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Search Console showing errors in your product structured data?

21 November 2019 | 10 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 | 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 | 9 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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The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO

4 October 2019 | 5 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

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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How we make Yoast SEO understand your language

3 October 2019 | 4 Comments | Manuel Augustin

One of the key features of Yoast SEO is the content analysis. The analysis consists of multiple checks that give you SEO and readability feedback on the texts you write on your website. Some of these checks are language-independent. For these, we don’t need to create specific versions for, say, French and English. For others, …

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Yoast SEO 12.2: Fixes, improvements and more

1 October 2019 | 7 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 12.2 is a release full of the regular bug fixes and enhancements, but also a new addition to meta robots. Last week, Google announced a new way to give publishers more control over what the search engine can show in the results. This change, however, seems not driven by customer demand, but rather …

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