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What does the Yoast SEO plugin do? Here, we'll discuss the technical SEO aspects that our plugin covers, as well as its content SEO analyses.


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Yoast SEO 12.0: UX improvements and new Portuguese checks

3 September 2019 | 36 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Contrary to what the version number might suggest, Yoast SEO 12.0 isn’t a huge release. It’s simply the next release in our current release schedule, but after hitting 11.9 a couple of weeks ago we had no choice but to go for 12.0 ;). That’s how it goes! But don’t worry, there’s enough interesting stuff …

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Yoast SEO 11.9: More fixes and enhancements

20 August 2019 | 38 Comments | Caroline Geven

Are you ready for another exciting release to round up the Yoast SEO 11 cycle? Because we are! In Yoast SEO 11.9, we have improvements for Schema and security, we have bug fixes and updates for Local and News SEO! Improving Schema once again With the closing of the Yoast SEO 11 releases we’ve yet …

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How to use Yoast SEO’s content analysis tool

The content analysis in the Yoast SEO plugin assesses crucial aspects of the posts and pages you add to your website. In particular, it checks how SEO friendly and easy to read your content is. Here, we’ll go through the most important features of this tool. Check out our step-by-step guide on to optimize your page and …

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Yoast SEO 11.8: Improving Yoast SEO with the help of the community

6 August 2019 | 33 Comments | Caroline Geven

Release history tells us that the releases in the months of July and August are usually very quiet. Due to vacations from team members, the focus usually lies on fixing bugs and cleaning up. Not for Yoast SEO 11.8! This new release gives you an enhanced meta box, an improved Schema output and bug fixes, …

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The temptation of the green bullet in Yoast SEO: 3 pitfalls to avoid

2 August 2019 | Marieke van de Rakt

Ever since I started using Yoast SEO plugin, I’ve been amazed by its ease of use and by the many features it contains. Our analysis offers everything you need to fine-tune your text in such a way that search engines will be more likely to rank your content. I genuinely believe that the SEO analysis …

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Yoast SEO 11.7: Are podcasts the new blogs?

23 July 2019 | 27 Comments | Caroline Geven

The last couple of months a true change has been noticeable within the Yoast HQ. That’s why the marketing team is so excited for the newest release of Yoast SEO: 11.7! Every week we share our favorite podcasts with each other. Or we come in earlier and stay in longer to finish a podcast episode …

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The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO

Imagine you have a website but know nothing about SEO. But you’ve heard about Yoast SEO and people have told you it’s a great tool for effortlessly optimizing your site and its pages for Google, Bing, and Yandex. So you install the Yoast SEO plugin or the Yoast SEO extension and follow the instructions. What’s next? While it’s unlikely …

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Yoast SEO 11.6: HowTo Schema update and UI changes

9 July 2019 | 34 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 11.6 is out today. Of course, we did the regular round of bug fixing, but the focus of this release is two-fold: a new, much easier to use tabbed interface for the meta box and an updated HowTo structured data content block for WordPress. Find out all about Yoast SEO 11.6! UX improvements …

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