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Ask Yoast: Using your keyword in the alt text box

2 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 22 Comments

At Yoast, we firmly believe that websites should be usable by everyone, including people with a visual impairment. The alt textbox plays an important part in this, as it clarifies the content of an image. Visitors of your site that use a screen reader can listen to the alt text read aloud, to better understand …

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Ask Yoast: WordPress themes and heading structure

8 December 2017 by Joost de Valk - 10 Comments

Headings play an important role in structuring text, whether it’s on paper or online. Since reading from a screen is already quite difficult, you should make sure you make proper use of headings. There’s a hierarchy in heading tags, with <h1> being the most important, and <h6> the least important. This will help both your …

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Yoast SEO 5.2: Accessibility, compatibility and bug fixes

Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 5.2. In this brand new version you’ll find some feature enhancements, accessibility improvements and a couple of bug fixes. In addition to that, we’ve laid some groundwork that will help us make Yoast SEO work well with the plugins our users use most. Read about all the improvements here! Accessibility Web accessibility …

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WordPress plugins and accessibility

6 April 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 4 Comments

WordPress recently announced that “all new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” This means WordPress will be making the product more accessible with every new update. Rian Rietveld‘s article WordPress goes WCAG clearly reflects her enthusiasm about this step forward in terms of accessibility. It aligns …

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Easy-to-use accessibility tools

2 February 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 7 Comments

Is your website ready for people with visual impairments? Have you ever tried to navigate your own site without a mouse? Just some of the questions I asked you in my article Accessibility matters. In Joost’s recent article on the Google Webmaster Guidelines update, he explains that these new guidelines also focus more on accessibility. …

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Easy-to-use accessibility tools

Accessibility matters

19 November 2015 by Michiel Heijmans - 7 Comments

Usability is important: for everyone. To make sure your site can be properly used by all your visitors (even if they’re (visually) impaired), you have to optimize your site’s accessibility. Every software developer should at least have some basic interest in this. Well-known WordPress accessibility expert Rian Rietveld has trained both our review and development team and although …

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Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization

20 October 2015 by Joost de Valk

Adding images to your articles encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message. But you should always remember to give your images good alt attributes: alt tags and title tags strengthen the message of your articles with search engine spiders and improve the accessibility of your website. This article …

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The heading structure for your blog

2 September 2010 by Joost de Valk - 45 Comments

The heading structure of your pages is one of the very important aspects of on-page SEO. It defines which parts of your content are important, and how they’re interconnected. Because they have different goals, a single post needs another heading structure than your blog’s homepage or your category archives. This post intends to give you …

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