Yoast SEO 5.1 Internal linking suggestions in Italian

Our development team is steadily chugging along and today provides you with a new and improved edition of Yoast SEO. This release features mainly enhancements and fixes, plus a slew of updates to our language support. Let us walk you through the new version we know as Yoast SEO 5.1, starting with our main focus point in this release: languages.

Updated language support in Yoast SEO 5.1

We like to know a language inside and out to be able to offer the best possible content and readability analysis. That’s why we’re continually improving the support we provide for languages and add new languages in the process. This release, we’re doing a lot of work on our language support. The highlight? Thanks to Abramo Tesoro, we’re now offering complete Italian Insights and Linking Suggestions in Yoast SEO 5.1 Premium.

Our Italian friends can now write a couple of hundred words to see the related post tool automatically suggest internal links to add to their posts. It’s a helpful tool that helps you build a solid site structure, and we’re happy that our Italian speaking users can use it now. Additionally, we’ve improved the Internal Linking Suggestions and Insights for Spanish, Dutch, French, English, and German.

Even more language news

In this release, we have a lot of new language additions. For instance, we’ve added additional English and French transition words, that last one thanks to Vianney Andre who also helped us with the Yoast SEO 5.0 release.

Yoast SEO can now filter out plural ordinal numbers for Spanish, Italian, and French. That means we can filter out things like octavo, ventunesimo or zéroième, when we encounter them in illogical places. This way, we can build a clean and useful prominent words list. Also, we’ve added filters for time words for English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish. Words like afternoon, middag, nachmittag, matin or tarde will no longer influence the link suggestions.

Enhancements & fixes

Since releasing Yoast SEO 5.0 a couple of weeks ago, we’ve been hard at work improving that version and getting things ready for future releases. Besides fixing bugs and enhancing the performance of the plugin, we’ve made some changes that will improve the way the plugin works. In addition to that, we’re also fine-tuning some workflows and thanks to a couple of UX changes you’ll have to guess less what some little things mean. Lastly, we’ve added an importer for Jetpack SEO data.


Yoast SEO 5.1 is a significant step forward in the language department. We now support multiple languages: English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Italian, and our understanding of these languages is only increasing. With this knowledge, we can provide you with helpful information that not only helps you to write brilliant content but also to build a solid site structure by suggesting internal links based on what you write.

I hear you thinking:

“Maybe my language is next?”

Could be! Let us know in the comments which language we should look into, and we’ll see what we can do.

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24 Responses to Yoast SEO 5.1: Internal linking suggestions in Italian

  1. Mohamed Oka
    Mohamed Oka  • 6 years ago

    i am willing to offer help with the Arabic language if you have plans to include it in your upcoming updates

  2. Vivekananda
    Vivekananda  • 6 years ago

    Hello Yoast ! When can we expect Hindi recognition and internal suggestions ?

    • Irene Strikkers
      Irene Strikkers  • 6 years ago

      Hi Vivekananda,
      We are planning to make these features available for as many languages as possible. You can help speed up the process for Hindi by contributing word lists. If you’d like to help, please send an email to language@yoast.com.

  3. Nella Murazik
    Nella Murazik  • 6 years ago

    Thank team that build awesome plugin that I always use it for all my sites and client sites.

  4. Emma
    Emma  • 6 years ago

    Love your article about SEO Yoast.i was not more familiar with this .by reading your blog i knew a lot about it.thanks for sharing your concept about SEO yoast.

  5. Evren ?nanç
    Evren ?nanç  • 6 years ago

    Any plans on Turkish? Thanks in advance.

    • Irene Strikkers
      Irene Strikkers  • 6 years ago

      Hi Evren,
      Turkish is not our main focus right now. However, you can help speed up the process for Turkish by contributing word lists. Please send an email to language@yoast.com if you’d like to contribute.

  6. Stanislav
    Stanislav  • 6 years ago

    When Bulgarian will be included?

    • Irene Strikkers
      Irene Strikkers  • 6 years ago

      Hi Stanislav,
      We’d love to release this feature for as many languages as possible. You can help make them available for Bulgarian by contributing word lists. If you’d like to help, please send an email to language@yoast.com.

  7. NogenTech
    NogenTech  • 6 years ago

    Language support feature in Yoast SEO 5.1 is brilliant, i am going to update it right now. Thanks for the information.

  8. Robson Cubo
    Robson Cubo  • 6 years ago

    Great news!

    What about Portuguese (Brazilian)… nny date prediction?


    • Edwin Toonen

      Hi Robson. Unfortunately, we don’t have a date yet. If you want to help us support Brazilian Portuguese, send us an email at language@yoast.com.

  9. sahil jangid
    sahil jangid  • 6 years ago

    good post with some unique points…………..thanks for sharing

  10. Hamza Afzal
    Hamza Afzal  • 6 years ago

    Thankyou for the deep information. Keep sharing this stuff.

  11. ?ukasz
    ?ukasz  • 6 years ago

    It’d be great to see polish language :)

    • Irene Strikkers
      Irene Strikkers  • 6 years ago

      Thanks for your enthusiasm about this feature! We could actually use some help for Polish. If you’d like to help, please send an email to language@yoast.com.

  12. Dilmar Ames
    Dilmar Ames  • 6 years ago

    Brazilian Portuguese please!

    • Dilmar Ames
      Dilmar Ames  • 6 years ago

      If you need any help don’t hesitate to ask me.

      • Irene Strikkers
        Irene Strikkers  • 6 years ago

        Thank you for your offer to help, Dilmar! Could you please send an email to language@yoast.com?

  13. Hindi Shayari
    Hindi Shayari  • 6 years ago

    Thanks for giving me amazing info, can you give this feature on Hindi?

  14. John
    John  • 6 years ago

    What happened to internal linking for WooCommerce?

  15. Shafinaz nachiar
    Shafinaz nachiar  • 6 years ago

    hmmmhh, thx for the information about the yoast update

  16. djbaxter
    djbaxter  • 6 years ago

    “I hear you thinking: ‘Maybe my language is next?'”

    No, actually. What I was thinking was, “This is useless to me. I don’t speak Italian.” :)

  17. andrea
    andrea  • 6 years ago

    Wooooooowwwww! That’s an absolutely stunning notice :-)