The first step in marketing is to find out what your audience looks like. Who are your visitors? Where are they from? Who engages with your blog posts? In this post, I’ll explain how we got to know our own audience at Yoast.com. Knowing your audience! When Joost began Yoast.com it was a blog. He wrote …Read: "Yoast research: get to know your audience!"
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Google Analytics provides us with lots of information about our visitors. However, we are in complete ignorance about the motivations of our visitors to buy our products. Why do people shop online? And how can we influence their motives and make them buy (more of) our products? Thijs already gave lots of useful insights in …Read: "Why are people (not) buying my products online?"
If you’re an advanced WordPress user, you’ll have “abused” taxonomies quite often to relate post types to each other. Now you might think “abused? but that’s what they’re for, right?” Well… Not entirely. Sometimes you just want to relate posts directly to posts. There are loads of reasons why you’d want to do this, for …Read: "New plugin: Post Connector"
We’re very proud to bring this release to you today: WordPress SEO premium 1.0 is here. This premium version adds a redirect module to the WordPress SEO plugin that allows you to manage your redirects from within your WordPress installation. It also allows you to retrieve your site’s crawl errors from Google Search Console and …Read: "WordPress SEO Premium 1.0"
After so many years in the SEO business, we’ve gathered quite a toolset, to check a website from multiple angles and determine what needs improvement. Some tools are for analyzing, some for clearing things up when we are in doubt. It only seems logical to provide you with a list of some of these tools …Read: "The tools we use for site reviews"
If you want to rank a site for a keyword that’s even remotely competitive in search engines like Bing and Google, you need links. Link building has thus been one of the important pillars of most SEO campaigns over the last decade. Getting links is a non trivial business, and because of that, the SEO industry …Read: "Link building, SEO & branding"
Having a solid statistical and scientific background, I often find myself frustrated by research and data-analysis in User Experience Metrics, Conversion Optimization and Google Analytics. In my opinion, doing research and analysing statistics requires proper training and understanding of what you are doing. Am I the only one? You need a brain to do statistics! …Read: "Analyzing statistics just isn’t that easy"
When I started blogging, everyone used an RSS reader and your RSS feed was the way of getting your new content in front of people. The use of RSS has dwindled, at least for us because the readership here on Yoast has quadrupled over the last 2 years but the number of RSS subscribers is now less …Read: "RSS feeds in the age of Panda and Penguin"
Today at Pubcon Matt Cutts of Google once again promoted the use of autocomplete-type, a new property for web forms that works in Chrome (and possibly other browsers, I haven’t checked). Google first introduced it back in January 2012 in this post. I wanted to do this quick post to tell you to turn off …Read: "Why you should not use autocomplete"
In this post we explain why we think that open source needs a business model attached to it to truly thrive. The ideal situation is a Nash equilibrium, which you could also call a Victory of the Commons. This is the write up of a presentation Joost gave at WordCamp Europe in 2013, which is embedded below. He created this presentation together with …Read: "Victory of the Commons"