When you post the same content in several categories such that that it appears on more than one URL, you have duplicate content. This means you either must avoid doing it, or inform Google which version of the page is the original which is to be indexed. You can do this using meta directives and rel=canonical. … [Read more...] about 10 WordPress SEO Questions That Took Me 10 Years To Answer!
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Linking one article to other relevant content across your site increases the average time spent by a user on your website, and also acts as a search engine ranking signal. However, adding unrelated links or poor-quality content will do the opposite and put them off. … [Read more...] about The 10 most common WordPress SEO challenges and how to solve them
7. Divide long posts into multiple pages How do you think a visitor feels when they need to keep on scrolling to read one long blog post? While readers who love detailed posts with lots of images may like it, it does have a significantly negative impact on the loading times. I agree that longer posts are ranked higher on search engines, but you don’t want your readers to leave before they have seen the hard work that you have put in to write such detailed posts. It is for this reason that I am not asking you to write small blog posts, instead split up your longer posts into multiple pages. … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Speed Up WordPress Performance
There is another reason why releasing WordPress 5.0 next Friday is not favorable and that’s Black Friday. There have been many voices arguing that releasing such an impactful WordPress upgrade right before, arguably, the busiest weekend for is bringing too much risk. Especially e-commerce sites. … [Read more...] about WordPress 5.0 is postponed, Gutenberg site building tips and more! • Yoast
Did you know you update plugins, configure multisite installations and much more, without using a web browser? You can with a tool call WP CLI and it saw a big update. WordPress 5.2 saw its Release Candidate, well, released, and there’s a fun CSS related bonus link this time. Let’s dive in! … [Read more...] about WordPress 5.2 RC, Site Health Check feature, release WP CLI 2.2