This week we had a whole bunch of “do this not that” type bits of news coming out of Google, but one big thing: updated Google webmaster guidelines. Those new guidelines led to more news as Google clarified some of the things those new guidelines say. Updated Google webmaster guidelines Google has updated its webmaster guidelines. …Read: "Weekly SEO Recap: guidelines & more"
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This week we had quite a bit of news. But…. I’ve written about it all, already. So I’m gonna be a lazy guy and point you straight at the three posts I wrote this week on Google changes: The week started with us not knowing much yet, but it’s good to read this to get an idea …Read: "Weekly SEO recap: it’s not Panda, not Penguin, it’s… Brands!"
Over the weekend we saw an incredibly big shuffle in Google search results. I wrote about it earlier this week, as we were researching what happened. I’ll be honest: we’re still researching. But let me update you on what we know and don’t know about this Google core algorithm update. What we know We know …Read: "Google core algorithm update: brand terms"
Panda has become a part of Google’s core algorithm. This post discusses what that means for SEOs and webmasters. Amidst (or actually slightly before) all the kerfuffle about the changes to Google’s core algorithm this week, Jennifer Slegg posted a huge article about Google Panda, that’s really worth a look. It was vetted by people on Google’s webmaster team, and …Read: "Google Panda part of Google’s core algorithm"
Before you start making any improvements on your website (SEO, UX or otherwise), you should ask yourself: what’s the mission of my website? Why should people visit my website, read my posts or buy my stuff? What’s the purpose of my website? You should be able to answer these questions in a heartbeat. In this post, …Read: "What is the mission of your website?"
It’s important to clean up the content of your site and blog regularly. If you’ve been blogging for a while and the amount of content on your blog has grown substantially, it can be quite an overwhelming task though. At email@example.com we received a question from Ben Anderson about a good process for a spring cleaning of a large blog …Read: "Ask Yoast: How to clean up old blog posts"
Your keyword research will give you much direction on what to blog about. You’ll have to unlock content around specific words. A word is not yet a topic though. Next to a keyword, you’ll need an angle, a specific story around a keyword, to write a blogpost. And as your blog grows, your inspiration can get …Read: "6 tips for coming up with blog ideas"
This week we had a few interesting things happening, from a potential update to some new features and an important change in Google Suggest. Let’s dive in! Google adds disambiguation to Suggest In a very interesting move this week, Google added disambiguation results to their suggest box, basically forcing you to choose for a specific topic …Read: "Weekly SEO recap: Let’s disambiguate!"
Writing at least 300 words for one page is not always easy. We advise doing so since the amount of copy you have on a page is influencing the page ranking in a positive way. But what should you do if you own an eCommerce website with for example multiple pages about different types of pants? Felisza Nichols …Read: "Ask Yoast: 300 words for a product page?"
The most common question we answer is, without a doubt: “how do I make my site rank for keyword X?”. What most people don’t realize is that they’re asking the wrong question. You see, sites don’t rank: pages rank. If you want to rank for a keyword, you’ll need to determine which page is going …Read: "Using cornerstone content to make your site rank"
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