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Smart alternatives to dangerous link building strategies

2 April 2015 by Christoph C. Cemper - 41 Comments

Last December, we wrote about all the things that you should take in account when cleaning up bad backlinks. We asked Christoph at LinkResearchTools to check all of the information in there to make sure we were not missing anything. When going over that post, we felt that we should elaborate on the subject of link building on …

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WordPress SEO 2.0: focus on what matters

26 March 2015 by Joost de Valk - 111 Comments

We’re proud to announce the availability of WordPress SEO 2.0. This release adds new features for Google’s Knowledge Graph and improves the design, layout & usability of the WordPress SEO plugins admin screens in many ways. Google Knowledge Graph Google recently introduced new features for their knowledge graph, allowing you to highlight yourself in the search …

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Category: WordPress
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Bing Webmaster Tools: Security, Widgets and Messages

11 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans - 3 Comments

Compared to the first three sections, the last three are relatively small. In this final post in our series on Bing Webmaster Tools we will go over Security, Malware and Messages and share our findings. Security Making sure your website is secure is of course really important. We have already emphasized this on our page on WordPress security, …

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Diagnostics & Tools

10 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans - 2 Comments

Bing Webmaster Tools provides a number of tools to analyze your website. Somehow, they managed to squeeze these into one page in Bing Webmaster Tools as the dashboard page for the section Diagnostics & Tools. Fortunately, all tools also have a separate page… In this post, we will go over all tools and tell you how …

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Reports and Data

6 March 2015 by Michiel Heijmans - 2 Comments

In this second Bing Webmaster Tools post in our series on Webmaster Tools, the focus is on reporting. We’ll be going over a number of pages, and try to explain what information is available and how this can help you improve your website. Or get new insights about your audience, of course. This section is …

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Configure my site

4 March 2015 by Thijs de Valk - 9 Comments

Since we did a series about on Google Search Console. So we thought it was time to do a series about Bing Webmaster Tools as well. Bing isn’t that big in The Netherlands, or Europe, for that matter, but it still holds some ground in the US. The most important reason, however, is we think Bing Webmaster …

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Photography SEO

18 February 2015 by Michiel Heijmans

Have you read my post on image SEO? On that post, I got this comment from Jerry, a professional photographer: “In galleries, do you have any suggestions about what the ALT text should look like? The main concern is that we don’t want to be perceived as keyword spamming; using the same keyword in all the …

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Category: Technical SEO
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Google Search Console: Crawl

10 February 2015 by Michiel Heijmans

The section in Google Search Console that works most closely with our Yoast SEO Premium plugin, is the Crawl section. In our premium plugin, you’ll find a Search Console section, that lists all pages Google somehow did not find on your website. You can easily import these into the plugin and redirect the ones that need redirecting, …

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Google Search Console: Google Index

4 February 2015 by Thijs de Valk

This is already the third post in our Google Search Console series. We’ve written about the Search Appearance section and the Search Traffic section of Google Search Console. So if you jumped in here, and want to start at the beginning, please read those posts first. Today we’ll be going into the Google Index section, which obviously …

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