What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?

11 August 2022 | Meike Hendriks

A good XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website that leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, allowing Google to find your essential pages quickly, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what they are and how they help you rank better. What …

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What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?



Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

9 August 2022 | 3 Comments | Edwin Toonen

If you’ve been following our releases, you might notice that we’ve been pumping out a lot of new features recently. Continuing that momentum, we’re releasing yet another feature: the front-end SEO inspector. This tool allows you to quickly and intuitively view your SEO settings, without leaving the front end of your website. Besides that, we’re …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

Google Video vs. Bing Video: How does each search engine rank videos?

3 August 2022 | Phil Nottingham

Google and Bing offer unique methods of video discovery, through https://google.com/video and https://bing.com/videos respectively. However, the way they discover, rank and present videos are very different. In this post, we’ll break down the ways in which the two platforms differ. And we’ll discuss what you need to do to make your videos well optimized for …

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Out now: Two technical SEO courses on hosting and crawlability

2 August 2022 | Fleur Heesen

Today we are launching the first two in a series of technical SEO courses: Hosting and server configuration, and Crawlability and indexability! SEO is about more than using the right keywords and writing great content. Without a solid technical foundation, you risk losing the benefits of all your other SEO efforts. We know that technical …

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Out now: Two technical SEO courses on hosting and crawlability

How to use emojis in your page title and meta description💡

29 July 2022 | Willemien Hallebeek

With the rise of social media and smartphone adoption, emojis have gone from cute icons we add to our text messages to becoming an integral part of our day-to-day communication. For many people, emojis belong to social media and text messages, as we mostly use them in these contexts. But did you know that you …

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How to use emojis in your page title and meta description💡


Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements

We’re always working to improve and refine the Yoast SEO user experience with every release. In this release, we’ve rolled out improvements to our Schema structured data implementation and fixed a couple of bugs. Aside from that, we’ve decided to include some exciting additions to our plugins, starting with a new emoji picker tool and …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements

Schema – why you NEED Yoast SEO to do it right!

20 July 2022 | Marieke van de Rakt

You might have heard that you need structured data on your website. Not only will Google understand your content better, but it will also increase your chances of getting those shiny rich results. In Yoast SEO, we output Schema as a graph. This means it’s all tied together and the relationship between various elements is …

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Schema – why you NEED Yoast SEO to do it right!