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How to get sitelinks

15 February 2019 | Joost de Valk

As a site owner, you want to come across as an authoritative result, as well as stand out in the search results. Even if you’re already ranking #1. Sitelinks can help you with that. What are sitelinks, you ask? Sitelinks appear under the main search result, highlighting subpages of a website in a menu-like structure. …

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New WordPress tools, plugins & presentations to learn from

13 February 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of valuable news items from the WordPress Community. We saw some great things happening with new solutions and updates to already existing plugins. Enjoy! WPCampus Online WPCampus Online happened on January 31 and featured a lot of great content. If you missed out or want to revisit the conference, the …

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Live indexing for Bing & Google coming to Yoast SEO

7 February 2019 | 39 Comments | Joost de Valk

As we announced at YoastCon, we’re working together with Bing and Google to allow live indexing for everyone who uses Yoast SEO — free and premium. In an update currently planned for the end of March, we’ll allow users to connect their sites to MyYoast, our customer portal. After that we’ll roll out live indexing, …

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Does readability rank? On ease of reading and SEO

6 February 2019 | 7 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Is it worth your while making your text a pleasant read? Will it lead to higher rankings and more traffic? Is readability a ‘ranking factor’? At Yoast, we’re convinced that writing in plain and understandable language can get you more visitors. We’ve even developed a tool to help people write readable text. Here, we’ll explain …

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WordPress newsletter recommendations, related events, and Gutenberg writing tips

4 February 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

We’re diving a bit deeper into some of the options to make better use of the Gutenberg editor in this edition of my roundup. Additionally, I’m highlighting two WordPress related events as well as two very different, but highly recommended WordPress newsletters. WordPress Newsletters I’d like to highlight two very different kinds of WordPress related …

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