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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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Search Console showing errors in your product structured data?

21 November 2019 | 14 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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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? The 12 most common questions

26 September 2019 | Remkus de Vries

WordPress is huge. According to the latest stats, WordPress powers almost 35% of the web — and keeps on growing. With many sites staying true to the CMS and many new sites bursting onto the scene, there are a lot of new users taking their first steps into the wonderful world of WordPress. People from …

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