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Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box

14 August 2018 | 24 Comments Willemien Hallebeek

Please welcome the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar! Update to Yoast SEO 8.0 and you’ll see our first steps to the – Gutenberg – future. If you’ve activated the Gutenberg plugin you’ll find a brand new version of the Yoast SEO meta box, in the sidebar! Not on Gutenberg yet? We’ve got good news for you …

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Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box

Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

7 August 2018 | 12 Comments Willemien Hallebeek

At Yoast we’re convinced readability is essential if you want to rank high and give users a pleasant experience on your website. That’s why we’re so happy we’re now capable of fully analyzing content in yet another language: Dutch! Plus, if you write in a language with diacritics, i.e. marks on a letter that indicate …

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Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

Yoast SEO 7.9: Getting rid of bugs in the summer

24 July 2018 | 30 Comments Willemien Hallebeek

Say hi to a brand new version of Yoast SEO! As it’s summertime, our hard-working developers went out on a collective bug hunt. Together with the community – we’re so happy to be part of – they’re giving their all to make our plugin work better for everyone using it. For instance, to make the …

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Yoast SEO 7.9: Getting rid of bugs in the summer

Yoast SEO 7.8: Synonyms and keyword distribution

Semantics is hard. What does a certain word mean in a specific situation? Which ‘mars’ are you talking about? Have you ever tried to discover all definitions of ‘run’? In most cases, context is everything. You can help humans and machines understand a text better by adding context. This is one of the reasons Yoast …

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Yoast SEO 7.8: Synonyms and keyword distribution

Why we don’t support old WordPress versions

7 July 2018 Joost de Valk

For all sorts of reasons, people might not be able to update WordPress installs properly. Unfortunately, we can’t support anything but the latest and the prior to last version for both our free and premium plugins. If you’re running anything else, we’re sorry, but we’re not able to help you. Here, we’d like to convince you …

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Why we don’t support old WordPress versions

Yoast SEO 7.7: New snippet editor & better snippet variables

The snippet editor is one of the core pieces of technology in Yoast SEO. It helps you build snippets that truly stand out in the search results to get you traffic. To make this vital piece future-proof and to update it with new features, we needed to rebuild it. In Yoast SEO 7.7, you’ll find …

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Yoast SEO 7.7: New snippet editor & better snippet variables

Yoast SEO 7.6: Shorter meta descriptions are back ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Well, it was fun while it lasted. In Yoast SEO 7.6, we’re reverting the snippet length for meta descriptions in the snippet editor to follow Google’s latest change. That’s not all though, we’ve also updated our support for the Russian language, added transition words for Catalan, redirect support for WP-CLI and fixed several bugs. Find …

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Yoast SEO 7.6: Shorter meta descriptions are back ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yoast SEO 7.5: Привет, Россия

The Russian language is huge; 265 million people have Russian as their first or second language, making it the world’s eighth most used language. What’s more, according to W3Techs Russian is the second most used language online — following English by a huge margin. As of today, all of the Russian language WordPress users can …

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Yoast SEO 7.5: Привет, Россия

Yoast SEO 7.4: Enhanced image support

Please welcome to the stage: Yoast SEO 7.4! In this release, we’ve squashed a number of bugs and focused on enhancing the way Yoast SEO works with Open Graph images. We also made some other enhancements that improve the way the plugin functions. Happy updating! Improved handling of images Images are very important for several …

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Yoast SEO 7.4: Enhanced image support