Yoast SEO readability & SEO analyses: language availability
It can be hard to write easy-to-read content that’s also optimized for search engines. That’s why Yoast SEO is here to help you out with the SEO analysis and the readability analysis. Not only when you write in English, but also when you write in other languages.
Most of these checks in Yoast SEO work for every language. In virtually all languages, we can recognize if your focus keyphrase has been used in the first paragraph, if you’re using enough words, and if you specified a meta description.
However, some checks are language-specific, and some of the checks behave differently for different languages. Below, you’ll find an overview with language-specific features and the languages they’ve been implemented for.
Which languages are fully supported?
The readability and SEO analyses are available in Yoast SEO free, Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify. However, Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify include additional features such as the recognition of word forms, synonyms and related keyphrases. We support the following languages: English, German, Dutch, Farsi, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Arabic, Hebrew, Catalan, Turkish, Norwegian, Japanese, Slovak, and Greek.* Check the overview below for other languages.
* Unfortunately, it’s not possible to calculate the Flesch reading ease score for some of these languages. Check the overview below to see which languages.
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Features per language
Below, you’ll find an overview of the language-specific features available in Yoast SEO free, Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify.
Note: the synonyms, related keyphrases and word forms checks marked with an asterisk (*) are only available in Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify!
The word complexity check allows you to highlight and replace complex words to make your content easier to read.
In Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify, you can add related keyphrases to the SEO analysis and write engaging and varied content that readers enjoy!
Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify checks your keyphrase distribution so can write on-topic copy that readers enjoy!
The paragraph and sentence length check checks if your sentences and paragraphs aren’t too long and therefore too hard to read.
Starting consecutive sentences with the same word leads to repetitive writing. The consecutive sentences check checks if your text has too many consecutive sentences starting with the same word.
The passive voice check tracks all sentences containing passive voice and checks whether it exceeds the recommended maximum.
Transition words make a text understandable, structured, and readable. That’s why Yoast SEO comes with a transition words check, which checks if you have used enough transition words.
To ensure you optimize your post for a meaningful keyphrase, the function words check checks whether your focus keyphrase consists of function words only.
With the Flesch reading ease test, Yoast SEO assesses your content’s readability, and it gives you a score between 0-100. This can help you improve your writing and make your readers happy.
In Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify, you can add synonyms and related keyphrases to the SEO analysis and write engaging and varied content that readers enjoy! We’ll also recognize the different word forms like plurals verb forms so, you can write freely without worrying about matching the exact form of your keyphrase.
*Only available in Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast SEO for Shopify.
AR = Arabic, CA = Catalan, CS = Czech, DE = German, EL = Greek, EN = English, ES = Spanish, FA = Farsi, FR = French, HE = Hebrew, HU = Hungarian, ID = Indonesian, IT = Italian, JA = Japanese, NL = Dutch, NO = Norwegian, PL = Polish, PT = Portuguese, RU = Russian, SK = Slovak, SV = Swedish, TR = Turkish
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