After helping over 12 million WordPress websites improve their rankings in search engines, Yoast SEO is now available for Shopify stores. As a Shopify store owner, you can now use state-of-the-art SEO tools built by a well-known company with a proven track record. Besides taking care of your technical SEO, our SEO and readability analyses help you make better content for your stores.

01/07/2022 07:37 (UTC)

Release Date: July 1st, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Improves the readability analysis for English by adding a word complexity assessment.
  • Removes the date shown in the Google preview for products, collections and blogs.

15/06/2022 14:15 (UTC)

Release Date: June 15th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Enhances the Schema.org graph by adding the gtin property to the Offer piece to provide the product (variant) barcode.

15/06/2022 09:25 (UTC)

Release Date: June 15th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where notifications about errors in the theme modifications would show multiple times and could not be dismissed.

09/06/2022 12:29 (UTC)

Release Date: June 9th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug in our theme SEO improvement service by ignoring Liquid code in between {% raw %} and {% endraw %} tags.

08/06/2022 13:21 (UTC)

Release Date: June 8th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes inaccurate values being output for the Offer schema of a product without variants

30/05/2022 09:19 (UTC)

Release Date: May 30th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Ensures the storage of our metafield data uses the new metafield type system for Online Store 2.0.

23/05/2022 13:23 (UTC)

Release Date: May 23rd, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Updates the retrieval of our metafield data in theme files, to support the new metafield type system for Online Store 2.0.

23/05/2022 12:01 (UTC)

Release Date: May 23rd, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the Yandex webmaster tool verification code would be considered invalid as it expected at least 20 characters instead of 16.

20/05/2022 10:19 (UTC)

Release Date: May 20th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Improves the Schema detection by adding subtype detection of Article and WebPage.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the wrong formatting would be used for Twitter metatags.
  • Fixes a bug where the wrong formatting would be used for webmaster verification metatags.

18/05/2022 08:24 (UTC)

Release Date: May 18th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Adds support for product variants without SKU defined, inside Offers Schema.

16/05/2022 14:30 (UTC)

Release Date: May 16th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where Offers Schema would be generated for variants when no SKU value was available.
  • Fixes a bug where Offers Schema would contain invalid names when the product or variant title included quotes.

12/05/2022 08:39 (UTC)

Release Date: May 12th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Removes penalising for H1 that is not at the beginning of the text body.

11/05/2022 12:07 (UTC)

Release Date: May 11th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Improves replacement variable naming to better reflect the Shopify fields we’re sourcing the data from for Shopify page title and Shopify meta description.
  • Improves the Product Schema output, creating a list of offers instead of one aggregateOffer entry.

05/05/2022 10:02 (UTC)

Release Date: May 5th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Places the SEO analysis right below the focus keyphrase input field in the Optimize sidebar.

26/04/2022 13:12 (UTC)

Release Date: April 26th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Enhances the editor to allow for JavaScript attributes to be present on HTML elements.

20/04/2022 15:03 (UTC)

Release Date: April 20th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Changed the filtering for Collections to read “Availability” instead of “Visibility” to better match the Shopify UI.

19/04/2022 10:54 (UTC)

Release Date: April 19th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Adds information about the review app that is used as source of data inside AggregateRating section of our Product schema piece.
  • Adds integration with Judge.me Product Reviews to improve rich snippets.
  • Adds integration with Loox Product Reviews to improve rich snippets.
  • Adds integration with Ali Reviews to improve rich snippets.
  • Adds integration with Opinew Product Reviews to improve rich snippets.

19/04/2022 09:00 (UTC)

Release Date: April 19th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Enhances the Google Preview to show the URL of the item in the shop.

08/04/2022 13:15 (UTC)

Release Date: April 8th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the content for online store pages would be stored in an undesired format when saving from the Optimize module.

06/04/2022 08:38 (UTC)

Release Date: April 6th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the text markers were unable to mark text containing special characters.

31/03/2022 09:16 (UTC)

Release Date: March 31st, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Changes the price for Yoast SEO for Shopify subscriptions from $29 dollars per month to $19 dollars per month. Why? In our short endeavors in Shopify-land, we came to the conclusion that our pricing was on the higher end of the spectrum of the existing apps. While we think we provide a great product, we’ve decided to lower the price and give you in effect more bang for your buck.
  • Improves error handling related to the maximum length of input fields.

28/03/2022 09:06 (UTC)

Release Date: March 28th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Adds an app-wide banner telling that the theme modifications have been removed, with the option to reapply them easily.

24/03/2022 13:04 (UTC)

Release Date: March 24th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Adds Price: Maximum (%%price_max%%) replacement variable to products.
  • Adds Price: Minimum (%%price_min%%) replacement variable to products.
  • Adds Price (%%price%%) replacement variable to products.

15/03/2022 14:42 (UTC)

Release Date: March 15th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where we’re stripping script and style tags from the HTML of the content.

15/03/2022 11:45 (UTC)

Release Date: March 15th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Enhances the Webmaster validation code checks to catch more invalid codes from being entered.

10/03/2022 13:00 (UTC)

Release Date: March 10th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Enhances the file upload by providing clearer feedback when an unusable file is attempted to be used.

10/03/2022 08:57 (UTC)

Release Date: March 10th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Relocates the toast notifications from the right top corner to the top center.
  • Improves feedback strings for the Keyphrase Length assessment by making it explicit that we only count content words for languages with function word support.

09/03/2022 07:42 (UTC)

Release Date: March 9th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Adds a welcome back screen to enable returning users to remove theme modifications without needing a subscription.

07/03/2022 15:46 (UTC)

Release Date: March 7th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Adds a new replacement variable for the product barcode.
  • Improves the meta robots tags of product variants to now behave as per the main product.
  • Adds a new replacement variable for the product availability.
  • Adds a new replacement variable for the product SKU.

03/03/2022 10:07 (UTC)

Release Date: March 3rd, 2022

Enhancements:

  • The Facebook and Twitter Preview now uses image instead of a background image.

28/02/2022 10:52 (UTC)

Release Date: February 28th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Adds more detailed comments inside modified theme files, about the way of reverting automated changes.
  • Enhances the App by adding logic which will disable all Yoast SEO frontend output automatically when the App is uninstalled – this functionality requires an additional scope to be accepted on for the App: write_script_tags.

22/02/2022 15:41 (UTC)

Release Date: February 22nd, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Changes the default for showing collection and product archives in search results to be enabled, so they are shown in the search results.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the link to learn more about the no-index setting would not redirect to the correct Yoast.com help page.

21/02/2022 09:16 (UTC)

Release Date: February 21st, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where a primary domain other than the myshopify domain would not be displayed in the Social previews.

18/02/2022 11:31 (UTC)

Release Date: February 18th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Improves the text of the Uninstall settings to make the buttons and text more understandable.
  • Adds a theme modification page to the advanced settings to reapply and remove theme modifications.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the Yoast-markings would be persisted to the item in Shopify.

16/02/2022 09:08 (UTC)

Release Date: February 16th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • The Yoast SEO breadcrumbs on the default product view no longer show the default variant.
  • Improves the %%title%% replacement on the default product view to no longer include the default variant.
  • Allows the WebPage and Website schema parts to be managed by Yoast even if the Organization part is not being managed by Yoast.

14/02/2022 15:39 (UTC)

Release Date: February 14th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Introduces a new uninstall page.

11/02/2022 15:14 (UTC)

Release Date: February 11th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where relative URLs would be stripped of their starting slash in the Optimize content editor.
  • Fixes a bug where the Image Keyphrase assessment would only analyze the first word in image alt-attributes.

11/02/2022 10:49 (UTC)

Release Date: February 11th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the Google Preview was not showing “In stock” when Inventory Tracking was disabled for a product

11/02/2022 08:49 (UTC)

Release Date: February 11th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Introduce new replacement variables for the SEO title and description configured in the search engine listing preview inside Shopify.
  • Introduce new replacement variable for the product vendor.

10/02/2022 09:00 (UTC)

Release Date: February 10th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where the myshopify domain instead of the primary domain was used in the internal links assessment and the Google preview.
  • Excludes URLs from the characters count in Japanese.
  • Improves stemming of Turkish word forms with an apostrophe.

09/02/2022 10:54 (UTC)

Release Date: February 9th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes our template control structure to not use the “include” method from Liquid as this was causing problems on specific theme implementations.

03/02/2022 12:19 (UTC)

Release Date: February 3rd, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Makes the editor in the Optimize module use your theme language when you are working on optimizing a content item.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes the problem when disabling Schema parts in the Yoast SEO settings, the Schema defined for these parts in the theme is not being output on the page.

27/01/2022 11:49 (UTC)

Release Date: January 27th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes the replacement of the “Title” variable by preferring the existing SEO title that was already filled within the Shopify admin.

24/01/2022 12:22 (UTC)

Release Date: January 24th, 2022

Enhancements:

  • Fixes performance issues regarding the SEO and Readability filters on the Products and Collections optimize overview pages.
  • Adds a view source (HTML) button to the content editor.

18/01/2022 17:45 (UTC)

Release Date: January 18th, 2022

Bugfixes:

  • Fixes a bug where fetching the list of products filtered by scores would exceed the Shopify API limits, when only few products have been indexed for a shop.
  • Ensures that WebSite and WebPage schema pieces will always be output (providing that they’re valid).

Initial changelog

Added: January 18th, 2022

Here’s an overview of what’s available in Yoast SEO for Shopify: 

  • Easily set up your store to be found in search engines. 
    • Fill in basic information about your store to get started. 
    • Connect to webmaster tools like Google Search Console or Bing Webmaster Tools. 
  • Improves the technical SEO of your store and helps you implement SEO improvements. 
    • Yoast SEO for Shopify was built to help you get the best optimizations without relying on changing code. 
  • The advanced SEO analysis helps you optimize your content and your product pages. 
    • The SEO analysis uses keyphrases to determine how you use these in your content and your metadata. 
    • The SEO analysis gives suggestions to add your keyphrase in places where search engines expect this — i.e., the URL, title, meta descriptions, alt text, et cetera.
    • A traffic light system will show whether your content is up to scratch — green is good, orange needs work, and red should be avoided. 
  • Improve your content with the readability analysis. 
    • The product-specific analysis helps you to create great product descriptions and product pages. 
    • The regular content analysis helps you to improve the quality of your blogs and other pages. 
    • The readability analysis checks whether your content is formatted correctly and written in an active way. 
    • Mark your most important content as a cornerstone to give the extra analysis weight. 
  • You can use variables to make it easier to maintain SEO titles and meta descriptions. 
    • Of course, you can change these on a page per page basis. 
  • Helps you determine what search engines see of your store. 
    • Control which pages should and should not appear in search engines. 
    • Makes it easier to control the canonical URLs for your pages and products. 
  • Help search engines understand your products by adding product structured data, which the app adds automatically. 
    • Yoast SEO for Shopify comes with the most advanced Schema.org structured data implementation out there. 
    • The SEO app automatically adds the properly structured data, but you can tailor it when needed. 
  • See how your content might appear on Google, and when shared on social media like Twitter and Facebook. 
    • For products, you’ll see a specific preview emulating how Google might show your product in the search. 
    • For other types of content, it will show a regular snippet preview. 
    • The social media preview gives you an idea of how your product will look when shared. 
  • You can use Yoast SEO for Shopify in your own language. 
  • Our team of hard-core SEO experts wants your Shopify store to succeed in search engines and be a hit with your customers. Therefore, you can expect regular updates and improvements.