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Putting local stadiums, aquariums, and museums on the map with Yoast Local SEO

16 August 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Public locations/venues — like art theaters, parks, bus stations, and stadiums – play a massive role in people’s lives in a community, town, or city. They are present in every community, and they are the foundational elements of a healthy and functional society. But when it comes to online presence, they may not get the …

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Putting local stadiums, aquariums, and museums on the map with Yoast Local SEO

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

11 August 2022 | 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, allowing Google to find your essential pages quickly, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what they are and how they help you rank better. What …

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



Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

9 August 2022 | 4 Comments | Edwin Toonen

If you’ve been following our releases, you might notice that we’ve been pumping out a lot of new features recently. Continuing that momentum, we’re releasing yet another feature: the front-end SEO inspector. This tool allows you to quickly and intuitively view your SEO settings, without leaving the front end of your website. Besides that, we’re …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.1: new front-end SEO inspector

Out now: Two technical SEO courses on hosting and crawlability

2 August 2022 | Fleur Heesen

Today we are launching the first two in a series of technical SEO courses: Hosting and server configuration, and Crawlability and indexability! SEO is about more than using the right keywords and writing great content. Without a solid technical foundation, you risk losing the benefits of all your other SEO efforts. We know that technical …

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Out now: Two technical SEO courses on hosting and crawlability

Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements

We’re always working to improve and refine the Yoast SEO user experience with every release. In this release, we’ve rolled out improvements to our Schema structured data implementation and fixed a couple of bugs. Aside from that, we’ve decided to include some exciting additions to our plugins, starting with a new emoji picker tool and …

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Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements

Schema – why you NEED Yoast SEO to do it right!

20 July 2022 | Marieke van de Rakt

You might have heard that you need structured data on your website. Not only will Google understand your content better, but it will also increase your chances of getting those shiny rich results. In Yoast SEO, we output schema as a graph. This means it’s all tied together and the relationship between various elements is …

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Schema – why you NEED Yoast SEO to do it right!

Bot traffic: What it is and why you should care about it

29 June 2022 | Edwin Toonen

Bots have become an integral part of the digital space of today. They help us order groceries, play music on our Slack channel, and pay our colleagues back for the delicious smoothies they bought us. Bots also populate the internet to carry out the functions they’re designed for. But what does this all mean for …

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Bot traffic: What it is and why you should care about it

Towards a trusted web: Timestamp content with WordProof

28 June 2022 | 7 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, …

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Towards a trusted web: Timestamp content with WordProof