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Search operators

8 April 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 13 Comments

Yes, you want to rank first in Google. And yes, you think you have optimized a site for that. But have you ever been playing with Google to see how your site is doing? Probably not, but let’s do that right now. Have you ever used search operators in your Google queries? Search operators are »

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Mobile-friendly sites and SEO

25 March 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 47 Comments

Mobile-friendly sites and SEO

Last month, Google actually announced a change in their algorithm before it had already happened. In this post they mention that starting April 21st mobile-friendliness will become a ranking factor more and more. In the past few weeks we’ve been getting quite a few reports from Google Webmaster Tools. Not only did they add a Mobile Usability item under the »

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Security, Widgets and Messages

11 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 3 Comments

Compared to the first three sections, the last three are relatively small. In this final post in our series on Bing Webmaster Tools we will go over Security, Malware and Messages and share our findings. Security Making sure your website is secure is of course really important. We have already emphasized this on our page on WordPress security, »

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Diagnostics & Tools

10 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

Bing Webmaster Tools provides a number of tools to analyze your website. Somehow, they managed to squeeze these into one page in Bing Webmaster Tools as the dashboard page for the section Diagnostics & Tools. Fortunately, all tools also have a separate page… In this post, we will go over all tools and tell you how »

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Reports and Data

6 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

In this second Bing Webmaster Tools post in our series on Webmaster Tools, the focus is on reporting. We’ll be going over a number of pages, and try to explain what information is available and how this can help you improve your website. Or get new insights about your audience, of course. This section is »

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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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