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The 2014 Yoast year in review

24 December 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

In 2014 Yoast once again grew exponentially. I thought it’d be fun to highlight some of the things that happened and show what we’ve been working on that might have been somewhat hidden. User base Our WordPress SEO plugin is now used by approximately 4 million users worldwide, with our Google Analytics plugin following with »

Category: WordPress

Recent posts and comments for WordPress

2 December 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 Comments

blog post comments

When I was writing the chapter about internal links for our ebook, I also mentioned Recent Posts and Recent Comments. But these subjects were mentioned only very briefly. It seems so logical to add these for any blog, that it didn’t seem necessary to use more than a page to explain these. But if it »

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What is Local SEO?

26 November 2014 by Arjan Snaterse » - 25 Comments

Local SEO inbound link building

Our Local SEO Plugin has been amongst our most popular plugins for more than three years now. However, we never really highlighted or explained why it is so awesome! Let’s do that right now! Local SEO basically is the optimization process for the local results in search engines. That means the plugin takes care of your »

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Obtain an attractive writing style!

25 November 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Blogging tips for web shops

Some of us are natural writers. They are able to write an attractive, fun, readable text in a matter of minutes. Others lack that skill. Attractive writing is a matter of talent, but practice sure helps! In this blog post I will give five tips you can use to upgrade the style of your text »

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WordPress security and Sucuri

20 November 2014 by Michiel Heijmans »

wordpress security must read article by yoast

When comparing WordPress to other website management platforms, people that favor other platforms tend to mock WordPress’ security. With the huge user base WordPress has, it’s not unlikely that hackers target WordPress websites. But that for sure doesn’t mean that WordPress is insecure per se! Actually, there is a lot that can be done to make it even more »

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10 ways to improve mobile UX

6 November 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 15 Comments

optimizing your mobile content

Do you have a mobile website? Is it responsive or did you use a plugin to make it look good? Does it convert? With the use of internet everywhere, your mobile website’s user experience (or mobile UX) should get as much attention as the user experience of your desktop website. In this post, I’d like to »

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Cultural differences in online shops (part 2)

4 November 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about cultural differences between websites. In the comments, some readers left amazing examples of differences between websites of China and websites in Europe. For instance, this example was given by Piet from WP Tips, left is the Chinese site Taobao as seen from China, right is the »

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Branding & your keyword strategy

31 October 2014 by Joost de Valk »

What’s the difference between your brand and your keywords? Are you using both effectively? Your brand is one of your most important keywords, but it shouldn’t be your only keyword, nor should you have lots of keywords but no brand. There should be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. This post highlights the why of »

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Pinterest marketing for your business

23 October 2014 by Michiel Heijmans »

Pinterest marketing for your business

Pinterest is growing fast and has definitely found a steady position in the social media landscape. It’s like collecting baseball cards. It’s creating mood boards for your home redecoration. It’s your online recipe book. And Pinterest marketing could help your business as well. In this post I will explain how you can use Pinterest as a »

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Homepage optimization

14 October 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 28 Comments

homepage optimization

Homepage SEO does not exist. That was the statement in my post on homepage SEO. However, a lot of the people that commented on our site, and on Twitter and Facebook, still feel that a homepage should be optimized for a keyword. Perhaps optimizing your homepage for search engines works for some of you, but ranking in Google »

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