Technical SEO archives

WordPress robots.txt example for great SEO

26 April 2016 by Joost de Valk »

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The robots.txt file is a very powerful file if you’re working on a site’s SEO. At the same time, it also has to be used with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to certain files and folders, but that’s very often not what you want to do. Over the years, especially Google changed »

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Ask Yoast: page tabs and SEO

18 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Welcome to another Ask Yoast! This time we’ll take a question from Gary Cannon (Home España). He asks: “What’s your opinion on SEO and using page tabs? Should each tab have an SEO text or just the first tab?” Should you really use tabs? Check out our video or read the answer below! Ask Yoast transcript Well, in »

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hreflang: the ultimate guide

5 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 31 Comments

hreflang tags are a technical solution for sites that have similar content in multiple languages. A site owner wants search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language. Say a user is Dutch, the page that ranks is English, but there’s also a Dutch version. You would want Google to show the Dutch page »

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Yoast SEO plugin tutorials

24 March 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

Yoast SEO for WordPress training

Do you encounter any difficulties configuring your Yoast SEO plugin? Want to know more about all features and settings of the Yoast SEO plugin? We have great news for you! Joost has made a series of Yoast SEO plugin tutorials for every tab on every page of the Yoast SEO configuration pages. A playlist of a total of »

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Ask Yoast: Google PageSpeed score

21 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

In Ask Yoast we handle your SEO question! This time we received a question from Stefan Wohlert from Venlo, just around the corner here in the Netherlands. He asks: “How important is the Google PageSpeed score for SEO?” In this video we explain what this score means for your site’s SEO: Focus on a fast website »

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How to optimize your real estate site

16 March 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

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There is a significant difference between a real estate site and a ‘regular’ website. Real estate sites have temporary content: when an estate is up for sale, there is a page for it online. But when it’s sold, it tends to leave the internet. In this post, I’ll tell you how to deal with that. First »

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WordPress & AMP: part II

8 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 69 Comments

My previous post about AMP lead to a ton of questions and rightfully so. We’ve been testing, developing and working hard in general on understanding what needs to be done to get AMP working without too many errors. This post is an update on where we stand right now, introduces an updated Yoast SEO AMP Glue plugin with »

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How to optimize your news site

3 March 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

Optimizing your news site

If your website is all about news, there’s quite a lot that can be done to optimize your news site for search engines (and your users in the process). In this post, I’ll address a number of things you need to consider for your news website. First of all, if you have a construction business »

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Yoast SEO 3.1: Improved snippet editor and primary category

1 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 3.1. It’s a release we’re truly very proud of in terms of functionality but also in the process we’ve gone through. Yoast SEO 3.0 was arguably our biggest release ever, with a lot of changes that needed to happen but it also lead to issues. Yoast SEO 3.1 aims to keep the »

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Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

25 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to make sure Yoast SEO integrates nicely with it. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? What is AMP? »

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