Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 5


Yoast SEO 3.9

29 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

It’s high time for a new release of our SEO plugins. Since moving to a two-week release schedule, we’ve fixed more bugs than ever and added some awesome new features. With version 3.9, we are gearing up for the big four-oh. In that last release of this year, we will add something remarkable. But let’s not »

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Ask Yoast: Duplicate content on LinkedIn Pulse

28 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Social media is not only an important part of your marketing strategy, but it’s important for your SEO strategy as well. LinkedIn publishing platform Pulse is one of the many content publishing platforms out there. You can read stories and news from other publishers, and you can publish your own content. But could you publish »

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Ask Yoast: how many (internal) links on a page?

24 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Links are valuable for search engines. Therefore, it’s important to understand how Google and other search engines use links. They use the number of links pointing to a webpage to determine how important that page is. Not only external links could help in the ranking of a page in Google, but the internal links could help »

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Ask Yoast: why and how to minify your JS and CSS

21 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

Ask Yoast stopwords in focus keywords

If you check your site speed with Google PageSpeed Insights you might get the advice to minify your Javascript (JS) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files. Your JS files contain the code for the interactive elements of your website. And in your CSS files you specify the design of your pages. Minifying those files will decrease your page »

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How to change your WordPress permalink structure

17 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

In the past we frequently recommend people change their permalink structure. In this post, we’ll explain why you should consider changing your permalink structure and how to go about it. Why change your WordPress permalink structure? A common thing we see in permalink structures are the usage of dates. For websites that post content that »

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Ask Yoast: SEO tactics for link building

11 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

As you might know, links from other websites are an important ranking factor. But you might wonder how to get those quality links. What SEO tactics should you use? First, let us tell you one thing about the SEO value of links: quality often beats quantity. One link from a high ranking site can do more for you »

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Ask Yoast: importance of using excerpts

9 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Yoast SEO 3.8

8 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Yoast SEO

In the latest release of our flagship plugin, Yoast SEO 3.8, we’ve made several enhancements and fixed some bugs. In addition to that, we’ve made some new strides in our continuing quest for better accessibility of our products. Our other plugins also received numerous updates, in particular, Video SEO. Accessibility first As we’ve said many times »

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Ask Yoast: what’s a slug?

31 October 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Ask Yoast stopwords in focus keywords

For this edition of Ask Yoast, we received a question that belongs in the SEO basics category: what’s a slug? The answer is simple because it’s the piece of the URL that distinguishes a post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains what a slug is and what its SEO benefits are. This Ask Yoast is all about the »

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Website maintenance: 404 error pages

28 October 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

404 error pages

If your website means anything for your business, you should not forget to schedule time to do maintenance on it. Therefore we regularly write about the things you should do to keep your site in shape. In this post we’ll write about the most basic of all: checking for 404 error pages. Note: this post does not cover the required »

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