When developing our plugin, we always keep our mission in mind. And that’s the reason why we recently decided to make some big changes in our plugin. We really hope that more people will be able to benefit from our plugin. If you really want to know all the ins and outs of Yoast SEO, I would strongly advice you to buy and follow our online plugin course. It will help you to get the most out of our plugin. Because, although we deleted quite a few settings, we still have a lot of toggles, settings and choices left :-) Good luck! … [Read more...] about Why we changed so many things in the 7.0 update • Yoast
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Example 1: A new blog Say, for example, you are starting a new blog. You will want Google to find new posts quickly to make sure your target audience can find your blog on Google, so it’s a good idea to create an XML sitemap right from the start. You might create a handful of first posts and categories for them as well as some tags to start with. But there won’t be enough content yet to fill the tag overview pages, making them “thin content” that’s not valuable to visitors – yet. In this case, you should leave the tag’s URLs out of the XML sitemap for now. Set the tag pages to ‘noindex, follow’ because you don’t want people to find them in search results. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
Personally, I have never been a fan of using code that you did not write yourself or fully understand how it works because things like this can happen. If they do happen with your own code, you'd likely find out sooner and know what exactly happened. I like to control everything and a lot of that has to do with not using WordPress or third party plugins. But at the same time, not everyone has the resources for that and these plugins and platforms are really awesome. Just be careful and don't be quick to point fingers - ultimately, you installed the software, you should know what it does if possible. … [Read more...] about The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not.
I want to create a number of landing pages on my news blog, targeted for affiliate marketing. What’s the best way to do this from an SEO point of view? Should I create them as pages or should I create a new custom segment so these are parallel to my blog post and pages? … [Read more...] about Ask Yoast: Creating landing pages for affiliate marketing • Yoast
This is a bit heartwarming - to see John Mueller back up Joost de Valk and Yoost when someone incorrectly claimed their was a bug with the Yoast SEO plugin causing major Google issues. John from Google came in and backed up Joost, confirming Joost and telling the plugin creator his plugin is not needed. … [Read more...] about Google: Sitemap Files Don’t Need To Be Indexed To Work