Yoast SEO


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Supercharge your website’s visibility and attract organic traffic with Yoast SEO, the WordPress SEO plugin trusted by millions worldwide.

With those millions of users, we’ve definitely helped someone like you! Users of our plugin range from owners of small-town bakeries and local physical stores to some of the world’s largest and most influential organizations. And we’ve done this since 2008!

Yoast SEO Free provides the essentials to kickstart your SEO, and the Yoast SEO Premium plugin and its extensions unlock extra tools and functionality to take your SEO to the next level.


SEO is the most consistent and cost-effective website traffic source, but it can be a challenging and complex maze. Luckily, you don’t have to do this alone. We’re here to help!

Yoast’s mission is SEO for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, Yoast SEO equips you with all the essentials to navigate the complexities of SEO, turning those challenges into opportunities for growth and success.


Creating engaging and optimized SEO titles and meta descriptions has never been easier, faster, and more precise! With the AI title & meta description generator, you’ll save much time. The feature is available for Yoast SEO Premium users.


Are you agonizing over the intricate details of search engine optimization? Are you losing sleep trying to crack the code of SEO algorithms? Is the ever-evolving landscape of SEO leaving you overwhelmed and behind the curve?

These are the everyday struggles website owners face when trying to master the art of SEO and gain that coveted top spot in search results.

With Yoast SEO, you can overcome these challenges and unlock extraordinary gains:

  • Beat the competition: Leave your rivals in the dust with our powerful SEO tools. Outperform industry competitors and enjoy the traffic and recognition you deserve.

  • Streamline your SEO strategy: Bid farewell to the complexities of SEO. Yoast SEO handles the technical aspects, such as canonical URLs and meta tags, automating essential optimizations behind the scenes. Unleash your focus on creating captivating content that connects with your audience.

  • Climb those rankings: Use advanced features like XML sitemaps, title and meta description templating, and Schema.org structured data integration. Empower search engines to fully understand your website, helping you reach the top of search results.

  • Optimize content mastery: Yoast SEO offers comprehensive analysis tools that help elevate your content’s SEO and readability. Get powerful insights and actionable recommendations to craft helpful content that resonates with readers and search engines.


Yoast SEO helps you do WordPress SEO in many ways. Let’s take a look!


Setting up Yoast SEO is smooth, hassle-free, and doesn’t require any advanced knowledge! Our step-by-step configuration walks you through the essentials, helping you get up and running quickly.

You’ll be prompted to fill in details about your site during the setup. This enables Yoast SEO to translate all this information into structured data, which helps search engines better understand your content and website!

Are you already using another SEO plugin? Transitioning from other plugins to Yoast SEO is a breeze. We’ve designed it to be seamless, ensuring you don’t lose critical data.


Although technical optimization is a big part of SEO, it’s not easy. We understand that only some people who work on SEO are experts or have the time to dive into the technical aspects of a website. That’s why Yoast SEO handles much of the technical optimization, freeing up your time to work on other parts of your website, like writing helpful content.

  • Get automated technical SEO improvements, like optimized meta tags, right out of the box.

  • Add canonical URLs to tell search engines which content they should show when you have pages with similar content.

  • Get advanced XML sitemaps, making it effortless for search engines to understand your site structure and index your web pages effectively.

  • Get best-in-class Schema.org structured data integration, significantly increasing your chances of getting visually rich search results that attract more users.

  • Take complete control over your site’s breadcrumbs, allowing visitors and search engines to navigate your website seamlessly.

  • Significantly improves your website’s loading times, courtesy of our innovative data management techniques tailored for WordPress.

  • [Advanced] Yoast SEO comes with crawl settings that optimize how search engines crawl your site and reduce its carbon footprint. This lowers your site’s environmental impact and contributes to a sustainable web.


Unlock the full potential of your content with Yoast SEO’s state-of-the-art content analysis. Crafting compelling content becomes easier with features designed to help you increase your website’s performance.

  • Leverage detailed SEO analysis that guides you toward creating SEO-friendly content, allowing you to target the right keywords and boost your visibility in search results.

  • Drive engagement and enhance readability with the integrated readability analysis. Ensure your content is clear, concise, and effortlessly readable by humans and search engines alike.

  • Preview your content as it appears in SERPs, even on mobile devices. This helps you to fine-tune your meta titles and descriptions to maximize click-through rates.

  • Enable your HowTo content to be displayed in search results by using the innovative Schema structured data blocks for the WordPress block editor

  • A dedicated breadcrumbs block ensures your users always know their location within your website.

  • Embrace inclusivity in your content creation process with the inclusive language analysis. This optional feature analyzes your text and provides suggestions to make your content more considerate of different audiences. By using inclusive language, you’ll ensure your content resonates with diverse groups of people.

  • Seamlessly do keyword research right within the plugin with the Semrush integration. Find out what related keywords people are searching for, so you can optimize your content to reach more audiences.

  • Track your rankings in Yoast SEO with the Wincher integration. Yoast SEO and Wincher show how your content and keywords rank in Google.

  • Are you using Elementor to build your website? No worries because Yoast SEO integrates with Elementor. Take advantage of all Yoast SEO’s benefits within your favorite website builder!

  • Yoast SEO Premium even has advanced AI features, helping you write titles and meta descriptions at the touch of a button thanks to generative AI. The artificial intelligence tool is free to use once you have Yoast SEO Premium.


Yoast SEO empowers you to keep your website in perfect shape, regardless of your role or expertise:

  • Fine-tune your website’s engine, allowing you to focus on creating engaging and valuable content. With Yoast SEO, technical optimization becomes effortless, allowing you to prioritize what truly matters.

  • Structure your website easily using Yoast SEO’s cornerstone content features, enabling search engines to understand and index your most important pages effectively.

  • Translate valuable content into structured data, allowing search engines to fully comprehend your website’s meaning and context.

  • Yoast SEO includes a powerful front-end SEO inspector that lets you preview and fine-tune the SEO settings directly on your front end. With this intuitive tool, you can easily optimize elements such as meta titles, meta descriptions, URL slugs, robots meta tags, and structured data by seeing their appearance in real-time.

  • Yoast SEO has a regular 2-week update cycle, ensuring you always stay up-to-date with the latest development and updates from search engines.


Yoast SEO seamlessly integrates with various themes, plugins, and tools to enhance the user experience and improve your WordPress SEO workflow.

  • Utilize the full potential of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin when combined with the ACF Content Analysis for Yoast SEO plugin, and reap the benefits of Yoast SEO’s powerful analysis.

  • Seamlessly integrate Yoast SEO with the Elementor website builder, empowering you to optimize your stunning designs effectively.

  • Elevate your site search quality with Algolia integration, ensuring users can effortlessly find the content they want.

  • Combine Yoast SEO with Semrush, a leading online marketing tool. Access comprehensive keyword data directly within Yoast SEO, empowering you to supercharge your SEO strategy with data-driven insights.

  • Connect your Yoast SEO plugin with Wincher, a powerful SEO tracking tool. Monitor your keyword rankings, and track your website’s visibility in search results.


Yoast wordt aangedreven door deskundige ontwikkelaars, testers, softwarearchitecten en SEO consultants. Zij werken voortdurend om op de voorhoede van WordPress SEO te blijven en de plugin bij elke release te verbeteren.


We’re here to help you succeed with your SEO goals because empowering our users is at the core of our philosophy!

Onboarding experience: After you install the plugin and run the first-time setup wizard, we offer an intuitive onboarding experience that guides you through the essential settings and features. This ensures you’re making the most out of your new plugin, step by step.

Courses in Yoast SEO academy: If you’re looking for a structured learning path, our Yoast SEO academy offers free and paid online courses. These lessons cover everything from the basics of WordPress to advanced SEO techniques. Signing up for Yoast SEO Premium also gives you access to all the courses at no extra charge.

SEO blog: Our regularly updated SEO blog is a treasure trove of information, filled with practical tips, insights, and guides on improving your SEO.

Newsletter: Stay in the loop with our newsletter. It’s more than just news; it’s a timely update on important changes and trends in the SEO world. We’ll also provide you with tips and guides on how to improve your SEO.

Webinars: Our regular webinars provide live and interactive learning experiences. They cover various topics and are designed to help you get started with SEO, no matter your skill level.


Investing in Yoast SEO Premium gives you FULL access to all courses, from SEO copywriting to ecommerce SEO. These courses equip you with more advanced knowledge, skills, and tips to help your website grow and succeed. Get two great products for a single price with Yoast SEO Premium and the Yoast SEO academy!


Not only do you get many additional benefits by upgrading to Yoast SEO Premium, but you’ll also get 24/7 personalized support that takes away your worry.

  • Optimize your content and diversify your keywords using synonyms and related keyphrases. Expand your reach and deliver more natural, engaging content to your audience. You can optimize up to 5 keyphrases with Yoast SEO Premium.

  • Optimizes your articles for different word forms, singular and plural variations, different verb forms, synonyms, and related keyphrases, thanks to the semantic understanding technology in Yoast SEO Premium.

  • Seamlessly handle URL changes or page deletions with our redirect manager. Automatically create redirects to prevent “404: page not found” errors and retain valuable traffic and backlinks.

  • Get internal linking suggestions in real-time. The WordPress SEO plugin enhances your article’s depth and authority by recommending related posts to link to.

  • Gain precise control over your page’s appearance on social networks like Facebook and X with social media previews. Customize your social presence and entice users to engage with your content effectively.

  • Simplify your SEO workflows and get guidance to work on time-consuming SEO tasks, like finding unlinked content, with the Yoast SEO workouts.

  • Get actionable feedback on using inclusive vocabulary to enhance your writing and make it accessible to a broader audience. (Note: This feature is currently available in English and beta.)

  • Take advantage of the IndexNow integration, which instantly pings search engines like Microsoft Bing every time you publish or update content to ensure timely indexing.

  • Easily create optimized SEO titles and meta descriptions at the touch of a button, thanks to generative AI. Crafting optimized and engaging SEO titles and meta descriptions has never been faster and easier.

  • Get 24/7 personalized e-mail support, so no matter when a question or issue arises, you’re never left in the dark. Whether it’s a technical hurdle or simply a need for guidance, our dedicated support team is always available to assist.

  • Avoid your content being used to train AI bots: Effortlessly safeguard your intellectual property, uphold data privacy, and maintain control over content by blocking AI bots from scraping it. These AI web crawlers include OpenAI’s GPTBot, Common Crawl’s CCBot and Google-Extended, used to train Google Gemini.


Take your WordPress SEO to new heights with these powerful Yoast SEO add-ons:

  • Yoast Local SEO: Optimize your website for a local audience, drive foot traffic to your stores, and establish a strong presence in local SERPs.

  • Yoast Video SEO: Improves the performance of videos and ensures that Google fully understands its content. This helps you rank your videos higher in video search results.

  • Yoast News SEO: Amplify your visibility and performance in Google News, allowing your news website to reach a broader audience.

  • Yoast WooCommerce SEO: Enhance your online shop’s discoverability with extra tools designed specifically for online stores, helping you drive more targeted traffic and dominate the search results for your products. It has generative AI tools to help you write great titles and meta descriptions for your products! Also, use WooCommerce SEO to easily import and export global identifiers like GTIN8, UPC, and ISBN for your products.


Find a bug in Yoast SEO? We welcome your bug reports! Please report bugs in the WordPress SEO repository on GitHub. Note that GitHub is not a support forum but an efficient platform for addressing and resolving issues efficiently.


For a comprehensive resource on search engine optimization and Yoast SEO, please explore our website, which is rich with insights and inspiration. Seek guidance in our extensively curated help center, designed to help you provide the knowledge to optimize your website effectively.

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  • De moderne interface maakt Yoast SEO gemakkelijk om mee te werken.
  • Beheer eenvoudig hoe je berichten en pagina’s in SERP’s verschijnen.
  • Yoast SEO Premium heeft extra crawl optimalisatie opties.
  • Yoast SEO integreert met tools als Semrush en Wincher.
  • De beroemde SEO en leesbaarheid analyses in Yoast SEO.
  • Bekijk hoe je bericht eruitziet in Google.
  • De first-time configuratie helpt je snel aan de slag te gaan.
  • De inclusieve taal analyse in Yoast SEO.


Deze plugin voorziet 2 blokken.

  • Yoast FAQ List your Frequently Asked Questions in an SEO-friendly way.
  • Yoast How-to Create a How-to guide in an SEO-friendly way. You can only use one How-to block per post.


Beginnen met Yoast SEO bestaat uit slechts twee stappen: installeer en configureer de plugin. Yoast SEO is ontworpen om te werken met je website specifieke benodigdheden, vergeet daarom niet om de Yoast SEO eerste maal configuratie door te lopen zoals uitgelegd in de ‘na activatie’ stap!


  1. Ga naar de pagina plugins in je dashboard en selecteer ‘Nieuw toevoegen’;
  2. Zoek naar ‘Yoast SEO’;
  3. Activeer Yoast SEO vanuit de Plugins pagina;
  4. Ga naar “na activering” hieronder.


  1. Upload de ‘wordpress-seo’ map naar de /wp-content/plugins/ map;
  2. Activeer de Yoast SEO plugin in het ‘Plugin’ menu in WordPress
  3. Ga naar “na activering” hieronder.


  1. Je zou (een bericht aan het begin) de knop voor de Yoast SEO configuratie wizard moeten zien;
  2. Doorloop deze configuratie en stel de plugin in voor je website;
  3. Je bent klaar!


Hoe werken de XML Sitemaps in de Yoast SEO plugin?

Een XML-sitemap op je website kan gunstig zijn voor SEO. Google kan dan zeer snel essentiële pagina’s van een website ophalen, zelfs als de interne linking van een website niet vlekkeloos is.
De sitemap index en individuele sitemaps worden automatisch bijgewerkt wanneer je inhoud toevoegt of verwijdert en bevat de berichttypen die je door zoekmachines wilt laten indexeren. Berichttypen die zijn gemarkeerd als noindex, worden niet weergegeven in de sitemap. Meer informatie over XML-sitemaps.

Hoe kan ik mijn website toevoegen aan Google Search Console?

Het is eenvoudig om je website toe te voegen aan Google Search Console.
1. Maak een Google Search Console account aan en log in op je account.
2. Klik onder het dropdown menu op ‘Een property toevoegen’.
3. Voer je website URL in het vak in en klik op ‘Doorgaan’.
4. Klik op de pijl naast ‘HTML-tag’ om de optie uit te vouwen.
5. Kopieer de metatag.
6. Log in op je WordPress website.
7. Klik in het dashboard op ‘SEO’.
8. Klik op ‘Algemeen’.
9. Klik op het tabblad ‘Webmasterhulpprogramma’s’.
10. Plak de code in het Google veld en klik op ‘Wijzigingen opslaan’.
11. Ga terug naar Google Search Console en klik op ‘Verifiëren’.

Als je meer gedetailleerde stappen wilt, ga dan naar ons artikel over ons Helpcentrum.

Hoe implementeer ik het Yoast SEO kruimelpad?

De onderstaande stappen zijn een tijdelijke oplossing. Handmatige bewerkingen in themabestanden worden overschreven bij toekomstige thema updates. Neem contact op met de thema-ontwikkelaar voor een permanente oplossing. We hebben een artikel geschreven over het belang van een kruimelpad voor SEO.

Om de kruimelpaden functie in Yoast SEO te implementeren, moet je je thema bewerken. We raden aan om een back-up te maken voordat je thema bestanden bewerkt. Je hosting provider kan je helpen bij het maken van een back-up.
Kopieer de volgende code in je thema, waar je wil dat de kruimelpaden getoond moeten worden. Als je dit niet zeker weet, zul je moeten experimenteren met de plaatsing:

if ( function_exists( 'yoast_breadcrumb' ) ) {
    yoast_breadcrumb( '<p id="breadcrumbs">','</p>' );

Gebruikelijke plaatsen waar je de kruimelpaden kan plaatsen, bevinden zich in je single.php en/of page.php bestanden, net boven de titel van de pagina. Een andere optie die het bij sommige thema’s makkelijk maakt, is het plaatsen van de code in header.php helemaal aan het einde.

In de meeste niet-WooTheme thema’s, moet deze code snippet niet toegevoegd worden aan je functions.php bestand.
Als alternatief kun je de kruimelpad shortcode handmatig toevoegen aan individuele berichten of pagina’s: [wpseo_breadcrumb]

Heb je meer details nodig of een stap per stap gids? Lees dan onze Implementatiegids voor het Yoast SEO kruimelpad.

Hoe kan ik URL’s niet indexeren?

Yoast SEO biedt meerdere opties voor het instellen van een URL of groep URL’s op noindex. Lees meer hierover in deze handleiding.

Google toont de verkeerde beschrijving, hoe los ik dit op?

Als je mooie metabeschrijvingen voor je blogposts hebt gemaakt, is niets vervelender dan dat Google een andere beschrijving voor je website volledig in het zoekresultaatfragment laat zien.

Mogelijke oorzaken kunnen zijn:
1. Verkeerde omschrijving in code
2. Google cache is verouderd
3. Manipulatie van zoektermen
4. Google negeerde de metabeschrijving

Je kan hier meer lezen over hoe je het probleem met de verkeerde beschrijving kan oplossen.

Hoe vaak wordt Yoast SEO bijgewerkt?

Yoast SEO wordt elke twee weken bijgewerkt. Als je wilt weten waarom, lees dan dit bericht over waarom we elke twee weken publiceren!

Hoe kan ik ondersteuning krijgen?

Daar onze gratis plugin door miljoenen mensen wordt gebruikt wereldwijd, kunnen wij helaas niet iedereen 1-op-1 ondersteuning bieden. Als je problemen hebt met de Yoast SEO voor WordPress plugin kun je hulp krijgen op de ondersteuning forums hier wordpress.org of door ons hulpcentrum te bekijken op yoast.com/help/.

De plugins die je bij Yoast koopt noemen we ‘premium plugins’ (zelfs als Premium niet in de naam staat) en bevat een jaar gratis updates en persoonlijke ondersteuning. Dit betekent dat je contact op kunt nemen met ons ondersteuningsteam als je een vraag hebt over een plugin.

Lees meer over hoe je ondersteuning krijgt

Wat gebeurt er met mijn gegevens als ik de tracking aanzet?

Deze pagina op Yoast.com leg uit welke gegevens we verzamelen om je Yoast SEO ervaring te verbeteren. We verzamelen enkel data waar je expliciet toestemming voor geeft. Lees meer over hoe we met je gegevens omgaan op ons privacybeleid.

Ik heb een andere vraag dan hier weergegeven

Je vraag is hoogst waarschijnlijk al beantwoord in ons hulpcentrum: yoast.com/help/.


6 juni 2024 1 reactie
I am using yoast plugin since 2020. it helped me to rank 1 on google search results. but i have found few errors with it after latest update. automatically slug input title and description input hide. and bing crawler discovery page but not index.
25 mei 2024 2 reacties
Stop using the notifications for your promotions, review and update requests.You and al other devs make each admin look like a joke.Its not professional, use in my admin the yoast pages for it, stop shouting around through the whole admin!
17 mei 2024 1 reactie
This plugin is great for SEO optimization as it gives feedback on the current page/post you are editing. However, I am not completly satisfied as some functions are not working properly with the WpBakery page builder. Here are considerations: It tells me there are no internal or external links, even though there are plenty of internal and external links applied to various page builder blocks. Banners, information boxes etc. The plugin doesn’t seem to be able to grasp these. When I use the highlighting tool (eye icon), the plugin can’t highlight some of the readability issues it identifies. Even if I change to classic text-view. I can ofc, disregard these warnings, but I would love to see full green SEO and Readability in the plugin. There is also a lack of a major features in my opinion: Automatic text truncation of SEO-title and Meta description. I understand that I have the ability to write more than what is recommended. But I would love to have a setting where I can automatically truncate these fields to stay within the recommended word/character count. I can ofc. achieve this through custom hooks and filters, but why not add it to the plugin? I hope this will improve in the future.
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Releasedatum: 28-05-2024

Yoast SEO 22.8 brings enhancements and bugfixes. Find more information about our software releases and updates here.


  • Converts the Yoast Breadcrumbs block to use the Blocks V3 API.


  • Fixes a bug preventing multiple FAQ blocks from being added to a post/page.
  • Fixes a bug where a class was missing in the output of the FAQ and How-To blocks.
  • Fixes a bug where a “Failed to retrieve media” error could prevent selecting a different image or removing the current selection.
  • Fixes a bug where our modals would not open when visiting our sidebar in Elementor for the second time.
  • Fixes a bug where some Yoast SEO settings could not be imported correctly.


  • Removes the fixed date and separator snippet variables from the meta description text field.
  • Removes the Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs panel from the Customizer to improve compatibility with block-based themes. Users can always change the options for the breadcrumbs under Yoast SEO > Settings > Advanced > Breadcrumbs.
  • Deprecates the WPSEO_Customizer class.


Release datum: 14-05-2024

Yoast SEO 22.7 converts selected blocks to the Blocks V3 API and brings multiple bugfixes. Find more information about our software releases and updates here.


  • Converts the Yoast How-to and FAQ blocks to use the Blocks V3 API.
  • Introduces a date and a separator snippet variable to the meta description text field, to make clear that both the date and a separator are automatically added to the character count of the meta description. Hovering over the variables reveals a tooltip with more explanation.


  • Fixes a bug where a PHP deprecation error would be thrown when trying to convert a relative URL to an absolute one, with the provided value being null.
  • Fixes a bug where the character count of the meta description field would not include the automatically added date and separator when no additional content was provided.
  • Fixes a bug where the elements in the Yoast sidebar and metabox are displayed in an incorrect order if Yoast SEO Premium is activated.


  • Deprecates \Yoast\WP\SEO\Integrations\Blocks\Structured_Data_Blocks::enqueue_block_editor_assets().
  • Properly escapes tags in the Enhanced Slack Sharing presenter to prevent incorrect rendering and unwanted, potentially malicious behavior. Props to @rob006.
  • Removes the yoast-components-package script.
  • Stelt de minimale ondersteunde WordPress versie in op 6.4.

Earlier versions

Voor het changelog van eerdere versies, zie de Yoast SEO changelog op yoast.com.