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Yoast SEO 14.5: New internal linking blocks for Premium

8 July 2020 | 16 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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Yoast SEO 14.0: Much faster thanks to ‘indexables’

28 April 2020 | 281 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today is a special day. Today, a project we’ve been working on for a year sees the light of day. Yoast SEO 14.0 rewrites the playbook on how a WordPress SEO plugin can work. Thanks to an approach we call indexables, we bring you a much faster experience and a new foundation that helps us …

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Yoast SEO 13.5 adds support for Spanish word forms

14 April 2020 | 7 Comments | Edwin Toonen

While we’re working on getting Yoast SEO 14.0 ready for the world, you can enjoy today’s release of Yoast SEO 13.5. In this release, we’re adding word form support for a new language: Spanish. Spanish joins, Dutch, German and English, and we’re working on more languages. Read all about Yoast SEO 13.5! An easier, more …

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