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Do you encounter specific issues when optimizing your website? We’d love to help! Ask your topical SEO question to Yoast! You can do so by sending a question to ask@yoast.com. We’ll try to answer all your questions, and we’ll even select some questions to be answered on video by Joost!

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Ask Yoast: How to avoid competing with your own pages

16 February 2018 by Joost de Valk - 11 Comments

If your online shop or business offers many products that are similar to each other, you’re probably familiar with this conundrum: how do you add content that’s diverse enough? And what to do, since you can use a focus keyword only once? These are important things to keep in mind, so you don’t end up …

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Ask Yoast: Content on product category pages

2 February 2018 by Joost de Valk - 16 Comments

Optimizing your product pages and product category pages can cause a bit of a dilemma. You want your products to shine, so they’re the first thing people notice, and in this regard, a picture usually says more than a 1000 words. On the other hand, you need to add sufficient textual content to help you …

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Ask Yoast: Finding the best keyword strategy

19 January 2018 by Joost de Valk - 13 Comments

Doing keyword research is a vital part of your content SEO strategy, but can be a long and difficult process. It’s just not easy to get into the heads of your audience: what words and phrases could they be using? What is their intention when searching? Another important aspect to check is whether it’s realistic …

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Ask Yoast: Changes to your site and the search results

12 January 2018 by Joost de Valk - 17 Comments

Whenever you make some big changes to your website, for instance to your brand name, you’re probably eager for these changes to show in the search results. Unfortunately, it can take a while for Google to crawl your site again and until then, it will show the indexed version of your site in the results, …

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Ask Yoast: Still minify and concatenate CSS and JS files?

5 January 2018 by Joost de Valk - 21 Comments

To work properly, websites contain multiple CSS and JavaScript files. These must be fetched from the server by the visitors’ computer, to fully load a webpage. In the old standard, HTTP/1, only one request at a time could be handled, so minifying and concatenating multiple files was a good idea. Otherwise, visitors would experience a …

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Ask Yoast: Dealing with holiday gift sets after the holidays

29 December 2017 by Joost de Valk - 7 Comments

With the holiday season now mostly behind us, many owners of online shops are probably still recovering from this very busy time. Many businesses offer special, holiday-themed products and gifts during this season. But how to handle the product pages of holiday gift sets after the holidays are over? Even if the gift set or …

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Ask Yoast: Why is the post type ‘media’ noindex in Yoast SEO?

22 December 2017 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

Both the free and the Premium Yoast SEO plugin come with several default settings. We’re all about sensible default settings! So, we’ve put a great deal of thought into setting these defaults, to make sure they’re right for most users. Still, it’s understandable that people get confused, for example when using our awesome configuration wizard, when …

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