Meet Yoast SEO 16.9: This release comes with two new image SEO assessments and improved performance. Happy updating! Read more about what’s new in Yoast SEO 16.9 in our release post!
- Splits the
Image alt attributesassessment into two assessments. The
Imagesassessment checks if the page contains at least one image. The
Image Keyphraseassessment checks if the images have alt texts, and if those alt texts contain the keyphrase.
- Makes the
Transition Wordassessment not applicable when the text has less than 200 words, as transition words are less relevant for very short texts.
- Reduces the load time of admin pages, by reducing the number of database queries and optimizing the queries themselves.
- Improves the performance of large posts in the Block editor, Classic editor and Elementor.
- Adds error details to the error message if SEO optimization fails for some unforeseen reason.
- Cleans up indexables for WooCommerce check-out pages from the indexable table, in order to improve performance.
- Adds post link indexing and term link indexing to the
wp yoast indexWP-CLI command.
- Fixes a bug where the
robotsmeta tag could have incorrect values if users called the
wp_robotsfilter to set certain values to
false. Props to Roy-Orbison.