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Yoast SEO for Shopify changelog

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23-02-2024 10:12

Enhancements

  • Removes loading animation from app initialization process.

20-02-2024 08:13

Bugfixes

  • Adds loading state in theme integrations page during wait for api response.

16-02-2024 08:22

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where ImageObject schema would have empty width and height values.
  • Fixes a bug where "x.com" was not allowed to be used in Twitter profile URL configuration.

07-02-2024 06:53

Bugfixes

  • Fixes issue with displaying "Inclusive language analysis" feature in Optimize content editor.

06-02-2024 10:48

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where conflicting <title> tags with attributes would not be cleaned up when integrating with a theme.

25-01-2024 09:55

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a <title> element would be disabled in a theme when it appeared inside an <svg> element.

23-01-2024 08:21

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where highlighting would be applied incorrectly when keyphrase occurrences contained different types of apostrophes than ' in the keyphrase distribution assessment.

04-01-2024 08:36

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a banner would be briefly showing a warning about an incomplete theme integration when actually having completed the integration.

28-12-2023 08:06

Bugfixes

  • Improves theme integration progress bar to reflect more realistic status.

19-12-2023 09:50

Enhancements

  • Improves the accuracy of the word complexity assessment for French by recognizing more plural forms of non-complex words. For example, the plural form "résidences" is not marked as a complex word anymore, just like the singular form "résidence".

18-12-2023 08:10

Bugfixes

  • Fixes issue with welcome back view for users who reinstall the app.
  • Fixes a bug where the default settings for search appearance would not be applied when optimizing a content item.

13-12-2023 09:36

Enhancements

  • Improved performance of the app.
  • Remembers last used country when retrieving related keyphrases with Semrush, and selects the country by default on subsequent usage.

22-11-2023 08:47

Enhancements

  • Introduces the possibility to have the Yoast SEO subscription billed annually.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the the current page in the breadcrumb block would use an <a> tag without an href attribute.

01-11-2023 08:57

Other

  • No longer highlight the Semrush integration card with a "new" badge.

26-10-2023 07:20

Enhancements

  • Allows opening the details view in a new browser tab or window natively.

24-10-2023 08:55

Enhancements

  • Improves keyphrase matching in Japanese by being able to match keyphrase occurrences that contain upper case characters.
  • Introduces more robust HTML processing and highlighting for the keyphrase density and single H1 assessments.
  • Updates the list of HTML elements that should be excluded from the content analysis.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where highlighting was not applied to keyphrase occurrences that contained different types of apostrophes than '.
  • Fixes a bug where the single title assessment would be triggered when adding a H1 without text.

19-10-2023 13:01

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the subscription page would not have the right styling applied.
  • Fixes a bug where the welcome back page would not have the right styling applied.

13-10-2023 07:27

Enhancements

  • Changes design of Integrations Settings page.

Other

  • Speeds up the app loading time.

11-10-2023 10:30

Enhancements

  • Adds Semrush integration promotion banner inside app.

26-09-2023 13:10

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the keyphrase in introduction assessment would fail to find the first paragraph.

25-09-2023 12:12

Enhancements

  • Clarifies notice about the connection to Semrush when facing issues in the connection.
  • Merges Facebook preview and Twitter preview collapsibles into Social media appearance.
  • Renames Google preview collapsible to Search appearance.

15-09-2023 05:28

Other

  • Introduces a questionnaire to new customers about their reasons for installing.

23-08-2023 11:20

Enhancements

  • NEW: Adds an integration with Semrush. It enables you to find related high-performing keywords and keyphrase insights right in the Shopify editor and write relevant high-quality content!

15-08-2023 06:32

Bugfixes

  • Fixes issues with list of blogs limited to 20 records.

14-08-2023 08:46

Enhancements

  • Improves copy about the follow-up steps after finishing the bulk import process.

28-07-2023 08:34

Enhancements

  • Excludes separator and site title from SEO title width assessment and from the calculation in the SEO title progress bar.
  • Updates the verification link to the Google Search Console in the Webmaster tools section in Site settings.

18-07-2023 07:33

Bugfixes

  • Improves performance of the process of importing Yoast CSV files.

04-07-2023 09:16

Enhancements

  • Adds redirection to welcome app after first successfull integration process.

03-07-2023 08:49

Enhancements

  • Excludes separator and site title from SEO title width assessment and from the calculation in the SEO title progress bar.

29-06-2023 07:04

Enhancements

  • Expands the list of HTML elements excluded from the content analysis.
  • Introduces more robust HTML processing for the competing links, keyphrase in introduction, image alt text, image keyphrase, and images assessments.

08-06-2023 12:01

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where a corrupted ImageObject would be in the Schema output when using an image in the content without a more specific Google / Facebook targeted image.

Other

  • Removes the new badge from the insights section.

08-06-2023 07:53

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the aggregateRating Schema property would not be added for products.

01-06-2023 09:18

Enhancements

  • Improves feedback strings for keyphrase density assessment by referring to the keyphrase in general instead of the focus keyphrase.

31-05-2023 05:27

Bugfixes

  • Fixes issue with starting multiple theme modifications processes.

18-05-2023 10:30

Bugfixes

  • Fixes issue with keeping subscription status metafield updated.

17-05-2023 10:53

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the structured data markup would be invalid when a product has a featured image.

17-05-2023 08:31

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug where the SEO conflict removal would not succeed with certain codes in the theme assets.

16-05-2023 07:54

Enhancements

  • Updated the Yoast SEO for Shopify app to make it compatible with Online Store 2.0 themes.

25-04-2023 07:53

Enhancements

  • Improves the recognition of keyphrases starting with a period (e.g., ".net developer") by the keyphrase in title assessment.
  • Updates mobile and desktop Google snippet previews to be in line with Google's current styling.

16-03-2023 12:15

Enhancements

  • Enhances the word complexity assessment for English by filtering out more function words.
  • Improves the detection of participles in the passive voice assessment for Portuguese.
  • Improves the transition words assessment for Portuguese by adding new transition words. Props to mathiasribeiro.

15-03-2023 10:45

Enhancements

  • Enables free testing for affiliate stores.
  • Introduces more details for development stores about the subscription.
  • Updates the Schema output screen to clarify the enabling/disabling behavior.

14-03-2023 13:46

Other

  • Removes the beta badge label for inclusive language analysis collapsible and feature toggle.

14-03-2023 08:06

Enhancements

  • Improves the positioning of the "Skip" link in the welcome app so it aligns with the help button.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes issue with removed "excerpt" during blog post optimization.

06-03-2023 11:08

Bugfixes

  • Fixes styling of the arrow for the "add related keyphrase"-button in the Optimize module.

01-03-2023 11:53

Bugfixes

  • Removes "keywords" Schema element for Product and Blog page, which used the tags from that content in the wrong context.