Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 3


Ask Yoast: Include WooCommerce product tags in your XML sitemap?

9 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Ask Yoast: technical SEO

XML sitemaps are an important part of your site because they ensure search engines can crawl all the pages on your site that you want to appear in the search results. It’s up to you to decide what pages you want to include, and what pages are better left unincluded. Keep an eye out for »

Category: Technical SEO
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Yoast Diversity Fund

8 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

Yoast diversity fund

In this post, I’ll explain why we’ve created the Yoast Diversity Fund. This fund pledges a minimum of €25,000 each year. It aims to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for speakers that increase the diversity of speakers at a given conference. Why do we need a Diversity Fund? To make a conference inclusive »

Category: Announcements

Yoast SEO 7.0: Making SEO easier for everyone

6 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 210 Comments

Yoast SEO 7.0

Two weeks ago, we asked our users to join us in testing Yoast SEO 7.0. Luckily, you all stepped up and we’ve had a lot of help. We’re very grateful for the feedback we’ve got. After fixing some bugs and fine-tuning the release, it is now time to unleash the new and improved Yoast SEO »

Category: Announcements

Ask Yoast: Using your keyword in the alt text box

2 March 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

Ask Yoast: technical SEO

At Yoast, we firmly believe that websites should be usable by everyone, including people with a visual impairment. The alt textbox plays an important part in this, as it clarifies the content of an image. Visitors of your site that use a screen reader can listen to the alt text read aloud, to better understand »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Order of categories and subcategories in URLs

23 February 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Ask Yoast: technical SEO

It’s important to put some thought into your URL structure, particularly when you’re starting a new website. If you make sure your URL structure is clear and focused right from the beginning, you won’t have to face the huge task of changing and redirecting all your URLs later on. But, of course, sometimes you need »

Category: Technical SEO
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Help us test Yoast SEO 7.0

22 February 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 55 Comments

Yoast SEO 7.0

We have got something special for you, but before we release it for real, we need your help testing it: Yoast SEO 7.0. This is one of the biggest releases we have ever done, hence the jump from version 6.3 to 7.0. We’ve greatly simplified the interface, deprecated unused features and combined others into smarter features. »

Categories: Announcements, WordPress

Ask Yoast: How to avoid competing with your own pages

16 February 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

category and tag pages

If your online shop or business offers many products that are similar to each other, you’re probably familiar with this conundrum: how do you add content that’s diverse enough? And what to do, since you can use a focus keyword only once? These are important things to keep in mind, so you don’t end up »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Several link tags on a page

9 February 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

Ask Yoast: technical SEO

HTML <link> elements, also called HTML <link> tags, are bits in the HTML of a website that specify the relation between the current document and an external resource. They look like this: link rel= “…” and can be used for all kinds of things, like importing a stylesheet. SEO related link elements are, for instance, »

Category: Technical SEO
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hreflang: the ultimate guide

6 February 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments


Ask Yoast: Content on product category pages

2 February 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Ask Yoast: eCommerce filters

Optimizing your product pages and product category pages can cause a bit of a dilemma. You want your products to shine, so they’re the first thing people notice, and in this regard, a picture usually says more than a 1000 words. On the other hand, you need to add sufficient textual content to help you »

Categories: Content SEO, eCommerce
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