Site speed is one of the factors that determine whether you get a good ranking in Google. Site speed is a ranking factor and its importance keeps growing. A sluggish website will also result in a slower crawling rate, so Google indexes pages on your site at a slower rate. New posts will take longer …Read: "Improving site speed: tools and suggestions"
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With the meta robots tag you can control what search engine spiders do on your site. Learn what it does right here!Read: "The ultimate guide to the meta robots tag"
In our major Yoast SEO 7.0 update, there was a bug concerning attachment URLs. We quickly resolved the bug, but some people have suffered anyhow (because they updated before our patch). This post serves both as a warning and an apology. We want to ask all of you to check whether your settings for the …Read: "Media / attachment URL: what to do with them?"
Do you have a recipe site? If so, you might already be using structured data to mark up your recipes so they can get highlighted in the search results. Good work! But, Google recently made some changes that might make your implementation incomplete. It also expanded the possibilities of structured data for recipes by bringing …Read: "Structured data for recipes: getting content read out loud"
Perhaps you heard about Google Duplex? You know, the artificial assistant that called a hairdresser to make an appointment? Fascinating technology, but what is it exactly? And does it affect search or SEO? In this post, I’ll explain what Google Duplex is. And, I’ll raise some ethical issues I have with it. Finally, I will …Read: "Google Duplex: The what, the ethics, the SEO"
Optimizing how your content looks when it’s shared on third-party platforms like Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp can drive improved visibility, clickthrough, and conversions. But it’s not as simple as just picking a great social image… When you share a URL on Facebook, Twitter, or other platforms, they’ll typically show a preview of the page, with …Read: "Advanced Technical SEO: How social image sharing works and how to optimize your og:image tags"
Getting rid of duplicate content is a very important task for an SEO. This article discusses common causes & how to identify and fix duplicate content.Read: "Duplicate content: causes and solutions"
HTTP/2 is a newish protocol for transporting data that will drastically speed up the web and can help your SEO. The ‘old’ HTTP1.1 protocol only allows web servers to send files down a single line one at a time, and that line has to open and close after each file has been sent – a …Read: "What is HTTP/2?"
Crawl errors occur when a search engine tries to reach a page on your website but fails at it. Let’s shed some more light on crawling first. Crawling is the process where a search engine tries to visit every page of your website via a bot. A search engine bot finds a link to your website and starts …Read: "What are crawl errors?"
Today’s Ask Yoast will discuss a problem that may be familiar to you if your site is in a non-ASCII language, like Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and many other languages. You work hard to write good, SEO-friendly URLs, so people will click to your website. However, when your site is linked to or shared, for instance …Read: "Bad slug for Arabic URLs"