Yoast SEO 21.7: Global identifiers in WooCommerce SEO

Ready to elevate your website’s SEO to new heights? Yoast SEO 21.7 has plenty of enhancements designed to give you the edge you need to thrive online. We’re also launching a new version of WooCommerce SEO, with an option to import and export global identifiers for your online store! Find out more about these great releases.

What’s new in Yoast SEO 21.7?

As we near the end of the year, we keep releasing updates and improvements to our products steadily. So, what can you expect from Yoast SEO 21.7?

  • Simplified setup: Get started faster than ever with an improved first-time configuration experience. We’ve refined the setup process, making it more intuitive, streamlined, and user-friendly. You’ll be up and running quickly with the proper settings.
  • Language analysis improvements: Not everyone writes in English, so our language analysis tools are available in many languages. In this release, we’ve improved the accuracy of the word complexity assessment in French. Whether targeting specific regions or a diverse international audience, our tools ensure your message hits home.
  • AI-powered titles & meta descriptions: Get potential visitors to spot you in search results. Don’t forget to tap into our cutting-edge AI features for crafting compelling titles and meta descriptions. We’ve added that feature to our WooCommerce SEO plugin for generating product titles and metas. These intelligent tools analyze your content and suggest titles and meta descriptions that captivate potential customers, boost click-through rates, and keep your listings competitive.

Easy management of Global Identifiers in WooCommerce SEO

Listening to you, our valued users, is at the core of what we do. You asked for a more efficient way to handle global identifiers in WooCommerce, and we’ve delivered. With the latest Yoast WooCommerce SEO release, we’re announcing an awesome feature streamlining the management of GTINs and other global identifiers directly within your online store.

One of our customers highlighted a common challenge faced by many:

“I have already set GTINs on hundreds of products by hand. I don’t want to type them all in, so can you tell me how I can set them in bulk?”

We understand the importance of these identifiers for your Google Shopping feeds and other marketplaces. That’s why we’ve prioritized simplifying this process so that working with our plugin is smooth and hassle-free.

Bulk management and seamless imports/exports

No more manual entry. No more database headaches. With the introduction of our enhanced import/export functionality, updating your products with global identifiers is now as simple as editing a CSV file. We’ve integrated our solution directly with the WooCommerce Product Importer/Exporter, so you can easily incorporate fields for GTINs, UPCs, EANs, and more within your standard product data workflow.

Whether you’re migrating 300 or 3,000 products, our plugin now supports the inclusion of global identifiers every step of the way. This integration means that bulk updates are now just a matter of a few clicks, saving you valuable time and effort.

Here’s what you can now look forward to in Yoast WooCommerce SEO 16.0:

  • Direct integration: Seamlessly synchronize your global identifiers within the WooCommerce Product Importer/Exporter.
  • Bulk handling: Manage GTINs and other identifiers in bulk, ensuring a quick update to your entire product catalog.
  • Streamlined processes: No need to tackle complex database manipulations — we’ve simplified the process, making it accessible to everyone, regardless of technical expertise.
  • Consistency and compatibility: Maintain the integrity and consistency of your product data across all channels, bringing structure to your online business.

Upgrade now to WooCommerce SEO 16.0

Transform how you manage your online products with WooCommerce. Keep your focus on growing your business, and let our plugin handle the complexities of SEO and product identification.

Upgrade to Yoast WooCommerce SEO 16.0 today. Get ready for improved visibility, enhanced customer trust, and the kind of product management that sets you apart from the competition.

SEO success without the stress

Our mission is SEO for everyone. We ensure that SEO is accessible and effective for everyone – from SEO novices to seasoned professionals. So, whether launching your first site or perfecting your thriving online store, Yoast SEO and WooCommerce SEO are your go-to solutions for achieving top search engine rankings, attracting more traffic, and converting visitors into loyal customers.

Make sure your website is seen, heard, and loved by the audiences that matter most. Upgrade to our newest releases and start optimizing!

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3 Responses to Yoast SEO 21.7: Global identifiers in WooCommerce SEO

  1. Joachim
    Joachim  • 3 months ago

    I have a question to the AI feature to create descriptions. Whenever I use this feature, the generated descriptions are too long and I get a warning from Yoast’s SEO check. Are you planning to improve the feature regarding this issue?

    Thanks in advance,
    Joachim

    • sabrina
      sabrina  • 3 months ago

      Hi Joachim! Thanks for your question and for reaching out! We’re aware that the AI-generated results sometimes are longer than what we recommend for meta descriptions, especially with long-tail keyphrases, as it can be harder for the AI generator too fit their keyphrase in an appealing suggestion that also fits the boundaries!

      When you see a description that is too long, we’d recommend you to edit it to fit the desired length. Feel free to also reach out to our support team with specific examples, so that our team can have a look at those! :)

      • Joachim
        Joachim  • 3 months ago

        Thanks for your reply, sabrina. To be honest, I tried it multiple times and never received a description that matched the limits. So what I do is using ChatGPT instead that provides much better results. As a user of Yoast Premium, I would be very happy if you could improve your AI feature to resolve this issue which is diametral to the Yoast concept. Thanks.