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Does social media influence your SEO?

Siobhan Cunningham Siobhan is lead of the Social media team at Yoast. She enjoys writing and is interested in basically any type of digital communication. Handling your social media is a necessary part of any marketing strategy, but it’s also a vital part of any good...

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Get Involved With Block-Based WordPress Theme Experiments

As the WordPress theme review team wound down their team meeting yesterday, they were finalizing what their focus area for 2020 would be. The general agreement among members was that block-based themes should be at the top of the list. There was some pushback from a...

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What is a permalink?

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. The permalink is the full URL you see – and use – for any given post, page or other pieces of content on your...

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Media Temple Managed WordPress Hosting: Overview and Review

When a web host provider offers managed WordPress hosting, that means they have a concierge service through which they handle the technical parts of running WordPress – and that you don’t have to do any of it. For example, the host will take care of daily backups,...

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5 reasons why your site isn’t showing up on Google

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. You’ve done all the hard work — got a hosting package, installed WordPress, picked a nice theme and wrote some...

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Hotjar Heatmap Analytics: An Overview and Review

If there’s one area where WordPress is a bit lacking, it’s analytics. To access that critical information about your website, you’ll need to integrate the Content Management System (CMS) with a third-party service such as Hotjar.In this article, we’ll talk about how...

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Can the Block Directory and Business Interests Coexist?

WordPress.org is not an official marketplace for plugins and themes. Except for some plugins that are strictly SaaS products, all extensions to the platform are publicly available for the low cost of $0. Despite not directly selling through WordPress.org, the plugin...

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When is your blog post ready for publication?

Marieke van de Rakt Marieke van de Rakt is the founder of Yoast SEO Academy and CEO of Yoast. Her favorite SEO topics are SEO copywriting and site structure. There is a subtle line between a crappy post and a perfect one. If you want to, you can endlessly tweak and...

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GreenGeeks Eco-Friendly Hosting: An Overview and Review

Web hosting and protecting the environment aren’t two goals that usually go hand-in-hand, but if you’re in this small niche of web host-seekers, GreenGeeks should be on your radar. Why do we need eco-friendly web hosting? Websites can be a drain on the environment...

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Help, I’ve accidentally noindexed a post. What to do?

Willemien Hallebeek Willemien is Content Team Lead at Yoast. She loves to create and organize content in such a way that it helps people understand SEO. It can happen to anyone: You’re working on your site, fiddling on some posts here and there, and hit update when...

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Mobile SEO: The ultimate guide

Edwin Toonen Edwin is an experienced writer, editor & content manager. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. We are addicted to our smartphones. For many people, the smartphone is the first thing...

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A Guide to Using the Google Site Kit WordPress Plugin

Google is everywhere. Most of us use the search engine every day, multiple times. If you’re a webmaster, you probably also rely on at least one of the platform’s advanced tools, such as Google Analytics or Search Console. Keeping track of data across so many...

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Yoast SEO 12.8: Fixes and enhancements

Edwin Toonen Edwin is an experienced writer, editor & content manager. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Welcome to another year of helping you achieve your goals with your site! Today, it’s time...

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Lessons Learned by Stepping Outside WordPress Comfort Zone

It was late summer in 2018. I was an aging developer who wasn’t quite sure where I fit into the WordPress world anymore. I had spent over a decade learning the ins and outs of the platform that launched my career and also served as a hobby for other pet projects I...

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Find and fix keyword cannibalization in 4 steps

Joost de Valk Joost de Valk is the founder and Chief Product Officer of Yoast. He's a digital marketer, developer and an Open Source fanatic. As your site grows, you’ll have more and more posts. Some of these posts are going to be about a similar topic. Even when...

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