Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 4


Ask Yoast: reference number in URL?

6 October 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Reference numbers (or post IDs) might be easy for your CMS, but they aren’t for your users. Remembering a URL with a number in it is hard, so the chance people will remember it and link to it is smaller. If people can remember your URLs they can also find it and share it with their friends more »

Category: Technical SEO
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Ask Yoast: include taxonomies in XML sitemap?

30 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you’re using these pages in the right way, they can boost your site’s SEO. You might wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask Yoast we explain whether you should, and why! Our support team received the following question »

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Yoast SEO 3.6

27 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

Yoast SEO

At Yoast, we love to make our work available for everyone. We try to develop products that follow accessibility guidelines to take away any technical hurdles people may stumble on. But we can always take an extra step to help the user navigate the front-end. That’s why we’ve added a wizard to Yoast SEO 3.6, »

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Ask Yoast: Links to PDF files

23 September 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

If you’re starting with an (eCommerce) site you might have a lot of content that’s already available in PDF files: product brochures, datasheets, pricing information and so on. So some people might think: why not upload these PDF files and link to them? There are some disadvantages to showing PDF files on your site though. We’ll discuss some of »

Categories: Content SEO, Usability & Conversion
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WordPress: How to noindex a post!

20 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

noindex a post with meta robots noindex

Some posts and pages should not show up in search results. To make sure they don’t show up, you should tell search engines to exclude them. You do this with a meta robots noindex tag. For example; you might not want people to find the “thank you”-page you redirect people to when they’ve contacted you. »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Ask Yoast: why connect GSC with Yoast SEO?

19 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

If you use our Yoast SEO plugin you’ve got the opportunity to connect it to Google Search Console (GSC). With GSC you can monitor the SEO health of your site, while Yoast SEO helps you to optimize your site. Connecting the two, so they can work together, will allow you to be more efficient when maintaining your site. »

Categories: Analytics, Technical SEO
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Tagging posts properly for users and SEO

14 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Tags for a post can be hard to choose: in this post I’ll explain why they’re important and how to choose them. One of the hardest things as your site becomes bigger is creating and maintaining a site structure that actually makes sense. Tags and categories can help create that structure, allowing people to easily »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: 301 or 302 redirect?

12 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

You’ve deleted a post or page. Of course you know that you’re not done yet though! You’ll have to create a redirect, to avoid that visitors will land on your 404 page. Perhaps your site has a page that shows the information that you’ve just deleted, or something similar. So you want to create a redirect. But »

Category: Technical SEO
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The snippet preview: what it means and how to use it

8 September 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Snippet preview

To get more clicks from the search results, you want to optimize what your site will look like when shown in the search results. A single result in a set of search results is called a snippet. The Yoast SEO plugin has a snippet preview, a simulation of what your post will look like in those »

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Yoast SEO 3.5

7 September 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

yoast seo bug fixes

We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we would call a bugfix release. XML Sitemap changes We’ve decided to »

Categories: Announcements, Technical SEO, WordPress
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