Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 12


Yoast SEO 3.1: Improved snippet editor and primary category

1 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 3.1. It’s a release we’re truly very proud of in terms of functionality but also in the process we’ve gone through. Yoast SEO 3.0 was arguably our biggest release ever, with a lot of changes that needed to happen but it also lead to issues. Yoast SEO 3.1 aims to keep the »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress

Ask Yoast: product feeds and duplicate content

29 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Previously in Ask Yoast, we took Kathy’s question about selling products through multiple channels and the risk of duplicate content. More webshop owners seem to struggle to avoid duplicate content. Like Stephan ten Cate, who has send the following question to ask@yoast.com: “A lot of webshops (e.g. Magento) use product feeds to distribute their content to other channels (eBay, »

Category: eCommerce
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Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

25 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

Wordpress and AMP

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to make sure Yoast SEO integrates nicely with it. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? What is AMP? »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Ask Yoast: how to become an outstanding SEO

19 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

It’s time for another Ask Yoast! We give a lot of SEO advice, but what makes someone into a good SEO? What are characteristics that all good SEOs have in common? In this video, Joost shares his view on the subject.  We received the following question from Francisco Acuña (Nuevo Léon, Mexico) at ask@yoast.com: “Can you give 1 or »

Category: Technical SEO
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Weekly SEO recap: speed it up!

19 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

read Joost's weekly recap

This week we’ve got to catch up a bit, as I was away on holiday for a while. Luckily Google took it slow in the last few weeks, basically doing nothing really interesting. They did put out a lot of stuff, it just wasn’t all that interesting. Let’s go over the bits that are interesting. AMP »

Categories: Social Media, Technical SEO
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WordPress core contributions

17 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

All our plugins, including our Yoast SEO plugin, are open source. In the true meaning of open source, we don’t just open the source code, other people actively contribute to its betterment. We actively work on getting other people’s patches in and reserve time on every release to make sure we can handle community patches. We love doing »

Category: WordPress
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Weekly SEO Recap: guidelines & more

29 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

This week we had a whole bunch of “do this not that” type bits of news coming out of Google, but one big thing: updated Google webmaster guidelines. Those new guidelines led to more news as Google clarified some of the things those new guidelines say. Updated Google webmaster guidelines Google has updated its webmaster guidelines. »

Category: Content SEO
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Google updates its Webmaster Guidelines

29 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Google has a long set of webmaster guidelines, these are guidelines on how to improve your site for search. They recently updated those guidelines, and every time they do such an update to their guidelines, it’s interesting to see what they added and what they changed. Most of the changes were slightly overdue as they had »

Category: Technical SEO

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 »

Category: Technical SEO
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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 »

Categories: Analytics, Technical SEO
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