Posts by Michiel Heijmans

Michiel is one of the partners at Yoast. He was one of the first bloggers in the Netherlands and co-founded one of the first Dutch blogs about webdesign and blogging, about:blank. At Yoast, Michiel mostly works on our website reviews as a senior online marketing consultant, and handles all day to day HRM. Read all about Michiel »

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Optimizing your mobile content

I don’t have to tell you that mobile traffic is taking over desktop traffic in a fast pace. Mainly because I already did. We have been talking about making sure your website is responsive and how Mobilegeddon is hurting websites. In this article, I’d like to talk about the practical side of optimizing your mobile content…

Focus on Clarity First

With the current trend of larger and larger header images being used on homepages, there is one thing that seems to be forgotten a lot: the purpose of a website. How often have you found yourself browsing a website, to find out only after a couple of minutes what it is the website owner wants…

Five things you are doing wrong

The more reviews we do, the more we feel there is a serious problem with the website owners’ perception of their websites and the content on these website. In this post, we will give our recommendations for the top five issues most websites have and probably do not know they have. Call-to-action on your homepage I’m…

Phantom Quality Panda and Google Search Console

At Yoast, we’re all really busy in the preparation for YoastCon next Wednesday, as you will understand. When us SEO people are really busy focussing on other stuff, Google tends to ‘surprise’ the online community with breaking news, algorithm updates or other developments that really need our attention as well. How is that, you might…

Throwback Thursday

With YoastCon in a few weeks, we decided to look back to what we posted five years ago and how that might have changed over the course of these five years. Let’s call it our Throwback Thursday post. “When you put a picture from a “while” ago on your social media sites” — Urban Dictionary…

Everyday Website Optimization for WordPress

You might be a WordPress developer, WordPress plugin developer or WordPress theme developer. You may have worked with WordPress for over a decade. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to purchase a website without any knowledge of WordPress or whatever other CMS? Still, that’s probably true for the vast majority of all WordPress…

Search operators

Yes, you want to rank first in Google. And yes, you think you have optimized a site for that. But have you ever been playing with Google to see how your site is doing? Probably not, but let’s do that right now. Have you ever used search operators in your Google queries? Search operators are…

Bing Webmaster Tools: Security, Widgets and Messages

Compared to the first three sections, the last three are relatively small. In this final post in our series on Bing Webmaster Tools we will go over Security, Malware and Messages and share our findings. Security Making sure your website is secure is of course really important. We have already emphasized this on our page on WordPress security,…

Bing Webmaster Tools: Diagnostics & Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools provides a number of tools to analyze your website. Somehow, they managed to squeeze these into one page in Bing Webmaster Tools as the dashboard page for the section Diagnostics & Tools. Fortunately, all tools also have a separate page… In this post, we will go over all tools and tell you how…

Bing Webmaster Tools: Reports and Data

In this second Bing Webmaster Tools post in our series on Webmaster Tools, the focus is on reporting. We’ll be going over a number of pages, and try to explain what information is available and how this can help you improve your website. Or get new insights about your audience, of course. This section is…