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Flesch reading ease score: Use it!

If you use our Content Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin, you might have encountered the Flesch reading ease score. This score tells you how difficult your text is. How do we measure this Flesch reading ease score? And why is this score important for SEO? In this post, I’ll explain the importance of readability for SEO and how …

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Real time content analysis for better SEO

2 July 2015 by Joost de Valk - 21 Comments

The best way to improve someone’s SEO content writing is to let him do it and then give real-time feedback. Ever since its first release in 2011, the page analysis functionality in Yoast SEO has always worked when you saved the post. We’re about to change that, and make it real-time. We’ll give you a preview of …

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Introducing Yoast Comment Hacks

16 June 2015 by Joost de Valk - 92 Comments

Comments are awesome, but the WordPress comments system is sometimes slightly lacking. Several large sites have, in the first few months of this year, announced they were no longer allowing comments. We, at Yoast, don’t understand that. We’ve found that there’s huge value in discussing our posts with our community. Over the years, we’ve made several plugins that all …

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WordPress SEO 2.2

10 June 2015 by Joost de Valk - 32 Comments

Both WordPress SEO Premium and the free version of WordPress SEO have been updated to version 2.2. This new release brings quite a few changes and some nice new additions. We’ll explain the changes in this post. Security fixes This release contains a fix for a potential XSS issue in the admin, specifically the snippet preview. It was caused by issues …

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Feature highlight: Yoast SEO Premium redirect manager

3 June 2015 by Joost de Valk - 15 Comments

One of the things we are understanding more and more, is that we have failed to explain why our Yoast SEO Premium plugin is awesome. Today, I’d like to tell you about the redirects manager that’s contained in it. First, let me show you this video: Redirect when you need to Yoast SEO Premium makes …

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Changing URLs in search results

17 April 2015 by Joost de Valk - 132 Comments

April 2015, Google announced that they’ll change the way they represent URLs in mobile search results. This post explains what is changing, what this means for you and how our Yoast SEO plugin will help you with these changes. What is changing in the search results? In their blogpost Google say they’ll changing the following: The website …

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Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 by Joost de Valk - 24 Comments

Today, we’re announcing that we have partnered with Sucuri, in the interest of pro-actively securing our plugins. As our plugins run on more and more sites, we have a responsibility towards our users and the web at large to make sure that we do our utmost to make sure our code doesn’t make them vulnerable.* We’ve …

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WordPress SEO Community & Roadmap

14 May 2013 by Joost de Valk - 41 Comments

Our WordPress SEO plugin has been getting more and more downloads, bringing it to the top of the most downloaded plugin chart on WordPress.org fairly regularly. With that comes more interest from other developers as well, which is something we absolutely love, but is kind of impossible to manage properly on WordPress.org. Which is why we’ve …

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Why Google won’t display the right page title

26 March 2013 by Joost de Valk - 39 Comments

Quite often we receive support requests for Yoast SEO and its premium add-ons, all asking one “simple” thing: why isn’t Google picking up my page title? People who changed their page title and see that the search results still show their old title are bound to think Google didn’t “get” the new title yet and they …

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