Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 4


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

6 April 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

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

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

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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 »

Category: Content SEO
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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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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

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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 »

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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 »

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