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About headlines and taglines

20 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans »

About headlines and taglines

At Yoast, we see a lot of websites on a daily basis. One thing we often notice when looking at these websites is how poorly the website’s or page’s goal is communicated. A great and fast way to convey your goal is by using headlines and taglines. Here, we’ll show you how to use headlines and »

Category: User eXperience (UX)
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SEO copywriting for multilingual and multi-regional sites

19 September 2017 by Jesse van de Hulsbeek » - 2 Comments

keyword research for ecommerce

False friends are words that seem very similar but have a different meaning in different languages. Take the word sensible. It means reasonable in English but sensitive in French and Spanish. Sometimes, the same term can even refer to something completely different in two varieties of English. In this post, I will tell you why »

Category: Content SEO
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How to choose keywords that’ll attract traffic

18 September 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 2 Comments

How to choose keywords that'll attract traffic

Ranking in the search engines can be hard. Especially if the competition in your niche is high. As you probably know, you should start with doing your keyword research: getting inside the heads of your audience, knowing exactly what words they use and what they are searching for. But then what? How do you choose »

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How to properly delete a page from your site

16 September 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

how to delete pages properly

When you delete a page (or post) from your site, you delete one or more URLs too. That old URL, when visited, will usually return a 404 not found error. But is that what you wanted? Maybe that page should be redirected somewhere. If not, and you deliberately deleted that content, serving a 410 header would actually be »

Category: Technical SEO
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5 questions: Alain Schlesser – WordPress Core Contributor

15 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 2 Comments

Alain Schlessera

Alain Schlesser – aka Schlessera – is a prolific WordPress Core Contributor and he is on a mission: “I want to make WordPress future-proof enough to withstand the next few online revolutions without drowning in technical debt, and as a direct consequence, ensure the longevity of the community that’s surrounding it”. Yoast supports him in »

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Ranking your local business part 8: Behavioral Signals

14 September 2017 by David Mihm »

Ranking local business part 8

This is the final post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Previously, I’ve listed the most important aspects that influence your local ranking, discussed how to get the most out of  Google My Business, covered best practices for on-site optimization. I’ve also given you some ideas for »

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Yoast Academy: Teach yourself SEO

13 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 3 Comments

Academy Yoast

It’s a common misconception that the internet is the ultimate learning environment. Yes, you can find everything you need, for free, but the information you end up with is not always trustworthy. It’s scattered, often outdated and sometimes contradictory. So if you want to learn all about a particular subject, you might be better off »

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Optimizing your website menu for SEO

13 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 4 Comments

optimizing your site's menu

In an ideal world, every single page of your website would be accessible from that one, site-wide website menu. But as you, as a web developer or website owner, undoubtedly know, the real world of websites is far from ideal. We struggle with multiple devices, fixed-width websites, themes that can hardly be changed without creating new »

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How to become an SEO expert

12 September 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 4 Comments

how to become an SEO expert

Do you want to make sure your site outranks your competition? Then you should learn the ins and outs of SEO and become an SEO expert yourself. Setting up a successful SEO strategy can be quite hard. Investing in your skills will definitely pay off though. After all, you yourself are the very best expert »

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5 questions: Roy Huiskes – Chapter42

11 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen »

Interview with Roy Huiskes

“SEO is more about being in ALL the right places at the right time.” That’s how SEO and internet marketer Roy Huiskes describes the importance of a complete online presence. He has worked in the business since 2003 and consulted for several big brands. With loads of experience in CRO, analytics and all aspects of »

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