Technical SEO archives

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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Ask Yoast: how to become an outstanding SEO

19 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

It’s time for another Ask Yoast! We’ve received the following question from Francisco Acuña (Nuevo Léon, Mexico) at ask@yoast.com: “Can you give 1 or 2 quick tips you think are key to become an outstanding SEO?” Watch the video to learn the tricks of the trade! Unable to watch the answer? We’ve made a transcript for you: »

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What to do if the traffic on your blog is decreasing?

16 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

What to do when your site's traffic is decreasing

If you maintain a blog, you would like the traffic to your blog to go up. But what if it doesn’t? What if the traffic on your blog is (slightly) decreasing? What do you do? In this post, I will give 5 tips on how to increase the traffic to your blog once again! Is »

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Google updates its Webmaster Guidelines

29 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

Google has a long set of webmaster guidelines, these are guidelines on how to improve your site for search. They recently updated those guidelines, and every time they do such an update to their guidelines, it’s interesting to see what they added and what they changed. Most of the changes were slightly overdue as they had »

Category: Technical SEO

Managing a growing blog: technical SEO

27 January 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

As a blog starts growing, you’ll need to do more things to keep the technical aspects of your SEO covered. The first thing you should do, whether your blog is big or small, is installing our Yoast SEO plugin. That pretty much covers everything concerning technical SEO. We made it that simple. But, as your blog or »

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Site speed: tools and suggestions

26 January 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Site speed is one of the factors that determine whether you get a good ranking in Google. While site speed is not the most important ranking factor, its importance seems to be growing. A slow website will also result in a slower crawling rate, so Google indexes pages on your site at a slower rate. New »

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What our website reviews can do for you

20 January 2016 by Michiel Heijmans »

seo reviews

“Can you make us rank #1 for keyword X?” “How much more traffic can you promise us?” “Can you make us rank higher, and if so, what spot?” These are just a few examples of questions we often get from people interested in a website review. Unfortunately, SEO doesn’t work this way, at all. We »

Category: Technical SEO

What is the mission of your website?

12 January 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 11 Comments

think about the mission of your website

Before you start making any improvements on your website (SEO, UX or otherwise), you should ask yourself: what’s the mission of my website? Why should people visit my website, read my posts or buy my stuff? What’s the purpose of my website? You should be able to answer these questions in a heartbeat. In this post »

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Yoast Vlog: Google Hummingbird explained

6 January 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Google Hummingbird explained

In August 2013 Google rolled out the Hummingbird update. Unlike most other updates this wasn’t just a change to the algorithm; it was more like a replacement óf the algorithm. Why this big change? It’s closely related to Google’s vision of the ‘perfect search engine’, that Larry Page once described as “understands exactly what you »

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Why you should buy the Yoast Basic SEO training

22 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

Basic SEO training

Most of the SEO skills we teach you in our Basic SEO training can also be learned in our blogposts and eBooks. So, why should you buy our Yoast Basic SEO training course then? In this post, I will give you 5 reasons to buy our training! 1. DIY SEO is cheaper than hiring Learning to »

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