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Why Google won’t display the right page title

26 March 2013 by Joost de Valk - 39 Comments

Quite often we receive support requests for Yoast SEO and its premium add-ons, all asking one “simple” thing: why isn’t Google picking up my page title? People who changed their page title and see that the search results still show their old title are bound to think Google didn’t “get” the new title yet and they …

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Want SEOs to lose their job? Start doing yours!

11 December 2012 by Joost de Valk - 61 Comments

This morning, an article by Paul Boag was published on Smashing Magazine that got a few SEOs, including myself, all riled up. As Bill Slawski pointed out in the comments, Paul has written articles on SEO before. Paul, whom I respect tremendously for his web development work, obviously doesn’t “get” SEO and has evidently had …

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Category: Technical SEO
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Questions and Answers – Google+ edition

28 November 2011 by Joost de Valk - 12 Comments

In honor of the new Yoast Google+ page, I’ve taken questions there which I’ll answer here, so everyone can benefit. Do you think the increased number of metatags released by Google are good for webmasters and the web, or just making things more complicated for the amateur so only those that can afford SEO consultancy …

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rel=”next” & rel=”prev” for paginated archives

15 September 2011 by Joost de Valk

Google is once again showing why standards compliant building might be very beneficial for SEO. They have started to use rel=”next” and rel=”prev”, both part of HTML4 and HTML5, to recognize archives and paged articles. A few years back, I was having a discussion with Nathan Rice, one of the developers of Genesis over how one …

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SEO Hosting

15 September 2010 by Joost de Valk - 48 Comments

Downtime of your website can lead to vastly decreased performance in organic search. I’ve been saying this for years, and have had some small examples to show for it. Now though, I’ve got a great example that I wanted to share with you. The client in this case was Independer.nl and they lost a very …

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