In the 228th episode of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if a canonical URL pointing to itself make it appear as a non-duplicate page. The exact question was: Does having a canonical url pointing to itself make it appear non-duplicate page? A site I am observing has 500 plus pages. All 500 are the exact same 300 word page, with the change in suburb. When I run a siteliner check, only a very small percentage of duplicate content appears. Most of the pages are skipped due to canonical url that points to itself. As a ... Read more
Click on the video above to watch Episode # of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts. Full timestamps with topics and times can be found at the link above. The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday. Announcement Adam: Alright, welcome everybody to Hump Day Hangout. This is Episode 228. This is really cool seeing the numbers creep up like I mean now we’re well into the two hundred. But every time I see it I’m like and that’s a lot of episodes. But anyway we’re back and back for another great episode. ... Read more
In episode 109 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if there is a way to set up an RSS feed to pull the meta title and descriptions from the Yoast SEO plugin. The exact question was: I use Yoast to write custom Facebook and Twitter titles and descriptions as well as the title tag and meta description. However the RSS feed always pulls from the page title and snippet. Is there a way to setup an RSS feed pulling from one of Yoast’s custom title/descriptions? I couldn’t find anything in the latest training but if I ... Read more
In episode 104 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about potential issues with some WordPress themes when working with tags and canonicals using Yoast SEO. The exact question was: 2 years- congrats guys! Recently I attended a one and a half hour long webinar by a highly known social media expert. Truth is, Bradley, Marco and Hernan often share more helpful, actionable information in a 5 minute Humpday answer than was learned from that entire webinar. You guys are great. Thanks. My question. I use a unique tag for each post and then use Yoast SEO ... Read more
Yoast SEO is one of the most popular WordPress plugins that most webmasters used in optimizing their website. Apart from assigning meta title and description, Yoast SEO is also capable of tweaking structured data and schema markup through JSON-LD. Some webmasters are not enjoying its limited capability and would want to stop Yoast from generating unnecessary schema markups. Check out Bradley’s tips on how to disable Yoast SEO Schema Jsonld completely. In episode 80 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about removing the markup code automatically provided by Yoast in the header. The exact question was: ... Read more
During Semantic Mastery’s Hump Day Hangout episode 79, a viewer asked about using Google XML Sitemap and Yoast when creating sitemap on a website. The exact question was: To create an XML sitemap do you suggest using the plugin Google XML Sitemaps or create it in Yoast?