#WordPress

Ask Yoast: How to use video testimonials?

Using testimonials on your site (the right way) is always beneficial, whether your goal is more sales, or more subscribers, etc. Providing social proof that your product or blog is awesome will help convince people that giving your their money or time is worth their while. While you can certainly use written testimonials, video testimonials...

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Best WordPress Security Plugins 2018

However we are often asked what the best WordPress Security Plugins I can install on my website myself for further protection? This isn't to say that WordPress is not secure, or that Drupal or Joomla are any better. The most common way for a hacker to enter a WordPress installation is through a Third Party Wordpress Plugin, Theme, or an...

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New tactics to improve your Facebook reach

Last week, I posted an article about the current status concerning Facebook traffic. I shared the fact that for Yoast.com, the Facebook referral traffic is decreasing. I also asked you all whether or not you noticed something similar and invited you to share your tactics to deal with such a decrease. You left lots and lots of interesting...

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What if people copy content from your site?

It can happen to you: other people copy content from your site and republish it on their own site. You have gone the extra mile to write an awesome article for your website, when, all of a sudden, another website takes possession of it. It can be frustrating to see this happen, and it happens more often than you think. If your website reaches...

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Are content blocks the future? And, what’s the benefit for SEO?

In Yoast SEO 8.0 you’ve met with the Yoast SEO Gutenberg sidebar. Since the 8.1 release, you can see the snippet preview in action in this sidebar. These are our first step of integrating Yoast SEO with Gutenberg. But there is more to come. Shortly, we’ll also introduce a whole new concept: Yoast SEO content blocks. In this interview with our...

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Four ways you could benefit from a Yoast SEO training certification

Once you finish a Yoast Academy SEO training course, you get a shiny certificate of completion and a badge you can embed on your site or share on social media. In this way, you can let everyone know about your newly acquired SEO expertise. Awesome! But how useful is SEO training certification, really? Does it make a real difference? The honest...

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5 Best WordPress Firewall Plugins Compared

Are you looking for the best WordPress firewall plugin for your website? WordPress firewall plugins protect your website against hacking, brute force and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. In this article, we will compare the best WordPress firewall plugins, and how they stack up against each other. What is a WordPress Firewall Plugin? A [...]
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5 Ways Your Business can Benefit from Blogging

Using blogging as a communication tool for your business can be one of the most important and beneficial decisions you have ever made. Think of your blog as the voice of your company; you can relay messages, give expert advice and promote discussions. In turn, your blog can help YOU truly understand your customers by opening the door to...

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Ask Yoast: Google Ads and organic rankings

It’s a phenomenon that’s probably a bit surprising when you first hear about it: when paying for Google Ads (previously known as Google AdWords), you may just notice your organic rankings going up as well. This may not immediately make sense to you. After all, why would Google give you a ‘free boost’ or something like that? Truth is, investing...

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Facebook traffic: What’s the current status?

Facebook is becoming less important as a source of traffic to your site. We wrote about it before, but mid August a lot of internet-sources reported that Facebook “did not care about publishers”. Joshua Benton wrote a nice and nuanced article about the matter, in which he also shared some interesting statistics. Facebook is indeed referring...

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