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Yoast SEO 19.11: Upgrading your SEO data

29 November 2022 | 5 Comments | Edwin Toonen

At Yoast HQ, we’re doing our part to make your websites run like clockwork. One of the things we’re working on is optimizing our Yoast SEO plugin to use fewer resources. This helps make your site faster and more efficient. In Yoast SEO 19.11, we’re doing this by streamlining your database. Improved SEO data optimization …

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Yoast SEO 19.11: Upgrading your SEO data

Yoast SEO, Local SEO, and WooCommerce SEO updates

8 November 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’re releasing updates for four plugins and add-ons: Yoast SEO 19.10, Yoast SEO Premium 19.5, Local SEO 14.7, and WooCommerce SEO 15.3. The updates mainly consist of enhancements and fixes, plus support for material structured data in WooCommerce SEO. Find out what else is new! Yoast SEO 19.10 and Premium 19.5 The overarching theme …

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Yoast SEO, Local SEO, and WooCommerce SEO updates

Yoast SEO: Enhanced support for Google Site Names

25 October 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 19.9 and Yoast SEO Premium 19.4 are out now. In these releases, we’ve enhanced support for Google’s new Site Names in the mobile search results. Yoast SEO for Shopify also has this expanded support for site names. We’ve also improved our Premium analysis and did many fixes and enhancements — including some provided …

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Yoast SEO: Enhanced support for Google Site Names

Yoast SEO 19.8: Schema improvements and enhancements

11 October 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO 19.8 into the world. In this release, we’re focusing on general improvements and fixing several bugs. One of the main improvements this time concerns our Schema structured data output. Structured data helps search engines to understand your site, so they better get the right things to read! Schema structured data …

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Yoast SEO 19.8: Schema improvements and enhancements

New in Yoast WooCommerce SEO and Yoast SEO for Shopify: The product identifier check

20 September 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Do you have trouble getting your product to show up on Google? Are your competitors getting rich results, but the search results for your product are boring? It might be that Google doesn’t know every detail of your product. For instance, you might miss the product identifiers that Google uses to understand your products thoroughly. …

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New in Yoast WooCommerce SEO and Yoast SEO for Shopify: The product identifier check

Yoast SEO Premium 19.2: A new inclusive language analysis — in beta

23 August 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Non-inclusive language excludes people based on beliefs, gender, sexuality, or health, while inclusive language uses better alternatives to words that people might find harmful. Making your content inclusive helps you to reach a broader audience. But while writing, it is surprisingly easy to exclude people by accidentally using the wrong words. While inclusive language has …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.2: A new inclusive language analysis — in beta

Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

9 August 2022 | 4 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