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Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

9 August 2022 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

If you’ve been following our releases, you might notice that we’ve been pumping out a lot of new features recently. Continuing that momentum, we’re releasing yet another feature: the front-end SEO inspector. This tool allows you to quickly and intuitively view your SEO settings, without leaving the front end of your website. Besides that, we’re …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements

We’re always working to improve and refine the Yoast SEO user experience with every release. In this release, we’ve rolled out improvements to our Schema structured data implementation and fixed a couple of bugs. Aside from that, we’ve decided to include some exciting additions to our plugins, starting with a new emoji picker tool and …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements

Yoast SEO 19.3: Schema improvements, new word complexity assessment

12 July 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Something has to be readable for machines and humans to understand it, right? Easy-to-read content has a greater chance of success as more people tend to understand it quickly. The same goes for machines — search engines rely on structured data to help them understand the meaning of your pages. In Yoast SEO 19.3, we’re …

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Yoast SEO 19.3: Schema improvements, new word complexity assessment

Yoast SEO 19.2: IndexNow, crawl settings, and WordProof

28 June 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Today is a good day. The next batch of Yoast SEO releases comes with a ton of new stuff that helps your site get noticed by search engines. We’re launching an IndexNow integration, expanded our crawl settings with advanced features, and added a WordProof integration to help timestamp privacy pages on the blockchain. Read up …

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Yoast SEO 19.2: IndexNow, crawl settings, and WordProof

Yoast SEO 19.1 & Premium 18.7: More crawl settings

14 June 2022 | 3 Comments | Edwin Toonen

As we’ve said many times, crawlability is an important aspect of SEO. Your site has to do away with technical hurdles that can hinder crawling while keeping the number of crawlable URLs in check. Crawlers are eager to crawl everything they can find on your site — even if you have a small site with …

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Yoast SEO 19.1 & Premium 18.7: More crawl settings

Yoast SEO 19.0: Optimize crawling and Bing discoverability

31 May 2022 | 1 Comment | Edwin Toonen

One of the most important aspects of SEO is optimizing the crawlability of your site. Search engines have near-endless resources, so they have the power to crawl everything they find — and they will. But, that is not the way it should be. Almost every CMS outputs URLs that don’t make sense and that crawlers …

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Yoast SEO 19.0: Optimize crawling and Bing discoverability

Yoast SEO 18.9: Updating the first-time experience

17 May 2022 | Edwin Toonen

We’re launching an updated first-time experience for new Yoast SEO users. In Yoast SEO 18.9, we’re making it easier for users to set up the essentials that search engines need to make sense of your site. The first-time configuration takes you by the hand and guides you in properly setting everything up. A new first-time …

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Yoast SEO 18.6: Continuing with fixes and enhancements

19 April 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Working in the software industry isn’t easy. A lot of the time, fixing bugs in software is overlooked in favor of new features and code. But, bug fixing is important. Bugs become a huge problem if they are not promptly fixed. Additionally, fixing bugs ensures that future bugs and glitches in the program are avoided. …

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Yoast SEO 18.6: Continuing with fixes and enhancements