Yoast SEO news webinar – October 19, 2021

What you will learn in this webinar

Every month, our SEO experts Jono Alderson and Joost de Valk will talk you through:

  • The most important SEO updates from Google, WordPress and other platforms;
  • What to prioritize for your business as they share their views on the news;
  • Relevant best practices to help you outrank your competitors;
  • Extra: Ask SEO related questions and get answers during the Q&A from our experts.


This webinar took place on October 19, 2021. Watch the replay above or read the recap right here!

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Topics discussed in this webinar

Timestamps indicate when the topic comes up in the recording

Google News

  • 0:24 – New features in Google search
  • 7:06 – Google Reader defunct, but you can ‘follow’ RSS feeds
  • 8:18 – New help docs for SEO titles and descriptions
  • 9:49 – Search On ’21
  • 10:24 – MUM updates and new features
  • 14:18 – AI is making information more useful
  • 15:20 – New ways to shop on Google
  • 17:31 – Search tools for evaluating information

Microsoft news

  • 18:35 – IndexNow instant indexing
  • 22:49 – Holiday season searches starting earlier

WordPress news

  • 24:00 – First look at Twenty Twenty-Two
  • 25:06 – Web font API coming to WordPress?
  • 26:08 – WordPress Performance Team

Other tech news

  • 27:40 – Aira Women in Tech SEO report
  • 29:12 – Facebook Outage
  • 30:14 – ByteDance (TikTok) taking on Alibaba and Amazon

Yoast news

Starring this webinar

Joost de Valk

Joost is the founder and Chief Product Officer at Yoast. He spends most of his time at Yoast working on Yoast SEO and its add-ons. As Chief Product Officer he makes sure the roadmap for all our products is managed.

Jono Alderson

Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist, and full stack developer. He’s into technical SEO, emerging technologies, and brand strategy.

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