Have you read my post on image SEO? On that post, I got this comment from Jerry, a professional photographer: “In galleries, do you have any suggestions about what the ALT text should look like? The main concern is that we don’t want to be perceived as keyword spamming; using the same keyword in all the …Read: "Photography SEO: How to optimize your images"
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If you want to keep your page out of the search results, there are a number of things you can do. Most of ’em are not hard and you can implement these without a ton of technical knowledge. If you can check a box, your content management system will probably have an option for that. …Read: "How to keep your page out of the search results"
Let’s say you own the website http://www.some-example.com. After a while, you decide you don’t want to keep the www. You want your visitors to go to the non-www version of your domain instead. What’s more, you’ve also decided to switch from HTTP to HTTPS, to follow security best practices. These two things combined make for quite a move, …Read: "Redirecting your site to non-www and HTTPS"
If your website is all about news, there’s a lot you can do to optimize it for search engines (and your users in the process). In this post, I’ll address some things you need to keep in mind, specifically when optimizing your news website. First of all, let’s be clear about the meaning of ‘news …Read: "How to optimize your news site"
As you’re probably aware, at Yoast we’re all about WordPress. But of course, there are other ways to build a website, like with another content management system, or even by static site generation. If you’ve only ever used a Content Management System (CMS), like WordPress, to build your website, you may wonder what static site …Read: "Static site generation and SEO"
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: alt tag and title tag optimization"
Learning how to check your site speed doesn’t need to be daunting. This short guide will give you the basics, and point you in the right direction. There’s no single metric The first thing to understand is that there is no single metric or measurement for ‘speed’. There’s no simple number which you can use …Read: "How to check site speed"
Sometimes I encounter new “SEO hacks” that people apply, that are actually anti-patterns. One of these new anti-patterns I noticed is the pattern of 301 redirecting all your 404 pages to your homepage. Let me explain why this is a lot like cleaning up your room by throwing everything into a drawer and what the …Read: "SEO Anti-patterns: 301 redirect all your 404s to your homepage"
The start of a new year is a great moment to work on cleaning up your site and finally doing the work you’ve been putting off. Getting rid of old stuff that’s floating around your site is a typical example of jobs that tend to get postponed. Similarly, the new year is a great time …Read: "Moving domain and WordPress clean install"
For most sites, SEO in 2019 is not much different from the past couple of years: you still need to improve the same stuff, but you do need to set the bar higher and higher. Competition is getting fiercer and Google — and your potential client — is getting better at recognizing true quality. Also, …Read: "SEO in 2019: Improve, improve, improve"