At Yoast, we try to combat the notion that SEO is just a trick. While tricks might get you ranked quickly, they usually don’t work in the long run, and they might even backfire. Permanently ranking well in Google demands an extensive SEO strategy focused on every aspect of your website; the technical stuff, the …Read: "Holistic SEO: Improve every aspect of your website"
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This guide discusses what hreflang is, what it is for and gives in-depth information on how to implement it for your multilingual websites.
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Besides optimizing your product pages for user experience, you want to make sure these pages are as good as possible for SEO as well. Obviously, you might think. In this post, we’ll show you a couple less obvious — at least for most website owners — elements of product page SEO and tell you why …Read: "Product page SEO: 5 things to improve"
Google’s Knowledge Panel is the block you’ll find on the right side of your screen in the search results. Nowadays, you’ll see it for a lot of queries. It presents the results of Google’s Knowledge Graph, which can be seen as an engine connecting all kinds of data Google finds on the web. If you …Read: "Google’s Knowledge Panel: What is it and how to get one?"
If your website is important to your business, it’s essential to schedule time to keep it running smoothly. Therefore we regularly write about the things you should do to keep your site in shape. In this post, we’ll write about the most basic of all: checking for 404 errors. Note: this post does not cover the required elements of a …Read: "Website maintenance: Check and fix 404 error pages"
Whenever you delete a page (or post) from your site, you also delete one or more URLs. That old URL, when visited, will usually return a ‘404 not found’ error, which is not the best thing for Google or your users. Is that what you really wanted to happen? You could redirect that deleted page …Read: "How to properly delete a page from your site"
If you use Yoast SEO on your website, you’re probably familiar with features like the SEO analysis or the snippet preview. You might even know that you can easily link to related posts or create redirects in the premium version of the plugin. But there’s (much) more. For instance, the Yoast SEO plugin has so-called …Read: "Yoast SEO’s hidden features that secretly level up our SEO"
You might know that structured data in the form of Schema.org can do wonders for your search results. It also forms the basis for an ever-increasing amount of new and exciting developments on the search engine front. Google has said many times that structured data is beneficial. Today, we’re going to look at a relatively …Read: "How to add HowTo Schema to your how-to article"
Duplicate content is much-dreaded in the world of SEO. If your content lives on multiple pages on your site, or other websites, Google might get confused and won’t know what to rank first. You’ll want to prevent duplicate content as much as possible. So, what can you do, yourself? Here, I’ll explain how to perform …Read: "DIY: Duplicate content check"
Did you notice Google is offering fewer options for your search results to shine? It seems like Google regularly adds a new box to the search result pages that answers searchers’ questions immediately, without them having to click on anything. For instance, type in [Blade Runner 2049] and you’ll be bombarded by four ads, a …Read: "How to get a Google answer box"
This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to make sure Yoast SEO integrates nicely with it. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages/AMP? The Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to make pages load instantly on mobile. The web is slow …Read: "Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages"
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