Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 3


hreflang: the ultimate guide

5 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 31 Comments

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hreflang is a technical solution for sites that have similar content in multiple languages. A site owner wants search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language. Say a user is Dutch, the page that ranks is English, but there’s also a Dutch version. You would want Google to show the Dutch page in […]

Category: Technical SEO
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Ask Yoast: RSS importers and duplicate content

4 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

Ask Yoast your SEO question

At Yoast we’re happy to help you with your SEO question! This time we received a question from Diana. She’s asking: “Does Google consider it to be duplicate content when I import my articles from one blog to my main blog using an RSS Importer? Will I be penalized by Google in some way?” Watch the »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Google PageSpeed score

21 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

Ask Yoast your SEO question

In Ask Yoast we handle your SEO question! This time we received a question from Stefan Wohlert from Venlo, just around the corner here in the Netherlands. He asks: “How important is the Google PageSpeed score for SEO?” In this video we explain what this score means for your site’s SEO: Focus on a fast website »

Category: Technical SEO
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WordPress & AMP: part II

8 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 69 Comments

AMP_FI

My previous post about AMP lead to a ton of questions and rightfully so. We’ve been testing, developing and working hard in general on understanding what needs to be done to get AMP working without too many errors. This post is an update on where we stand right now, introduces an updated Yoast SEO AMP Glue plugin with »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Yoast SEO 3.1: Improved snippet editor and primary category

1 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

Software_Yoast_FI

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 your SEO question

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

AMP_FI

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 your SEO question

It’s time for another Ask Yoast! We’ve received the following question from Francisco Acuña (Nuevo Léon, Mexico) at ask@yoast.com: “Can you give 1 or 2 quick tips you think are key to become an outstanding SEO?” Watch the video to learn the tricks of the trade! Unable to watch the answer? We’ve made a transcript for you: »

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 »

Category: Search news
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WordPress core contributions

17 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

WordPress Core contributions by team Yoast

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