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A much-improved internal linking tool in Yoast SEO Premium: What’s new?

5 August 2020 | 8 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Our users often cite the redirect manager as their favorite tool in Yoast SEO Premium, but the internal linking tool is also high on the list. For months, we worked hard to improve the internal linking tool making it smarter and faster. I sat down with our developers Natalia Shitova and Hans-Christiaan Braun, two of …

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Beyond exact keyword matching: optimize your text naturally

Our green bullets are addictive. We get that. While they help people optimize their texts for the search engines, we don’t want people chasing only our bullets and losing track of their texts. We do want to nudge them and help get that text as SEO-friendly as possible. In this blog post, I’ll tell you …

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Yoast SEO 14.6: New languages with word form support

21 July 2020 | 15 Comments | Edwin Toonen

We have a new release for you: Yoast SEO 14.6. This release has some pretty cool enhancements, plus new additions for Yoast SEO Premium users. We’re continuing our run of languages that get word form support with two new ones: Indonesian and Portuguese. Find what’s new in Yoast SEO 14.6! Word form recognition in Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 14.5: New internal linking blocks for Premium

8 July 2020 | 22 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 14.5 is out today! In this release, we fixed a number of bugs, disabled the XML sitemaps that will arrive in WordPress 5.5 and added two new block editor blocks for our Premium users. These blocks help you with internal linking for hierarchical pages. Let’s find out more! Meet the new internal linking …

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Yoast SEO 14.4: An improved publishing flow

23 June 2020 | 53 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Sometimes, you have releases that start out small and end up with a substantial improvement. Yoast SEO 14.4 is one such release. Initially plannend as a bug fix release, this turned into something that markedly improves the publishing workflow in WordPress. Plus, you can now mark your external links as nofollow or sponsored. You see, …

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Yoast SEO 14.3: Italian word forms in beta

9 June 2020 | 13 Comments | Edwin Toonen

The biggest eye-catcher in Yoast SEO 14.3 is word form support for the Italian language in the Premium analysis. This makes it language number seven to make use of this awesome feature. Find out all about it! Plus, Yoast SEO 14.3 comes with improved French word form support and a number of bug fixes. Another …

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What is keyword stemming?

Google can read and analyze texts very well. It understands that walk, walks and walking all boil down to the same thing. Also, Google knows that baby is basically the same as babies. How? By using something called keyword stemming. This gives you the freedom to alternate between different word forms while writing your text. …

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Yoast SEO 14.2: Russian word forms in beta

26 May 2020 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Our linguists are busy bees lately. Over the last couple of releases, we’ve launched word form support for Yoast SEO Premium users writing in Spanish and French. These languages follow the languages that already had word form support: English, German and Dutch. In Yoast SEO 14.2, we’re adding yet another language: Russian! And, once again, …

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Yoast SEO 14.1 adds French word forms in beta

13 May 2020 | 28 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO uses sophisticated language analysis tools to help you optimize your texts. Most checks work for any language, but our Premium analysis relies on word recognition functionality, which we develop custom for every language. It takes a lot of time to get this perfect for every language out there. Starting with French in Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 14.0: Much faster thanks to ‘indexables’

28 April 2020 | 281 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today is a special day. Today, a project we’ve been working on for a year sees the light of day. Yoast SEO 14.0 rewrites the playbook on how a WordPress SEO plugin can work. Thanks to an approach we call indexables, we bring you a much faster experience and a new foundation that helps us …

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