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How to avoid common SEO mistakes

3 October 2017 by Michelle Foolen » - 26 Comments

avoid these common SEO mistakes

A few weeks ago, I gave a lightning talk at WordCamp Nijmegen (my hometown in the Netherlands) on how to avoid common SEO mistakes. And this seemed a great topic to write a post about as well, so here it is! I’ll describe the most pressing SEO problems I find on sites I work on »

Category: SEO basics
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Ask Yoast: www or no www?

2 October 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

Ask Yoast: www or no www?

If you own a website, you have probably, at some point, thought about your preferred URL. Perhaps you chose between www.yoursite.com and yoursite.com straight away and never thought about it again. Or maybe you switched to or from www at one point. While in the early days of the internet www was the norm, these »

Category: Technical SEO
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Ask Yoast case study: SEO for a property inspector

29 September 2017 by Meike Hendriks » - 4 Comments

Ask Yoast Case study: SEO for a Real estate

In this new Ask Yoast case study we’ll focus on an Australian real estate company: Building Properties Inspections Melbourne. This company specializes in building and pest inspections and provides its customers with reports, containing all the details of those inspections. What kind of customer makes use of these services? You could think of people who »

Category: Content SEO
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How to improve WordPress search

28 September 2017 by Jimmy Comack » - 17 Comments

about headlines and taglines

The default WordPress search functionality is certainly lacking in areas. Although changes were made in 2013 to improve it, there are still a few areas where WordPress could use some help. It is, however, relatively easy to improve WordPress search by adding a few pieces of code. Here, I’ll list some of the methods you could »

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SEO for non-profits

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

Non-Profit SEO

SEO is important for every website that wants to attract traffic. SEO for non-profits, in that regard, isn’t that different from SEO for other businesses. For non-profits -often struggling to make ends meet- it can be a cheap and effective way of attracting traffic. Making sure your website is findable in the search engines increases »

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Managing access to Yoast SEO with SEO roles

26 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 1 Comment

top wordpress plugins

With the release of Yoast SEO 5.5 comes a great new feature: SEO roles. A site admin can now determine in the backend of WordPress who gets access to the various settings and features of Yoast SEO. This makes for a more fluid and flexible access protocol for different kinds of users on a site. It is no longer »

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Yoast SEO 5.5: Introducing SEO roles

26 September 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 1 Comment

yoast seo 5.5

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 »

website maintainan

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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