Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 2


Duplicate content: causes and solutions

27 April 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

Duplicate Content issues for websites

Getting rid of duplicate content is a very important task for an SEO. This article discusses common causes & how to identify and fix duplicate content.

Categories: Content SEO, Technical SEO
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Ask Yoast: Google ranking the ‘wrong’ page for keyword

26 April 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Ask Yoast: content SEO

It’s one of the most frustrating problems you can encounter when working on your site’s SEO: one of your pages is ranking well in Google, but it’s ranking for the wrong keyword. You haven’t optimized this page for the keyword it’s ranking for, and the page you did optimize for that keyword, is nowhere to »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Keep or delete and redirect event pages?

20 April 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

Ask Yoast: content SEO

If you write a lot about events on your site, odds are that the content on your site changes rapidly. Whether it’s food events, concerts, antique fairs, you name it, it’s a lot of work to maintain a site that lists all the fun events in a certain category and area. With new events being »

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Ask Yoast: Optimizing for audio podcasts

13 April 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

ask yoast - podcast SEO

Podcasts are a popular medium these days, as a great, relatively low-cost way to engage with your audience. You can make a podcast about every subject imaginable: science, health, arts & culture, family life, news and technology, to name but a few possibilities. At Yoast, for example, the Yoast academy team releases an internal podcast »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

6 April 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Ask Yoast: eCommerce

Maintaining a website is hard work, and to do it right, you have to be skilled in many things: writing, editing, SEO, marketing (if you own a business) and perhaps even a bit of coding, to name but a few. But that’s not all. If you handle and collect the data of your site’s visitors, »

Categories: Analytics, eCommerce
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Ask Yoast: Bad slug for Arabic URLs

30 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Ask Yoast: technical SEO

Today’s Ask Yoast will discuss a problem that may be familiar to you if your site is in a non-ASCII language, like Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and many other languages. You work hard to write good, SEO-friendly URLs, so people will click to your website. However, when your site is linked to or shared, for instance »

Category: Technical SEO
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Why we changed so many things in the 7.0 update

28 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

yoast SEO 7.0

On March 6, we released a major update of our Yoast SEO plugin. This update was aimed at making SEO easier and more understandable for our users. We removed quite a few settings and options. In other cases, we changed the names of settings making them easier to understand for non-technical users. All in all, »

Categories: Announcements, Technical SEO, WordPress
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Ask Yoast: Comment systems and SEO

23 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 41 Comments

ask yoast - podcast SEO

Allowing people to comment on your content is a great way to increase engagement and get in touch with your audience. So, it pays off to choose a good comment system that works for you. Besides the standard WordPress comment system, there are several other systems out there you can implement on your website so »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Publish date on updated articles

16 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 33 Comments

category and tag pages

Keeping your articles up to date is always a good idea, as it shows to your readers that your site offers current and relevant information. Furthermore, search engines will pick up on changes to your articles, and consider your site alive and up to date. That’s never a bad thing, right? It’s especially important that »

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Pagination & SEO: best practices

15 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 40 Comments

Category pages

Paginated archives have long been a topic of discussion in the SEO community. Over time, best practices for optimization have evolved, and we now have pretty clear definitions. This post explains what these best practices are. It’s good to know that Yoast SEO applies all these rules to every archive with pagination. Indicate that an »

Category: Technical SEO
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