Yoast SEO 7.9.1 Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

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 the pronunciation, like in mot-clé in French, we have some good news for you:  Yoast SEO is now able to identify those keywords too.

Leesbare teksten in het Nederlands

In Yoast SEO 7.9.1 we’ve completed all Yoast SEO content checks for Dutch. By adding the final assessment: the passive voice check, we’re now able to fully check all assessments that belong to the readability and SEO analysis. We’ve added Dutch to the list of completed languages, as we’ve already done for English, Spanish, French, Russian, German an Italian. Dutch might not be the most-used language on the planet, but it’s dear to our heart being the native language of most Yoasters. We’re so glad we can now ban passiveness from our mother tongue too!

Improved keyword recognition

In addition to the above language enhancement, we’ve smashed some linguistic bugs. Our content analysis sometimes had trouble recognizing the keyword in the slug while it was there, leading to some frustration among users. It often happened in languages that use special diacritics (e.g. Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Turkish). From now on, Yoast SEO will recognize them much better! Also, it would have difficulties to find the keyword if it was flanked by a Spanish inverted exclamation and question mark. All these issues are solved now: ¡Con mucho gusto!


Together with some skilled developers of our beloved WordPress community we’ve also took on some performance issues and other bugs to make our plugin run smoother. We humbly thank Piero Bellomo and Jaska120 for contributing to the quality of Yoast SEO.

What’s ahead?

As we’ve already mentioned, exciting times are coming. Soon you’ll see how Yoast SEO will evolve thanks to Gutenberg. On top of that, we’re working hard to make Yoast SEO analyze your text the way Google does. Not something you’d want to miss. Stay tuned!

But for now, go update! Want to check the details first? Go read our changelog.

P.s. Did you know claiming your website on Pinterest is super easy with Yoast SEO?

Pinterest is one of the bigger – visual – search engines in the world. So as a blogger or online shop owner, promoting your imagery on Pinterest can bear fruit. If you prove to Pinterest that your website is yours by claiming it, this will give you added benefits. Pinterest will show your profile picture on your Pins and, most importantly, you’ll get access to Pinterest Analytics. This will give you lots of insights and ways to use this tool more effectively.

It can be a hassle to verify your website on Pinterest if you’re not a developer though, because you’d need to add the verification code to the <head> section of your site. But with Yoast SEO everyone can do it! We’ve updated the link to Pinterest’s guidelines on the Pinterest tab in the social section of Yoast SEO. Just follow those and you’re all set!

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12 Responses to Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

  1. Donald Whitaker1
    Donald Whitaker1  • 6 years ago

    There are not multiple users and also JetPack (got suggested by one of your youtube videos) blocks malicious attempts.

  2. techingreek.com
    techingreek.com  • 6 years ago

    Yaaaay! Great news, just updated to latest update. Is there any beta channel or way to check out bleeding edge changes?

    • Willemien Hallebeek

      Hi! You sure can :-) Please subscribe here to become a Beta tester: https://yoa.st/beta Much appreciated!

  3. Diana K Hoskins
    Diana K Hoskins  • 6 years ago

    I saw that someone had this exact problem a month ago. I have updated to latest version of SEO Yoast. I am using Divi Theme. When I try to go in and manually type in the title and hit the letter ‘o’ my divi settings pop up. Very frustrating.

  4. chandrajeet rajbhar
    chandrajeet rajbhar  • 6 years ago

    Hi! Does it have meta tag keywords tab active for every pages or post.

    • Willemien Hallebeek

      Hi Chandrajeet, Do you mean meta keywords? We’d advise not to use them: https://yoast.com/meta-keywords/

  5. Saxena
    Saxena  • 6 years ago

    I am using your free version of Yoast SEO. I really wanted to buy the premium version but the prices are way too high for my budget. I just started building my website and I can’t afford your prices. Can you please help me on this?

    • Iris Guelen
      Iris Guelen  • 6 years ago

      Hi Saxena! If you subscribe to our newsletter, you’ll be notified of any discounts! You can subscribe here: https://yoast.com/newsletter/. Hope that helps and good luck with building your website!

  6. Kosi
    Kosi  • 6 years ago

    I decided to try out Yoast after several of my colleagues adviced me to.. so I installed the free version to have a test run first.. then it messed my social media metadata,, Displays random images from random posts in my site as my Facebook default image,,

    I used to Fb debug sharing tool to scrape the images but it just wouldn’t fix.. Please is this a bug with this particular version of Yoast or is it just from my site?

    I’d appreciate a swift response to this asap

    • Willemien Hallebeek

      Hi Kosi, So sorry you’re experiencing trouble with this. Unfortunately issues with Social media can have many causes. Please create a new thread for this here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo

  7. biuro40
    biuro40  • 6 years ago

    Language grammar is a pain on Yoast (in Polish) since it’s often impossible to use words in the same form in key words and in text so none of it gets recognized.

    I wouldn’t cray over not ticking green boxes it if I’d new that google handles it better but does it really?

    When a keywords is “zawias meblowy” and in text I have “zawiasu meblowego”, “zawiasy meblowe”, “zawiasom meblowym” and many, many more forms, how does it influence SEO?

    It’s not possible to write meaningful, real texts with generic forms that are used as key words.

    • Willemien Hallebeek

      Hi Biuro, Thanks for your comment! I understand that indeed some languages have difficulties because of the morphology words have in that language. My advice would always be to use the words in forms people use! Don’t try to trick the search engine, even if this would mean a red bullet in Yoast. Not sure how well Google is able to understand Polish, to be honest. I do know that we are working on getting our readability checks working in Polish and that we’re also working on getting morphology recognition in Yoast SEO, but that will be for English first.