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Is that a Possum near me?

29 September 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 12 Comments

For a year and a half now, we SEOs have been talking to small business owners and each other about how Google’s handling near me searches better and better. Needless to say that mobile traffic is growing and location based ‘everything’ needs to be taken into account while optimizing the mobile SEO for every location …

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Local search (Possum)

Ask Yoast: Why connect GSC with Yoast SEO?

19 September 2016 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

If you use our Yoast SEO plugin you’ve got the opportunity to connect it to Google Search Console (GSC). With GSC you can monitor the SEO health of your site, while Yoast SEO helps you to optimize your site. Connecting the two, so they can work together, will allow you to be more efficient when maintaining your site. …

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Yoast SEO 3.5

7 September 2016 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we would call a bugfix release. XML Sitemap changes We’ve decided to …

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yoast seo bug fixes

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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DIY: Optimize your browser cache

20 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 21 Comments

Browser caching is the way a browser stores files from your website on a local computer. Browser caching makes sure all files load without unnecessary server connections, which is much faster. In this article, we’ll tell you how to check if that browser cache works and how to optimize it in WordPress. What is browser cache? Browser cache …

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High speed keyword research

Ask Yoast: www and duplicate content

3 June 2016 by Joost de Valk - 6 Comments

If content on different urls is the same, search engines don’t know which url to show in the search results. We call this a duplicate content issue. And it can hurt your rankings! Unfortunately it happens more often than you’d think. Did you, for instance, ever think about the consequences of www or non www versions …

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