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Yoast SEO Version 4.4 Now Available: Here’s What’s New

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Matt Southern
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Yoast SEO Version 4.4 Now Available: Here’s What’s New

Yoast SEO, a WordPress plugin with over 3 million installs, has received updates to both its free and premium versions. Here’s what’s new in each.

What’s New in Yoast SEO Premium

The premium version of Yoast SEO has the ability to connect with Google Search Console. That’s not new — but what is new is that crawl errors will now show up in Yoast SEO. This gives users the ability to address their crawl errors without having to constantly go back and forth between WordPress and Search Console.

Yoast SEO Premium has also expanded on its ability to add redirects. Previously, it was only possible to redirect 404 pages using a 301. Now the company has added the ability to use 302, 307, 410, and 451 redirects.

Expanding on another existing feature, Yoast SEO Premium has updated its internal linking tool. The internal linking tool suggests other pages on your site that would make sense to link to from the content you’re currently writing. Now the tool will discern whether or not a suggested link has already been added to the text so you can avoid adding it multiple times. However, if you do want to link to the same page more than once you’re certainly able to do so.

What’s New in Yoast SEO 4.4

In addition to several bug fixes, the free version of Yoast SEO has been improved so the tables are now viewable on mobile. A minor update sees the option to disable the keyword and content analysis moved from the ‘General’ tab to the ‘Features’ tab.

The free and Premium versions of Yoast SEO 4.4 are available now to update from your WordPress dashboard.

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Matt Southern

Matt Southern

Lead News Writer at Search Engine Journal

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