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Universal SEO metabox (part 2) & Internal linking suggestions – SEOPress 5.1 update release

Universal SEO metabox (part 2) & Internal linking suggestions – SEOPress 5.1 update release

SEOPress 5.1 is now available. We encourage you to update your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.

🎉 New – Universal SEO metabox second iteration

SEOPress 5.0 introduces our brand new universal SEO metabox that works with all page builders. Now with version 5.1, we have continue our work by adding Video and News XML sitemaps tabs.

Universal SEO metabox now with Video and News sitemaps
Universal SEO metabox now with Video and News sitemaps

🎉 New – Internal linking suggestions (PRO)

It’s finally here after months of waiting, our internal linking suggestions tool! We will automatically suggest content you should link to from the article being edited.

Universal SEO metabox now internal linking suggestions
Universal SEO metabox now internal linking suggestions

How are internal links suggested?

Thanks to math! We use something called, tf-idf, ie term frequency–inverse document frequency. It’s a statistical weighting method that allows you to calculate the importance of a keyword within your document compared to all of your other articles. We can then sort, classify the contents against each other and suggest up to 5 internal links per post. From our SEO metabox, Internal linking tab, you can see the suggestions, copy the link in one click, preview it or edit its content. Just like that!

You don’t see any suggestions?

You have to save your post once to run the process. Go to your posts list, select all, bulk actions, edit and click Update button to calculate internal link suggestions for several posts at once.

It’s smart!

Finally, we have added some “intelligence” to our internal linking feature:

  • stop words for 38 languages to prevent suggestions based on keywords like “the”, “and”, “or”…
  • 200 words minimum per post
  • content with “published” status
  • post type publicly queryable.

🎉 Other news

Many other new features and improvements have been added like:

  • French translation for the Free version has been updated 🇫🇷
  • Italian translation both Free and PRO version is coming soon 🇮🇹
  • developers can now filter which post types to watch for automatic redirects suggestions
  • we have fixed an issue with our broken link checker (make sure to go to SEO, BOT, Settings and select post types to scan, then save changes)
  • a compatibility issue with Slider PRO and our universal SEO metabox
  • an issue with the FAQ block schema
  • universal SEO metabox is now available for the block editor

We have also fixed some CSS issues since version 5.0 included a new user interface.

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This update contains the following changes (full changelog here):

= 5.1 (26/08/2021) =
* NEW Internal linking suggestions 🎉🎉🎉 (PRO)
* NEW Video and News sitemaps added to universal SEO metabox
* NEW 'seopress_automatic_redirect_cpt' hook to filter post types to watch for automatic redirection suggestions (
* NEW 'seopress_beacon_svg' hook to filter beacon SVG icon for universal SEO metabox
* INFO Update French language
* INFO Add author URL in schema
* FIX Broken link checker (go to SEO, BOT, Settings and select post types to scan)
* FIX Compatibility issue with Slider PRO
* FIX FAQ block: duplicated image and incorrect alt text attribute
* FIX Fatal error is_plugin_active in rare cases
* FIX Local business schema manual type (automatic)
* FIX i18n
* FIX Missing information from Social Preview
* FIX Conflict with Post Types Order plugin
* FIX Global social image buttons for each post types
* FIX Use published date in xml sitemaps if modified_date is older
* FIX Universal SEO metabox with Block Editor
* FIX Words counter / keyword density with Oxygen Builder
By Benjamin Denis

CEO of SEOPress. 12 years of experience with WordPress. Founder of WP Admin UI & WP Cloudy plugins. Co-organizer of WP BootCamp.

1 comment
  1. Trev

    Was the internal linking feature removed?

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