Being active on Facebook, sharing your content and interacting with your followers, can be a great way to drive traffic to your site. But it’s hard to keep up with every change in the Facebook algorithm and the consequences for you. And what to think of the changing popularity of social media platforms in your audience? That’s why we regularly write about Facebook, to keep you up to speed on using it to your advantage. Enjoy!

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What is Zapier? And 5 things you can do with it!

16 February 2021 | 8 Comments | Camille Cunningham

The automation tool Zapier works with Zaps that you can create from scratch. These Zaps can link different apps and services to each other to create a smarter workflow and save you lots of time. But that still doesn’t give you a clear answer to this question: What is Zapier exactly? In this post, we’ll …

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: October 2020

29 October 2020 | Edwin Toonen

October is coming to an end and this means that we hosted another SEO news webinar at Yoast HQ. If you’re not familiar with this recurring event yet: it’s a monthly webinar at which our experts Joost and Jono discuss the latest news when it comes to Google, Bing, WordPress and everything related to SEO. …

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Facebook & Instagram embeds on WordPress break soon

21 October 2020 | 11 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Some time ago, Facebook announced that it would change the way it handles embeds on other sites. From October 24, you can no longer simply paste your links in WordPress to make your Facebook and Instagram content appear on your site. Because of this matter, WordPress has to drop support for the Facebook oEmbed API. …

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Social media optimization with Yoast SEO

5 October 2020 | 10 Comments | Joost de Valk

Our Yoast SEO plugin handles optimization of your WordPress site for search engines, and we dare say it does that pretty well! Most of it is technical and content optimization, but there’s more to SEO than on-page optimization. You need links pointing to your website and for that to happen, people need to talk about you and …

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Social media for small businesses: 12 tips to boost your local marketing

16 September 2020 | 10 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

A successful local business is one that nurtures relationships with its clients and one that people talk about. Can you think of a better online place for that than social media? It’s where you can engage, share, and get the conversation about your business going. At the same time, social media feels like a struggle to …

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Measure your social media efforts with UTM tags

2 March 2020 | 3 Comments | Hanneke Beers

Every company should have a social media strategy. It helps you to increase traffic to your website, it makes it easier to engage with (potential) customers and you’ll increase brand awareness. Of course, you want to see if your efforts pay off. Are you getting closer to the goals that you’ve set up in your …

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Does social media influence your SEO?

Handling your social media is a necessary part of any marketing strategy, but it’s also a vital part of any good SEO strategy. The popularity of social media has risen and probably will keep doing so. That means Google and other search engines can’t ignore them, and you probably shouldn’t either. You even see recent …

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Social buttons: How to add and track them on your site

11 July 2019 | 10 Comments | Jimmy Comack

To help your blog gain more readers, you can make use of social buttons which allow your current readers to share interesting posts on their social media accounts. But how should you go about implementing them? In this post, we’ll give you some pointers on how to get started. What are social buttons? For those …

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