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Ask Yoast: importance of keyword strategy

9 January 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

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Optimizing your site or page for words that people don’t use doesn’t make any sense. That’s why you have to do proper keyword research. You’ll have to get inside the heads of your audience and find out what words they use while searching. There should always be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. Keyword »

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Ask Yoast: can I cancel a 301 or 410 redirect?

4 January 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

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After creating a redirect, it might happen you’d like to use the URL of that post or page again. Or perhaps you decide that you’d like to cancel that redirect after some time. Reasons for this could be that redirecting that post or page was a mistake, or the post or page contains valuable content again. In »

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Ask Yoast: change URLs when relaunching website?

16 December 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

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Relaunching a website can be an overwhelming project. You need a new design and perhaps new functionalities. What should you do with your existing content? And what about new content? The more changes you want, the more challenging it gets. In this process you might face the question if you should change or keep your URLs. »

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Ask Yoast: how to rank globally

6 December 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

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Ranking in your own country is one thing, ranking around the globe is quite another thing though. It poses other challenges. Let’s say you’re organizing trips for tourists who visit your country, how to reach those tourists? In this Ask Yoast, I’ll explain what’s essential for your global SEO strategy. We received the following question from »

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Ask Yoast: Duplicate content on LinkedIn Pulse

28 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

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Social media is not only an important part of your marketing strategy, but it’s important for your SEO strategy as well. LinkedIn publishing platform Pulse is one of the many content publishing platforms out there. You can read stories and news from other publishers, and you can publish your own content. But could you publish »

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Ask Yoast: how many (internal) links on a page?

24 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

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Links are valuable for search engines. Therefore, it’s important to understand how Google and other search engines use links. They use the number of links pointing to a webpage to determine how important that page is. Not only external links could help in the ranking of a page in Google, but the internal links could help »

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Ask Yoast: why and how to minify your JS and CSS

21 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

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If you check your site speed with Google PageSpeed Insights you might get the advice to minify your Javascript (JS) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files. Your JS files contain the code for the interactive elements of your website. And in your CSS files you specify the design of your pages. Minifying those files will decrease your page »

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Ask Yoast: SEO tactics for link building

11 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

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As you might know, links from other websites are an important ranking factor. But you might wonder how to get those quality links. What SEO tactics should you use? First, let us tell you one thing about the SEO value of links: quality often beats quantity. One link from a high ranking site can do more for you »

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Ask Yoast: importance of using excerpts

9 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

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Ask Yoast: what’s a slug?

31 October 2016 by Joost de Valk »

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For this edition of Ask Yoast, we received a question that belongs in the SEO basics category: what’s a slug? The answer is simple because it’s the piece of the URL that distinguishes a post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains what a slug is and what its SEO benefits are. This Ask Yoast is all about the »

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