Software Releases & Updates

Yoast SEO 7.8: Synonyms and keyword distribution

10 July 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 5 Comments

Semantics is hard. What does a certain word mean in a specific situation? Which ‘mars’ are you talking about? Have you ever tried to discover all definitions of ‘run’? In most cases, context is everything. You can help humans and machines understand a text better by adding context. This is one of the reasons Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 7.7: New snippet editor & better snippet variables

26 June 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 65 Comments

The snippet editor is one of the core pieces of technology in Yoast SEO. It helps you build snippets that truly stand out in the search results to get you traffic. To make this vital piece future-proof and to update it with new features, we needed to rebuild it. In Yoast SEO 7.7, you’ll find …

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Yoast SEO 7.6: Shorter meta descriptions are back ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

5 June 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 42 Comments

Well, it was fun while it lasted. In Yoast SEO 7.6, we’re reverting the snippet length for meta descriptions in the snippet editor to follow Google’s latest change. That’s not all though, we’ve also updated our support for the Russian language, added transition words for Catalan, redirect support for WP-CLI and fixed several bugs. Find …

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Yoast SEO 7.5: Привет, Россия

15 May 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 13 Comments

The Russian language is huge; 265 million people have Russian as their first or second language, making it the world’s eighth most used language. What’s more, according to W3Techs Russian is the second most used language online — following English by a huge margin. As of today, all of the Russian language WordPress users can …

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Yoast SEO 7.4: Enhanced image support

1 May 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 22 Comments

Please welcome to the stage: Yoast SEO 7.4! In this release, we’ve squashed a number of bugs and focused on enhancing the way Yoast SEO works with Open Graph images. We also made some other enhancements that improve the way the plugin functions. Happy updating!  Improved handling of images Images are very important for several …

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Yoast SEO 7.3: Import all the things

17 April 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 5 Comments

Two weeks ago, Yoast SEO 7.2 brought a solid update to the import features of the plugin. In Yoast SEO 7.3, we’ve expanded this improved importer with a slew of newly supported plugins you can import your data from. Find out which plugins we support in this post. But of course, there’s more! Importing from …

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Yoast SEO 7.2: Fixes and improvements

3 April 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 15 Comments

These past few weeks were all about the 7.0 release of Yoast SEO. That release brought many changes and made a lot of SEO work easier to understand and do. In 7.1 we fixed some bugs, improved the importers and added a new language to our roster: Portuguese. Yoast SEO 7.2 — out now — …

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Yoast SEO 7.1: A língua Portuguesa

20 March 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 15 Comments

Two weeks ago, we released one of our most significant updates yet: Yoast SEO 7.0. This release featured some much-needed spring-cleaning and a wholly revamped XML sitemap experience. In it, the focus is much less on the sitemap as it is on easily getting indexed what you want to get indexed. Yoast SEO 7.1 — …

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Yoast SEO 7.0: Making SEO easier for everyone

6 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 210 Comments

Two weeks ago, we asked our users to join us in testing Yoast SEO 7.0. Luckily, you all stepped up and we’ve had a lot of help. We’re very grateful for the feedback we’ve got. After fixing some bugs and fine-tuning the release, it is now time to unleash the new and improved Yoast SEO …

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New release: Yoast SEO for TYPO3 2.0

14 February 2018 by Taco Verdonschot - 11 Comments

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of Yoast SEO for TYPO3 2.0. This brand new version includes functional and technical changes, making the extension easier to use and more complete! It’s now available on the TYPO3 Extension Repository, on Packagist and Github. The new version has been a team effort, and many people …

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