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Yoast SEO 15.9.1: WordPress 5.7 & FAQ schema patches

4 March 2021 | Joost de Valk

Today we released a patch release of Yoast SEO, 15.9.1, to prepare for some of the changes in WordPress core. There were two changes in WordPress itself that we needed to account for, one to do with updates and one to do with meta robots output. We also had to fix an issue with how …

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Yoast SEO 15.9: Performance improvements

23 February 2021 | 15 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today sees the release of Yoast SEO 15.9 and Video SEO 13.7. In Yoast SEO 15.9, we focussed on performance improvements and general enhancements. In addition, we made Video SEO available in Elementor. Find out more! Performance improvements Improving the performance of our plugins is always on our radar. Sometimes, we do big changes that …

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Yoast SEO 15.8: A free block for your breadcrumbs

10 February 2021 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 15.8 is out and it comes with a cool new gift: a breadcrumbs block for the WordPress editor. This makes it easy to just drop your breadcrumb in a page, without having to touch any code. Now available for everyone! We also have a cool new update for our Video SEO add-on that …

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: January 2021

28 January 2021 | 10 Comments | Camille Cunningham

Google’s new subtopics ranking, a page builder that’s also focusing on performance and a tool to easily rewrite and repost old content. These are a few of the news items that our SEO experts Joost de Valk and Jono Alderson discussed during our SEO news webinar on the 26th of January 2021. Missed it? No …

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Yoast SEO 15.7: Helping you write better content

26 January 2021 | 6 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’d like to welcome Yoast SEO 15.7. For this release, we thought we’d remind you of some cool stuff Yoast SEO does to help you write awesome content. For Premium users, we’ve added a new language with full readability and word form support: Turkish! Yoast SEO is your SEO expert and content editor It’s …

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Yoast SEO 15.6: Estimated reading time and Norwegian word forms

12 January 2021 | 55 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 15.6 is out today! This release comes with a lot of goodies, like support for the Norwegian language, a new estimated reading time feature and improved support for web stories. But that’s not all! We’ve added a brilliant new feature to the free Yoast Duplicate Post plugin to help you seamlessly rewrite and …

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: December 2020

17 December 2020 | 8 Comments | Camille Cunningham

It’s December, the last month of the year and that means that we’ve also had our last webinar of 2020. In this month’s edition, our SEO experts Joost de Valk and Jono Alderson discuss the latest in Google, Facebook, WordPress and other SEO news. To give some spoilers, you can expect to hear more about …

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Yoast SEO 15.5: Support for the Hungarian language

15 December 2020 | 20 Comments | Edwin Toonen

The year is drawing to a close and we are ready for our final release of 2020. In Yoast SEO 15.5, you’ll find support for the Hungarian language — including word forms in Premium. In addition, you’ll find a number of enhancements and fixes. Let’s meet Yoast SEO 15.5! Improve your content Having great content …

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