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Yoast SEO 16.7: Extended headless support

13 July 2021 | 6 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Did you know Yoast SEO comes with a REST API that developers can use to access our metadata in a headless WordPress installation? By exposing this data, we help developers make sure that the SEO of the site you built in your headless CMS is top-notch. In Yoast SEO 16.7, we’re making more data available …

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Yoast SEO 16.7: Extended headless support


Yoast SEO 16.5: New Social Appearance Templates

15 June 2021 | 4 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Social media are essential tools in every site owner’s marketing toolkit. It is, however, hard to control how your URLs are being shared on Facebook and Twitter. The Social Previews feature in Yoast SEO Premium helps you make the best social post out there, but what about all your taxonomies and custom post types? The …

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Yoast SEO 16.5: New Social Appearance Templates

Yoast SEO 16.4: Full readability and word forms for Czech

1 June 2021 | 6 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Over the years, we talked a lot about the importance of readable texts. We want to offer everyone the chance to understand the message that you are trying to bring across. That’s why we invest so much in our language tools like the readability analysis and our word forms feature. For Yoast SEO 16.4, we’re …

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Yoast SEO 16.4: Full readability and word forms for Czech

Yoast SEO 16.3: Schema structured data improvements

18 May 2021 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Making sure search engines can understand your site is one of the top priorities in SEO. One of the most effective ways of getting that understanding is to add Schema.org structured data. This describes the different parts of a page to get what every piece is about. Yoast SEO adds structured data automatically, plus it …

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Yoast SEO 16.3: Schema structured data improvements

Yoast SEO 16.2: Getting your technical SEO in shape

28 April 2021 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

One of the focal points of Yoast SEO is getting out of your way. If we look at the technical aspects of SEO, Yoast SEO gets stuff done. Plus, most of it happens in the background, without you noticing it. But whenever you need to dive deeper and customize your setup for specific use cases, …

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Yoast SEO 16.2: Getting your technical SEO in shape

Yoast SEO 16.1 & News SEO 12.7: enhancements and fixes

6 April 2021 | 8 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’d like to welcome another release: Yoast SEO 16.1. In this release, you’ll find a list of fixes and enhancements. That’s not all, as we’re also releasing News SEO 12.7. News SEO now comes with an improved user experience and a new spot in the WordPress sidebar. Read on! Enhancements Yoast SEO 16.1 comes …

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Yoast SEO 16.1 & News SEO 12.7: enhancements and fixes

Yoast Local SEO 13.9: Primary location & shared properties

23 March 2021 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

For local businesses, doing well in the local search results is essential. Luckily, the Local SEO add-on for Yoast SEO is a great help for your business. The plugin makes it much easier to get your site to perform better in Google. For instance, it helps you improve your local business’s contact page so customers …

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Yoast Local SEO 13.9: Primary location & shared properties


Yoast SEO 15.9.1: WordPress 5.7 & FAQ schema patches

4 March 2021 | 2 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today we released a patch release of Yoast SEO, 15.9.1, to prepare for some of the changes in WordPress core. There were two changes in WordPress itself that we needed to account for, one to do with updates and one to do with meta robots output. We also had to fix an issue with how …

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Yoast SEO 15.9.1: WordPress 5.7 & FAQ schema patches