Joost'S Weekly Seo Recap

  • Weekly SEO recap: speed it up!

    … works but we need to fix some interaction issues between it and our Yoast SEO plugin. Read more: ‘Weekly SEO recap: AMPlified spam’ » Instant Articles for Facebook In the same trend as AMP for Google, Facebook’s Instant Articles will soon (as in, in April) be available to all. There’s a WordPress plugin for that too, which I’m also looking at to make…

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  • Weekly SEO recap: Google update galore

    … grateful that they write up the stuff that comes out of them as sometimes they’re very, very interesting, like these bits from the SEM Post: Should you change dates on evergreen content for SEO? No conclusive answer here, my take is: yes. We do indeed use the “updated on” syntax on our older posts that we deem “timeless”. How Google handles…

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: Happy new year!

    … First of all, a happy new year to you all! This is the first weekly recap of 2016 and the first weekly recap of the last 3 weeks so we have a few weeks of news to cover. Luckily, we weren’t the only ones taking it slow, so it’s about a normal week’s worth of news. Google “No country redirect” stops working, then comes back For a short while I…

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  • Weekly SEO recap: Let’s disambiguate!

    … to understand what types of pages are currently being indexed and what pages aren’t being indexed. That’s the exact reason why our Yoast SEO plugin has an XML Sitemap feature that creates a single index with XML sitemaps per post type. This makes it a lot more interesting to look at the XML sitemaps section of Google Search Console. That’s it, see you next week! PS If you find disambiguation a nasty word, you’re not alone. I must have mistyped that about a dozen times while writing this post :) …

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  • Weekly SEO recap: don’t disavow the money!

    … be interesting. They’re testing it but they (accidentally I think) published the schema for it and then removed it, but of course, they were saved. It looks doable. If they go about opening this up to everyone we’ll probably add this to our Local SEO plugin. Google on 301 redirects If you create a 301 redirect, you have to really think about doing…

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  • Weekly SEO recap: Googlebot: Apples to…

    … Applebot lines in your robots.txt. Makes sense, I think, though I don’t know whether I like it much as a precedent. If every new bot would do this, it would make it impossible to do stuff specifically for Googlebot in your robots.txt file. That’s it, see you next week! …

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: AMPing up to SSL all the Penguins

    … This was very much the “week after” for us. Yoast SEO 3.0.4 saw the light, but other than that most of us are still recovering. It was also a week full with tiny little nuggets of newsy niceness. From SSL on WikiPedia to AMP to Penguin. Let’s dive in! SSL all the things This is a pet topic of mine and will be for a few more years to come. We all…

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: Quality!

    … This week we released version 3 of our Yoast SEO plugin. I can honestly say we’re very proud of this release. I’ll recap a bit on the release and there was one bit of news from Google I don’t want to withhold you: they released the search quality guidelines they give to their quality raters to the public. Google Quality Rater guidelines Google…

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: Google directions

    … an editors picks feed, you can now promote your mobile app to users. If you’re not in Google News, our News SEO plugin might be able to help you get everything you need to get listed. It can also create an editors picks feed for you! That’s it, see you next week! …

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  • Weekly SEO recap: mobile friendly & snippets

    … We’re working hard on our upcoming Yoast SEO 3.0 release. Multiple focus keywords is slowly proving itself to me as probably the best thing we’ve ever made. It wasn’t the hottest week in search, which is probably a good thing as we’ve had plenty of those recently, but still there’s some stuff to report, ranging from app interstitials to some news…

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: RankBrain and Archive Search

    … This week in search we saw the following important events: Google (finally) got a brain; we’re getting search for the web’s history; Google said Penguin will come before the end of the year. RankBrain In a piece on Bloomberg Google talked about using AI for their search results, something that we’ve been speculating as coming for years now…

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: AJAX crawling and Panda

    … After this week’s launch of our first Basic SEO training, it’s now time to sit back and relax. For about two minutes. The next milestone is our upcoming Yoast SEO release which we’ve determined, because of the sheer amount of new features in it, will be called Yoast SEO 3.0. Luckily, the search engines took it reasonably slow on us this week, so…

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