Is social the new Google?

9 September 2014 | Michiel Heijmans

During one of our recent projects, we noticed something odd. The website at hand, a shop/blog selling organic products, had over 50% of all page views coming from Google Pinterest. Is this really as odd as we felt it was? When you think about it, social search has been stealing ground from Google search for years, which gave us …

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Google: Slowly moving back to 10 blue links

29 August 2014 | 44 Comments | Joost de Valk

Last night Google’s John Mueller announced on Google+ that “authorship” had been removed completely from the search results. Just like Google has recently removed most video snippets, this is another step towards Google’s search result pages going “back” to being 10 blue links. Brief history of author highlighting / authorship We were among the very early adopters of author …

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Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 | 24 Comments | Joost de Valk

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 | 79 Comments | Joost de Valk

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 1.1

4 April 2014 | 19 Comments | Joost de Valk

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 …

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Major update of WordPress SEO (1.5)

11 March 2014 | 300 Comments | Joost de Valk

Today we’re releasing what’s probably the single biggest update to our WordPress SEO plugin since its initial release. It improves speed, fixes a ton of bugs and edge cases and adds a new bulk title & description editor. On top of that we’ve changed several default settings and added some smaller new features. This post addresses …

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