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Yoast SEO 12.9: Google Preview and more fixes

21 January 2020 | 5 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO 12.9. In this release, you’ll find a number of bug fixes and enhancements. Among other things, you’ll find a renamed snippet preview with clearer settings. Find out what else is new in Yoast SEO 12.9! Snippet preview is now Google Preview Since the introduction of the snippet preview, we’ve been …

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Yoast SEO 12.8: Fixes and enhancements

7 January 2020 | 25 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Welcome to another year of helping you achieve your goals with your site! Today, it’s time for the first in a long line of releases planned for 2020: Yoast SEO 12.8. In this release, you’ll find a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements. Let’s get to it! Enhancements A while ago, a developer called …

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Looking back at (almost) a decade of Yoast

30 December 2019 | 13 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

It’s almost 2020 and a brand-new decade is right around the corner! A decade ago, Yoast didn’t even exist yet. A lot has changed in the past 10 years. In this blog post, I would like to look back at (almost) 10 years of Yoast. And, I’ll look at our plans for next year! 2020 …

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Yoast SEO 12.7: Cleaning up and fixing bugs

10 December 2019 | 16 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 12.7 is out today — signaling the last release of 2019. This release is all about cleaning up and fixing bugs. Since we have a two-week release schedule, we can quickly respond to any bug we might find. In this post, you’ll find out more about this release. Plus, you can get Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 12.6: Getting help in the plugin is now easier

26 November 2019 | 8 Comments | Edwin Toonen

In Yoast SEO 12.6, we’re activating our new beacon for help documentation. This tool helps answer the questions you might have about using Yoast SEO. It’s easy to use and very friendly. Just hit that big purple question mark and search! Other improvements in Yoast SEO 12.6 includes a number of fixes and enhancements. Read …

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Search Console showing errors in your product structured data?

21 November 2019 | 14 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Google’s recent run of enhancement reports in Search Console gives you lots of insights into how your site is performing in search. Sometimes, though, it gives you stuff to think about, like errors or improvements to make. For instance, if you run an online store, you’re bound to have come across this structured data error: …

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Yoast SEO 12.5.1: Patch release for time-offset issue

21 November 2019 | 2 Comments | Willemien Hallebeek

Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO 12.5.1. It contains a patch to make sure the publication date of your posts is picked up correctly by Google, so the right time will be shown in the search results. Currently, the time shown in the results might differ from the actual publication time, depending on the time zone …

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Yoast SEO 12.5: Behind the scenes improvements

13 November 2019 | 12 Comments | Edwin Toonen

These last couple of months here at Yoast SEO HQ have all been about building better things. Behind the scenes, we’re making good progress at getting our flagship plugins ready for the future. While we’re busy building the future, we also stick to our regular two-week release schedule, which means it’s time to introduce Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 12.4: Image in snippet preview

29 October 2019 | 21 Comments | Edwin Toonen

After releasing several updates to our snippet preview in previous releases, Yoast SEO 12.4 now shows an image for your post in the mobile snippet preview, just like Google would. We have several other improvements and fixes for you in store with Yoast SEO 12.4. Find out more! Featured image in the mobile snippet preview …

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Yoast SEO 12.3: Transition words in Hungarian

15 October 2019 | 4 Comments | Edwin Toonen

While some of our checks are independent of languages, Yoast SEO has special skills to adapt the various content analyses to different languages from around the world. In Yoast SEO 12.3, we’re taking the first steps to add another language to the list: Hungarian. In addition, this release features a number of enhancement and fixes. …

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