Yoast SEO 4.4

Today marks the release of the next version of our flagship WordPress plugin: Yoast SEO 4.4. In Yoast SEO 4.4 you’ll find many small changes and a couple of new features that make it even easier to work with the plugin. In this release post, we’ll give a brief overview of the changes that we’ve made, starting with Yoast SEO Premium.

New features in Yoast SEO Premium

If you’re an avid user of Yoast SEO and Google Search Console, you’ve probably connected these together so that they can work in tandem. Your crawl errors will show up in Yoast SEO so you can work on them from there. It was always possible to redirect 404 error pages using a 301, but with Yoast SEO 4.4 you can now use every type of redirect that Yoast SEO supports. These include 301, 302, 307, plus the 410 and 451 redirects. This makes it even easier to tell crawl bots exactly what should be done with the specific content.

You can find the second cool new feature in the internal linking tool. Yoast SEO Premium shows you the links that have already been added to the text. You can quickly discern the different links because they have a different icon, namely a checkmark. Of course, you’re still free to copy that link if you need to add it to the text again.

Changes in Yoast SEO 4.4

Besides fixing a number of bugs, we’ve been working on some enhancements to improve the flow of the plugin. To start off, we’ve improved the styling of tables, so they are viewable on mobile. In addition to that, we’ve moved the option to disable the keyword and content analysis from the general tab to the features tab.

The newest release of Yoast SEO is now live, so head on to your WordPress install and hit that update button. We hope you enjoy this new release. If you need more information on this release, you can check out the changelog on WordPress.org. Thanks!

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14 Responses to Yoast SEO 4.4

  1. Wilder Taype
    Wilder Taype  • 7 years ago

    That’s a lot of help, thanks for your work

  2. Kale Alarm
    Kale Alarm  • 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your nice experiences. My cms is wordpress and I use wp-smush to optimize images. I pay attention keyword density and I write related keywords to header and content. But my organic hits doesn’t increase.

    • Derek
      Derek  • 7 years ago

      Any thoughts on the blog post if you read it?

  3. Suco Verde
    Suco Verde  • 7 years ago

    That´s a good information!
    I’ll update my version …
    Thanks for the plugin.

  4. Adrienne
    Adrienne  • 7 years ago

    Yoast redirects are very helpful indeed. Thank you for a great plugin!

  5. Nicola Blackwell
    Nicola Blackwell  • 7 years ago

    Just updated to 4.4, but now I dont have a focus keyword box. Just the snippets and analysis….

  6. wayne szabo
    wayne szabo  • 7 years ago

    the update won’t update is this you or is it godaddy.com

    i have been struggling with this app since we started.

    can you please advise

    • Derek
      Derek  • 7 years ago

      You should email the support team on Yoast for support on the plugin.

  7. wellington beltrão
    wellington beltrão  • 7 years ago

    infelizmente o meu plugin Yoast parou de funcionar após a atualização

  8. Steffi
    Steffi  • 7 years ago

    Using other redirects is a fabulous facility! I love it!

  9. Gaurav Heera
    Gaurav Heera  • 7 years ago

    Awesome Plugin……. Yoast plugin is really helpful in SEO. I use free version and it is amazing, and I hope premium version will be great. Really you have described everything in descriptive, simply yet effective too. You’ve done a great job with this.
    Thanks to share this informative article.

  10. Anthony Brooks
    Anthony Brooks  • 7 years ago

    I love your plugin! Thanks for continuing to improve it. Very excited to check out the new changes.

  11. Luis A.
    Luis A.  • 7 years ago

    Good work! I love your SEO plugin. Just waiting for internal links in Italian.

    • amir
      amir  • 7 years ago

      im so love yoast plugin..im use this for three week rank my keyword..thank you so much