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Google Panda 4, and blocking your CSS & JS

19 June 2014 | 79 Comments | Joost de Valk

A month ago Google introduced its Panda 4.0 update. Over the last few weeks we’ve been able to “fix” a couple of sites that got hit in it. These sites both lost more than 50% of their search traffic in that update. When they returned, their previous position in the search results came back. Sounds too good to be …

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Why Google won’t display the right page title

26 March 2013 | 39 Comments | Joost de Valk

Quite often we receive support requests for Yoast SEO and its premium add-ons, all asking one “simple” thing: why isn’t Google showing my page title in the search results? People who changed their page title in Yoast SEO and see that the search results still show their old title are bound to think Google didn’t “get” …

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Want SEOs to lose their job? Start doing yours!

11 December 2012 | 61 Comments | Joost de Valk

This morning, an article by Paul Boag was published on Smashing Magazine that got a few SEOs, including myself, all riled up. As Bill Slawski pointed out in the comments, Paul has written articles on SEO before. Paul, whom I respect tremendously for his web development work, obviously doesn’t “get” SEO and has evidently had …

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rel=”next” & rel=”prev” for paginated archives

15 September 2011 | Joost de Valk

Google is once again showing why standards compliant building might be very beneficial for SEO. They have started to use rel="next" and rel="prev", both part of HTML4 and HTML5, to recognize archives and paged articles. A few years back, I was having a discussion with Nathan Rice, one of the developers of Genesis over how one …

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