Technical SEO

Yoast has its roots in SEO. We write a lot about technical SEO, content SEO and search news. In this category we cover topics like crawl directives, page speed, on-page optimization and other factors that can improve your SEO.

If you want to dive a bit deeper into technical SEO you should definitely check out our Technical SEO 1 training!

As we believe in a holistic approach to online marketing, we combine technical SEO and content SEO with user experience and usability to create awesome websites.

Technical SEO

Must read articles about Technical SEO

  • rel=canonical: the ultimate guide

    rel=canonical: the ultimate guide »

    The canonical URL allows you to tell search engines that certain similar URLs are actually one and the same. Learn how to use rel=canonical!

  • hreflang: the ultimate guide

    hreflang: the ultimate guide »

    This guide discusses what hreflang is, what it is for and gives in-depth information on how to implement it for your multilingual websites.

  • robots.txt: the ultimate guide

    robots.txt: the ultimate guide »

    The robots.txt file is a file that follows a strict standard. With the robots.txt you can tell search engines where they can and cannot go on your site. Learn how to use the robots.txt to your advantage to block the search engine from spidering parts of your site it doesn't need to visit!

  • Structured data with Schema.org: the ultimate guide

    Structured data with Schema.org: the ultimate guide »

    To get search engines to fully understand your site, you need structured data in the form of Schema.org. This guide helps you on your way.




New online SEO training: Multilingual SEO

7 February 2018 by Jesse van de Hulsbeek - 4 Comments

Today marks the release of our new multilingual SEO training. If you have or maintain websites in multiple languages or meant for different regions, this course on international SEO is indispensable. By implementing the advice given in this training, Google will send your users to the correct site automatically. This is often done wrong, but …

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Checking mobile site speed and SEO with Google Lighthouse

6 February 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 3 Comments

Two words you often hear together are mobile and site speed. And that’s not without reason because these two go hand in hand. Mobile-friendliness and site speed are some of the most pressing matters we have to deal with as SEOs, developers, and site owners. Measuring page speed has always been something of a dark …

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Mobile parity: are your desktop and mobile site equal?

1 February 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 13 Comments

You might have heard the term before: mobile parity. With, as a subset of that, content parity. Perhaps “One Web” triggers some kind of recognition? It all comes down to one thing: is your mobile site equal to your desktop site? In this article, I’ll give you some pointers on why you should check that …

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What is multilingual SEO?

30 January 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek - 18 Comments

If your online business is doing well in your country, you might consider expanding to international markets. To be successful in new markets requires some extra investments in SEO though. You’d better start thinking about multilingual SEO, if you want to be sure your website will be found and used well in other countries! Here, …

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3 SEO quick wins to implement right now

10 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 22 Comments

We’re all ready for a new year of increasing sales, lifting engagement and giving our website the best effort possible. It only seems right to give you a three-step rocket of SEO quick wins, to kick-start your website for 2018. In this post, I will show you three things you can do right now to …

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Ask Yoast: Still minify and concatenate CSS and JS files?

5 January 2018 by Joost de Valk - 21 Comments

To work properly, websites contain multiple CSS and JavaScript files. These must be fetched from the server by the visitors’ computer, to fully load a webpage. In the old standard, HTTP/1, only one request at a time could be handled, so minifying and concatenating multiple files was a good idea. Otherwise, visitors would experience a …

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