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Google Analytics by Yoast gets Dashboards

9 December 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 60 Comments

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Today we released quite a big upgrade to our Google Analytics plugin, for both free and premium users. We’ve built a dashboards feature that shows you some top of the line stats for your site, and if you’re a premium customer, provides high-quality reports on the custom dimensions included in it. Basic reports The first ones »

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Recent posts and comments for WordPress

2 December 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 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

setting up landing pages for your site with the Local SEO plugin

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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Google Analytics by Yoast Premium

30 October 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

Google Analytics Premium by Yoast

We’ve just released the first version of our Google Analytics Premium plugin! It contains custom dimension tracking, which allows you to track pageviews per author, per category, per post type and more and of course, comes with our first-class support. You can read a bit about what the plugin does below or buy it right »

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Google’s Search in Sitelinks and WordPress SEO

24 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 30 Comments

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Recently, Google introduced the new “search in sitelinks” box for a lot more sites. In the past this used to be restricted to YouTube and a few other sites. If your site is eligible, you’ll see it by Googling your brand, or receiving an email like this from Google Webmaster Tools: So let’s run through steps »

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Google Analytics eCommerce tracking

17 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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We’ve rebuilt our Google Analytics eCommerce tracking plugin and added support for WooCommerce! Read on to learn why you should buy it today. If you want to optimize your shops sales, you need to make sure you connect your visitor data to your transaction data. This plugin does just that. We’ve made transaction tracking so reliable that we »

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Savvii: Expanding our local WordPress hosting options

11 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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We often get questions from people asking about what is “good” WordPress hosting. One of the things we tend to find hard is tell people which hosting company they should use in Europe. Some of the managed WordPress hosting companies out there offer servers in Europe, but their support is primarily American and it almost always shows. »

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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

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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