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
Yoast sitemap not updating
Obviously, we had a bug, and one that shouldn't have happened. We normally are very good at keeping attachment URLs out of the search results for sites. We unfortunately "unfixed" our own fix.We fixed the bug pretty quickly (within a day), so not all that many people have been affected by it, relative to our 8 million+ userbase. For those that were affected though, some showed a rather enormous impact, one that I at first thought: nah, this can never be tied to this. Once we confirmed it did at the very least partially cause it for some sites we got to work on a fix, which is the plugin we released. … [Read more...] about The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not.
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
Besides having a sitemap, if your website has a lot of content (pages, posts etc.) and if you have new additions on a daily basis, you can also submit your RSS feed to Google (the same way as you do with a sitemap) and thus speed up indexing your new content. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
When you connect your site to MyYoast, you’ll authorize it to send messages back and forth. One of the types of messages that will be sent will be when you publish, update or delete anything on your site. We’ll pass that notification on to Bing, and Bing will check the changes within approximately one minute of you hitting the button.John Mueller from Google said Yoast isn't the only platform able to do this: … [Read more...] about Yoast To Add Live Indexing With Bing & Google