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Yoast SEO 4.3
It's time for Spanish

Yoast SEO 4.3: It’s time for Spanish

Did you know over 550 million people speak Spanish? Did you know there are now more Spanish speakers in the US than there are in Spain? And that Spanish is considered the second most important language in the world, just after English, and before Mandarin? These are huge numbers, and we are now proud to announce Yoast SEO 4.3 is starting to speak Spanish as well.

Spanish link suggestions and insights

Now, we should start by saying that support for Spanish is not complete, as we are still fine-tuning some readability checks. In this release, following English, German and Dutch, Yoast SEO Premium will now analyze your text and give you suggestions to create relevant internal links. This way, you no longer have to search manually for links that add value to your text and make your site structure stronger.

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In a follow-up release, we will complete the support for the Spanish language, so that we can check your writing and give you readability advice as well. Keep an eye on our site for the announcement.

Trigger site-wide analysis

For our internal linking suggestions to work well, we need to know exactly which words you often use in your texts. This way, we can generate a list of most used words, called Insights, upon which the link suggestions are based. Now, in some cases a site will not run a full site-wide analysis, and, as a result, the link suggestions are based on incomplete data. This makes the tool less reliable.

To counter incomplete analysis, Yoast SEO 4.3 adds a new status message to let you know that was not finished. Because without indexed posts, link suggestions won’t work correctly.

Do you want to help us develop link suggestions?

We’ve now added support for a couple of languages, but of course there are many more languages. You can help us develop language support for your mother tongue. Please contact us if you’d like to help.


Besides expanding our language support, we’ve fixed a couple of bugs and added some small enhancements. As always, we hope you enjoy this new release and don’t forget to check out the complete changelog on WordPress.org.

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8 Responses to Yoast SEO 4.3: It’s time for Spanish

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    By diseño web Tijuana on 23 February, 2017

    Thanks for the information, all the content of our website is in Spanish and we use the superplugin Yoast for SEO

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  4. Odkup Vozil
    By Odkup Vozil on 15 February, 2017

    Oh yes, I would love to have more support for other languages on Yoast, I think that is a step in the right direction. Good job!

  5. Jose Yborra
    By Jose Yborra on 15 February, 2017

    Estoy muy contento de que Yoast, ayude mas al mundo en espanol….para optimizar los contenidos y las palabras claves.

    Ya hice la actualizacion, y espero que me ayuda hacer mejor Ranking!!!!

  6. Chriss Benitez
    By Chriss Benitez on 14 February, 2017

    Amazing! I was wondering why it wasn’t available on spanish. Muchas gracias!

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    By Portal Hoy on 14 February, 2017

    It’s time to upgrade premium. Without a doubt the best SEO plugin for WordPress. ¡Muchas Gracias!

  8. Sergio Vazquez
    By Sergio Vazquez on 14 February, 2017

    Hola Joost

    Esto son buenas noticias para los españoles , Gracias!

    Hi Joost

    This is good news for the Spaniards, Thank you! ;-)