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Yoast SEO 22.2

Yoast SEO 22.2 is out today. In this release, you’ll find language analysis enhancements. More accurate keyphrase recognition and translation improvements to Yoast News SEO. Find out more about what's new in Yoast SEO 22.2 in our release post!


  • Improves keyphrase detection by treating hyphens and en-dashes as word boundaries. For example, if the keyphrase is 'dog-training tips', a keyphrase occurrence will be recognized as long as the words 'dog', 'training', and 'tips' are found in the same sentence.
  • Improves recognition of single-word function words for Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Improves the highlighting of keyphrases that contain hyphens or dashes. For example, if the keyphrase is 'Cold War era', it will be correctly highlighted in the phrase 'post-Cold War era'. Previously, the word 'post' would also be highlighted.
  • Improves the inclusive language analysis by refining feedback strings and excluding false positives for phrases related to mental health.


  • Adds as a possible domain for the Twitter validation in our site representation settings.
  • Fixes a bug where sitemap.xml would redirect to a 404 when the HTTPS server value of the response would be "On" instead of "on".
  • Fixes a bug where the keyphrase in slug assessment would crash when the site language was Indonesian, the keyphrase contained a reduplicated word (e.g. 'buku-buku'), and a form of that word also occurred in the slug.
  • Fixes a bug where the "Organization description" field would still be focusable via tabbing.
  • Fixes a bug where the Organization's Site founding date would span 2 lines in Chrome, by removing our placeholder.
  • Fixes a bug where the schema of a post requested through a REST request wouldn't include the primary image.
  • Fixes a bug where the upsell message for Yoast WooCommerce SEO would appear when using the AI feature on a non-WooCommerce product page.