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Schema.org is hard, Yoast SEO makes it easy for you

9 September 2020 | 9 Comments | Joost de Valk

Getting a Schema.org implementation right on a website was always enormously painful. There was not enough documentation and no good tools to help you to make it truly simple. For years, even the best implementations were still just a fragmented mess. In the spring of 2019, we fixed that with Yoast SEO 11.0 — and …

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Yoast SEO 14.9: Polish word forms, Hebrew keyphrase recognition

1 September 2020 | 135 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 14.9 comes with a new round of improvements, plus two new language-based enhancements: Polish word form support in Premium and Hebrew keyphrase recognition in Free. Polish is the tenth language to get word form support and there’s a lot more coming. Let’s get started, shall we? Word forms in Yoast SEO Premium: now …

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Yoast SEO 14.8: Related links block in Premium, a new Schema tab and Arabic keyphrase recognition

Get ready for a brand new version of Yoast SEO! The 14.8 release is so full of remarkable free and premium features we’re having a hard time mentioning them all in this short introduction. So, to make everyone’s life easier, let’s start this post with a list of new features. In Yoast SEO 14.8, you’ll …

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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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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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