834
13th November 2019
5.3.2
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
5.1.6
131,186,937
30th November 2019
5.3.2
Jetpack by WordPress.com
The ideal plugin for stats, related posts, search engine optimization, social sharing, protection, backups, security, and more.
8.2.1
165,468,609
17th February 2020
5.3.2
WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery
The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 27 million downloads.
3.2.23
28,551,326
2nd December 2019
5.3.0
Akismet Anti-Spam
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to protect you and your site from malicious content.
4.1.3
151,657,074
13th November 2019
5.3.2
gtrans No info available  
WP-PageNavi
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
2.93.1
9,911,149
23rd October 2019
5.3.2
Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights
The best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. See how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back.
7.10.4
66,627,710
29th January 2020
5.3.2