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Weekly SEO Recap: antitrust ranking factors

18 September 2015 by Joost de Valk - 3 Comments

I write this knowing that next week I’ll be in Munich with many friends of the SEO industry for SEOktoberfest, a conference unlike any other. We’ll talk shop with some of the best and brightest minds in our industry and to say I’m excited is an extreme understatement. Google loses antitrust case in Russia These headlines …

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Weekly SEO Recap: Panda U-Turns and new Bing tools

11 September 2015 by Joost de Valk - 8 Comments

New iPhones! Search news? Oh right… So… About that search news. Panda’s making U-turns, Yandex penalizing sites for selling links, Bing offering new keyword tools and more! What happened to Panda? Google announced a Panda 4.2 update that’d “very slowly” roll out a while back, we covered that. It seems as though, according to this post by …

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Weekly SEO Recap: Google Panda 4.2

24 July 2015 by Joost de Valk - 13 Comments

First things first: I type this as I’m getting ready for a holiday, so the next weekly SEO recap will be on August 21st. Luckily, Google released Panda this week, so I can cover it now. And there’s more, including a statement by Google about the new top level domains. Let’s dive in: Google Panda 4.2 Google has …

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Weekly SEO recap: Panda, Penguin, Mobilegeddon

5 June 2015 by Joost de Valk - 12 Comments

We’ve decided that we’re going to turn my “somewhat” regular recent posts on changes in the Search and SEO world into a weekly SEO recap. It’ll run on Friday most of the time, so you know when to expect it. This week was absolutely packed with search news, so let’s dive right in. The Headlines News from SMX …

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Phantom Quality Panda and Google Search Console

At Yoast, we’re all really busy in the preparation for YoastCon next Wednesday, as you will understand. When us SEO people are really busy focussing on other stuff, Google tends to ‘surprise’ the online community with breaking news, algorithm updates or other developments that really need our attention as well. How is that, you might …

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Google Panda 4, and blocking your CSS & JS

19 June 2014 by Joost de Valk - 79 Comments

A month ago Google introduced its Panda 4.0 update. Over the last few weeks we’ve been able to “fix” a couple of sites that got hit in it. These sites both lost more than 50% of their search traffic in that update. When they returned, their previous position in the search results came back. Sounds too good to be …

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RSS feeds in the age of Panda and Penguin

21 November 2013 by Joost de Valk - 105 Comments

When I started blogging, everyone used an RSS reader and your RSS feed was the way of getting your new content in front of people. The use of RSS has dwindled, at least for us because the readership here on Yoast has quadrupled over the last 2 years but the number of RSS subscribers is now less …

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Penguin, Panda, it’s not that black and white..

14 May 2012 by Joost de Valk - 85 Comments

We’re getting quite a few site review requests and SEO consultancy requests recently for people that have been hit by a sudden drop in traffic after the recent Google Penguin update. Because there has been quite some news about Google’s Penguin update and before that its Panda update, people are blaming those. In our perspective, …

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