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Yoast SEO 16.3: Schema structured data improvements

18 May 2021 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Making sure search engines can understand your site is one of the top priorities in SEO. One of the most effective ways of getting that understanding is to add Schema.org structured data. This describes the different parts of a page to get what every piece is about. Yoast SEO adds structured data automatically, plus it …

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Yoast SEO 16.3: Schema structured data improvements

Yoast SEO 16.2: Getting your technical SEO in shape

28 April 2021 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

One of the focal points of Yoast SEO is getting out of your way. If we look at the technical aspects of SEO, Yoast SEO gets stuff done. Plus, most of it happens in the background, without you noticing it. But whenever you need to dive deeper and customize your setup for specific use cases, …

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Yoast SEO 16.2: Getting your technical SEO in shape

Yoast SEO 16.1 & News SEO 12.7: enhancements and fixes

6 April 2021 | 8 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’d like to welcome another release: Yoast SEO 16.1. In this release, you’ll find a list of fixes and enhancements. That’s not all, as we’re also releasing News SEO 12.7. News SEO now comes with an improved user experience and a new spot in the WordPress sidebar. Read on! Enhancements Yoast SEO 16.1 comes …

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Yoast SEO 16.1 & News SEO 12.7: enhancements and fixes

Yoast Local SEO 13.9: Primary location & shared properties

23 March 2021 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

For local businesses, doing well in the local search results is essential. Luckily, the Local SEO add-on for Yoast SEO is a great help for your business. The plugin makes it much easier to get your site to perform better in Google. For instance, it helps you improve your local business’s contact page so customers …

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Yoast Local SEO 13.9: Primary location & shared properties


Yoast SEO 15.9.1: WordPress 5.7 & FAQ schema patches

4 March 2021 | 2 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today we released a patch release of Yoast SEO, 15.9.1, to prepare for some of the changes in WordPress core. There were two changes in WordPress itself that we needed to account for, one to do with updates and one to do with meta robots output. We also had to fix an issue with how …

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Yoast SEO 15.9.1: WordPress 5.7 & FAQ schema patches

Yoast SEO 15.9: Performance improvements

23 February 2021 | 15 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today sees the release of Yoast SEO 15.9 and Video SEO 13.7. In Yoast SEO 15.9, we focussed on performance improvements and general enhancements. In addition, we made Video SEO available in Elementor. Find out more! Performance improvements Improving the performance of our plugins is always on our radar. Sometimes, we do big changes that …

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Yoast SEO 15.9: Performance improvements

Yoast SEO 15.8: A free block for your breadcrumbs

10 February 2021 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 15.8 is out and it comes with a cool new gift: a breadcrumbs block for the WordPress editor. This makes it easy to just drop your breadcrumb in a page, without having to touch any code. Now available for everyone! We also have a cool new update for our Video SEO add-on that …

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Yoast SEO 15.8: A free block for your breadcrumbs

Yoast SEO 15.7: Helping you write better content

26 January 2021 | 6 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, we’d like to welcome Yoast SEO 15.7. For this release, we thought we’d remind you of some cool stuff Yoast SEO does to help you write awesome content. For Premium users, we’ve added a new language with full readability and word form support: Turkish! Yoast SEO is your SEO expert and content editor It’s …

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Yoast SEO 15.7: Helping you write better content

Yoast SEO 15.6: Estimated reading time and Norwegian word forms

12 January 2021 | 55 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 15.6 is out today! This release comes with a lot of goodies, like support for the Norwegian language, a new estimated reading time feature and improved support for web stories. But that’s not all! We’ve added a brilliant new feature to the free Yoast Duplicate Post plugin to help you seamlessly rewrite and …

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Yoast SEO 15.6: Estimated reading time and Norwegian word forms