Technical Seo

  • Ask Yoast: security measures new domain

    …” – there are some things to consider concerning security and SEO when moving your website to a new domain. In this Ask Yoast, we’ll answer a question from Anbu Devilhunter: “If I move to a new domain are there any security measures I should take? Check out the video or read the answer below! Optimize your site for search & social media…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 9 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: AMP for small business owners

    … to implement it and look at: “Okay, how much work is this really?” If it’s too technical for you and you don’t have the money, wait a bit, it’ll probably become easier in the coming months. But if you can do it now, I would. I hope it works for you! Good luck!” Ask Yoast In the series Ask Yoast we answer SEO questions from followers! Need help with SEO? Let us help you out! Send your question to ask@yoast.com. Read more: ‘Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages’ » …

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 12 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: can I cancel a 301 or 410 redirect?

    … After creating a redirect, it might happen you’d like to use the URL of that post or page again. Or perhaps you decide that you’d like to cancel that redirect after some time. Reasons for this could be that redirecting that post or page was a mistake, or the post or page contains valuable content again. In this case you might ask yourself…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 12 readers -
  • Playing with the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header

    … can save on your crawl budget and reduce load on your server. Please note that using the robots.txt file to hide your entire website for search engines is definitely not recommended. Say hello to X-Robots-Tag Back in 2007, Google announced that they added support for the X-Robots-Tag directive. What this meant was that you not only could restrict…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 12 readers -
  • How to get mobile Rich Cards in Google

    Rich Cards are the newest addition to Google’s enhanced search results. Using structured data in the form of Schema.org, certain types of subjects can get an enhanced presentation in Google. Rich Cards, not to be confused with rich snippets, are search results in card form that the user can swipe through and mostly pop up on mobile.

    Yoast- 16 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: change URLs when relaunching website?

    … Relaunching a website can be an overwhelming project. You need a new design and perhaps new functionalities. What should you do with your existing content? And what about new content? The more changes you want, the more challenging it gets. In this process you might face the question if you should change or keep your URLs. We hope to help to make…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 12 readers -
  • How to use data to justify SEO fixes

    … SEO fixes tend to get pushed further down the development queue as their benefit is harder to put a number on. While you can usually put a definitive number on CRO or UX fixes, SEOs tend to fall into the trap of parroting back Google guidelines, or best practice recommendations, which quite frankly do not stand up to the scrutiny of hard and fast…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO How To's- 16 readers -
  • Rich snippets everywhere

    …, and they are meant to directly inform users. In this article, we’ll briefly go over the different rich snippets and what they mean for SEO. What are rich snippets? First, let’s look at what regular snippets are. Snippets are the black lines of text beneath the title of the search result. Here you’ll read a piece of text introducing the individual search…

    Yoast- 11 readers -
  • Archive SEO: archive by topic, not by date

    … A common practice for many blogs is to use date-based archives for their archive pages. These long lists of links, sorted by month and year, group posts that were made during that period. Although this initially might make sense, it can have an adverse impact on your archive SEO. So how do you optimize your archives for SEO? Archives by date Does…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 12 readers -
  • Let us care for your site: Yoast SEO Care

    … tried everything in your power. For most people, time and lack of knowledge are the factors that limit their success. That’s why we’ve developed Yoast SEO Care. We take the most important technical tasks out of your hands and put them into the trusted hands of seasoned SEO professionals. Let our SEO experts analyze and improve your site's SEO…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 11 readers -
  • Local business listings with Schema.org and JSON-LD

    … hours and maybe a possibility to make a reservation. Make sure your customers find your shop! Optimize your site with our Local SEO plugin and show you opening hours, locations, map and much more! » Buy now » Info Local SEO for WordPress Before we dive into the world of Schema.org, we’d like to remind you that our Local SEO for WordPress plugin…

    Yoast- 10 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: why and how to minify your JS and CSS

    … If you check your site speed with Google PageSpeed Insights you might get the advice to minify your Javascript (JS) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files. Your JS files contain the code of the interactive elements of your website. And in your CSS files you specify the design of your pages. Minifying those files will decrease your page load time…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin How To's- 12 readers -
  • Grow your business with ratings and reviews

    … sure your customers find your shop! Optimize your site with our Local SEO plugin and show you opening hours, locations, map and much more! » Buy now » Info Reviews Most of the times the ratings we discussed earlier are just half of a package deal. Ratings are great, and great ratings even greater. But if that rating is accompanied by a detailed…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 13 readers -
  • Search Predictions for 2017

    … 4 November 2016 | Asad Imam Search Predictions for 2017 SEO is an ever-changing ball game where the rules are changed over 500 times in a year by Google. While it is important to keep up with all the changes and try to abide by all the new rules, it is equally important to identify trends and plan in advance to stay ahead of the curve…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google- 10 readers -
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