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Create a website with SEO in mind: Technical pointers

19 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 17 Comments

After a lot of its and buts, you have finally decided to create a website. A personal website for yourself, or that long overdue website for your business. You know you have to think about design and should supply well-written texts. You’ve already been inquiring about that thing called hosting. You may even have called …

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Where SEO and UX meet on your site

6 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 25 Comments

At Yoast, we think SEO only works when you use a holistic approach. Just optimizing your page titles isn’t enough. It’s also about site speed and user experience (UX), and great content is obviously a huge part of it. In a holistic approach, SEO has a lot of “teammates” that have to work together. In …

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Where SEO and UX meet on your site

Ask Yoast case study: SEO for a quality brand

11 August 2017 by Meike Hendriks - 39 Comments

With our Ask Yoast case studies we help clients with their SEO by reviewing the website and giving clear advice and hands-on tips. Those clients send us their website because they’re curious what improvements can be made to improve the overall rankings. This time, we reviewed the website of a high-quality sun protection brand: Calypso. …

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Ask Yoast Case study: SEO for architects

13 July 2017 by Meike Hendriks - 11 Comments

In our Ask Yoast case studies we give SEO advice for websites in a specific market or industry. This time: the website of Slemish Design Studio Architects, the business site of an architect duo. The architects told us that they get great responses from their clients, but is their website optimized for search engines as …

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Page speed as a ranking factor: what you need to know

4 April 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 33 Comments

It’s official: Google announced that page speed will be a ranking factor in its mobile-first index. But what does that mean? There’s no beating around the bush anymore: you should work on making your site as fast and accessible as possible. Don’t wait, do it now. I mean it. Work on your mobile SEO. For …

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Metadata and SEO part 2: link rel metadata

9 March 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 4 Comments

In the first post of our metadata series, I discussed the meta tags in the <head> of your site. But there’s more metadata in the <head> that can influence the SEO of your site. In this second post, we’ll dive into link rel metadata. You can use link rel metadata to instruct browsers and Google, for example to point them to the AMP version …

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Performance optimization in an HTTP/2 world

22 December 2016 by Joost de Valk - 28 Comments

A revolution is currently going on in the underpinnings of the web. HTTP, the protocol your browser uses to connect to your site, has a new version: HTTP/2. This is not something that should concern the average user, but for web developers, it changes how we do performance optimization entirely. In this short article, I want to …

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

21 November 2016 by Joost de Valk - 6 Comments

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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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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