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Why should you focus on multiple keywords?

how to use multiple focus keywords

In Yoast SEO Premium you’re able to focus on multiple keywords. If you use our tool correctly, your text can be optimized for up to five keywords. In this post, I’ll explain to you why it’s important to use the multiple focus keyword functionality while optimizing your text. Explaining (multiple) focus keywords The Yoast SEO »

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WordPress robots.txt example for great SEO

26 April 2016 by Joost de Valk »

noindex a post with meta robots noindex

The robots.txt file is a very powerful file if you’re working on a site’s SEO. At the same time, it also has to be used with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to certain files and folders, but that’s very often not what you want to do. Over the years, especially Google changed »

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Yoast SEO: hidden features

22 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Yoast SEO

There are many choices on how to optimize your site. When we develop our Yoast SEO plugin, we don’t translate all these choices into settings. In fact, we try to make as few settings as possible! If we think something should always be on, it’s on. We call these features ‘hidden features’ because as a user you’re not necessarily aware of »

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Yoast SEO 3.2

20 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 68 Comments

Today we’ve pushed out Yoast SEO 3.2. This release’s most notable feature is the addition of a help center to every settings page. You’ll remember we released tutorial videos a while back. These videos are now available right where you’d need them: on the tab that each video discusses. Other changes include accessibility improvements and tons of »

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WordPress plugins and accessibility

6 April 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 4 Comments

accessibility responsibility

WordPress recently announced that “all new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” This means WordPress will be making the product more accessible with every new update. Rian Rietveld‘s article WordPress goes WCAG clearly reflects her enthusiasm about this step forward in terms of accessibility. It aligns »

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Yoast SEO plugin video tutorials

24 March 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

Yoast SEO

Do you encounter any difficulties configuring your Yoast SEO plugin? Want to know more about all features and settings of the Yoast SEO plugin? We have great news for you! Joost made a series of Yoast SEO plugin video tutorials for every tab on every page of the Yoast SEO configuration pages. A playlist of a total of »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Launch of a new eBook: Blog SEO

15 March 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 12 Comments

Blog SEO eBook by Yoast

As of today you will be able to buy our latest eBook: Blog SEO. Blog SEO is our most extensive eBook (containing 225 pages) in which we cover all SEO aspects needed for everyone owning or maintaining a blog. Our eBook can be read from cover to cover, giving you everything you need to know »

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WordPress & AMP: part II

8 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 69 Comments

AMP news: where are we now

My previous post about AMP lead to a ton of questions and rightfully so. We’ve been testing, developing and working hard in general on understanding what needs to be done to get AMP working without too many errors. This post is an update on where we stand right now, introduces an updated Yoast SEO AMP Glue plugin with »

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Yoast SEO 3.1: Improved snippet editor and primary category

1 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 3.1. It’s a release we’re truly very proud of in terms of functionality but also in the process we’ve gone through. Yoast SEO 3.0 was arguably our biggest release ever, with a lot of changes that needed to happen but it also lead to issues. Yoast SEO 3.1 aims to keep the »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress

Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

25 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

AMP news: where are we now

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to make sure Yoast SEO integrates nicely with it. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? What is AMP? »

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