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Handy Code Snippets for the Yoast SEO Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy Code Snippets for the Yoast SEO Plugin on your Child Sites

Yoast SEO is a well-known, easy-to-use plugin for SEO. Yoast SEO has a number of code snippets that can be saved to limit or disable specific functions. MainWP has an amazing extension for code snippets, which easily allows you to apply code snippets to your child sites. We have taken the time to save out a number of handy code snippets for Yoast SEO into the code snippets GitHub repo. A common bug in Yoast SEO is when you update the plugin, it can redirect to the about page and tour page. You can use this code snippet so this

SEO Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Crawl your website like a spider: Use these SEO tools

So, you are conducting an SEO audit. Maybe you were inspired by the article we posted on SEO audits a couple of days ago. You did your research. You found some checklists and made a list of things you want to check to get started. Your goal is to get a basic SEO health checkup for your client’s website. So, you started accumulated a list of tools you need to get started. Does that list include a website crawler? Well, today we are going to take a look at a few website crawlers to get on your way. Screaming Frog

SEO Audit
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three different types of SEO audits and how they can help your business

Do you offer SEO audits for your clients? This has become something more interesting as I have delved into the process. At one time, I had this very basic checklist of things I would check for SEO. I offered it for free to get people on my email list. I think I did one or two for someone. They liked the work, but never needed a website. It seems there is a tiered nature to SEO audits. First, there are the automated audits ran by various SEO applications available for free or a monthly cost. One such service I used

SEO Audit Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Five SEO audit tools recommended by experts that will help you create valuable reports for your clients

Do you ever offer audits for prospects? In a recent article, we talked about three ways to use a website audit for your clients. There are different types of audits you can run for your clients or prospects and one of those types is an SEO audit. Today, we are going to talk about tools for those audits. As with any tool, these tools are a great starting point. To do a thorough SEO audit, there is a need for a structured process and a multitude of tools. In fact, an article by Robbie Richards lists 47 such tools. Another

WordPress 5.0
MainWP How To's
Sebastian Moran

How to make sure your child sites are ready for WordPress 5.0

With the WordPress 5.0 release less than two weeks away from being shipped, the release is going to be pushed back to be later than November 27, 2018. You need to make sure that your child sites have been updated to deal with the new version of WordPress. The major changes being the new default Gutenberg block editor. WordPress 5.0 release data has been pushed back due to certain issues, with issues found in the beta, and release candidate being delayed till 22nd November, to warrant more time for beta testing a major WordPress update. The Gutenberg default block editor

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Five SEO trends to watch in 2019 and Yoast launches recalibration project

November is here. We have passed the spooky time and headed towards the end of the year. It’s time to think about next year. Most likely, we should have been thinking about that last month. But, life happens, you know. One of the things I find interesting is changes to SEO in 2019. Predicting trends is always an exercise is an educated guess based on directions. So, what can we find regarding trends in 2019 with SEO? I’m going to discuss the trends shortly, but first I am going to talk about other search engine optimization news. Yoast’s recalibration The Yoast

long tail keywords
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Spelunking like Indiana Jones to find long tail keywords and uncover hidden traffic

The other day, my mom looked for and found a simple recipe for chicken. She had some chicken breasts in the freezer and did not have some of the various ingredients she normally uses. She had to find some inspiration and a different idea. So, she went to the best place she could think of to find something different and easy. Google. That’s right, my mom searched for a new chicken recipe on Google. Now, she has a dozen or so cookbook and has been cooking for 60 years. Still, she went to Google to search for something different. She

SEO FRIENDLY BLOG POSTS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Writing for humans make your blog posts more SEO friendly, use these four tips

We have watched the evolution of how Google ranks pages for nearly two decades now. The world’s largest search engine has the task and our website’s appearance in those search engines can be a huge benefit. search Engine Journal recaps the history of Google’s Algorithm updates here. Ever since then users and webmasters have been scrambling to rank higher. Some have done better than others. Some have used manipulation techniques while others have spent money. All the while, Google has been moving towards rewarding pages for good content. It is easy to get caught up in the hoopla of writing

Podcast Roundup
Roundup
Todd Jones

January Podcast Roundup: The future of SEO, voice search, and leaving behind bad habits

This week, we looked at SEO Courses so I thought we would follow up with podcasts related to Search Engine Optimization. Therefore, in this January Podcast Roundup, we take a look at the future of SEO, habits we need to leave in 2017, and the future of voice search and search using digital assistants. SEO Podcast Roundup The future of SEO with Stephan Spencer – WP Elevation Troy Dean interviews Stephan Spencer who is the co-author of The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice). Spencer tells the story of how he met Rand Fishkin after at an SEO conference. Apparently, Fishkin

SEO Courses
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

SEO Courses and resources for WordPress designers & developers

Here is a list of SEO Courses and resources that can help you increase your understanding of Search Engine Optimization. These courses and resources are compiled for WordPress professionals. There’s a lady who’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to heaven – Stairway to Heaven Songwriters: Jimmy Page / Robert Plant Stairway to Heaven lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc When it comes to SEO, you can definitely invest but you can’t buy a stairway to heaven and all that glitters is not gold. There are a lot of shiny objects, but it takes work and

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