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WordPress SEO Tutorial Videos

28 August 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

One of the returning questions we get from customers is for better tutorial videos for our SEO plugin. That’s no “simple” thing as we quite regularly update the plugin and add new features to it, changing the interface. So we’ve teamed up with Shawn Hesketh, from WP101, who has created (and will continue to update) a »

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Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 24 Comments

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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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Google Panda 4, and blocking your CSS & JS

19 June 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 79 Comments

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A month ago Google introduced its Panda 4.0 update. Over the last few weeks we’ve been able to “fix” a couple of sites that got hit in it. These sites both lost more than 50% of their search traffic in that update. When they returned, their previous position in the search results came back. Sounds too good to be »

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WordPress SEO Premium 1.2

5 June 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 38 Comments

WordPress SEO Premium

As I announced yesterday on the Dradcast, we released a new version of WordPress SEO premium. This is another feature packed update with a lot of things people had been asking us for. Let me go through the list of new features: Import redirects from your .htaccess file If you have a lot of redirects »

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News SEO 2.0: Google News optimization with ease

22 April 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

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We’ve rebuilt and reimagined our News SEO plugin and taken it to the next level. Today we’re proud to release News SEO version 2.0, which allows you to easily optimize your site for Google News. It had been, unfortunately, almost 2 years since we last updated the plugin which meant it didn’t work anymore for »

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WordPress SEO Premium 1.1

4 April 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 19 Comments

WordPress SEO Premium

After we released WordPress SEO Premium at January 23rd and WordPress SEO 1.5 at the beginning of March (a major rewrite of large parts of the plugin), we’re now ready to release WordPress SEO Premium 1.1. This new version introduces regular expression support for redirects as well as an even better integration with Google Webmaster Tools »

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With great names comes great responsibility.

1 April 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

  Update: check the date of the post ;) In recent years, Joost and Yoast have become less and less synonymous, to the point where it’s now downright confusing as to what people are referring to when they’re correctly pronouncing Joost’s first name and the company name. You’d almost start to feel thankful for those »

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A new Yoast theme: Strategy

25 March 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

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Today we’re unveiling the next of our Yoast Genesis child themes: Strategy. Aimed a bit more at the business side of the WordPress community, you’ll find that the look of this theme changes dramatically with the different color schemes it comes with. From a warm, beachy Summer feeling orange to a cool Winter. So, even »

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Major update of WordPress SEO (1.5)

11 March 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 301 Comments

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Today we’re releasing what’s probably the single biggest update to our WordPress SEO plugin since its initial release. It improves speed, fixes a ton of bugs and edge cases and adds a new bulk title & description editor. On top of that we’ve changed several default settings and added some smaller new features. This post addresses »

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Our themes don’t have sliders… Because sliders suck.

14 February 2014 by Thijs de Valk » - 185 Comments

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Last Tuesday we released our first three themes, and this will be the first post in a series that will explain what themes should and should not have. These posts will also explain why we made certain choices regarding our themes.  Notice: We’ve discontinued our themes, as explained in this post. With the release came a »

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