Internal Search: Why and How

Internal Search: Why and How

Internal search is the search that is on your website itself. It’s the search widget in WordPress and the product search in WooCommerce. Make no mistake: if your website has over twenty pages, your website should most definitely have that internal search option. There are a number of best practices for that internal search option, and I’d like…

Weekly SEO Recap: Newsflash!

Weekly SEO Recap: Newsflash!

I’m a bit feisty this week. I apologize upfront. We’ve been doing tons of website reviews after last month’s sale and it had me quite busy. But there’s good news this week if you’re looking for a job as an SEO: here’s your chance! Google is hiring one. SEO’s all over the web had fun with…

Preparing your blog post

Preparing your blog post

Writing a good blog post all starts with thinking. You should think about what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. It is important to realise, that proper writing takes some time. In order to write a good, readable piece, you will have to follow three steps: All writing begins…

Google Analytics 5.4.3: Remarketing tag

Google Analytics 5.4.3: Remarketing tag

We just released Google Analytics by Yoast 5.4.3. This is not a big release, but we do want to highlight one of the changes you’ll see in there. Remarketing tag Our Google Analytics plugin has had the remarketing tag incorporated for quite some time, but it was kind of hidden, so not many people were…

Weekly SEO Recap: all about Google

Weekly SEO Recap: all about Google

It’s all about Google today, sorry, so let’s be quick about it. Luckily, we’re allowed to forget about Yandex now, sorry, bad pun, I know. Let’s get on with it: Is Google’s webmaster communications failing? We’ve “lost” Matt Cutts as a spoke person to the SEO community about a year ago. Some other Googlers have stepped…

About headlines and taglines

About headlines and taglines

At Yoast we see a lot of websites on a daily basis. One thing we notice when looking at these websites is how poorly the website’s or page’s goal is communicated a lot of the time. A really good and fast way to convey your goal is by using headlines and taglines. In this post…

Flesch reading ease score: Use it!

Flesch reading ease score: Use it!

If you use our Content Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin, you must have encountered the Flesch reading ease score. Our Content Analysis tool checks — using this Flesch reading ease score —  whether or not your text is not too hard to read. How do we measure this Flesch Reading Ease score? And why is this…

Weekly SEO Recap: Search landscape changes

Weekly SEO Recap: Search landscape changes

This weeks news has some drastic changes to the search landscape that could mean… Well, anything really. There’s also some smaller news about Google which is worth mentioning, so let’s dive in: Microsoft Bing to power AOL Search AOL Search, while relatively small, is still a thing. Microsoft just signed a deal to power it…

Real-time content analysis for better SEO

Real-time content analysis for better SEO

The best way to improve someone’s SEO content writing, is to let him do it, and then give real-time feedback. Ever since its first release in 2011, the page analysis functionality in WordPress SEO has always worked when you saved the post. We’re about to change that, and make it real-time. We’ll give you a preview of…