Want to learn about Technical SEO?

Take our Technical SEO training!

  • Part of our SEO academy Premium subscription!
  • Which technical SEO errors hurt your site?
  • Solve them and climb the rankings!
  • Improve your site speed on the go
More info

Or just read some posts about Technical SEO

What's technical SEO? 8 technical aspects everyone should know »

Is technical SEO a mystery to you? Read this post and you'll know which elements you should focus on, if you want a solid technical foundation for your site.

Structured data with Schema.org: the ultimate guide »

To get search engines to fully understand your site, you need structured data in the form of Schema.org. This guide helps you on your way.


Must read articles about Technical SEO

  • WordPress SEO: the definitive guide »

    This is the ONLY tutorial you'll need to hugely increase your search engine traffic by improving your WordPress SEO. Want higher rankings? Read on!

  • rel=canonical: the ultimate guide »

    The canonical URL allows you to tell search engines that certain similar URLs are actually one and the same. Learn how to use rel=canonical!

  • hreflang: the ultimate guide »

    This guide discusses what hreflang is, what it is for and gives in-depth information on how to implement it for your multilingual websites.

  • The ultimate guide to robots.txt »

    The robots.txt file is a file you can use to tell search engines where they can and cannot go on your site. Learn how to use it to your advantage!


Recent Technical SEO articles

Coming soon: Understanding structured data course!

27 January 2021 | Marieke van de Rakt

There’s a new Yoast SEO academy course on its way: the Understanding structured data course! Are you ready to take a deep dive into the theory of structured data? After completing this course, you’ll understand the concepts and terms related to structured data in detail. And, implementing this knowledge could help you get wonderful rich …

Read: "Coming soon: Understanding structured data course!"

A primer on JavaScript SEO for WordPress

20 January 2021 | 4 Comments | Jono Alderson

The technologies which power the web, and which power parts of WordPress, are changing. It’s increasingly common for developers to use JavaScript to make our websites behave more and more like apps. Done well, these approaches create rich, interactive experiences. When built poorly, they can be catastrophic for SEO. For most WordPress website owners and …

Read: "A primer on JavaScript SEO for WordPress"

What’s technical SEO? 8 technical aspects everyone should know

An SEO Basics post about technical SEO might seem like a contradiction in terms. Nevertheless, some basic knowledge about the more technical side of SEO can mean the difference between a high ranking site and a site that doesn’t rank at all. Technical SEO isn’t easy, but here we’ll explain – in layman’s language – …

Read: "What’s technical SEO? 8 technical aspects everyone should know"
Ask Yoast: technical SEO

SEO in 2021: A new chance to impress

29 December 2020 | 12 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Although it also brought lots of good things, 2020 was a year to quickly forget for most of us. So let us take a look at next year. For most sites, SEO in 2021 is not much different from the past couple of years: you still need to improve the same stuff, but you do …

Read: "SEO in 2021: A new chance to impress"

Towards a trusted web: Timestamping content with WordProof

18 December 2020 | 5 Comments | Edwin Toonen

The worldwide web is one of the greatest achievements of mankind. It has revolutionized communication and allowed for a stunning amount of innovation to happen. As a place without regulation, the web was allowed to grow tremendously. But today, we cope with the side-effects of that unregulated growth: misuse hurts people and even democracies. Now, …

Read: "Towards a trusted web: Timestamping content with WordProof"

Image SEO: How to optimize your alt text and title text

3 December 2020 | 21 Comments | Joost de Valk

Adding images to your articles encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message and get you a good ranking in image search results. But you should always remember to give your images good alt attributes: alt text strengthens the message of your articles with search engine spiders and improves …

Read: "Image SEO: How to optimize your alt text and title text"
Good alt text or alt tags improve accessibility of your site



Structured data for beginners: New and free training course!

19 November 2020 | 2 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Today, we’re adding a NEW and FREE training course to Yoast SEO academy: Structured data for beginners! Want to get noticed in Google? Want your pages to stand out from the other search results? Then you need colorful, rich results that entice people to click. To show rich results for your website, search engines need …

Read: "Structured data for beginners: New and free training course!"
structured data for beginners

How to get ratings and reviews for your online business

13 October 2020 | 2 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Reviews or testimonials are mostly said to work on the basis of social proof. Social proof is a psychological process in which people copy the behavior of others, in an attempt to reflect correct behavior. In this post, I’ll take a look at how reviews work, how you can get them and how structured data …

Read: "How to get ratings and reviews for your online business"
ratings and reviews

Technical SEO

Yoast has its roots in SEO. We write a lot about technical SEO, content SEO and search news. In this category we cover topics like crawl directives, page speed, on-page optimization and other factors that can improve your SEO.

If you want to dive a bit deeper into technical SEO you should definitely check out our Technical SEO training!

As we believe in a holistic approach to online marketing, we combine technical SEO and content SEO with user experience and usability to create awesome websites.