Yoast SEO


Yoast SEO: de #1 WordPress SEO plugin

Since 2008 Yoast SEO has helped millions of websites worldwide to rank higher in search engines. This WordPress SEO plugin helps you with your search engine optimization. Are you not entirely convinced? Yoast SEO is the favorite WordPress SEO plugin of millions of users worldwide!

As Yoast’s mission is SEO for Everyone, the plugin’s users range from the bakery around the corner to some of the most popular sites on the planet.


Do you know who your competitors are in your niche? There’s a reason why they are your competitors: they do what you do. And they might even do it better right now. That does not mean you can’t win from them, but it does mean you need all the help to get on top and stay on top! Yoast SEO is here to help you out as we’ve helped millions of people worldwide with their WordPress SEO efforts.


Yoast SEO does everything in its power to please both visitors and search engine spiders. A dedicated team of developers, testers, architects and SEO experts work daily to improve the plugin with every release. Yoast SEO offers:

  • Titel en meta beschrijving templating voor een betere branding en consistente snippets in de zoek resultaten.
  • A state-of-the-art Schema implementation helps search engines make sense of your site and increases the chance on those coveted rich results.
  • De meest geavanceerde XML-sitemap functionaliteit slechts een klik verwijderd.
  • Full control over your site’s breadcrumbs.
  • Automatically set canonical URLs to avoid duplicate content.
  • [Premium] support for our Yoast SEO Premium users.
  • [Premium] the ability to expand Yoast SEO with the News SEO, Video SEO, Local SEO and WooCommerce SEO extensions.


We know content is king, that’s why Yoast SEO is famous for its readability analysis and its SEO analysis. Yoast SEO gives you:

  • The SEO analysis: an invaluable tool to write SEO-friendly texts with the right (focus) keywords in mind.
  • The readability analysis: make sure that you are writing easy-to-digest, engaging content for both visitors and search engines.
  • Our snippet preview that shows you how your post or page will look in the search results. Even on mobile!
  • An FAQ and HowTo block for the WordPress editor so search engines know when you are serving a FAQ page or HowTo guides.
  • [Premium] Social previews to show you how your content will be shown on Twitter and Facebook.
  • [Premium] De Insights functie laat je zien waar jouw tekst op focust zodat je jouw artikel in lijn kan houden met jouw trefzin..
  • [Premium] The ability to optimize your article for synonyms and related keyphrases.
  • [Premium] We now recognize different word forms of your keyphrase, like singular and plurals, but also different tenses of verbs (just in English for now). It helps you improve your text in a more natural way.
  • [Premium] Automatische interne linksuggesties: schrijf je artikel en krijg automatisch voorgestelde berichten om naar te verwijzen.


Whether you are a business owner or blogger, a content creator, a developer or an SEO expert: Yoast SEO helps you keep your website in perfect shape. Yoast SEO:

  • Tunes the engine of your website so you can focus on creating great content.
  • Gives you cornerstone content and internal linking features to help you rank for the right keywords with the right pages.
  • Helps you manage your team’s WordPress SEO efforts: with our SEO roles you can give colleagues access to specific sections of the Yoast SEO plugin.
  • Has a bulk editor so you can make large-scale edits to the titles and meta descriptions of your website.
  • Translates your content to structured data where possible to help search engines understand your website.
  • [Premium] Social previews toont de manier waarop de pagina wordt gedeeld op sociale netwerken zoals Facebook en Twitter.
  • [Premium] Redirect manager: houdt je website gezond door het eenvoudig redirecten van verwijderde pagina’s en gewijzigde URL’s.

Premium support

The Yoast team aims to provide regular support for the Yoast SEO plugin on the WordPress.org forums. But please understand that we do prioritize our premium support. This one-on-one email support is available to people who bought Yoast SEO Premium.

Did you know that the Yoast SEO Premium also has several extra features:

  • It gives you the option to have synonyms and related keyphrases.
  • A redirect manager that f.i. helps you prevent 404 Page Not Found errors.
  • Internal linking suggestions while you write.
  • Write more natural with our automatic recognition of word forms
  • Cornerstone content checks to point search engines to your main pages.

The Yoast SEO Premium plugin is well worth your investment!

Our addons to further improve your WordPress SEO

You should also check out these other products by Yoast:

  • Yoast Local SEO to optimize all website that serve a local audience, like certain small businesses, or businesses with multiple locations.
  • Yoast Video SEO to make sure Google understands what you video is about, thus increasing your chances to rank in video results.
  • Yoast News SEO for websites that are in Google News and want to optimize all news articles for the best indexation and ranking.
  • WooCommerce SEO for all online shops that want to perform better in search engines and on social platforms.

They work with the FREE version of Yoast SEO already, and these premium extensions of course come with support too.

Oh, and don’t forget: our Yoast Academy is for all the business owners, bloggers and everyone else who wants to learn more about optimizing websites, improving their WordPress SEO and taking their online content to the next level.


Bug reports for Yoast SEO are welcomed in our WordPress SEO repository on GitHub. Please note that GitHub is not a support forum, and that issues that aren’t properly qualified as bugs will be closed.

Verder lezen

For more info on search engine optimization and WordPress SEO in specific, check out the following:


  • De Yoast SEO plugin general meta box. Je ziet dit op de bewerk pagina van pagina's, berichten en custom post types.
  • Voorbeeld van de SEO analyse functionaliteit.
  • Voorbeeld van de leesbaarheid analyse functionaliteit.
  • Overzicht van SEO-problemen op de hele website en mogelijke verbeteringen.
  • Bepaal welke functies u wilt gebruiken.
  • Importeer eenvoudig SEO data vanuit andere SEO plugins zoals All In One SEO pack, HeadSpace2 SEO en wpSEO.de.


Starting with Yoast SEO consists of just two steps: installing and setting up the plugin. Yoast SEO is designed to work with your site’s specific needs, so don’t forget to go through the Yoast SEO configuration wizard as explained in the ‘after activation’ step!


  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select ‘Add New’;
  2. Zoek naar ‘Yoast SEO’
  3. Activeer Yoast SEO vanuit de Plugins pagina.
  4. Ga naar “na activering” hieronder.


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


  1. Je zou de knop voor de Yoast SEO configuratiewizard moeten zien.
  2. Doorloop de configuratiewizard en stel de plugin in voor je website.
  3. Je bent klaar.


How do the XML Sitemaps in the Yoast SEO plugin work?

Having an XML sitemap can be beneficial for SEO, as Google can retrieve essential pages of a website very fast, even if the internal linking of a site isn’t flawless.
The sitemap index and individual sitemaps are updated automatically as you add or remove content and will include the post types you want search engines to index. Post Types marked as noindex will not appear in the sitemap. Learn more about XML Sitemaps.

How can I add my website to Google Search Console?

It is straightforward to add your website to Google Search Console.
1. Create a Google Search Console account and login into your account.
1. Click ‘Add a property’ under the search drop-down.
1. Enter your website URL in the box and click ‘Continue’.
1. Click the arrow next to ‘HTML tag’ to expand the option.
1. Copy the meta tag.
1. Log in to your WordPress website.
1. Click on ‘SEO’ in the dashboard.
1. Click on ‘General’.
1. Click on the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab.
1. Paste the code in the Google field and click ‘Save Changes’.
1. Go back to Google Search Console and click ‘Verify’.

If you want more details steps, please visit our article on our knowledge base.

How do I implement Yoast SEO breadcrumbs?

The steps below are a temporary solution as manual edits made to theme files may be overwritten with future theme updates. Please contact the theme developer for a permanent solution. We’ve written an article about the importance of breadcrumbs for SEO.

To implement the [breadcrumbs]https://yoa.st/3qw) function in Yoast SEO, you will have to edit your theme. We recommend that prior to any editing of the theme files, a backup is taken. Your host provider can help you take a backup.
Copy the following code into your theme where you want the breadcrumbs to be. If you are not sure, you will need to experiment with placement:


*if* ( function_exists(‘yoast_breadcrumb’) ) {
yoast_breadcrumb( ‘


’ );

Common places where you could place your breadcrumbs are inside your single.php and/or page.php file just above the page’s title. Another option that makes it really easy in some themes is by just pasting the code in header.phpat the very end.

In most non-WooTheme themes, this code snippet should not be added to your functions.php file.
Alternatively, you can manually add the breadcrumb shortcode to individual posts or pages: [wpseo_breadcrumb]

If you need more details or a step by step guide, read our Implementation guide for Yoast SEO breadcrumbs.

How do I noindex URLS?

Yoast SEO provides multiple options for setting a URL or group of URLs to noindex. Read more about how to do this in this guide.

Google shows the wrong description, how do I fix this?

If you’ve crafted nice meta descriptions for your blog posts, nothing is more annoying than Google showing another description for your site completely in the search result snippet.

Possible causes could be:
1. wrong description in code
2. Google cache is outdated
3. Search term manipulation
4. Google ignored the meta description

You can read more here on how to solve the issue with the wrong description.

How often is Yoast SEO updated?

Yoast SEO is updated every two weeks. If you want to know why, please read this post on why we release every two weeks!

How do I get support?

Omdat onze gratis plugin door miljoenen mensen wereldwijd wordt gebruikt, kunnen we niet iedereen één op één ondersteuning bieden. Als je problemen hebt met de Yoast SEO voor WordPress plugin, kun je altijd hulp krijgen op onze ondersteunings forums hier wordpress.org of door ons kenniscentrum te checken kb.yoast.com

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

I have a different question than listed here

Jouw vraag is waarschijnlijk al beantwoord in ons kenniscentrum: kb.yoast.com.


1 april 2020
This plugin is very very nice plugin for seo. And i am very love it, but this plugin is had Interference with VISUAL COMPOSER's page builder plugin. when moving from classic editor's plugin to Visual Composer, Yoast can not identify page data for correct. and this problem is very bad for User experience. Since Yoost plugin is a really professional and popular plugin having problems like this can badly affect the popularity of this plugin. Unusual errors alerts that don't exist are really annoying and can seriously damage the popularity of this plugin. Since I am a fan of this popular and lovely add-on, I beg you to fix such an Problem as soon as possible. this link of my site that optimized with Yoast Seo Premium : [link removed] Really thank you. mehdi ershadfath from The 6,000 year old kingdom country of Iran " not the Islamic Republic Of Iran and mollahs's Country این افزونه پلاگین بسیار خوبی است و من این افزونه را بسیار دوست دارم ، اما این افزونه در تضاد .با افزونه ویژوال کامپوزر است هنگام تغییر از افزونه ویرایشگر کلاسیک به ویژوال کامپوزر ، یواست نمی تواند داده های صفحه را به درستی تجزیه و تحلیل کند و این یک مشکل بسیار بد تجربه ی کاربر است. چون افزونه یواست پلاگین واقعاً محبوب و معتبری است. اینگونه مشکلات می تواند تأثیر عمیقی بر .محبوبیت این افزونه ایجاد کند ایرادات مداومی که افزونه یواست بابت مشکلاتی که اصلا وجود ندارند میگیرد واقعا می تواند واقعا آزار دهنده باشد. و آسیب جدی به محبوبیت این افزونه وارد کند. چون من یکی دوستداران و طرفداران این افزونه محبوب هستم بنابر این از شما خواهش میکنم که در نسخه های بعدی حتما این مشکل یواست را برطرف کنید. یواست سئو پریمیوم با افتخار بهینه شده است: [link removed] بسیار از شما متشکرم مهدی از ایران
31 maart 2020
I'm using the free version for more than one year and it is so handy and helpful.
Lees alle 27.102 beoordelingen

Bijdragers & ontwikkelaars

“Yoast SEO” is open source software. De volgende personen hebben bijgedragen aan deze plugin.


“Yoast SEO” is vertaald in 41 talen. Dank voor de vertalers voor hun bijdragen.

Vertaal “Yoast SEO” naar jouw taal.

Interesse in ontwikkeling?

Bekijk de code, haal de SVN repository op, of abonneer je op het ontwikkellog via RSS.



Release Date: April 1st, 2020


  • Replaces the use of the deprecated category_link filter by term_link. Props to Chouby


Release Date: March 31st, 2020

In Yoast SEO 9.0, we launched an innovative new way to analyze your English language text using word forms. In Yoast SEO 10.1, we added word form support for the German language. Today, we’re glad to announce word form support for Dutch. You can read why this is such an awesome addition in our 13.4 release post!


  • Fixes a bug where the host part of URLs could contain reserved characters, like spaces and brackets. Props to stodorovic
  • Fixes a bug where form fields were validated inconsistently.


Release Date: March 17th, 2020

Our current string of releases focusing on improving our code is continuing with Yoast SEO 13.3. In this release, we have a Schema structured data addition and several improvements to how Yoast SEO handles URLs. Read on in our 13.3 release post!


  • Makes sure all URL fields show an unencoded URL after saving, even when the user input was encoded.
  • Requires all URLs in URL input fields to begin with either ‘/’ or ‘http(s)’. Props to stodorovic.
  • Adds a potentialAction entity to the WebPage and Article Schema pieces.


  • Fixes a bug where social URLs containing international characters could not be saved. Props to stodorovic.
  • Fixes a bug where encoded characters would be stripped from canonical URLs. Props to stodorovic and Shahram Rahbari.


  • Changes the cURL Health Check category from recommended to critical.

Earlier versions

For the changelog of earlier versions, please refer to the changelog on yoast.com.