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Search Console showing errors in your product structured data?

21 November 2019 | 10 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Google’s recent run of enhancement reports in Search Console gives you lots of insights into how your site is performing in search. Sometimes, though, it gives you stuff to think about, like errors or improvements to make. For instance, if you run an online store, you’re bound to have come across this structured data error: …

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Yoast SEO 12.5.1: Patch release for time-offset issue

21 November 2019 | Willemien Hallebeek

Today, we’re releasing Yoast SEO 12.5.1. It contains a patch to make sure the publication date of your posts is picked up correctly by Google, so the right time will be shown in the search results. Currently, the time shown in the results might differ from the actual publication time, depending on the time zone …

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5 SEO copywriting mistakes you should avoid

20 November 2019 | 10 Comments | Melina Reintjens

Copywriting is a crucial element of every SEO strategy. High-quality content is what helps you rank and sets your site apart from all the other sites out there. So, you’ll want to do SEO copywriting the right way. Preferably without making any fatal mistakes. Want to know what not to do when you’re writing SEO …

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Why and how to export your focus keyphrases with Yoast SEO Premium

19 November 2019 | 1 Comment | Iris Guelen

If you have a large website that contains a lot of content, it can be hard to keep an overview of the current (SEO) status of your website. You might want to get insight into which of your posts haven’t been optimized correctly so that you can fix them! Luckily, Yoast SEO Premium offers a …

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Grow your business with ratings and reviews

14 November 2019 | 1 Comment | Michiel Heijmans

Reviews or testimonials are mostly said to work on the basis of social proof. Social proof is a psychological process in which people copy the behavior of others, in an attempt to reflect correct behavior. In this post, I’ll take a look at how reviews work and how structured data can help bring them to …

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Yoast SEO 12.5: Behind the scenes improvements

13 November 2019 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

These last couple of months here at Yoast SEO HQ have all been about building better things. Behind the scenes, we’re making good progress at getting our flagship plugins ready for the future. While we’re busy building the future, we also stick to our regular two-week release schedule, which means it’s time to introduce Yoast …

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5 reasons your content won’t rank – even though it’s optimized

12 November 2019 | 21 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to easily optimize the text of your posts and pages. People use it to try and get higher rankings. But unfortunately, perfectly optimizing your post does not magically put it at the top of the search results. So, if your perfectly optimized post isn’t ranking, what could be the …

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WordPress robots.txt: Best-practice example for SEO

7 November 2019 | Jono Alderson

Your robots.txt file is a powerful tool when you’re working on a website’s SEO – but it should be handled with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to different files and folders, but often that’s not the best way to optimize your site. Here, we’ll explain how we think webmasters should use their …

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