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Do you encounter specific issues when optimizing your website? We’d love to help! Ask your topical SEO question to Yoast! You can do so by sending a question to ask@yoast.com. We’ll try to answer all your questions, and we’ll even select some questions to be answered on video by Joost!

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Ask Yoast: Keep or delete and redirect event pages?

20 April 2018 by Joost de Valk

If you write a lot about events on your site, odds are that the content on your site changes rapidly. Whether it’s food events, concerts, antique fairs, you name it, it’s a lot of work to maintain a site that lists all the fun events in a certain category and area. With new events being …

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Ask Yoast: Optimizing for audio podcasts

13 April 2018 by Joost de Valk - 9 Comments

Podcasts are a popular medium these days, as a great, relatively low-cost way to engage with your audience. You can make a podcast about every subject imaginable: science, health, arts & culture, family life, news and technology, to name but a few possibilities. At Yoast, for example, the Yoast academy team releases an internal podcast …

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Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

6 April 2018 by Joost de Valk - 3 Comments

Maintaining a website is hard work, and to do it right, you have to be skilled in many things: writing, editing, SEO, marketing (if you own a business) and perhaps even a bit of coding, to name but a few. But that’s not all. If you handle and collect the data of your site’s visitors, …

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Categories: Analytics, eCommerce
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Ask Yoast: Publish date on updated articles

16 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 33 Comments

Keeping your articles up to date is always a good idea, as it shows to your readers that your site offers current and relevant information. Furthermore, search engines will pick up on changes to your articles, and consider your site alive and up to date. That’s never a bad thing, right? It’s especially important that …

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category and tag pages

Ask Yoast: Include WooCommerce product tags in your XML sitemap?

9 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 7 Comments

XML sitemaps are an important part of your site because they ensure search engines can crawl all the pages on your site that you want to appear in the search results. It’s up to you to decide what pages you want to include, and what pages are better left unincluded. Keep an eye out for …

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Ask Yoast: Using your keyword in the alt text box

2 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 22 Comments

At Yoast, we firmly believe that websites should be usable by everyone, including people with a visual impairment. The alt textbox plays an important part in this, as it clarifies the content of an image. Visitors of your site that use a screen reader can listen to the alt text read aloud, to better understand …

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Ask Yoast: technical SEO

Ask Yoast: Order of categories and subcategories in URLs

23 February 2018 by Joost de Valk - 13 Comments

It’s important to put some thought into your URL structure, particularly when you’re starting a new website. If you make sure your URL structure is clear and focused right from the beginning, you won’t have to face the huge task of changing and redirecting all your URLs later on. But, of course, sometimes you need …

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Ask Yoast: How to avoid competing with your own pages

16 February 2018 by Joost de Valk - 16 Comments

If your online shop or business offers many products that are similar to each other, you’re probably familiar with this conundrum: how do you add content that’s diverse enough? And what to do, since you can use a focus keyword only once? These are important things to keep in mind, so you don’t end up …

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