RSS Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Positioning your store in the online market August 10, 2020
    Successful positioning adds value to your store and gives you a head start on the competition. Positioning is the art of standing out, distinguishing your business from others in the mind of your audience. You can stand out with high product quality, great service, low prices, or dedicated care for the environment. But it’s important to communicate this position to your target group, […]
  • Internal linking for SEO: Why and how? August 7, 2020
    Before your content can rank, it needs links. Google finds your posts and pages best when they’re linked to from somewhere on the web. Internal links also connect your content and give Google an idea of the structure of your website. They can establish a hierarchy on your site, allowing you to give the most important pages […]
  • Why is Google ranking the wrong page? August 6, 2020
    Your post is optimized, all your bullets in Yoast SEO are green and still, the post you want to rank with does not rank for that keyword. And yet, another page on your website does show up in the results. But that’s not the one you wanted to rank highest with. Why is Google ranking […]
  • A much-improved internal linking tool in Yoast SEO Premium: What’s new? August 5, 2020
    Our users often cite the redirect manager as their favorite tool in Yoast SEO Premium, but the internal linking tool is also high on the list. For months, we worked hard to improve the internal linking tool making it smarter and faster. I sat down with our developers Natalia Shitova and Hans-Christiaan Braun, two of […]
  • Yoast SEO 14.7: Smarter and faster internal linking suggestions in Premium August 5, 2020
    Say hi to Yoast SEO 14.7, chock-full of enhancements to help you with your site’s SEO. Have you heard about the addition of XML sitemaps in WordPress 5.5? The Yoast SEO plugin is completely prepared for this. We also have some great news for users of the Web Stories plugin. But most importantly, we’re releasing […]
  • What is local SEO? August 4, 2020
    A website gives you the opportunity to target the entire (online) world. Local SEO, on the contrary, is focused on ranking higher in your local area. Especially now, in the COVID-19 crisis, when people are trying to reach you more often online than offline, it’s worth investing in it. You’ll have to make sure your local […]
  • Making the web better: an interview with Joost & Omar July 30, 2020
    August 1 is World Wide Web Day. On this date, back in 1989, the world wide web was born at the CERN lab in Switzerland. Something that started as a way to share knowledge between scientists, has grown out to something none of us can imagine life without. And because the web is such an […]
  • Local SEO: why your site should have a store locator July 29, 2020
    In our recent post about local landing pages, we explained what they are and how you can set them up. These pages can be seen as a part of local SEO, which is focused on increasing your visibility on a local level. Today I want to discuss another factor that can help you with local […]
  • Should you optimize your content for questions? July 28, 2020
    Search engines are getting better and better at understanding language. Does that mean they can also understand questions? And what does that mean for the way you should write and optimize your content for questions? We’ll find out in this post! First, we’ll explore how Google understands and uses questions. Then, we’ll go into why […]
  • Beyond exact keyword matching: optimize your text naturally July 27, 2020
    Our green bullets are addictive. We get that. While they help people optimize their texts for the search engines, we don’t want people chasing only our bullets and losing track of their texts. We do want to nudge them and help get that text as SEO-friendly as possible. In this blog post, I’ll tell you […]