User eXperience (UX)

Optimizing websites is not just about getting those visitors to your website. It is also about serving them the best user experience and keeping them on your website. Or even better, seduce that visitor to subscribe to your newsletter or buy your products.

Get ready to optimize your site’s speed, write awesome content and improve the accessibility of your site. Make sure your site is mobile friendly and don’t forget to analyze the results of your efforts.

And there’s more. Read all about improving your site’s usability here.

User eXperience (UX)

Must read articles about User eXperience (UX)

  • Accessibility matters

    Accessibility matters »

    Does accessibility matter? We think so! Facts that show that you should take accessibility into account when developing sites and software.

  • Button UX design

    Button UX design »

    What does an awesome button look like? Should you use flat buttons, ghost buttons, one-state buttons? In this post we share our opinion on button UX. 

  • Where SEO and UX meet on your site

    Where SEO and UX meet on your site »

    SEO and UX have a lot in common. They serve the same goal: to optimize the experience for either a search engine or your visitors. Here are some examples!

  • SEO basics: What is UX (and why bother)?

    SEO basics: What is UX (and why bother)? »

    The importance of user experience for SEO continues to increase. But what is UX? And how does it affect SEO? User experience is all about offering your visitors a memorable experience on your site. If people enjoy your site, they come back and tell their friends. Find out more about UX in this SEO basics post.


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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Mobile parity: are your desktop and mobile site equal?

1 February 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 13 Comments

You might have heard the term before: mobile parity. With, as a subset of that, content parity. Perhaps “One Web” triggers some kind of recognition? It all comes down to one thing: is your mobile site equal to your desktop site? In this article, I’ll give you some pointers on why you should check that …

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3 SEO quick wins to implement right now

10 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 22 Comments

We’re all ready for a new year of increasing sales, lifting engagement and giving our website the best effort possible. It only seems right to give you a three-step rocket of SEO quick wins, to kick-start your website for 2018. In this post, I will show you three things you can do right now to …

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How to perform an SEO audit. Part 1: Content SEO & UX

5 December 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 16 Comments

A couple of years ago, we did about 40 to 60 SEO audits a month. Although consultancy has not been in our product range for some time now, we do occasionally perform these audits, for instance when a friend asks us to have a quick look. An SEO audit like that is not as elaborate …

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Video backgrounds suck and should be banned from your website

26 November 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 29 Comments

“I just love those video backgrounds and we need them on our new website.” No, you don’t. “They are so engaging and set a friendly mood.” No, they don’t. “It’s an amazing new feature and it helps conversion.” No, it doesn’t. Besides that, the conversation is annoying me. Video backgrounds suck big time. Our good …

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Ask Yoast: Adding testimonials to your site

10 November 2017 by Joost de Valk - 13 Comments

Would you buy a product or service from a website that doesn’t look trustworthy? Probably not. So you understand how important it is to gain the trust of your visitors if you own a business. Adding testimonials to your site can help you with this. They give potential customers some idea of the experiences of …

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A/B testing your newsletters

18 October 2017 by Annelieke van den Berg - 3 Comments

In the whole cycle of optimizing your marketing strategies, your newsletter mustn’t be forgotten. Make sure your newsletter is of added value to your audience and is of high quality. Of course, there’s always something to improve. You can make improvements based on your intuition but why not test that intuition first by A/B testing …

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Where SEO and UX meet on your site

6 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 25 Comments

At Yoast, we think SEO only works when you use a holistic approach. Just optimizing your page titles isn’t enough. It’s also about site speed and user experience (UX), and great content is obviously a huge part of it. In a holistic approach, SEO has a lot of “teammates” that have to work together. In …

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