Posts by Michiel Heijmans archive - page 4


How to create the right meta description

30 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans »

How to create the right meta description

The meta description is a ~160 character snippet, a tag in HTML, that summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched for phrase is contained in the description. Optimizing the meta description is a very important aspect of on-page SEO. What does a meta description do? The meta »

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Optimize product images for your online shop

25 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 16 Comments

Optimize product images for your online shop

Product images can make or break your online shop’s success. You can hire the best designer in the world to create a killer design, but when images are bad, sales will be bad. It’s the first thing a customer will look at. Even studies show that people that shop online value product images. The most important »

Categories: eCommerce, User eXperience (UX)
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eCommerce usability: the ultimate guide

2 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 12 Comments

eCommerce usability: the ultimate guide

Everything on how to give your webshop visitors the warmest possible welcome. Read about eCommerce usability and UX in our ultimate guide!

Categories: eCommerce, User eXperience (UX)
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Landing pages and why they matter

26 July 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 29 Comments

how to create great landing pages

Landing pages are a very important part of your business. You see, if you optimize your landing page, you can be increasing both your traffic and your conversion rate. Obviously, you should tailor that landing page to your preferred audience, but there are a number of things that go for all landing pages. In this »

Category: User eXperience (UX)
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Insights in Instagram analytics

21 July 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 6 Comments

Insight Instagram Analytics

Instagram isn’t yet the traffic source Facebook is. But Instagram is growing rapidly. Just last month, the milestone of 500 million users was reached. It makes you wonder whether or not to incorporate Instagram into your default marketing mix, right? Therefore, it would be nice to have Instagram analytics. In 2015, 33% of US teens »

Categories: Analytics, Social Media
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Planning your website like your holiday

14 July 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 7 Comments

website planning

Planning your website is much like planning your holiday. If you rush into things, your hotel might be crappy, the surroundings without anything to do, and you might even pay way too much for it. In this post, I’ll explain the process of planning a (new) website from scratch. And make that process clear by »

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5 things to do after a hack

12 July 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

5 things to do after a hack

Even if you try your utmost best, chances are hackers will find a way to hack your site. Following our WordPress security article, I’ll show you five things you should do right after you find your site to be hacked. Some of those things you should probably do before it even happens! 1. Understand what just »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Crafting the perfect shop category page

6 July 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 4 Comments

Crafting the perfect shop category page

The one page that often seems to be forgotten in the optimization of eCommerce sites is the shop category page. We see this in our website reviews almost every week. In this article, I’d like to break down the elements of a perfect category page. The shop category page: just a regular page The shop category »

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Where do you want me to click?

28 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans »

call to action

It’s a vastly overrated notion that a homepage should include all sections of your website and serve all kind of visitors. It needs one clear call-to-action. That call-to-action needs to be the main thing you want your visitor to do on that page, like buy your products or subscribe to your newsletter. Make sure that »

Category: User eXperience (UX)

DIY: Duplicate content check

22 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 10 Comments

Duplicate content might confuse Google. If your content is on multiple pages on your or other websites, Google won’t know what to rank first. Prevent duplicate content as much as possible. Perform a duplicate content check every now and then to find copied content. In the Advanced > RSS section of our Yoast SEO plugin, »

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