Ask Yoast

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!

Check out the videos below to see if your question has been answered already!


Ask Yoast: Block your site’s search results pages?

22 May 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Ask Yoast: blocking search result pages

Every website should have a decent internal search functionality that shows the visitors search results that fit their search query. However, those search results pages on your site don’t need to be shown in Google’s search results. In fact, Google advises against this too; it’s not a great user experience to click on a Google search result, »

Category: Technical SEO
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Ask Yoast: Word order of your focus keyword

15 May 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Ask Yoast: blocking search result pages

If you’re using Yoast SEO to optimize your posts and pages, it’ll ask you to fill out a focus keyword. This is the search term you want your content to rank for. Deciding on a focus keyword can be challenging. For example, if you want to optimize your content for a long tail keyword – existing of »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Create profiles on online platforms?

8 May 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Ask Yoast: blocking search result pages

Nowadays there are a lot of online platforms where you can create your business profile. The idea is that you can be found on those platforms and that the backlinks to your site will benefit your SEO. But is it really worth investing your time and money in those kind of directories? Get the answer in this Ask »

Category: SEO basics
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Ask Yoast: Give a division a separate domain?

1 May 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Ask Yoast: division on seperate domain

A website of a larger company often represents multiple divisions. If one division outgrows the others, or if expectations for one division are very high, the need for a separate website or domain may arise. What’s best to do for SEO in such a case? Set up a new domain for that division? Or build it on »

Category: Technical SEO
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Out of stock product – what to do with product page?

24 April 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

Ask Yoast: division on seperate domain

If you own an eCommerce site, a product can run out of stock. When a product becomes permanently unavailable, what should you do with the product page in your online store? Delete that specific page? Set up a redirect? Show alternatives? Or just leave the page as it is? This Ask Yoast will help you make the best »

Category: eCommerce
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Ask Yoast: Publishing in another language and SEO

18 April 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Ask Yoast: division on seperate domain

If you’re creating content for a website, you might want to, occasionally, publish an article in a language different from the language of your other content. However, it’s difficult to rank with one specific article that’s written in a language that differs from the rest. So what should you do to improve the SEO of that article? In this »

Category: Technical SEO
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Ask Yoast: Video on YouTube or on my own site?

7 April 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Ask Yoast: division on seperate domain

Adding videos to your pages or posts can enrich the experience a user has on your site. In our case, for instance, when we want to explain how a certain feature of Yoast SEO works, adding a video or screencast showing you how to use it, will most likely contribute to the understanding of the use »

Category: Social Media
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Ask Yoast case study: SEO of a mom blog

seo of an online shop

SEO can be a rather complicated and abstract thing. What exactly do we mean by increasing keyword density? How do you start with improving the structure of a site? That’s why I’m going to write a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner »

Categories: Content SEO, User eXperience (UX)
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Ask Yoast: Too many links in navigation menu?

31 March 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Ask Yoast: division on seperate domain

Doing your internal linking well has quite a few SEO benefits. Connecting related posts with each other lets Google know that you’ve created content on various aspects of a certain topic. This can make you a stronger candidate to rank for that topic. But, can internal links also be detrimental to your site? Is it possible to create too many internal links, »

Category: Content SEO
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Ask Yoast: Impact of host location on SEO?

27 March 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

location of my host

Do you want to set up a brand new website or move your website to a new host? Choosing a web host can be hard, because there are thousands of hosting companies out there. So it’s a tough decision to make, but a very important one too. When you’re comparing various hosting aspects, should you consider the »

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