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What is 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.

Duplicate content: Causes and solutions »

Your site might be suffering from duplicate content issues, without you even knowing. This guide you'll find common causes, and how to identify and fix them.


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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

Search Console showing errors in your product structured data?

21 November 2019 | 10 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Google’s recent run of enhancement reports in Search Console gives you lots of insights into how your site is performing in search. Sometimes, though, it gives you stuff to think about, like errors or improvements to make. For instance, if you run an online store, you’re bound to have come across this structured data error: …

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Grow your business with ratings and reviews

14 November 2019 | 1 Comment | 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 and how structured data can help bring them to …

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WordPress robots.txt: Best-practice example for SEO

7 November 2019 | Jono Alderson

Your robots.txt file is a powerful tool when you’re working on a website’s SEO – but it should be handled with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to different files and folders, but often that’s not the best way to optimize your site. Here, we’ll explain how we think webmasters should use their …

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Google Search Console and the structured data Enhancements report

17 October 2019 | 4 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Google Search Console is an incredibly important tool for website owners. This tool shows you how your site appears in Google’s search results. It also shows you what to improve to make the most of your listings in the results. One of the many cool features of Search Console is the structured data analyses found …

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Get Google’s new video reporting with the Yoast Video SEO plugin

8 October 2019 | 1 Comment | Edwin Toonen

Yesterday, Google announced a new addition to the rapidly expanding lineup of enhancement reports in Search Console. This time, it’s all about video! You can now not only see how your video performs in search, but also if your videos have valid structured data so they are eligible for rich results. Need help getting your …

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How to use WordPress: Answering 12 common WordPress questions

26 September 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

WordPress is huge. According to the latest stats, WordPress powers almost 35% of the web — and growing quickly. With so many sites using the CMS and so many new sites bursting onto the scene, there’re a lot of new users taking their first steps in the wonderful world of WordPress. People from all walks …

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