Social Media

At Yoast, we’re constantly experimenting with the bigger social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. We discuss those experiments here and tell you how to best optimize your site for sharing in the several networks. One of the things we often write about is OpenGraph, which allows for enhanced sharing on social media. We’ll also guide you through the analytics of these platforms.

As a smart social media strategy might impact SEO as well, we’ll often discuss the intersect.

Social Media

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Is Facebook getting less important?

Nowadays, the majority of teens use YouTube and Instagram, instead of Facebook. And, websites are now attracting more traffic from Google – organic search – than from Facebook. Statistics aren’t looking that good for Facebook. Is Facebook getting less important for companies, blogs, and websites? And what should you do about it? In this post, …

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Caroline’s Corner: How to use Pinterest to grow – my experiences

A little over a month ago I started looking at my Pinterest profile more seriously in regards to my blog. I didn’t use Pinterest for my blog yet and never even thought of pinning my blog posts to Pinterest. I used the website to keep my wishlist up to date and had tons of hidden …

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Advanced Technical SEO: How social image sharing works and how to optimize your og:image tags

30 April 2018 by Jono Alderson - 15 Comments

Optimizing how your content looks when it’s shared on third-party platforms like Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp can drive improved visibility, clickthrough, and conversions. But it’s not as simple as just picking a great image… When you share a URL on Facebook, Twitter, or other platforms, they’ll typically show a preview of the page, with a …

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Is Facebook evil? Aren’t we all?

Last week was all about Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing. There’s no point in denying that Facebook gathers lots and lots of data about individual users. That being said, all kinds of companies and governmental organizations are more than willing to use that data to have successful Facebook campaigns. So, is Facebook evil for gathering that data? …

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What to do if traffic from Facebook is decreasing?

Facebook can be a vital source of traffic for your website. Recently, however, Facebook announced that pages of business, brands, and news outlets would become less important in the news feeds of Facebook users. This could lead to a decrease in your views on Facebook and, therefore, in the traffic from Facebook to your website. …

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As Facebook’s algorithm changes SEO becomes crucial

If you promote your website on Facebook, perhaps you’ve noticed some changes in the last few weeks. Or maybe you read about it online. Facebook changed its algorithm; messages of businesses and news outlets will become less important. In this post, I want to explain the consequences of the changes in Facebook’s algorithm. On top …

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Ask Yoast case study: Appealing content for a real estate site

8 February 2018 by Meike Hendriks - 4 Comments

In our Ask Yoast case studies, we generally give SEO advise to clients who sign up for this series. This time, however, we’ve had a look at the website of Ryan Hoffman: leverageny.com. He didn’t sign up for the case study, but commented on our Ultimate guide to Content SEO. He told us nobody in his …

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How to perform an SEO audit. Part 3: Site speed & Engagement

7 December 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 12 Comments

This week, we’ve been showing you how to perform an SEO audit on your website. By regularly auditing your – or your client’s – sites, you can get a good feel for what you still need to do to improve SEO. In part 1, I talked about user experience and content SEO and in part …

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Ranking your local business part 7: Social Signals

7 September 2017 by David Mihm - 2 Comments

This is the seventh post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Previously, I’ve listed the most important aspects that influence your local ranking, discussed how to get the most out of Google My Business, covered best practices for on-site optimization. I’ve also given you some ideas …

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