Cornerstone content forms the foundation of your site. If you write a couple of authoritative articles about your chosen subject and keyword, you can link all your other posts to these articles. In doing so, you greatly enhance the chance of these articles ranking in the search engines. Build your site as the ancient Egyptians built pyramids. Block by block on a solid foundation. Yoast SEO 4.6 adds another new feature to help you create your site structure.

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Cornerstone content in Yoast SEO 4.6

As you know, cornerstone content is the most important content on your site, but until now we didn’t have an option to mark these as such. In today’s release of Yoast SEO 4.6, you’ll find an option to indicate that the selected article should be treated as a cornerstone article. This way, the article receives priority over a regular article. These articles are analyzed more thoroughly to increase the chance of them popping up as must-link articles.

You can now mark your articles as cornerstone content.

We’ve also included a visual aid in determining whether an article is cornerstone content. These links will appear above the list of regular suggestions the internal linking tool in Yoast SEO Premium makes. Now, you only have to start marking your cornerstone articles as such, and they will rise to the top of the suggestion list so you can easily link to them. Working on your site structure has never been easier.

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The internal linking tools highlights cornerstone articles.

There’s a lot more to say about cornerstone content, so Marieke took the opportunity to dive deeper into the subject. Read her article and start working on your cornerstone content!

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It’s also possible to see your cornerstone articles in the post overview.

What else is new

Besides the new cornerstone content feature, we’ve mostly fixed some bugs. In addition to that, we’ve improved some language strings, enhanced compatibility with WooCommerce 3.0 and made some changes in the configuration wizard, so it’s easier to understand for everyone.

As always, happy updating! And if you want to see all the changes we made in this release, you can find the complete changelog over on WordPress.org.

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This is a rather special release, as it’s a project that’s close to my heart. It’s not a full-featured release, however, it is just necessary as a regular release. In Yoast SEO 4.5, we are urging site owners whose sites run on servers with an outdated version of PHP to update to a more recent version. To move the web forward, we need to take a stand against old, slow and unsafe software. Updating to PHP 7 will give your site an enormous speed boost. In this post, you’ll find out why we’re showing this notice in WordPress and what you can do to upgrade PHP.

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Why this move?

WordPress is built on PHP. This programming language takes care of the heavy lifting for the CMS. WordPress was always built with backward compatibility in mind, but we’ve reached a point where that’s just not feasible anymore. WordPress needs a minimum of PHP5.2 to function, but that version will not get updates, fixes or patches. This makes it inherently insecure. If you are on an old version, Yoast SEO 4.5 will show you a message in the backend. Please update to at least 5.6, but rather PHP 7 to take advantage of all the awesomeness of this new version. Not just for you as a user, but for developers as well.

The why is three-pronged: security, speed, and future-proofing. PHP 5.2 hasn’t been updated for years and has serious issues. PHP 7 is lightning fast, up to 400% faster than 5.2. You might even regard this as a green move; you can use 50% fewer servers to get the same results from PHP 7. Last but not least, developers can finally use all the modern technologies to bring WordPress to the next level.

We understand this move might be annoying for some, but it is necessary to speed up the development of the web and to bring it some must needed security. That being said, updating your PHP version is rather easy.

How can I update my PHP version?

How to update your PHP version depends on your host. Most hosts have an article on their site explaining how to update PHP yourself. Here’s the one from SiteGround, or WP Engine. Go to your hosts’ website to find out more on how to go about this. If you can’t find the information you need, please contact your web host. We have made an example email that you can edit and send to your hosting company.

Don’t forget to backup your site before doing any major changes!

And how do I choose a different hosting company?

It might be entirely possible that your host is not willing to work with you. Maybe you just don’t feel valued at your current host or it could be that their future plans don’t fit yours. If so, think about moving web hosts. A web host provides the engine your site runs on and that better be a damn good engine. To help you with your quest for a well-regarded and forward-thinking web host, we’ve compiled a list of hosting services that got the Yoast stamp of approval.

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On November 2, 2017, we’re organizing the second edition of the coolest SEO conference of The Netherlands: YoastCon. Starting today, you can get your hands on an extremely limited amount of early bird tickets for just €249. YoastCon is a hands-on SEO conference where you’ll learn invaluable tactics to enhance your site to get better rankings or results. Be there!

At YoastCon, you’ll get practical with SEO. At the end of the day, you’ll be full of inspiration and ready to start improving your site. You’ll leave with a list of actionable advice that you can use immediately. Choose your favorite workshop and dive deeper into a subject. You can learn more about technical SEO, writing for the web or the deepest secrets of Yoast SEO. At YoastCon, everything is possible.

It will be an unmissable event for anyone wanting to improve the rankings of their sites. The second edition of YoastCon takes place in the beautiful concert hall De Vereeniging in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The regular price for this one-day conference will be €299, but starting March 14, we will offer a limited number (50) of early bird tickets for €249.

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YoastCon will take place in concert hall De Vereeniging in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

 

YoastCon 2017 – Practical SEO

YoastCon is a must-visit conference if you want to learn SEO hands-on and want to hear renowned experts speak about the latest developments in our industry. We will announce the full speaker roster and workshop schedule in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out on our special conference page or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on YoastCon news.

If you want to join us on November 2, be sure to order a ticket as soon as possible. An extremely limited number of early bird tickets is available for €249 from March 14. When they are gone, the price will jump to €299. If you buy an early bird ticket, you’ll get an exclusive goodie, and you’ll be the first to choose your workshops. What are you waiting for?

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Today marks the release of the next version of our flagship WordPress plugin: Yoast SEO 4.4. In Yoast SEO 4.4 you’ll find many small changes and a couple of new features that make it even easier to work with the plugin. In this release post, we’ll give a brief overview of the changes that we’ve made, starting with Yoast SEO Premium.

New features in Yoast SEO Premium

If you’re an avid user of Yoast SEO and Google Search Console, you’ve probably connected these together so that they can work in tandem. Your crawl errors will show up in Yoast SEO so you can work on them from there. It was always possible to redirect 404 error pages using a 301, but with Yoast SEO 4.4 you can now use every type of redirect that Yoast SEO supports. These include 301, 302, 307, plus the 410 and 451 redirects. This makes it even easier to tell crawl bots exactly what should be done with the specific content.

You can find the second cool new feature in the internal linking tool. Yoast SEO Premium shows you the links that have already been added to the text. You can quickly discern the different links because they have a different icon, namely a checkmark. Of course, you’re still free to copy that link if you need to add it to the text again.

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Changes in Yoast SEO 4.4

Besides fixing a number of bugs, we’ve been working on some enhancements to improve the flow of the plugin. To start off, we’ve improved the styling of tables, so they are viewable on mobile. In addition to that, we’ve moved the option to disable the keyword and content analysis from the general tab to the features tab.

The newest release of Yoast SEO is now live, so head on to your WordPress install and hit that update button. We hope you enjoy this new release. If you need more information on this release, you can check out the changelog on WordPress.org. Thanks!

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Today we’re launching our first technical SEO training. This training will help EVERYONE to understand those difficult technical SEO issues. We’ll teach you exactly how to analyze (and solve) the most common technical SEO issues. Technical SEO can be quite daunting, but with this training, you’ll be able to fully grasp al those complicated technical SEO issues.

The technical SEO 1 course is available for only $179 up until the end of Februari. After that, the course will be $199.

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Crawlability

In this technical SEO training, the focus will be on crawlability. Crawlability is the most important technical SEO aspect. It has to do with al the things that can prevent Google from crawling and indexing your website. Very important stuff. If Google isn’t able to crawl and index your website properly, ranking in the search engines is never going to happen. In this technical SEO course, we’ll cover al the common issues  which prevent Google from crawling your website properly.robots.txt, crawl budget, canonical link elements…

This course will cover a broad variety of topics, all having to do with crawlability. After an introduction about SEO and crawlability, we’ll teach you about HTTP headers and HTTP status codes. After that, we’ll cover robots meta tags, the canonical link element and robots.txt. Subsequently, we’ll teach you how HTML, JavaScript and CSS can influence crawlability, and we’ll go into sitewide SEO. Finally, we’ll offer you a lesson in site speed.

This technical SEO course covers all kind of subjects we blog about as well. However, this course will give more insights and explains all these subjects in much more detail.

Technical SEO 1 contains…

The technical SEO 1 training consists of 11 lessons divided over 6 modules. Every lesson starts with a training video in which Joost and Marieke explain the material. After that, we invite you to read some additional texts. In most lessons, a screencast is added in which we show you how to use different tools (Yoast SEO, Quix, Google Search Console). At the end of every lesson, you’ll have to answer some challenging questions. These questions will check whether or not you understood the material. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and a badge to put on your website.

Technical SEO 1: The first of many?

We’re planning on releasing more technical SEO courses after this first one.  There are a lot of other important technical SEO issues that we could cover. We’re  for instance thinking about a course on hreflang or about schema.org. What are your thoughts about a second technical SEO course? Which subjects would you like to learn about?

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Did you know over 550 million people speak Spanish? Did you know there are now more Spanish speakers in the US than there are in Spain? And that Spanish is considered the second most important language in the world, just after English, and before Mandarin? These are huge numbers, and we are now proud to announce Yoast SEO 4.3 is starting to speak Spanish as well.

Spanish link suggestions and insights

Now, we should start by saying that support for Spanish is not complete, as we are still fine-tuning some readability checks. In this release, following English, German and Dutch, Yoast SEO Premium will now analyze your text and give you suggestions to create relevant internal links. This way, you no longer have to search manually for links that add value to your text and make your site structure stronger.

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In a follow-up release, we will complete the support for the Spanish language, so that we can check your writing and give you readability advice as well. Keep an eye on our site for the announcement.

Trigger site-wide analysis

For our internal linking suggestions to work well, we need to know exactly which words you often use in your texts. This way, we can generate a list of most used words, called Insights, upon which the link suggestions are based. Now, in some cases a site will not run a full site-wide analysis, and, as a result, the link suggestions are based on incomplete data. This makes the tool less reliable.

To counter incomplete analysis, Yoast SEO 4.3 adds a new status message to let you know that was not finished. Because without indexed posts, link suggestions won’t work correctly.

Do you want to help us develop link suggestions?

We’ve now added support for a couple of languages, but of course there are many more languages. You can help us develop language support for your mother tongue. Please contact us if you’d like to help.



Finally

Besides expanding our language support, we’ve fixed a couple of bugs and added some small enhancements. As always, we hope you enjoy this new release and don’t forget to check out the complete changelog on WordPress.org.

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In our quest to speak more of the world’s languages, we’ve now added our mother tongue: Yoast SEO 4.2 premium supports Dutch in its entirety. Our Dutch users can now use all of our innovative features, like Insights and Internal linking suggestions, in their own language. More languages will follow soon.

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Insights into more languages

As you might know, the release of Yoast SEO 4.0 saw the introduction of our new Internal linking feature. At that time, this revolutionary tool that helps you build an effective site structure quickly was only available in the English language. Just a couple of weeks ago, we added support for the language of our neighbors to the east: German. Now it’s time for Dutch, the language we know so well.

The text analysis tools of Yoast SEO checks the content of your posts and pages. It actively gives you advice on what to improve. The readability analysis gives you an idea how readable your post is for a regular person. Following the green bullet paradigm, you can see directly if your text is too hard to read. Or if it is littered with passive voice or uses too many words in a paragraph.

To give you correct insights into your writings, we need to fully understand a language. This process takes time, and we’re slowly, but surely adding new languages. After Dutch in Yoast SEO 4.2 premium, it is time to work on support for prominent words and link suggestions in Spanish. Looking past that, we’d like to add support for French.

If you’d like to read up on how we developed the internal linking suggestions tool and the big part language plays, we’d like to recommend this post by our linguist Irene. You can read more about the philosophy behind it in this post by our CTO Omar.

What else is new

Besides adding a new language, we’ve fixed a couple of bugs and made some necessary enhancements. We’ve moved the translations from translate.yoast.com to translate.wordpress.org. To tighten things up, we’ve made sure the settings page and left sidebar are more responsive, so they should accurately scale. In addition to that, we’ve cleaned up the meta box a little and enhanced the styling of the featured image warning screen.

As always, we hope you enjoy this new release. If you need more information, please find the complete changelog on wordpress.org.

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As you might know, we’ve added quite a few new features to Yoast SEO over the last few months. Today marks the release of Yoast SEO 4.1, the first of many releases to come in the new year. Besides fixing some bugs, this version comes with two major new features: a mobile snippet preview and full support for the German language in the readability and content analysis.

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Mobile snippet preview

Since mobile traffic has eclipsed desktop traffic, it’s imperative that you optimize your site in any way you can for mobile. One of these improvements is to make your text snippets better for mobile use. For years, Yoast SEO offered a way of seeing what the text snippet would look like in search engines. However, it was not possible to check mobile snippets yet. Luckily, that’s about to change.

Yoast SEO 4.1 adds a mobile snippet preview, so you can now directly check what your snippet looks like on mobile. The default view is the desktop, but you can easily switch between the views, so you can get a good idea of how your post will be presented in the search results depending on which view you choose. This way you can write a perfect snippet text that works well on mobile and desktop. This first release is fairly modest in execution and will be fine-tuned further down the road.

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German readability and content analysis

Yoast SEO doesn’t just improve the technical side of your WordPress site, but also provides invaluable tools that help you to write quality content. The innovative Content Analysis tool analyzes the blog post you are writing in real-time and suggests improvements for SEO and readability. In the past, these readability suggestions were only available in English, but the Yoast Content Analysis now fully supports German as well. More languages are on the way.

Not only does full language support for German allows Yoast SEO 4.1 to analyze the readability of a German text, but it also enables Yoast SEO Premium to provide internal linking suggestions in German. This means that, when writing a post in German, you will get suggestions for related articles on your site, that you could consider linking to. Building a perfect site structure has never been easier.

Fun fact: To fully understand the post and to give valuable suggestions, we have to filter out unnecessary words or other words that get in the way of discerning the meaning of a post. For the English language, we use a long list of words that we’ll automatically filter out. For German, it seems we needed an even longer list because of the grammatical cases. Check this example: In English it’s “a”, “an” and “the”, while the German language has “das”, “dem”, “den”, “der”, “des”, “die”, “ein”, “eine”, “einem”, “einen”, “einer”, “eines”. See what we mean? We can’t wait to see what the Dutch language has to offer.

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As the end of the year approaches, we always take some time to look back at all the things we did that year. We had a great 2016! We created new products, made large improvements to our Yoast SEO plugin and traveled the globe for many WordCamps and conferences.

Because 2016 has been such an awesome year, we want to celebrate the end of it with a big sale! As of today (and up until January 1) you can get all of our products at a 20% discount!

In this post, I’d like to highlight the greatest Yoast moments of 2016.  These include the moments we are most proud of, or that are just special to us.

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Yoast SEO 3.3: Readability analysis

In June 2016 we enhanced our Yoast SEO plugin (both the free and premium version) by adding a brand new feature: a readability analysis. In addition to an SEO score, you’ll now be presented with a readability score. This readability score aims to help you write readable blog posts: we indicate whether you should use shorter sentences, less passive voice or more transition words. We started out just supporting English, but now we also support German, French, Spanish and Dutch.

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All those WordCamps…

We travelled around the globe this year and visited so many WordCamps. WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US were so very awesome! But we also went to WordCamps in Paris, London, Milan, Antwerp (Belgium), Utrecht (The Netherlands) and many more. It’s always great to meet our friends of the WordPress community in real life!

We not only visited WordCamps, and MeetUps, but we also attended and spoke at lots of other conferences on SEO, conversion, development and more!

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Online SEO courses

We’ve created and released three brand new SEO courses in 2016. In the beginning of the year we launched a Yoast SEO plugin training . In June an SEO copywriting training followed and we released a Keyword research and Site structure training only recently. Our courses will really enable you to get started with the SEO of your site yourself! We’re already working on new courses – the first one will be about technical SEO – that are going to be launched in the new year!

SEO Care

At Yoast, we’ve always done consultancy. Since December 2016, we’ve started offering more in-depth and long-term SEO consultancy. We’ve launched Yoast SEO Care, in which we’ll do monthly SEO checks and give practical tips on how to improve your rankings even further. One of our SEO consultants will really dive into the SEO of your site, check for flaws and give monthly feedback. We already have 58 SEO Care clients and have room for (at least) a 100!

Internal linking tool

Just this last month, we’ve launched Yoast SEO 4.0. In Yoast SEO Premium, we’ve added an internal linking tool. Our tool suggests to which posts you should link while writing a new post. It’s a great tool to help you link to related posts. Especially when your creating lots and lots of content, your site’s structure will definitely benefit from using our internal linking tool!

Yoast magazines!

In 2016 we released the first Yoast yoast magazinemagazine. The Yoast magazine is a true, old-school magazine (printed on paper and all!). We hand out our magazines at WordCamps and MeetUps. Luckily, we’ve heard people really enjoy reading them! And, for us, it’s good fun to put them together too.

Joost’s and Marieke’s journey through California

During the summer, Joost and I traveled through California with our four kids. Next to having lots of fun in San Francisco, the beautiful national parks, and Disneyland California, we also met with many people of both the WordPress as well as the SEO community. It was great fun!

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Two new eBooks

In 2016 we published two new eBooks. In the spring, we launched the SEO for WordPress eBook. This is our most complete eBook, with lots and lots of examples and practical tips. Just last month, we published the second eBook of 2016: Shop SEO. Again a very practical read and totally focused on improving the SEO of your eCommerce site.

So many new features in Yoast SEO

Our readability analysis and the internal linking functionality were our favorite updates of Yoast SEO. But next to these two updates, we’ve added many, many more features. What about the configuration wizard, the social previews, improved accessibility and the countless bugs that were fixed in 2016? We hope you appreciate these additions, fixes and improvements too, of course!

Jip and many other new colleagues joined team Yoast!

At the beginning of 2016, Jip joined team Yoast. We’re so very grateful to have him on our team. He’s having a huge impact on Yoast! Apart from Jip, we also welcomed Irene, Jimmy, Yvon, Inge, Michelle, Meike, Chris, Anneloes, Edwin, Ben, Sylvia and Patrice to our Wijchen team. On top of that, we’ve welcomed some new colleagues abroad. We’re especially grateful to have Andrea on our remote team!

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Conclusion: so many highlights!

We were able to do so many things in 2016: we wrote lots and lots of code, built new features, drew many images and created new courses. And we even did a lot more, (but I can’t write about all of it).

This would not have been possible without you, our loyal readers, clients and followers!!! So thank you all for a beautiful 2016. We’re looking forward to 2017!

We’re approaching the end of 2016. It was an excellent year for Yoast: next week we’ll elaborate a bit on that (including a nice surprise for our loyal readers, so stay tuned!). We hope you had a great year as well, in which you took your website to the next level and managed to outrank your competitor! Not yet? During the 12 days of Christmas, we’ll share our most-read posts on our Facebook page daily. Make sure you read those, so that you can get the most out of your website. Can’t wait? Check out the ultimate countdown below!

12. Crafting good titles for SEO

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On #12 we find Joost’s post about creating titles that perform well in the search results. This post is an essential read if you want to get more traffic to your site. The title tag is the first thing a user sees in the search results. And it’s one of the most the important factors for Google to decide what the topic of a page is. This combination makes crafting good titles a necessary skill for anyone doing SEO. So read!

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11. The Snippet Preview: a how-to

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Now you know how to craft a great title (with some help of post #12), Yoast SEO allows you to check what it will look like in Google’s search results! Our snippet preview functionality shows a simulation of the snippet Google will show. This means that, while working on your post, you can already amend your title, slug and meta description to create an enticing snippet that will make people click on your result! Joost will guide you step by step through this process.

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10. Site speed: tools and suggestions

best_read_10_site_speed_joost_fiWe’re very pleased to see this post on #10. We can’t stress the importance of site speed enough. It’s one of those factors that are crucial for SEO and user-friendliness. Making your website faster can lead to getting organic traffic for new posts faster and to better rankings. In this post, Joost gives some tips for tools and improvements.

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9. Robots txt: the ultimate guide

best_read_9_robots_guide_joost_fiSpoiler alert! Apparently, you guys love to read aboutrobots.txt, as you’ll see another post on this particular topic very high in this chart. The robots.txt file is one of the primary ways of telling a search engine where it can and can’t go on your website. This guide covers all the uses of robots.txt for your website. Making a mistake in your robots.txt can seriously harm your site, so make sure to read and understand this.

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8. SEO copywriting: the ultimate guide

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In 2016 we wrote a lot about… writing. Because, content is still king, if you want to get more visitors to your site. That’s why we also launched an SEO copywriting training. In this complete guide, Marieke touches on everything that’s important for writing content that ranks. She talks you through the process of keyword research and the three stages of the writing process. A must-read if you want to write SEO-friendly and readable articles!

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7. WordPress security

best_read_7_wo_security_michiel_fiMaking your website safe, for yourself and your customers, is something you should never neglect. On top of that, Google favors websites that are more secure. So we’re glad this post was a popular one. And, don’t let this topic deter you, Michiel gives a very hands-on list of how to improve security on your WordPress website.

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6. hreflang: the ultimate guide

best_read_6_hreflang_joost_fihreflang tags are a technical solution for sites that have similar content in multiple languages. It tells search engines which country or language site it should show in the search results to a user from a particular country. Because, as a site owner, you want search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language. A must-read if you’re going international with your business! 

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5. 5 tips to write readable blog posts

best_read_5_readable_blog_posts_marieke_fiAs mentioned at #8, writing was quite a thing at Yoast in 2016. In March we added a readability check to our content analysis. Because, if you want your readers to read your entire blog post, or to interact with you, you should make sure your blog post is easy to read! As this post is featured on #5 we assume you found Marieke’s post pretty readable ;-)

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4. Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

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In 2015, Google started talking about it, but 2016 definitely became the year of AMP. In February, Joost wrote his first article about setting WordPress up for AMP. He introduced the Yoast SEO AMP Glue plugin, which integrates Yoast SEO into your AMP pages. Very soon he wrote a follow-up to that post to let you know where we stand, and what you should do with AMP. Both posts ended up in the top 10 of our best read posts of 2016.

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3. Rel=canonical: the ultimate guide

best_read_3_canonical_joost_fiLike many articles in this list, #3 is about a fairly technical SEO topic: the canonical URL. Canonical URLs are there for you out when you’ve got duplicate content issues (and you might have those without even knowing!). A canonical URL (an HTML link tag with attribute rel=canonical) tells search engines that certain similar URLs are actually one and the same. It passes the ‘link juice’ to the URL you deem most important, so Google knows which article to rank. You’d better learn how to implement them!

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2. How to use the content and SEO analysis of Yoast SEO

best_read_2_content_analysis_marieke_fiOur second best read post is on the feature Yoast SEO is most famous for: the content analysis. In 2016, we added a readability check to our SEO analysis. So apart from checking whether you use your focus keyword often enough and on the right spots, we also check certain readability aspects of your copy. In this post, Marieke describes all features of our content analysis in detail and guides you step by step through optimizing your post.

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1.WordPress robots.txt example for great SEO

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Our best read post of 2016 is quite a technical one! As a follow up on the ultimate guide featured at #9, this post has a very practical approach: If you’re on WordPress what should you do with your robots.txt file? In a clear and comprehensive way, Joost explains what the current best practices are for your WordPress robots.txt and why. Enjoy the read!

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