Posts by Edwin Toonen

Edwin Toonen

Edwin Toonen is an experienced writer, editor and content manager. In his work, he focuses on everything related to using, building and enhancing websites. Before joining Yoast, he spent eight years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine.

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Google Search Console and structured data

22 June 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 8 Comments

google analytics dashboards

Google Search Console is an incredibly important tool for website owners. This tool shows you how your site appears in the Google search results. It also shows you what to improve to make the most of your listings in the results. One of the many cool features of Search Console is the structured data analyses found »

Category: Analytics
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Why there’s only one model: the open source model

21 June 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 2 Comments

open source

WordPress was built by the community. In just a few incredibly productive years, it grew to become the most popular CMS in the world, and all of us in the WordPress Community played a role in the evolution and development of WordPress. Together, we made it into the popular powerhouse it is today. If there »

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5 questions: Talking local SEO with David Mihm

15 June 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 14 Comments

local seo

David Mihm is a local SEO legend. He’s been a leading figure in the SEO world for years. Recently, he started a new firm called Tidings, that helps businesses achieve success in local markets. We’re honored to present you his fantastic answers to five pressing questions on local SEO. Find out what you should focus »

Category: Content SEO
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Yoast SEO 4.8: Cornerstone content analysis

23 May 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 11 Comments

yoast seo 4.8

In this release, we’re fine tuning our algorithms to give cornerstone content articles the analysis they deserve. Articles you’ve marked as cornerstone content will now be judged on a different level, so we can make sure they have the quality and authority an article like that should have. Yoast SEO 4.8 helps you write better »

Category: Announcements
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What is Google’s Knowledge Graph?

9 May 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 8 Comments

Rich snippets everywhere

Google’s Knowledge Graph is hard to find, but its results are not. Take for instance that big block of information that appears on the right-hand side of your desktop screen after entering a search term. This block – also known as the Knowledge Graph Card – contains relevant, context-specific information regarding your search, powered by »

Categories: Content SEO, Technical SEO
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Improve local SEO with Google My Business

20 April 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 23 Comments

Small business tips

Every business owner with a website is looking for ways to get noticed in the search results. Today, there are loads of tactics to rank well as a local business, but there is no silver bullet: as with most SEO issues, this is a combined effort. One of these pieces of the local SEO puzzle »

Category: eCommerce
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Page speed as a ranking factor: what you need to know

4 April 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 33 Comments

It’s official: Google announced that page speed will be a ranking factor in its mobile-first index. But what does that mean? There’s no beating around the bush anymore: you should work on making your site as fast and accessible as possible. Don’t wait, do it now. I mean it. For years, we’ve been bombarded by »

Categories: Technical SEO, User eXperience (UX)
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How to find the perfect WordPress theme

10 March 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 38 Comments

The perfect WordPress theme

We’ve seen it happen so often. You have a great blog, and at some point, you decide to go for a new look and feel. There are a couple of things you’ll look at, usually in the order: layout / look and feel, usability, and optionally, room for advertising. If the theme meets your needs in »

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Which redirect should I use?

23 February 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 5 Comments

which redirect - delete a page

As an SEO or site owner, you are bound to run into redirects. Whenever you delete a page, change your URL structure or switch to a new domain, you are going to have to redirect your URLs. You have to tell search engine robots that there has been a change in your URLs and that »

Category: Technical SEO
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SEO basics: How to improve your mobile site

8 February 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 18 Comments

Here’s the thing: your site should be mobile-friendly. In fact, this might just be your number one priority. If you want to improve your mobile SEO, you have to improve the performance of your site, plus you have to make sure that it offers users an excellent mobile experience. In this SEO basics article, you’ll »

Categories: SEO basics, Technical SEO
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