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New online course: Technical SEO 1

21 February 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 4 Comments

Today we’re launching our first technical SEO training. This training will help EVERYONE to understand those difficult technical SEO issues. We’ll teach you exactly how to analyze (and solve) the most common technical SEO issues. Technical SEO can be quite daunting, but with this training, you’ll be able to fully grasp al those complicated technical …

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SEO basics: What is crawlability?

20 February 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 6 Comments

Ranking in the search engines requires a website with flawless technical SEO. Luckily, the Yoast SEO plugin takes care of (almost) everything on your WordPress site. Still, if you really want to get most out of your website and keep on outranking the competition, some basic knowledge of technical SEO is a must. In this post, …

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Ask Yoast: How to get users to the right subdomain?

10 February 2017 by Joost de Valk - 2 Comments

As a site owner you want search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language. For instance, if you’re Dutch, you’d rather see the Dutch version than the English version, if a Dutch version is available. But sometimes you might want to switch. For instance, if you’re abroad, you’d want to be able to switch …

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SEO basics: How to improve your mobile site

8 February 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 18 Comments

Here’s the thing: your site should be mobile-friendly. In fact, this might just be your number one priority. If you want to improve your mobile SEO, you have to improve the performance of your site, plus you have to make sure that it offers users an excellent mobile experience. In this SEO basics article, you’ll …

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Ask Yoast: Should I redirect my affiliate links?

6 February 2017 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

There are several reasons for cloaking or redirecting affiliate links. For instance, it’s easier to work with affiliate links when you redirect them, plus you can make them look prettier. But do you know how to cloak affiliate links? We explained how the process works in one of our previous posts. This Ask Yoast is …

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Meta description for search & social

2 February 2017 by Joost de Valk - 6 Comments

Meta description elements have many uses and can be constructed in several ways. First and foremost, a good meta description entices the user to click. It does that both by the fact that it contains enticing, well readable text and the keyword or keyphrase, as that becomes bold in the search results. Our view on that …

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Ask Yoast: Nofollow layered navigation links?

30 January 2017 by Joost de Valk - 4 Comments

If you have a big eCommerce site with lots of products, layered navigation can help your users to narrow down their search results. Layered or faceted navigation is an advanced way of filtering by providing groups of filters for (many) product attributes. In this filtering process, you might create a lot of URLs though, because the user …

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How to cloak your affiliate links

24 January 2017 by Joost de Valk - 11 Comments

We regularly consult for sites that monetize, in part, with affiliate links. We usually advise people to redirect affiliate links. In the past, we noticed that there wasn’t a proper script available online that could handle this for us, so we created one to tackle this problem. In this post, I explain how you can get …

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HTTP status codes and what they mean for SEO

20 January 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 8 Comments

HTTP status codes, like 404, 301 and 500, might not mean much to a regular visitor, but for SEOs they are incredibly important. Not only that, search engine spiders, like Googlebot, use these to determine the health of a site. These status codes offer a way of seeing what happens between the browser and the server. …

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