With the release of BERT, the largest upgrade to Google’s algorithm in years, search has seen a revolution. The update came out in fall 2019, and has already rolled out worldwide. It affects search results in dozens of languages. So, how will it impact your website? It’s important to keep up with Google’s algorithm updates so you can get the best results in the rankings. What did Google BERT change? How did it affect SEO optimization? Let’s go over Google’s latest update, how it uses machine learning to better understand queries, and what, if anything, you can do to optimize […]
Another year, another WordCamp. After 2016, 2017, and 2019, I am back with a report from WordCamp Europe 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year, everything happened online. So, instead of some venue, this time around, the entire WordCamp experience happened on the official website. All of the sessions were online (you can find both track 1 and track 2 on YouTube) and the networking as well as the sponsor events happened in Zoom channels. You could even download designs to print your own swag. So, in case you didn’t attend, I sat down in my home office […]
The Torque News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. In this week’s episode we talk about further delays to WordCamp Asia 2021 and YOAST’s acquisition of the Duplicate Post plugin.
Search engine optimization is one of the most sought after online professions. As more and more businesses are turning their attention to the web and trying hard to snatch a hefty piece of online visitors, the demand for SEO isn’t going to wane anytime soon. Especially with the ongoing pandemic, many business owners are finally getting around the idea of having their own web presence. That, in itself is a great thing. However with the growing number of websites being launched and only a certain amount of slots available on the search results page, the competition to be found on […]
Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. In this week’s episode we talk about WordPress trends of 2020, Yoast’s acquisition of Duplicate Posts plugin, and Doc’s recent fights on Twitter. Show notes: Duplicate Posts acquired by YOAST What it’s really like to be a person of color in WordPress 5 WordPress trends for 2020 GitHub to replace “master” with alternative term to avoid slavery references New features to help developers with WordPress 5.4 Be sure to catch next week’s episode live by subscribing here.