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    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


How to get your new WordPress site indexed

18 March 2020 | 10 Comments | Dijana Muzhdeka

When you roll out the red carpet on a new website, you might be expecting visitors to start coming eagerly. In reality, before people start visiting your site, search engines need to find, index and rank it. In this article, I share some tips that could help you get your site indexed faster.  A quick note …

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xml sitemaps do you need them


Google’s Sitelinks Searchbox on WordPress, with or without Yoast SEO

26 February 2020 | 20 Comments | Edwin Toonen

A couple of years ago, Google introduced the Sitelinks Searchbox. When activated, this search box appears under the main URL for a given brand in the search results, above its sitelinks, hence the name. When you search for that brand in Google, you can directly use the site’s search engine. The results will be presented …

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Rich results are rocking the SERPs

23 January 2020 | 8 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Rich search results are everywhere. Years ago, search engines presented search results without much adornment. Today, the search results look very different, especially on mobile. We see extra information beneath the links, plus a couple of big blocks of rich — often visual or action-oriented — content, depending on what you look for. In this …

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Move WordPress to a new domain in 10 easy steps!

20 January 2020 | 9 Comments | Jono Alderson

Sometimes, branding, technical or business decisions mean that you need to change your domain. If you’re not careful, a poorly managed move can really hurt your SEO. Thankfully, WordPress makes things pretty easy – here’s everything you need to do. 10 steps to move WordPress That should be it, you’ve moved WordPress to a new …

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Help, I’ve accidentally noindexed a post. What to do?

It can happen to anyone: You’re working on your site, fiddling on some posts here and there, and hit update when you’re done. After a while, you check back on how a post is doing and, to your dismay, it disappeared completely from the search engines! It turns out you’ve accidentally set a post or …

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accidentally noindex post


What’s powering conversational search? Featured snippets, structured data and actions

11 December 2019 | 8 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Voice search is still hot, but it might be a little slower on the uptake than many predicted. Google and friends continue to bombard the consumer with new devices, with new possibilities and new ways of controlling them via voice. The results for these voice searches comes from a mix of actions, knowledge graph data …

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What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?

9 December 2019 | 14 Comments | Meike Hendriks

A good XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website that leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow Google to quickly find your essential website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what they are and how they help you …

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