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Managing access to Yoast SEO with SEO roles

26 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 1 Comment

With the release of Yoast SEO 5.5 comes a great new feature: SEO roles. A site admin can now determine in the backend of WordPress who gets access to the various settings and features of Yoast SEO. This makes for a more fluid and flexible access protocol for different kinds of users on a site. It is no longer …

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Search appearance variables in Yoast SEO

22 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 5 Comments

Variables have become a staple of Yoast SEO. Variables make it possible to automate certain processes on your site. They also make it easy to change large batches of meta descriptions for instance, since you only have to change the structure of the variable – the site fills in the data automatically. Here, we’ll take …

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Interview Rian Rietveld & Andrea Fercia – YoastCon speakers

21 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen

Rian Rietveld and Andrea Fercia are two heavyweights in the WordPress accessibility community. Both legends are joining us at the YoastCon SEO conference on November 2, 2017. For this joint interview, we asked them a couple of questions about the current state of accessibility, common implementation mistakes and how to start with the right mindset. Of course, …

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5 questions: Alain Schlesser – WordPress Core Contributor

15 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 2 Comments

Alain Schlesser – aka Schlessera – is a prolific WordPress Core Contributor and he is on a mission: “I want to make WordPress future-proof enough to withstand the next few online revolutions without drowning in technical debt, and as a direct consequence, ensure the longevity of the community that’s surrounding it”. Yoast supports him in …

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Yoast SEO 5.2: Accessibility, compatibility and bug fixes

8 August 2017 by Willemien Hallebeek - 16 Comments

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 5.2. In this brand new version you’ll find some feature enhancements, accessibility improvements and a couple of bug fixes. In addition to that, we’ve laid some groundwork that will help us make Yoast SEO work well with the plugins our users use most. Read about all the improvements here! Accessibility Web accessibility …

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What are breadcrumbs and why are they important for SEO?

10 July 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 14 Comments

Breadcrumbs are an important part of almost any good website. These little navigational aides not just help people visualize where they are on your site, but also help Google determine how your site is structured. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to add these helpful little pointers. Let’s see how breadcrumbs work. What …

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Ask Yoast: Meta descriptions and excerpts

7 July 2017 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

When you’re running a large and busy website, it’s practical and time-saving if you can reuse some of your material. Both meta descriptions and excerpts use a brief passage to summarize the content of a web page. So, it could be handy to use the same text for both. But how do you do that? …

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