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Yoast SEO 5.5: Introducing SEO roles

26 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 1 Comment

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We’ve got good news for site managers and site owners: Yoast SEO 5.5 now supports SEO roles. It’s no longer all or nothing for users of Yoast SEO because two new roles with several capabilities let you make more deliberate decisions about who has access to what SEO settings in the backend. By using a »

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Demystifying Viewing Patterns

25 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans »

Demystifying viewing patterns

Have you ever monitored the viewing pattern of people visiting your website? This is the pattern in which people view, in this case, websites. There are a lot of ideas about this out there. Now I’m wondering: is there one ‘right’ pattern? Can we somehow turn all the results of research about this into one optimized website? »

Category: User eXperience (UX)
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How to clean up your site structure

23 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans »

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We all know that moment where your website has grown to this monstrous collection of pages. That moment when you realize that you have too many pages in your menu and the coherence of your website is nowhere to be found. And we also know what a struggle it is to clean this mess up. »

Category: Content SEO
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Titles and meta variables in Yoast SEO

22 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 5 Comments

How to create the right meta description

Variables have become a staple of Yoast SEO. Variables make it possible to automate certain processes on your site. They also make it easy to change large batches of meta descriptions for instance, since you only have to change the structure of the variable – the site fills in the data automatically. Here, we’ll take »

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Interview Rian Rietveld & Andrea Fercia – YoastCon speakers

21 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen »

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Rian Rietveld and Andrea Fercia are two heavyweights in the WordPress accessibility community. Both legends are joining us at the YoastCon SEO conference on November 2, 2017. For this joint interview, we asked them a couple of questions about the current state of accessibility, common implementation mistakes and how to start with the right mindset. Of course, »

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About headlines and taglines

20 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 1 Comment

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 »

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SEO copywriting for multilingual and multi-regional sites

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

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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 »

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How to choose keywords that’ll attract traffic

18 September 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 5 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 » - 3 Comments

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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 »

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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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