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Don’t block your CSS and JS files

29 July 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 104 Comments

you should not block your CSS and JS files

Yesterday, we got a question on Facebook that made me feel the need to respond publicly: Are you guys going to have a fix for the Google Bot issue that came up today? For every site I have using Yoast for my sitemap I got this error from Google Webmaster Tools today: “Googlebot cannot access CSS »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Google Panda 4.2

24 July 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Joost's weekly SEO recap

First things first: I type this as I’m getting ready for a holiday, so the next weekly SEO recap will be on August 21st. Luckily, Google released Panda this week, so I can cover it now. And there’s more, including a statement by Google about the new top level domains. Let’s dive in: Google Panda 4.2 Google has »

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Yoast SEO 2.3

21 July 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

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We’ve just released a major release of Yoast SEO, bringing it up to version 2.3. This new version of Yoast SEO helps you optimize your site and keep it optimized. It shows errors straight from Google’s Search Console, and points you at posts that need work. But first of all, we’ve changed the name! WordPress SEO »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Newsflash!

17 July 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Joost's weekly SEO recap

I’m a bit feisty this week. I apologize upfront. We’ve been doing tons of website reviews after last month’s sale and it had me quite busy. But there’s good news this week if you’re looking for a job as an SEO: here’s your chance! Google is hiring one. SEO’s all over the web had fun with »

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Consistent branding increases click through rate in Google

14 July 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 11 Comments

Consistent branding increases click through rate in Google

Last week, Thijs wrote a post on headings and taglines. Following that post, I’d like to elaborate a bit on focus, but now related to your branding. In this post, I’ll tell you my point of view on how to incorporate consistent branding in your website and how this can contribute to improving your click »

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Weekly SEO Recap: all about Google

10 July 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

It’s all about Google today, sorry, so let’s be quick about it. Luckily, we’re allowed to forget about Yandex now, sorry, bad pun, I know. Let’s get on with it: Is Google’s webmaster communications failing? We’ve “lost” Matt Cutts as a spoke person to the SEO community about a year ago. Some other Googlers have stepped »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Search landscape changes

3 July 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Joost's weekly SEO recap

This weeks news has some drastic changes to the search landscape that could mean… Well, anything really. There’s also some smaller news about Google which is worth mentioning, so let’s dive in: Microsoft Bing to power AOL Search AOL Search, while relatively small, is still a thing. Microsoft just signed a deal to power it »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Google tests & oDesk becomes Upwork

26 June 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Joost's weekly SEO recap

Coming to you from warm & very sunny Seville, where I’m currently attending WordCamp Europe along with some colleagues, this is another weeks SEO recap! There was some nice news about Google tests that came out this week that I’d love to share with you. Also, a case study on a project I was actually involved in »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Google & HTTPS, Bing no longer nice

19 June 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 24 Comments

Joost's weekly SEO recap

An interesting week this one, including an update that seems to have quite a bit of impact. There are also some nice new features in Google Trends, possible labels for slow loading sites and some more annoying news about Bing and keywords. A Google update It wasn’t Panda, it wasn’t Penguin, though both are still “to come”, but »

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Weekly SEO Recap: Apple & Mobilegeddon

13 June 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Joost's Weekly SEO Recap

News comes in weird bumps sometimes. While last week was filled to the brim with search news, this week it’s incredibly slow. There was a lot of news out of Apple though, and some of it touches on search and online enough that it warrants discussing it here. Apple news Ad blocking In iOS9, Apple will let »

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