The temptation of the green bullet in WP SEO!

The temptation of the green bullet in WP SEO!

This post starts with a confession: up until recently, I always asked my husband to do the page analyses of my blog posts. I have known about SEO for many years now, as Joost never stops talking about it. I just never used the plugin to check my own writings myself, I simply asked him to do…

Creating loyal customers

Creating loyal customers

Today I thought I’d focus on loyal customers and returning visitors, rather than raking in those new visitors and customers. I feel this is a part of the website and online shop optimization that is easily overlooked or even forgotten. Obviously, this is a complete shame, because it’s actually a lot harder to convince people to…

Google Analytics eCommerce tracking

Google Analytics eCommerce tracking

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…

Savvii: Expanding our local WordPress hosting options

Savvii: Expanding our local WordPress hosting options

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.…

10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post

10 tips for an awesome <em>and</em> SEO-friendly blog post

Writing a blog post -like all other writing- is a skill. In order to keep your reader interested, you should think about structuring your text and writing in an appealing style. You should help your readers to grasp the main idea of your post by providing headings, subheadings and clear paragraphs. If people understand and…

Is Social the New Google?

Is Social the New Google?

During one of our recent projects, we noticed something odd. The website at hand, a shop / blog selling organic products, had over 50% of all pageviews coming from Google Pinterest. Is this really as odd as we felt it was? If you come to think about it, social search has been stealing ground from Google search for years,…

How To: Tracking your SEO using Google Analytics

How To: Tracking your SEO using Google Analytics

At Yoast, we’re known for giving you any number of useful tips to improve your site’s SEO. However, how do you know whether those tips actually working for you? There are a number of tools out there that can help you track your SEO, but most of them will actually cost you money. And in the…

Google Analytics by Yoast, V5: Universal Support

Google Analytics by Yoast, V5: Universal Support

We’ve been working hard on our Google Analytics plugin and are proud to release version 5.0, with universal support, today. With all the changes Google had made to Analytics and with our improved development experience we decided we’d be better off with a full rewrite. We’ve redone some of the features, killed a few minor features…

Yoast eBook: Optimize your WordPress site

Yoast eBook: 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…

Google: Slowly moving back to 10 blue links

Google: Slowly moving back to 10 blue links

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…