Posts by Michiel Heijmans archive - page 10


Everyday website optimization for WordPress

23 April 2015 by Michiel Heijmans »

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 »

Category: WordPress

How to use Google: search operators

8 April 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 13 Comments

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 »

Category: Technical SEO

Bing Webmaster Tools: Security, Widgets and Messages

11 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 3 Comments

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, »

Category: Technical SEO
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Bing Webmaster Tools: Diagnostics & Tools

10 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

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 »

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Reports and Data

6 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

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 »

Category: Technical SEO
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Photography SEO

18 February 2015 by Michiel Heijmans »

Have you read my post on image SEO? On that post, I got this comment from Jerry, a professional photographer: In galleries, do you have any suggestions about what the ALT text should look like? The main concern is that we don’t want to be perceived as keyword spamming; using the same keyword in all the »

Category: Technical SEO

Google Search Console: Crawl

10 February 2015 by Michiel Heijmans »

Google search console crawl

The section in Google Search Console that works most closely with our Yoast SEO Premium plugin, is the Crawl section. In our premium plugin, you’ll find a Search Console section, that lists all pages Google somehow did not find on your website. You can easily import these into the plugin and redirect the ones that need redirecting, »

Categories: Analytics, Technical SEO
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Google Search Console: Search Traffic

28 January 2015 by Michiel Heijmans »

Google Search Console Search Analytics

Following Thijs’ article on Search Appearance in Google Search Console, I wanted to talk to you today about the second section: Search Traffic. Although the common thread is search traffic, the subsection deal with a lot of different topics like search analytics and links. In this article, we will explain all that can be found in these subsections. Search Analytics »

Categories: Analytics, Technical SEO
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Instagram for business?

8 January 2015 by Michiel Heijmans »

Instagram is Facebook for teenagers. At least, that is what I heard. Demographics seem to (at least partly) disagree. At Yoast, we started to actively use Instagram for business a few months ago. When it comes to sharing personal photos, Instagram is a great way to do so. In this post, I will explain what I »

Category: Social Media

Recent posts and comments for WordPress

2 December 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 Comments

When I was writing the chapter about internal links for our ebook, I also mentioned Recent Posts and Recent Comments. But these subjects were mentioned only very briefly. It seems so logical to add these for any blog, that it didn’t seem necessary to use more than a page to explain these. But if it »

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