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Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 by Joost de Valk - 24 Comments

Today, we’re announcing that we have partnered with Sucuri, in the interest of pro-actively securing our plugins. As our plugins run on more and more sites, we have a responsibility towards our users and the web at large to make sure that we do our utmost to make sure our code doesn’t make them vulnerable.* We’ve …

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Google Panda 4, and blocking your CSS & JS

19 June 2014 by Joost de Valk - 79 Comments

A month ago Google introduced its Panda 4.0 update. Over the last few weeks we’ve been able to “fix” a couple of sites that got hit in it. These sites both lost more than 50% of their search traffic in that update. When they returned, their previous position in the search results came back. Sounds too good to be …

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WordPress SEO Premium 1.2

5 June 2014 by Joost de Valk - 38 Comments

As I announced yesterday on the Dradcast, we released a new version of WordPress SEO premium. This is another feature packed update with a lot of things people had been asking us for. Let me go through the list of new features: Import redirects from your .htaccess file If you have a lot of redirects …

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Visually direct and captivate your visitors

3 June 2014 by Thijs de Valk - 14 Comments

In the last month I’ve been speaking at a few conferences with a talk I’ve dubbed “The Psychology behind Conversion”. In this talk I’m trying to explain why everyone who maintains a website should be interested in psychology and how it can help them. Being interested in psychology, especially when applied to the web, is …

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News SEO 2.0: Google News optimization with ease

22 April 2014 by Joost de Valk - 42 Comments

We’ve rebuilt and reimagined our News SEO plugin and taken it to the next level. Today we’re proud to release News SEO version 2.0, which allows you to easily optimize your site for Google News. It had been, unfortunately, almost 2 years since we last updated the plugin which meant it didn’t work anymore for …

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WordPress SEO Premium 1.1

4 April 2014 by Joost de Valk - 19 Comments

After we released WordPress SEO Premium at January 23rd and WordPress SEO 1.5 at the beginning of March (a major rewrite of large parts of the plugin), we’re now ready to release WordPress SEO Premium 1.1. This new version introduces regular expression support for redirects as well as an even better integration with Google Webmaster Tools …

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Beautiful or Usable: What’s important while designing your website?

How important are the aesthetics of a website? Does a beautiful site convert better? And what is the relation between aesthetics and usability? In this post, I try to answer these questions What is beautiful is usable? A much-cited article on the matter is ‘What is beautiful is usable’. The main conclusion of this article …

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