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Bing Webmaster Tools: Configure My Site

4 March 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 9 Comments

We recently did a series about Google Webmaster Tools  (now known as Google Search Console). So we thought it was time to do a series about Bing Webmaster Tools as well. Bing isn’t that big in The Netherlands, or Europe, for that matter, but it still holds some ground in the US. The most important reason, »

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Photography SEO

18 February 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 30 Comments

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Have you read my post on image SEO? On that post, I got this comment from Jerry, a professional photographer: In galleries, do you have any suggestions about what the ALT text should look like? The main concern is that we don’t want to be perceived as keyword spamming; using the same keyword in all the »

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Google Search Console: Crawl

10 February 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 27 Comments

Google search console crawl

The section in Google Search Console that works most closely with our Yoast SEO Premium plugin, is the Crawl section. In our premium plugin, you’ll find a Search Console section, that lists all pages Google somehow did not find on your website. You can easily import these into the plugin and redirect the ones that need redirecting, »

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Google Search Console: Google Index

4 February 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 24 Comments

Google Search Console Index

This is already the third post in our Google Search Console series. Last week we’ve written about the Search Appearance section and the Search Traffic section of Google Search Console. So if you jumped in here, and want to start at the beginning, please read those posts first. Today we’ll be going into the Google Index section, »

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Google Search Console: Search Traffic

28 January 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 26 Comments

Google Search Console Search Analytics

Following Thijs’ article on Search Appearance in Google Search Console, I wanted to talk to you today about the second section: Search Traffic. Although the common thread is search traffic, the subsection deal with a lot of different topics like search analytics and links. In this article, we will explain all that can be found in these subsections. Search Analytics »

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Google Search Console: Search Appearance

27 January 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 32 Comments

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There are a lot of ways to check how your website’s doing these days. The most common one people use is probably Google Analytics. Google Analytics is definitely a great tool for monitoring your site. However, since the ‘not provided’ development, it’s become pretty hard to monitor your SEO efforts. And unfortunately, most tools that »

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Local SEO strategy tips from Kristopher Jones

22 January 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 37 Comments

Local SEO strategy tips

One year ago, we asked our Facebook audience to post a question for Kristopher Jones about local SEO as a strategy. Kristopher is (among many other things) the founder of lseo.com, a local search engine optimization solution for businesses that we really like. We chose the best five and got some interesting answers from Kris we’d like to share »

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Custom dimensions and SEO

18 December 2014 by Thijs de Valk » - 11 Comments

As you might’ve noticed, we’ve added a couple of pretty cool features to the Google Analytics by Yoast Premium plugin. This post is another sequel to the custom dimensions posts, in which I’ve been explaining the custom dimensions in the plugin. Today I’ll explain the new custom dimensions we’ve added and how they can actually help »

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Clean up your bad backlinks

16 December 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 28 Comments

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This new year, Yoast has decided to provide you with a head start for your website. The general idea: clean up your entire site and start 2016 fresh! In this post, we will go beyond on-site optimization and explain a bit more about bad backlinks for your website.   Bad backlinks, or low-quality backlinks, is a »

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New eBook: optimize your website

13 November 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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Just about 2 months ago we released our eBook optimize your WordPress site. It’s been sold over 5,000 times now, which makes us very proud. We have received a lot of positive feedback in that time encouraging us to do more eBooks. There was one question that kept popping up though: do you have a »

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