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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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Yoast’s Holiday Sale

11 December 2014 by Thijs de Valk »

Note: The discount has ended, which means the links here will go to the packages with the normal prices again. The holidays are just around the corner! At Yoast, we truly do love Christmas and New Year’s eve. The main reason we love it so much, is because it gives people the motivation to start so »

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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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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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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

Yoast Black Friday bundle

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

noindex a post with meta robots noindex

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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