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Yoast SEO: hidden features

22 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Yoast SEO

There are many choices on how to optimize your site. When we develop our Yoast SEO plugin, we don’t translate all these choices into settings. In fact, we try to make as few settings as possible! If we think something should always be on, it’s on. We call these features ‘hidden features’ because as a user you’re not necessarily aware of »

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Yoast SEO 3.2

20 April 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 68 Comments

Today we’ve pushed out Yoast SEO 3.2. This release’s most notable feature is the addition of a help center to every settings page. You’ll remember we released tutorial videos a while back. These videos are now available right where you’d need them: on the tab that each video discusses. Other changes include accessibility improvements and tons of »

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Yoast SEO plugin tutorials

24 March 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

Yoast SEO

Do you encounter any difficulties configuring your Yoast SEO plugin? Want to know more about all features and settings of the Yoast SEO plugin? We have great news for you! Joost made a series of Yoast SEO plugin tutorials for every tab on every page of the Yoast SEO configuration pages. A playlist of a total of 33 »

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WordPress & AMP: part II

8 March 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 69 Comments

AMP news: where are we now

My previous post about AMP lead to a ton of questions and rightfully so. We’ve been testing, developing and working hard in general on understanding what needs to be done to get AMP working without too many errors. This post is an update on where we stand right now, introduces an updated Yoast SEO AMP Glue plugin with »

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How to optimize your news site

3 March 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

Optimizing your news site

If your website is all about news, there’s quite a lot that can be done to optimize your news site for search engines (and your users in the process). In this post, I’ll address a number of things you need to consider for your news website. First of all, if you have a construction business »

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Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

25 February 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

AMP news: where are we now

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to make sure Yoast SEO integrates nicely with it. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? What is AMP? »

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Yoast SEO Import & Export features

10 December 2015 by Joost de Valk »

Import and export in the Yoast SEO plugin

When you’re a web developer or SEO, working with many clients, you probably have a set of settings for Yoast SEO for WordPress that you prefer. You might have a default title template for instance, default XML sitemap settings, etc. This post will teach you how to easily apply those settings to a site quickly using »

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Stop words in your focus keywords?

7 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

yoast seo - use stopwords in your focus keyword or not

Stop words (a, the, of, for) are usually filtered out by Google in a search query. The Yoast SEO plugin would advise you to filter the stop words from your focus keyword as well (and optimize your post or page with a focus keyword without stop words). Since the release of Yoast SEO 3.1, stop words »

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Yoast SEO 3.0 release: a recap

1 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

Yoast SEO Premium

What. a. week. We released Yoast SEO 3.0 last week. This was arguably one of the biggest releases we’ve ever done. There was quite a bit of buzz around this release, both positive and negative. I wanted to post an update after a week to show where we stand and what we’ve learned. We’ve made mistakes, obviously. Of course, »

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Road to Yoast SEO 3.0

18 November 2015 by Taco Verdonschot » - 28 Comments

Yoast SEO 3.0

It all started long, long ago in a town far, far away (from most of you) when Joost came up with a major improvement for our Yoast SEO plugin. “Imagine”, he said, “imagine that you’d no longer have to wait for your post to be finished and saved to analyze the content. Imagine that changes »

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