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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 […]

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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. »

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Google updates its Webmaster Guidelines

29 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

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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 »

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Site speed: tools and suggestions

26 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 46 Comments

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Site speed is one of the factors that determine whether you get a good ranking in Google. While site speed was historically 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 »

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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 » - 2 Comments

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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

This week we had quite a bit of news. But…. I’ve written about it all, already. So I’m gonna be a lazy guy and point you straight at the three posts I wrote this week on Google changes: The week started with us not knowing much yet, but it’s good to read this to get an idea »

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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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