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Weekly SEO Recap: AJAX crawling and Panda

16 October 2015 by Joost de Valk »

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

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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Google Penguin explained

15 October 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Joost explains Google Penguin

One of the most painful Google updates that can hit a website is called Penguin. Google Penguin aims to remove sites from the search results that have been trying to game Google by buying or otherwise “unnaturally acquiring” links to their website. It does that by basically applying a negative value to specific links. So if you »

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Basic SEO Training of Yoast Academy available now!

12 October 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 12 Comments

Basic SEO Training

We are extremely proud to present to you our Basic SEO training! Make sure to watch our video in order to grasp what the Basic SEO training is about. Buy the Basic SEO training with a $50 discount throughout October 2015 for only $249. Or, you can watch the video and read a bit more: The Basic »

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Weekly SEO recap: AMPlified spam

9 October 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

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!

8 October 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 22 Comments

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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Google Panda & low quality pages

5 October 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

google panda - low quality pages

While reviewing websites, quite often we find sites that already have become a victim of Google Panda’s algorithm, or run the risk of getting “Pandalized”. A site runs the risk of being hit by Panda when it has a lot of low quality pages. In this post I want to give you some quick insights into what »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Google app indexing & rel=author

2 October 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

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

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

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

seo friendly urls

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? Should it be stuffed with keywords or not? In this post, I’ll explain our take on SEO friendly URLs and try to elaborate a »

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Weekly SEO Recap: antitrust ranking factors

18 September 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

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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