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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: November 2020

25 November 2020 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Another great edition of our monthly SEO news webinar has come and gone. In the November 2020 edition, we opened up broadcasting for everyone — not just members of the Yoast SEO academy. Joost de Valk and Jono Alderson once again discussed a lot of news regarding SEO, Google, WordPress and Yoast itself. In this …

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Yoast SEO 15.3: Zapier integration and Hebrew word forms

17 November 2020 | 21 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’re launching Yoast SEO 15.3. In this release, we have the regular round of improvements and enhancements, plus a couple of awesome additions for Premium users. We’ve added another language to our roster: Hebrew. And, we’ve partnered with the popular automation platform Zapier to help you improve your publishing flow. Find out more about …

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How to use the readability analysis in Yoast SEO

9 November 2020 | 12 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Everybody knows the colored bullets (or dots, or even ‘traffic lights’) in Yoast SEO. Two parts of the plugin use this system: the content analysis and the readability analysis. The first checks whether your post is SEO-proof, while the latter checks if it is readable for a general audience. Of course, these two are interconnected, …

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: October 2020

29 October 2020 | Edwin Toonen

October is coming to an end and this means that we hosted another SEO news webinar at Yoast HQ. If you’re not familiar with this recurring event yet: it’s a monthly webinar at which our experts Joost and Jono discuss the latest news when it comes to Google, Bing, WordPress and everything related to SEO. …

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Yoast SEO 15.2: Swedish word forms, Slack URLs, performance

27 October 2020 | 40 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we are releasing Yoast SEO 15.2 into the wild. For this release, we’ve focussed on providing word form support for another language: Swedish. We have also added an interesting improvement for Slack users — better visibility for your content when your URL is shared on Slack. Last but not least, we improved the performance …

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Yoast and SEMrush working together

14 October 2020 | 15 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today we’re announcing something really awesome: Yoast has partnered up with SEMrush. The reason why we’re so excited? Keyword research is hard, getting keyword data is even harder and this puts it at your fingertips. Right where you’re writing. Why would Yoast and SEMrush work together? Yoast has a lot of users; 11 million+ websites …

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Yoast SEO 15.1: Keyword research with SEMrush

14 October 2020 | 74 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get keyword data while working on your content in Yoast SEO? Well, we asked ourselves that same question and now we have an answer! Yes, you can now find related keyphrases inside the post editor. And it’s not any old data — no, it’s powered by our good …

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: September 2020

1 October 2020 | 10 Comments | Joost de Valk

Another month, another SEO news webinar at Yoast HQ! For the uninitiated, in these webinars, Jono Alderson and myself, run through the most important bits of news relevant to us and to you. We cover many SEO topics and expand on internet marketing and the state of the web itself. Plus, we’re having a ton …

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Yoast SEO 15.0: Support for Arabic, plus a new table of contents block

29 September 2020 | 91 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’re launching Yoast SEO 15.0. This release features some awesome new additions and enhancements. We’ve added full support for Arabic, made a new block for the block editor and made the Yoast SEO block editor sidebar fully-featured. So, high time to take a look at Yoast SEO 15.0! What to expect in Yoast SEO …

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