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This site is based on WordPress, and customizing and SEO-ing it is a constant process, so we blog about that quite often. After all, good SEO on this blog makes for lots of visitors, which is exactly what we want of course.

We write about our WordPress plugins, WordPress updates in general and how to optimize your WordPress site.

Must read articles about WordPress

Ask Yoast: Still minify and concatenate CSS and JS files?

5 January 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

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To work properly, websites contain multiple CSS and JavaScript files. These must be fetched from the server by the visitors’ computer, to fully load a webpage. In the old standard, HTTP/1, only one request at a time could be handled, so minifying and concatenating multiple files was a good idea. Otherwise, visitors would experience a »

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Yoast SEO: How to use the internal linking tool

3 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 Comments

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The article you are about to read is probably one of the easiest posts I have written in a long time, as its subject is right there next to the edit screen in WordPress: the internal linking tool, which is a part of Yoast SEO Premium. I have only written three lines right now, but »

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Always improving: Yoast SEO in 2017

29 December 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 11 Comments

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A year always seems like such a long time. But whenever we reach the end of one, we tend to say: where did it go? That’s definitely the case for developing and using software. We’re so invested in Yoast SEO that we sometimes forget when we added a feature because we use it so much. »

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Ask Yoast: WordPress themes and heading structure

8 December 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

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Headings play an important role in structuring text, whether it’s on paper or online. Since reading from a screen is already quite difficult, you should make sure you make proper use of headings. There’s a hierarchy in heading tags, with <h1> being the most important, and <h6> the least important. This will help both your »

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What does the redirects manager in Yoast SEO do?

30 November 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 13 Comments

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The redirects manager in Yoast SEO Premium is a real lifesaver. It’s a feature we at Yoast use many times a day. Once you used it for a while, you wonder how you ever lived without it. The redirects manager makes everyday website optimization and maintenance a piece of cake. It takes care of all »

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How to connect Google Search Console to Yoast SEO and fix errors

29 November 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 Comments

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In our plugin, you can connect Google Search Console to Yoast SEO. This verifies your website for your Google Search Console account and allows you to view your crawl errors. Especially when you have a large site, the number of crawl errors might scare you. In this post, I’ll explain a bit more about crawl »

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Ask Yoast: Changing URL structure and rankings

17 November 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

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If you started your website as a newbie to all things internet, chances are that your site’s URLs aren’t pretty. Perhaps the URLs contain the post-ID, or the date when it was first published. URLs like that don’t say much about the content of a page and look cluttered. If you want to change your »

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Ask Yoast: How to get sitelinks

3 November 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

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As a site owner, you want to come across as an authoritative result, as well as stand out in the search results. Even if you’re already ranking nr. 1. Sitelinks can help you achieve that. These links appear under the main search result, highlighting subpages of a website. Sitelinks can push down the pages of your »

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Gutenberg: Concepts for integrating Yoast SEO

27 October 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Gutenberg is the new editing experience coming to WordPress. We’ve talked about it before. While we have some hesitations, we do see Gutenberg as a major step forward and are thinking about how we will integrate Yoast SEO into Gutenberg. In this post, we’ll share some of the ideas we’re excited about. Gutenberg introduces new concepts, »

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The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO

25 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 12 Comments

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Suppose you know nothing about SEO but have heard about this little gem called Yoast SEO. People told you that it is a very convenient tool to optimize your site and its pages for Google, Bing, and Yandex. It’s effortless. You want to use it. You install the Yoast SEO plugin or the Yoast SEO extension and »

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