Edwin is a specialist in strategic content. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skills at the Netherlands' leading web design magazine.
Today sees the release of Yoast SEO 15.9 and Video SEO 13.7. In Yoast SEO 15.9, we focused on performance improvements and general improvements. Additionally, we made video SEO available in Elementor. learn more!
Improving the performance of our plugins is always on our radar. Sometimes we doBig change sounds that improve performance and other times they are small. But, as they say, from the little acorn grows the mighty oak. For Yoast SEO 15.9, we have chosen two changes that may not seem like huge, but have an effect on overall performance.
On the one hand, we are limiting the database queries for homepage indexing. Since a homepage usually doesn't change often, we don't need to retrieve it all the time. This registers a request. Second, in the "redirects " section of Yoast SEO Premium , we've changed the order in which we load a piece of code. This simple fix prevents two additional requests that are not needed on every page load.