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Yoast SEO 5.1: Internal linking suggestions in Italian

25 July 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 11 Comments

Our development team is steadily chugging along and today provides you with a new and improved edition of Yoast SEO. This release features mainly enhancements and fixes, plus a slew of updates to our language support. Let us walk you through the new version we know as Yoast SEO 5.1, starting with our main focus »

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Link building with Dixon Jones (Majestic)

yoastcon dixon jones link building

“If nobody writes about it, then the content is a tree falling in the forest without anyone there to listen.” That’s how Dixon Jones, Marketing Director of Majestic, illustrates the importance of getting the right links to your content. We proudly announce that Dixon will be speaking at YoastCon 2017 on November 2! Learn link building »

Categories: Analytics, Announcements
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Understanding bounce rate in Google Analytics

bounce rate in google analytics

“I came, I puked, I left” is a very famous definition of the bounce rate by Avinash Kaushik. But what does it mean exactly? When does a visitor bounce? Is it purely a visitor that hits the back button or is there more to it? And what can you tell by looking at the bounce »

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Mobile SEO: the ultimate guide

20 July 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 25 Comments

We are addicted to our smartphones. For many people, the smartphone is the first thing they check when they get out of bed in the morning. It is also the last thing they check before they go to sleep. People use it for everything. It’s huge. Mobile has changed our lives. It has also changed »

Categories: Technical SEO, User eXperience (UX)
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Which redirect should I use?

19 July 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 11 Comments

which redirect - delete a page

As an SEO or site owner, you are bound to run into redirects. Whenever you delete a page, change your URL structure or switch to a new domain, you are going to have to redirect your URLs. You have to tell search engine robots that there has been a change in your URLs and that »

Category: Technical SEO
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What to do if the traffic on your blog is decreasing?

What to do when your site's traffic is decreasing

If you maintain a blog, of course you want the traffic to your blog to grow. But what if it doesn’t? What if the traffic to your blog is (slightly) decreasing? What do you do? In this post, I will give 5 tips on how to increase the traffic to your blog once again! First »

Categories: Content SEO, Social Media
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Favicons and your online brand

17 July 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

5 tips on branding

Those used to tabbed browsing know why favicons are important. Your site will stand out from the rest if your favicon is recognizable. After all, a picture says more than a thousand words. Personally, I often find myself pinning websites in Google Chrome, still my browser of choice. As a to-do list, or simply because I »

Categories: User eXperience (UX), WordPress
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Site structure: the ultimate guide

site structure for SEO

Your site needs a certain structure. Otherwise, it’ll just be a collection of pages and blog posts. Your users need the structure to navigate through your site, to click from one page to the other. And Google uses the structure of your site in order to determine what content is important and what content is »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast Case study: SEO for architects

13 July 2017 by Meike Hendriks » - 11 Comments

seo for architects

Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks

12 July 2017 by Jimmy Comack » - 26 Comments

moving your website to HTTPS

In 2014, we decided to switch over to the (now) commonly-used HTTPS to encrypt sensitive data that’s being sent across our website. This post describes some useful tips based on our own experiences that might come in handy if you’re considering switching.  A little backstory Back in 2014 HTTPS became a hot-topic after the Heartbleed »

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