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Yoast SEO 21.3: Performance and readability improvements

We are happy to announce the release of the latest version of Yoast SEO. This update focuses on enhancing performance, fixing bugs, and improving our features. Don’t forget to check out our recently launched generative AI feature! Here’s Yoast SEO 21.3. Performance enhancements By design, Yoast SEO stores image metadata for every post upon saving, …

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7 tips to get more traffic to your Shopify store with SEO

You’ve got your Shopify store up and running, so now it’s time to welcome that traffic! Just roll out the red carpet and get those customers rummaging through the virtual shelves. Easy, right? Getting decent traffic is the hardest part of running an online store. Luckily, SEO can help you bring a steady stream of …

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Benchmarking SEO: Do a competitive analysis

Ever felt that some of your keywords don’t perform as well as before? And are you wondering why other companies outrank you in Google? Then it might be smart to do a quick competitive analysis. Because in most cases, it’s not necessarily your site that’s performing worse; it’s other sites doing better. Luckily, if you …

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6 questions about redirects for SEO

A redirect happens when someone asks for a specific page but gets sent to a different page. Often, the site owner deleted the page and set up a redirect to send visitors and search engine crawlers to a relevant page — a much better approach than serving them annoying, user-experience-breaking 404 messages. Redirects play a …

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Black Friday & holiday season SEO 2023: 7 tips to start preparing!

The summer has just ended. Should you already prepare for Black Friday and the holiday season? Yes! They’re the biggest sales of the year, and ranking in Google isn’t something you do overnight. It’s never too early to start. So, if you have an online shop, let’s start working on your holiday season SEO immediately! …

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Yoast SEO 21.2: An updated sidebar

Hot on the heels of our AI release comes Yoast SEO 21.2. Always committed to helping businesses grow and attract more traffic, this new release is packed with enhancements and fixes to improve your experience and site’s SEO. Find out more! What’s new? The update to our sidebar is particularly interesting in the 21.2 release …

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7 ways to improve product descriptions in your online store

Nowadays, it seems everyone and their mother have an online store. Platforms such as WooCommerce and Shopify make it easy to start one, so why not? But creating a shop doesn’t equal success. There are many moving parts before you can celebrate sale after sale. One of those is writing great product descriptions. Why improve …

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Yoast SEO 21.1 brings even more improvements

Today, there’s a constant demand for more efficient and effective SEO practices. Keeping this in mind, we’re constantly updating and refining the features of Yoast SEO. One of our key milestones was the release of Yoast SEO 21.0, where we revealed a pioneering generative AI to redefine SEO optimization. In our next release, Yoast SEO …

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Product page SEO: 5 things to improve

Having great product pages is important for your sales. After all, it’s where people decide to click that buy button. Besides optimizing your product pages for user experience, you also want to make sure these pages work for your SEO. You might think this is obvious. That’s why we’ll show you a few less obvious …

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How to create a video website

There are many reasons why you may want to create a dedicated website for your videos. Perhaps you’re selling a course that you want to put behind a paywall. Maybe you’ve created a video series or podcast that requires its own branded home. Or maybe you just want to create an immersive environment for users …

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What makes a good website?

People often ask us: What makes a good website? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy, one-size-fits-all answer. As with many things SEO, the answer is: it depends. What kind of site do you have, and what do you want to achieve? Who do you want to target? There are, however, a few best practices that help …

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SEO copywriting checklist: 8 things to check before publishing

Writing high-quality content that ranks in search engines is a difficult job. And how do you know that it’s a job well done? In this post, we’ll give you a handy SEO copywriting checklist with some quick checks you should do before you publish your article. Do the hard work first! Before using this SEO copywriting …

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Using AI to generate great SEO titles and meta descriptions

In part, attracting visitors from the search results pages comes down to crafting irresistible titles and meta descriptions to entice users to click. However, it’s a challenging task to create these elements for every page manually. This is where the disruptive power of generative AI comes into play, revolutionizing your SEO strategy by automating the …

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Boost your SEO with AI: Now available in Yoast SEO 21.0

Say goodbye to the manual labor of creating SEO-optimized titles and meta descriptions! We’re excited to introduce an AI-powered breakthrough in Yoast SEO 21.0 that transforms how you optimize your content. We’ve harnessed the power of generative AI to bring you effortless title and meta description generation at the click of a button. Dive into …

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Should your content be globally relatable?

“Find your niche!” is popular advice for people who own or want to start a business. You have to find your audience; the more specific, the better! But is that true? Should you only talk to the same group of people, or is there merit to making your content globally relatable? What is globally relatable …

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Generative AI and SEO: Revolutionizing content creation

SEO has always been vital in making your website visible and getting organic traffic. Content creation is at the heart of SEO success. Yet, creating relevant, high-quality content can be a difficult task. Enter generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), a technology that mimics human-like creativity. Today, generative AI is on everyone’s lips and is poised to …

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WordPress 6.3: A more intuitive way of working on your site

This week, WordPress 6.3 was released! And this is definitely an update you want to check out. It comes with a renewed site editor, lots of new design options, and improvements in terms of performance and accessibility. Especially the updated site editor got us excited, it makes working on your website a breeze! In this …

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Yoast SEO 20.13: A few more enhancements

The latest update of our plugin is here: Yoast SEO 20.13. This release is packed with crucial fixes that improve your SEO workflow. We’ve focused on enhancing compatibility and performance, making your SEO efforts smoother and more effective. So, let’s dive into the details of our latest release. Compatibility with WordPress 6.3 Today, the new …

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Yoast SEO 20.12: Improvements and fixes

Meet our latest update, Yoast SEO 20.12. It’s loaded with improvements designed to enhance your SEO efforts and simplify your journey toward better rankings. We owe the growth and evolution of Yoast SEO to your constant support and invaluable feedback. This update will benefit your website optimization efforts as we improve our products. More improvements …

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Yoast SEO’s hidden features that secretly level up your SEO

If you use Yoast SEO on your site, you’re probably familiar with features like the SEO analysis or the snippet preview. You might also know our inclusive language analysis, and how easily you can link to related posts or create redirects in the premium version of the plugin. But there’s (much) more! For instance, the …

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Internal linking for SEO: Why and how?

Before your content can rank, it needs links. Google finds your posts and pages best when 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 provide the most important pages …

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Yoast SEO 20.11: Publishing principles to improve E-E-A-T

Building trust and establishing authority has become paramount for most online publishers. As Google strives to deliver the most reliable and high-quality content to users — especially in the age of generative AI, they have emphasized a concept known as E-E-A-T: Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. E-E-A-T serves as a critical framework to evaluate the …

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The future of blogging in a video-obsessed world

With the rise of TikTok, Instagram reels, and YouTube shorts, it feels like people want nothing but videos. Specifically short videos. So where does that leave blogging? Is it still relevant, or has video taken over the world?  Will blogs still exist? It’s impossible to predict the future, but it’s safe to say that blogging …

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Jono Alderson is leaving Yoast

Hey folks, Jono here. I’m writing to you today with mixed emotions as I have some big news to share. After over five years of working with the incredible team at Yoast, I’ve decided it’s time for me to step down as Head of SEO and move on to new adventures. I want to express …

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What is on-page SEO?

In SEO, there are on-page factors and off-page factors. On-page SEO factors are aspects of your website that you can optimize for better search rankings. It’s about improving things like your technical set-up, your content, and how user-friendly your site is. In this post, we’ll explain all about on-page SEO and how it differs from …

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Yoast SEO 20.10 brings a brand-new support/FAQ section

We are excited to present Yoast SEO 20.10, a release dedicated to fine-tuning your website and delivering an even smoother experience for all our fantastic users. This update focuses on fixing bugs and implementing minor enhancements to ensure your SEO journey is flawless. We’ve added a support section that gives you quick access to helpful …

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How to prepare yourself for Google Analytics 4

A new Google Analytics is coming to town, and it’s time to get ready! This new Analytics will replace the good old Universal Analytics on the 1st of July, 2023. So if you haven’t started with Google Analytics 4 yet, don’t put it off any longer. Because from July on, your Universal Analytics will no …

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What is quality content and how do you create it?

Writing quality content should be a key aspect of every SEO strategy. But when is your content considered high-quality? And does high-quality mean the same for your users as it does for Google? In this article, we’ll discuss what quality content is and how you can make sure your content hits the mark. It will …