Technical Seo

    • 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 anyone ever visit a website to ...

      Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 9 readers -
    • Local business listings with and JSON-LD

      One of the things you can do to present your local business better in search results is data for rich snippets. By adding structured data to your site, you can help search engines understand what your business is about and how it performs. For this reason, you have to add your NAP details, a map to your store/location, reviews, and images. Find out how it all starts with

      Yoast- 10 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- 9 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- 10 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- 11 readers -
  • Search Predictions for 2017

    …. With that in mind, we have put together the following predictions of SEO developments in 2017. Among the main trends, we strongly believe that technical SEO will make a roaring comeback in 2017. With Google increasingly rewarding sites for being secure, fast and user/mobile friendly technical SEO will have to be at the core of your 2017 SEO strategy…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google- 10 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: what’s a slug?

    … For this edition of Ask Yoast, we received a question that belongs in the SEO basics category: what’s a slug? The answer is simple because it’s the piece of the URL that distinguishes a post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains what a slug is and what its SEO benefits are. This Ask Yoast is all about the following question: “What’s a slug…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 12 readers -
  • Why every developer should read Plato

    … up your skills as a developer. Why I chose philosophy I never viewed myself as a technical person. As soon as I graduated from high school, I started studying Dutch language and literature. After one year I switched to Philosophy. I wanted to get to the bottom of things. Any “working” theory about something just wasn’t good enough for me. I wasn’t…

    Yoast- 9 readers -
  • How to get Google to crawl your site faster

    A question that often pops up for sites that are chasing “hot topics” is: how to get Google to crawl our site faster? This could be either because you have a big site and want to see changes faster or because you’re optimizing a news site. There are a few things you can do to improve your crawl speed. We’ll cover them in this post.

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 11 readers -
  • How Penguin 4.0 could get you out of a penalty

    … Penguin 4.0 has been a long time coming and Google finally announced it was here in late September, after months of speculation. Now it's been a month since the update, we've been able to analyse the changes and summarise the effect the update could have on websites, and we've seen positive organic uplift across a wealth […] The post How Penguin…

    Search Laboratory- 8 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: when should I use hreflang?

    … Do you own a site in multiple languages or aimed at different regions? In that case, you want search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language and site. On top of that, you want to prevent Google from seeing similar content on sites for different markets as duplicate content. hreflang is the technical SEO solution for sites that have…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 6 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: reference number in URL?

    … do with reference numbers in URLs. Our support team received the following question from a Yoast SEO user: “Is it ok to leave the property’s reference number out of the URL? “ Check out the video or read the answer below! Get the most out of Yoast SEO, learn every feature and best practice in our Yoast SEO for WordPress training! » $ 129…

    Yoast- 11 readers -
  • How to Step Up Your Customer Service Game Like a Pro

    … to build a bond or rapport between your website and your reader because it has been proven that Emotional SEO works as well as Technical SEO, more so if they work hand in hand. I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to take care of your visitors. It is important to think of your website as more than just a business. In fact, your website…

    SEO Hacker Blogin How To's- 14 readers -
  • 10 Secret Tips Experts Use To Convert Visitors With Content

    … out content that people may find informative or satisfying. Many SEO specialists think that technical SEO should be the number one priority. I believe that finding the perfect balance between technical SEO as well as content writing is the key to making your website work. Let me tell you why in 10 easy steps. Make your Content Free and Valuable…

    SEO Hacker Blogin Content- 22 readers -
  • Is that a Possum near me?

    … been named Possum, it’s even more clear that Google is stepping up its game for local search results. In this article, I’ll try to give you some more insights on near me searches and what you should do to make sure your online presence is set up the right way. Make sure your customers find your shop! Optimize your site with our Local SEO plugin…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 7 readers -
  • WordPress: How to noindex a post!

    … to noindex makes sure search engines never show it in their results. How to set a page to noindex in Yoast SEO Setting a post or page to noindex is simple when you are running Yoast SEO. Underneath your post, in the Yoast SEO meta box, click on the advaneced tab: Optimize your site for search & social media and keep it optimized with Yoast…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Blogging How To's- 12 readers -
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