An HTML sitemap (as opposed to an XML sitemap) is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. They certainly are if you use them wisely (and especially Bing seems to like them at times), but I like them even more for the fact that users like them a lot. There’s plenty of plugins out there …Read: "HTML Sitemap for WordPress"
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Only a small percentage of your visitors leave a comment. This group of people is probably also interested in subscribing to your newsletter, if you have one. So I created a method to add a “subscribe to my SEO newsletter” checkbox to my comment form a couple of weeks ago. The result? 40 new subscribers …Read: "Turn your commenters into subscribers!"
With all the WordPress theme frameworks that arose over the past few years, you’d almost forget what a normal WordPress theme looks like. Almost, because Yoast has got your back and we’re about to remind you! Check out our anatomy of a WordPress theme infographic: For reference, here is the copy in the infographic: Anatomy of a …Read: "The anatomy of a WordPress theme"
I value comments a lot, in fact, I look at the number and quality of comments on a post almost as much as I look at the number of shares, tweets and pageviews to determine how well a post was received. Recently I’ve done some posts that got a lot of annoying responses. Most of …Read: "Preventing anonymous comments in WordPress"
I’ll be honest. I had not expected so many of my newsletter readers to start testing, but I’m deeply thankful that they (you) did. All your testing and your reports towards me allowed me to squash many many bugs, documentation inconsistencies and more over the last three days, resulting in one of the biggest changelogs …Read: "WordPress SEO now in public beta"
Update: I’ve switched away from using WordPress plugins for redirects, as a non-WordPress solution turns out to be much faster. More details here: how to cloak your affiliate links. The bit about Analytics below is still relevant though. Google will always say they won’t penalize you for affiliate links per se, but for thin content …Read: "Affiliate Links and SEO"
The heading structure of your pages is one of the very important aspects of on-page SEO. It defines which parts of your content are important, and how they’re interconnected. Because they have different goals, a single post needs another heading structure than your blog’s homepage or your category archives. This post intends to give you …Read: "The heading structure for your blog"
It happens to every plugin author: you receive emails from people that your plugin isn’t working. There are about 7 reasons that – for me – seem to be the root cause of up to 95% of these emails, and I thought I’d write them down and show you how I try to handle them. …Read: "7 reasons for malfunctioning plugins (and their fixes)"
So you’ve switched over to a theme that comes with built-in functionality for titles and meta descriptions. Instead of using HeadSpace2, All in one SEO or another SEO plugin, you’re now using the theme’s built-in SEO functions and input boxes for title’s and meta descriptions. It just seems more logical doesn’t it? Loading one plugin …Read: "Why functionality in themes is not always good."
So, after reading the article on getting from your website’s goal to a proper site structure, and having determined which kinds of page templates and functionality you’ll need, you’re ready for the next step: designing and developing your site. At the end of this article I’ll go through a short list of often-needed functionality, and …Read: "Design & development of your WordPress CMS"