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Website maintenance: How to clean up old posts & pages

13 May 2015 by Joost de Valk - 34 Comments

When you maintain a blog, you write different types of posts. Of course, you try to write evergreen cornerstone content posts all the time. The reality is different. Some posts have historical value, others only have momentary value. You should go through your archive every once in a while, and clean it up. This should …

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The evolution of Yoast avatars & we’re doing a redesign!

12 May 2015 by Joost de Valk - 19 Comments

Over the years, our avatars have evolved quite a bit. Paul Madden created the first avatar, back in 2007. A few years later, I asked Erwin to improve upon it and he ran off with them. He created many, many avatars. First of me, later on of the entire, rapidly growing, team. Below is an infographic highlighting …

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Crawl efficiency: making Google’s crawl easier

8 May 2015 by Joost de Valk

Search engines crawl your site to get the contents into their index. The bigger your site gets, the longer this crawl takes. It’s important that the time spent crawling your site is well spent. If your site has a 1,000 pages or less, this is not a topic you’ll need to think about much. If  you intend …

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Search Analytics in Google Search Console

Google Search Console has a feature called Search Analytics that is really helpful for webmasters. This post explains why you’d want to use Search Analytics, what it can help you find and what type of data it has. On May 5th 2015, Google confirmed what we’ve been anticipating for years: mobile search has overtaken desktop search. On their …

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Throwback Thursday

30 April 2015 by Michiel Heijmans

With YoastCon in a few weeks, we decided to look back to what we posted five years ago and how that might have changed over the course of these five years. Let’s call it our Throwback Thursday post. “Throwback Thursday: when you put a picture from a “while” ago on your social media sites” — …

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Google’s “Mobilegeddon” is on its way

24 April 2015 by Joost de Valk - 39 Comments

This was the week of the announced Google mobile update. The update has been dubbed “Mobilegeddon” in the SEO industry, but up until today, it wasn’t exactly living up to expectations. The idea though, is very simple: if your website isn’t deemed mobile friendly, it won’t rank as well in mobile search results (which, in itself, …

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Holistic SEO

22 April 2015 by Joost de Valk - 9 Comments

Here at Yoast, we try to combat the notion that SEO is just a trick. SEO is so much more. Over the years, social media has become more important as a method for discovering new content and products. Google changes its algorithm literally hundreds of times a year. It adapts to the changing influence of …

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WordPress SEO 2.1: release notes

20 April 2015 by Joost de Valk - 72 Comments

As we don’t want to drown these release notes in the bigger security news, we’ve made it into a separate post. WordPress SEO 2.1 (both free and premium have the same version number now) contains a series of bugfixes but also some enhancements I’d like to highlight in this post. These changes come on top of …

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