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What are sponsored, nofollow and ugc links, and why use them?

What are sponsored, nofollow and ugc links, and why use them?

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. Links are an important part of SEO. Without links, Google (or other search engines) may not discover your pages, or...

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Control Block Design via the EditorPlus WordPress Plugin

Control Block Design via the EditorPlus WordPress Plugin

Last week, as I was making the final edits on a review of his Gutenberg Forms project, Munir Kamal was prepping for the launch of another kind of WordPress plugin for the block editor. This one was called EditorPlus, and it would create a design system for blocks....

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How to See Old Versions of Websites (And Why You’d Want To)

How to See Old Versions of Websites (And Why You’d Want To)

The web moves at a breakneck pace. Websites get updates and redesigns all the time. In some cases, information gets lost in that process, whether that’s because a site has been taken down or simply due to improper storage.Online historical records enable you to see...

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Yoast SEO 14.4: An improved publishing flow

Yoast SEO 14.4: An improved publishing flow

Edwin Toonen Edwin is a strategic content specialist. Before joining Yoast, he spent years honing his skill at The Netherlands’ leading web design magazine. Sometimes, you have releases that start out small and end up with a substantial improvement. Yoast SEO 14.4 is...

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Noindex a post or page in WordPress, the easy way!

Noindex a post or page in WordPress, the easy way!

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. Some posts and pages should not show up in search results. To make sure they don’t show up, you should tell search engines to...

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What Is an Alt Tag and How Should You Use It?

What Is an Alt Tag and How Should You Use It?

Images help to make your website engaging and visually appealing. However, if you don’t optimize images with alternative text (also referred to as “alt text” or “alt tags”), you’ll miss a key opportunity to improve the user experience and accessibility of your site.To...

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WebDevStudios Releases Block Scaffolding Tool for Developers

WebDevStudios Releases Block Scaffolding Tool for Developers

WebDevStudios released its custom block scaffolding tool to the public on Tuesday. It is a fork of the core WordPress script, which was rolled out in February alongside Gutenberg 7.4. The goal is to allow plugin developers to get started building without all the...

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WordPress 5.5 to Include Extensible Core Sitemaps

WordPress 5.5 to Include Extensible Core Sitemaps

One year ago developers at Google and Yoast began collaborating with other contributors on a proposal to add XML sitemaps to WordPress core. The XML Sitemaps feature plugin went into testing in late January and the feature is now on deck for inclusion...

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The welcoming community of WordPress

The welcoming community of WordPress

Taco Verdonschot Taco Verdonschot is support & community manager at Yoast. He's leading both our Support team and our Community team. You can regularly find him at WordCamps and meetups. Taco is passionate about WordPress, translating, hanging out with friends and...

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WooCommerce 4.3 Beta Available for Testing

WooCommerce 4.3 Beta Available for Testing

The first beta for WooCommerce 4.3 was released yesterday. The team behind the popular eCommerce plugin added a new homepage screen, updated the product grid blocks, and is pushing users to update their version of PHP. Users who want to test the latest beta version...

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Button UX: designing a clear call-to-action

Button UX: designing a clear call-to-action

Michiel Heijmans Michiel is a partner at Yoast and our COO. Internet veteran. His main goal with most of his articles is to kick-start your site optimization. So much to do! Half of the buttons that are used as the main call-to-action on a web page don’t invite me to...

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The 3 Best WordPress Job Board Plugins

The 3 Best WordPress Job Board Plugins

Online job boards are complex systems. For starters, you have to manage listings, maintain user and company profiles, and enable job-seekers to submit applications. Fortunately, there are some fantastic plugins you can use to match your visitors with their ideal...

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