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Yoast SEO 10.0: Meet the new SEO analysis

12 March 2019 | 38 Comments | Edwin Toonen

It’s been in production for many months, capped off with two months of beta testing, and now it’s finally here: Yoast SEO 10.0! Yoast SEO 10.0 features a new SEO analysis, based on thorough research and fine-tuned with your feedback. More than 100.000 people helped us test this release to make it our best yet. …

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Yoast SEO 9.7: Fixes and enhancements

26 February 2019 | 11 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Do you know what’s inching closer? The release of Yoast SEO 10.0, featuring a new and improved SEO analysis! If you’ve participated in our beta test, you know what to expect. If you haven’t, please stay tuned! It’s only a couple of weeks away. In the meantime, we’re keeping up with our two-week release schedule, …

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Yoast SEO 9.3: Fixes and enhancements

18 December 2018 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

It’s an interesting time for WordPress users and plugin developers. Last week, WordPress 5.0 was released, one of the biggest releases of the CMS ever. Because it was such a big release, there were bound to be issues during the roll-out, mostly because of incompatibility issues between plugins and/or themes. Yoast SEO works well in …

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Yoast SEO 9.2: Getting ready for WordPress 5.0

20 November 2018 | 18 Comments | Edwin Toonen

We are getting ready for WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg editor — are you? In Yoast SEO 9.2, we’ve solidified our support for WordPress 5.0 to make sure nothing breaks when you update to the new version of the CMS. What’s more, we’re now using a brand-new WordPress API to get our eye markers …

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Yoast SEO 9.1: The Hacktoberfest Edition

6 November 2018 | 7 Comments | Edwin Toonen

October is Hacktoberfest month! Hacktoberfest is all about contributing to open source projects together. This year, we welcomed a nice crowd at Yoast HQ to help us improve our own and other peoples open source projects. Some of these fixes and enhancements made by this fine group of people made it into Yoast SEO 9.1. …

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Yoast SEO 9.0: A much improved SEO analysis

23 October 2018 | 27 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Welcome to the dawn of a new era. For ages, Yoast SEO has helped you optimize your content using a focus keyword. This works well but could be a lot more flexible. The plugin only recognized an exact match of your keyword and didn’t take plural forms into account, for instance. So, sometimes you had …

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Yoast SEO 8.4: Helping you optimize taxonomies

9 October 2018 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Most releases are all about incredible new features or fixing a gazillion bugs with the help of the community. But sometimes, there’s a small release that is unfortunately timed just before a big one. There may not be any new game-changers in Yoast SEO 8.4, but does that mean it shouldn’t get its own release …

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Yoast SEO 8.2: Automatically add structured data with Gutenberg content blocks

11 September 2018 | 26 Comments | Edwin Toonen

While we’re still only at the start of the Gutenberg adventure, we’re presenting an awesome, brand-new feature for the new WordPress editor today. Meet the Yoast SEO structured data content blocks! The content blocks automatically add valid structured data code to the content that is added to these blocks. Our initial line-up consists of How-to …

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