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WordPress SEO 2.1: release notes

20 April 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 72 Comments

As we don’t want to drown these release notes in the bigger security news, we’ve made it into a separate post. WordPress SEO 2.1 (both free and premium have the same version number now) contains a series of bugfixes but also some enhancements I’d like to highlight in this post. These changes come on top of »

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WordPress SEO 2.0: focus on what matters

26 March 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 111 Comments

Yoast SEO

We’re proud to announce the availability of WordPress SEO 2.0. This release adds new features for Google’s Knowledge Graph and improves the design, layout & usability of the WordPress SEO plugins admin screens in many ways. Google Knowledge Graph Google recently introduced new features for their knowledge graph, allowing you to highlight yourself in the search »

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WordPress SEO Security release

11 March 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 93 Comments

WordPress SEO by Yoast

This morning we released an update to our WordPress SEO plugin (both free and premium) that fixes a security issue. A bit more details follow below, but the short version of this post is simple: update. Now. Although you might find your WordPress install has already updated for you. What did we fix? We fixed a »

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The 2014 Yoast year in review

24 December 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

In 2014 Yoast once again grew exponentially. I thought it’d be fun to highlight some of the things that happened and show what we’ve been working on that might have been somewhat hidden. User base Our WordPress SEO plugin is now used by approximately 4 million users worldwide, with our Google Analytics plugin following with »

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Recent posts and comments for WordPress

2 December 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 Comments

blog post comments

When I was writing the chapter about internal links for our ebook, I also mentioned Recent Posts and Recent Comments. But these subjects were mentioned only very briefly. It seems so logical to add these for any blog, that it didn’t seem necessary to use more than a page to explain these. But if it »

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What is Local SEO?

26 November 2014 by Arjan Snaterse » - 25 Comments

Local SEO inbound link building

Our Local SEO Plugin has been amongst our most popular plugins for more than three years now. However, we never really highlighted or explained why it is so awesome! Let’s do that right now! Local SEO basically is the optimization process for the local results in search engines. That means the plugin takes care of your »

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WordPress security and Sucuri

20 November 2014 by Michiel Heijmans »

wordpress security must read article by yoast

When comparing WordPress to other website management platforms, people that favor other platforms tend to mock WordPress’ security. With the huge user base WordPress has, it’s not unlikely that hackers target WordPress websites. But that for sure doesn’t mean that WordPress is insecure per se! Actually, there is a lot that can be done to make it even more »

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Yoast eBook: Optimize your WordPress site

2 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 69 Comments

Cover of optimize your WordPress site

Exciting news! Team Yoast has written its very own book! In recent years, we often fantasized about writing a book in which all of our knowledge was bundled. In the last few months, we finally put our pens down to paper! Starting today you can buy our awesome ebook for only $19. Our book will »

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Google: Slowly moving back to 10 blue links

29 August 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 44 Comments

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Last night Google’s John Mueller announced on Google+ that “authorship” had been removed completely from the search results. Just like Google has recently removed most video snippets, this is another step towards Google’s search result pages going “back” to being 10 blue links. Brief history of author highlighting / authorship We were among the very early adopters of author »

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Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 24 Comments

wordpress security must read article by yoast

Today, we’re announcing that we have partnered with Sucuri, in the interest of pro-actively securing our plugins. As our plugins run on more and more sites, we have a responsibility towards our users and the web at large to make sure that we do our utmost to make sure our code doesn’t make them vulnerable.* We’ve »

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