Today, we’re launching Yoast SEO 17.9. In this release, we have an awesome new feature to share with you. We’ve partnered up with SEO tool Wincher to bring you keyphrase performance tracking. This new feature will allow you to get a better understanding of how your posts are ranking over time. Let’s find out more about this brand-new feature in Yoast SEO 17.9!

Yoast and Wincher have joined forces to empower you even more when it comes to doing your own SEO.

Keyword tracking with the Wincher integration

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The reason that we’re joining forces with Wincher is that we both believe in the power of SEO. Like Yoast, the team at Wincher wants to help you optimize your content for users and search engines. Wincher is an SEO tool that helps you track your keywords. This means that it can give you insight into how you’re ranking on the keywords or keyphrases that you’ve chosen for certain pages. This allows you to see how well your pages are performing, making it way easier to track the progress of your SEO efforts.

To bring keyword tracking to your website, we’ve built a Wincher integration that you can use in both Yoast SEO free and Yoast SEO Premium! In both versions of our plugin, you’re able to choose a free or premium Wincher account. When you decide on a free account, you’ll be able to track up to a total of 5 keywords for your entire site. With a premium Wincher account, you can track up to 500 – 10.000 keywords (depending on the plan you choose). Regardless of which one you choose, make sure to give it a try. Because this integration gives you a better understanding of how your most important posts are ranking over time and can give you the right tools to climb to that #1 position!

How to activate the Wincher integration

When you’ve updated to Yoast SEO 17.9, you will be able to active the Wincher integration in the sidebar of your post editor right away. The first time you use it, Yoast SEO will ask you to either login or register for Wincher. After that, you’ll be able to start tracking the performance of your keyphrases in the post editor! Just go to a post and click the tab ‘Track SEO performance’ in the sidebar. You will get a popup that shows you the position that this post has for this keyphrase and it also shows you a graph of your position over time. If you want to read more about how it works, check out our help article on how to use the Wincher integration in Yoast SEO.

It’s important to remember that when you choose to use the free version of this Wincher integration, that you’ll only be able to track a total of 5 keyphrases on your entire website. So make sure to choose wisely and track your most important pages! In the example below, you’ll see tracking for multiple keyphrases on one post, but this is only possible with the related keyphrases feature in Yoast SEO Premium.

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Tracking for multiple keyphrases in one post is possible with Yoast SEO Premium

When you use the free version of Yoast SEO, you’ll be able to track one keyphrase per post (with a premium Wincher account that is). However, in Yoast SEO Premium we also have the related keyphrases feature allowing you to fill in multiple keyphrases per post (phrases that are related to your focus keyphrase). With the new Wincher integration, this means that you can also track these related keyphrases per post. Meaning that you’re able to track five keyphrases per post.

Yoast SEO 17.9 also comes with Japanese language support

In addition to the Wincher integration, Yoast SEO 17.9 also comes with full language support for Japanese. This means that Yoast SEO now recognizes the Japanese language and gives you feedback on your content, both on readability and SEO! Find out why that’s so important on our page on language availability in Yoast SEO.

Users of Yoast SEO Premium have access to the full suite of tools in Japanese. That includes the related keyphrase, synonym and word forms features. These features help Yoast SEO recognize different versions of your focus keyword and include them in the analysis. Which makes the analysis a lot smarter and even more accurate. Japanese is actually the 20th language that Yoast SEO understands and we’re not planning on slowing down any time soon.

Update to Yoast SEO 17.9 now!

Yoast SEO 17.9 is now available for you to download. And thanks to our partnership with Wincher, it comes with a shiny new feature that allows you to keep an eye on how your pages are ranking for certain focus keyphrases. It’s available in both Yoast SEO free and Yoast SEO Premium and you can decide on a free or Premium account. Whichever fits your needs best. Make sure to try out this new keyphrase tracking feature and let us know what you think.

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