Google’s Medic update, and how to deal with it

22 August 2018 | 20 Comments Joost de Valk

In the week of August 1st Google rolled out a “broad core algorithm update.” This update has been dubbed the “Medic update” online. We know it was that because they said so on Twitter. There was quite a bit of buzz around this update. Some sites “won”, others “lost”, which is logical because, in the …

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Google’s Medic update, and how to deal with it

3 exercises to have more fun with Google Analytics

20 August 2018 | 7 Comments Annelieke van den Berg

This post is for those of you who want to use Google Analytics, but feel a threshold to start with this tool. For everyone that wants to see the fun of Google Analytics, but is having a hard time finding that fun. This is a post for people that are scared to use Google Analytics because they’re afraid to …

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3 exercises to have more fun with Google Analytics



Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box

14 August 2018 | 24 Comments Willemien Hallebeek

Please welcome the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar! Update to Yoast SEO 8.0 and you’ll see our first steps to the – Gutenberg – future. If you’ve activated the Gutenberg plugin you’ll find a brand new version of the Yoast SEO meta box, in the sidebar! Not on Gutenberg yet? We’ve got good news for you …

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Yoast SEO 8.0: Introducing the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar & a revamped meta box

Hreflang for sites with different domains

9 August 2018 | 5 Comments Joost de Valk

If you have two very similar sites in two different languages, you may wonder whether you need to implement hreflang. Will Google recognize both sites as ‘stand-alone’ websites, and is that what you want? While translated content isn’t considered duplicate content, it may still be worth your while to actively point users to the right …

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How to create a Google Search Console dashboard

8 August 2018 | 10 Comments Annelieke van den Berg

Dashboards. There are a lot of people out there that absolutely love dashboards. And I agree, creating a good dashboard can save you a lot of time as an analyst. It’s very useful for monitoring data and reporting back to your colleagues. And dashboards can make clear when something’s off the charts, the moment for …

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Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition

7 August 2018 | 12 Comments Willemien Hallebeek

At Yoast we’re convinced readability is essential if you want to rank high and give users a pleasant experience on your website. That’s why we’re so happy we’re now capable of fully analyzing content in yet another language: Dutch! Plus, if you write in a language with diacritics, i.e. marks on a letter that indicate …

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Yoast SEO 7.9.1: Dutch checks complete & improved keyword recognition