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How to start your keyword research: a case study

12 January 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 18 Comments

If you start a new site, either a blog or an online shop, you won’t rank immediately. So, what’s the first step you need to take to boost your rankings? In our view, you should always start with keyword research. Take some time to think about the words you want to be found for: which words …

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Google’s Sitelinks Searchbox and Yoast SEO

5 January 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 18 Comments

A couple of years ago, Google introduced the Sitelinks Searchbox. When activated, this search box appears under the main search result from a given brand. So after searching for the brand in Google, you can directly use the search engine of the online store or site where you want to look something up. The results …

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How to change your WordPress permalink structure

17 November 2016 by Joost de Valk - 22 Comments

In the past we frequently recommend people change their permalink structure. In this post, we’ll explain why you should consider changing your permalink structure and how to go about it. Why change your WordPress permalink structure? A common thing we see in permalink structures are the usage of dates. For websites that post content that …

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How to reduce HTTP requests to speed up your WordPress site

4 November 2016 by Jimmy Comack - 24 Comments

Having a website, online shop or blog that’s fast is a must nowadays. A fast website doesn’t only give your visitors a much better experience, but it also helps your website to rank. Sending fewer HTTP requests to the server can improve the loading times of your website. But why is that? What are HTTP …

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How to create the right meta description

30 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans

The meta description is a snippet of up to 320 characters, a tag in HTML, that summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched for phrase is contained in the description. Optimizing the meta description is a very important aspect of on-page SEO. What does a meta …

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DIY: Duplicate content check

22 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 10 Comments

Duplicate content might confuse Google. If your content is on multiple pages on your or other websites, Google won’t know what to rank first. Prevent duplicate content as much as possible. Perform a duplicate content check every now and then to find copied content. In the Advanced > RSS section of our Yoast SEO plugin, …

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DIY: Optimize your browser cache

20 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 21 Comments

Browser caching is the way a browser stores files from your website on a local computer. Browser caching makes sure all files load without unnecessary server connections, which is much faster. In this article, we’ll tell you how to check if that browser cache works and how to optimize it in WordPress. What is browser cache? Browser cache …

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7 ways to increase sales by creating trust

9 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans

The key to converting a visitor into a client is the creation of trust. Your product can be the greatest thing on earth or the dullest office supply ever, both can be sold online when your visitor knows you are the best supplier for that product or service. Through the years, we’ve often advised people …

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