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Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization

20 October 2015 by Joost de Valk

Adding images to your articles encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message. But you should always remember to give your images good alt attributes: alt tags and title tags strengthen the message of your articles with search engine spiders and improve the accessibility of your website. This article …

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Weekly SEO Recap: AJAX crawling and Panda

16 October 2015 by Joost de Valk

After this week’s launch of our first Basic SEO training, it’s now time to sit back and relax. For about two minutes. The next milestone is our upcoming Yoast SEO release which we’ve determined, because of the sheer amount of new features in it, will be called Yoast SEO 3.0. Luckily, the search engines took it …

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Weekly SEO recap: AMPlified spam

9 October 2015 by Joost de Valk - 9 Comments

This is a week of quite a bit of news. Google pushed a new standard called Accelerated Mobile Pages and an update to prevent hacked sites from ranking in the search results. Let’s dive in! Accelerated Mobile Pages The biggest news of the week is Google’s push for a new web standard they’ve developed together with a ton …

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Get ready for the launch: Yoast Basic SEO training!

We’ve been working really, really hard these past few weeks to finalize our first Yoast Academy training. Now, we’re counting the days until the launch: only 5 days to go. The Basic SEO training will be available starting from October 12 and will be offered at an introductory price of $249 this October (after which the price will …

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Weekly SEO Recap: Google app indexing & rel=author

2 October 2015 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

At Yoast, we’ve been ridiculously busy getting ready for all the product launches we’ve got coming up, like our new eBook and our upcoming Basic SEO training course. Luckily, we also still have time to look at the news because Google has been rather busy and there was other stuff to tell too, regarding new Apple releases. …

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Weekly SEO Recap: local and iOS9 search

25 September 2015 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

I’m at the airport in Munich while writing this, going back home after a week with the brightest minds in SEO surrounding me at SEOktoberfest. Luckily, there was plenty of news to discuss :) Local search If you’re doing local search optimization and want to know a bit more about it, Moz’s local search ranking factors research piece …

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SEO-friendly URLs

23 September 2015 by Michiel Heijmans - 34 Comments

The subject is up for much discussion: SEO-friendly URLs. Should or shouldn’t I include the category? Should the URL be as short as possible or is there room for extra’s? Could an URL be stuffed with keywords or not? In this post, I’ll explain our take on SEO-friendly URLs and try to elaborate a bit …

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Weekly SEO Recap: antitrust ranking factors

18 September 2015 by Joost de Valk - 3 Comments

I write this knowing that next week I’ll be in Munich with many friends of the SEO industry for SEOktoberfest, a conference unlike any other. We’ll talk shop with some of the best and brightest minds in our industry and to say I’m excited is an extreme understatement. Google loses antitrust case in Russia These headlines …

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Yoast SEO… for Drupal

9 September 2015 by Joost de Valk - 28 Comments

Today I’m proud to announce the first step in Yoast SEO going cross-platform. We’ll release the first version of Yoast SEO for Drupal on September 23, 2015. This brings the core functionality of Yoast SEO to the users of Drupal 7. This core functionality includes management and optimization of content and meta data (like titles and …

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