Yoast SEO feature timeline
How Yoast SEO evolved over time
Over the years, we’ve added many innovative features to Yoast SEO and Yoast SEO Premium. On this page, you’ll find the most important features and their first release dates. If you want to learn more about a particular feature, just click on it!
Find out how your content ranks for specific keywords
Improves your SEO on headless WordPress websites, and gives you control over the SEO metadata.
Improve the quality of your site search and help users find your most important content
Get your site into shape with these super easy SEO workouts, right in Yoast SEO.
This feature automatically calculates the reading time of your content.
Optimize your content right inside the Elementor site builder.
Automatically share new content to your preferred platforms!
The Slack sharing feature makes your pages stand out when they get shared on Slack. It increases visibility which may drive traffic to your site!
Find high-performing keywords that boost the quality and relevance of your content.
Describe your pages to search engines and increase your chance to get rich results.
Use the different blocks that come with Yoast SEO to improve your internal linking.
The FAQ block automatically adds structured data to your pages, making them eligible for rich results.
The stale cornerstone content filter in Yoast SEO reminds you to update your most important content.
Write naturally and optimize for synonyms and related keyphrases as well.
With the image alt attributes check, you make sure your site is accessible for visually impaired users, and you help search engines find out what your content is about!
Make sure you use meaningful keyphrases that will help you rank.
This block makes it easy to build how-to content with structured data.
To prevent thin content and excess pages, Yoast SEO redirects your attachment URLs to the actual image.
Catch hard-to-find, unlinked content. Helps you find and fix dead-ends and hidden content on your site.
Apply many redirects instantly with CSV imports.
Make content findable with the internal linking suggestions tool.
Our readability tools help you write easy-to-read content that your readers love.
The social preview tool allows you to preview the social post of your post or page right from the WordPress back-end.
Yoast SEO lets you decide which category shows up as primary category in your breadcrumbs.
Adding structured data is one of the most effective ways of getting your site noticed by search engines.
Use your keyphrase optimally to improve readability and ensure your content is enjoyable to read!
Automatically create and manage redirects when you move or delete content.
This check helps you avoid using duplicate keyphrases, which helps your pages rank better!
Use variables to set templates for your SEO titles and meta descriptions.
The snippet editor in Yoast SEO lets you control what your result looks like in the search engines!
See and change what your posts and pages will look like in the search results.
Help search engines find your content with XML sitemaps.
Get your content ready to rank with the SEO analysis in Yoast SEO.
Yoast SEO automatically includes a canonical URL tag on all of your pages and templates, helping you prevent duplicate content.
Breadcrumbs help you guide users and search engines to your site, which is important for user experience and SEO!
Avoid dead ends by adding relevant outbound links to your content.
Control where search engines go and what they're allowed to index.