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Yoast SEO 13.4: Word form support for Dutch

31 March 2020 | 4 Comments | Edwin Toonen

In Yoast SEO 9.0, we launched an innovative new way to analyze your English language text using word forms. In Yoast SEO 10.1, we added word form support for the German language. Today, we’re glad to announce word form support for Dutch. Here, you can read why this is such an awesome addition to Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 13.3: Improving our language analysis

17 March 2020 | 10 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Our current string of releases focusing on improving our code is continuing with Yoast SEO 13.3. In this release, for instance, you’ll find a sizable update to how we work with languages. In addition, we have a Schema structured data addition and several improvements to how Yoast SEO handles URLs. Read on! Improving the way …

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Yoast SEO 13.2: Helping you check your Site Health

3 March 2020 | 7 Comments | Edwin Toonen

In Yoast SEO 13.2, you’ll find a number of checks moved to the WordPress Site Health tool. Site Health was introduced in WordPress 5.2 as a way to help site owners and managers get a sense of how their site is doing, technically speaking. Find out more about these changes in Yoast SEO 13.2. Site …

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Yoast SEO 13.1: Schema.org structured data enhancements

18 February 2020 | 5 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 13.1 and WooCommerce SEO 12.6 are out today! In these two updated SEO plugins, you’ll find several fixes and enhancements, mostly focused at improving our Schema.org structured data implementation. In this post, you can learn more about the latest versions of Yoast SEO and WooCommerce SEO. Yoast SEO 13.1 Back in Yoast SEO …

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Yoast SEO 13.0: Behind the scenes improvements

4 February 2020 | 5 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO 13.0. This release is one in a series of releases focusing on improving our code and fixing issues — most of them behind the scenes. In addition, we’re also updating our Local SEO plugin to version 12.7 and WooCommerce SEO to 12.5. Let’s go over a couple of changes in …

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Yoast SEO 12.9: Google Preview and more fixes

21 January 2020 | 6 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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