Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 12


Site speed: tools and suggestions

26 January 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Site speed is one of the factors that determine whether you get a good ranking in Google. While site speed is not the most important ranking factor, its importance seems to be growing. A slow website will also result in a slower crawling rate, so Google indexes pages on your site at a slower rate. New »

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Weekly SEO recap: Google update galore

22 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Joost's SEO recap

This week we started with a Google update that rolled out over the weekend. Then there was “some” more news that came out of Google. Ranging from Google Penguin to a Search Console homepage redesign, we’ve got quite a bit to cover, so let’s dive right in! Major update over the weekend I won’t go into much »

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HTTP 451: content unavailable for legal reasons

21 January 2016 by Joost de Valk »

At the end of last year, a new HTTP status code saw the light. This status code, HTTP 451, is intended to be shown specifically when content has been blocked for legal reasons. If you’ve received a take down request, or are ordered by a judge to delete content, this is the status code that »

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Another weekend, another Google update

19 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

Google updated its Google Webmaster Guidelines

Hot on the heels of last week’s update, we had another Google update this weekend. Looking at the data there are some outliers, probably due to individual issues with sites, but most of all it seems like Google is changing the branding results all the time now. Google updates galore I wrote 3 posts last »

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Weekly SEO recap: it’s not Panda, not Penguin, it’s… Brands!

15 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Joost's SEO recap

Google core algorithm update: brand terms

14 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

Google updated its Google Webmaster Guidelines

Over the weekend we saw an incredibly big shuffle in Google search results. I wrote about it earlier this week, as we were researching what happened. I’ll be honest: we’re still researching. But let me update you on what we know and don’t know about this Google core algorithm update. What we know We know »

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Google Panda part of Google’s core algorithm

14 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Google Panda became a part of Google's Core algorithm

Panda has become a part of Google’s core algorithm. This post discusses what that means for SEOs and webmasters. Amidst (or actually slightly before) all the kerfuffle about the changes to Google’s core algorithm this week, Jennifer Slegg posted a huge article about Google Panda, that’s really worth a look. It was vetted by people on Google’s webmaster team, and »

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Google update: Real time Penguin? Or something else?

11 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 28 Comments

Google penguin penalizes bad links

We’re currently seeing one of the biggest and most dramatic changes in Google rankings we’ve seen in the last few years. At first we were guessing it’s the promised real time Google Penguin roll out, but all the reports seem to say that it’s multi-faceted and not really tied purely to links, so we’re not 100% sure. »

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Weekly SEO recap: Happy new year!

8 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Joost's SEO recap

First of all, a happy new year to you all! This is the first weekly recap of 2016 and the first weekly recap of the last 3 weeks so we have a few weeks of news to cover. Luckily, we weren’t the only ones taking it slow, so it’s about a normal week’s worth of »

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Yoast Vlog: Google Hummingbird explained

6 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Google Hummingbird explained

In August 2013 Google rolled out the Hummingbird update. Unlike most other updates this wasn’t just a change to the algorithm; it was more like a replacement óf the algorithm. Why this big change? It’s closely related to Google’s vision of the ‘perfect search engine’, that Larry Page once described as “understands exactly what you »

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