Links are valuable for search engines. Therefore, it’s important to understand how Google and other search engines use links. They use the number of links pointing to a webpage to determine how important that page is. Not only external links could help in the ranking of a page in Google, but the internal links could help …Read: "Ask Yoast: How many (internal) links on a page?"
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As you might know, links from other websites are an important ranking factor. But you might wonder how to get those quality links. What SEO tactics should you use? First, let us tell you one thing about the SEO value of links: quality often beats quantity. One link from a high ranking site can do more for you …Read: "Ask Yoast: SEO tactics for link building"
Do you want to increase click-through rates to your posts or pages? Craft great excerpts! In this video Joost explains why excerpts are important.Read: "Ask Yoast: Importance of using excerpts"
For this edition of Ask Yoast, we received a question that belongs in the SEO basics category: what’s a slug? The answer is simple because it’s the piece of the URL that distinguishes a post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains what a slug is and what its SEO benefits are. This Ask Yoast is all about the …Read: "Ask Yoast: What’s a slug?"
You did it! You’ve written that awesome post that’s designated to be one of the cornerstone articles of your site. And now what? How can you show Google that it is one of the most important articles on your site? This is an issue a lot of our site review customers struggle with. The answer is quite …Read: "Ask Yoast: How to get most out of cornerstone content"
Do you own a site in multiple languages or aimed at different regions? In that case, you want search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language and site. On top of that, you want to prevent Google from seeing similar content on sites for different markets as duplicate content. hreflang is the technical …Read: "Ask Yoast: When should I use hreflang?"
Reference numbers (or post IDs) might be easy for your CMS, but they aren’t for your users. Remembering a URL with a number in it is hard, so the chance people will remember it and link to it is smaller. If people can remember your URLs they can also find it and share it with their friends more …Read: "Ask Yoast: Reference number in URL?"
Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you’re using these pages in the right way, they can boost your site’s SEO. You might wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask Yoast we explain whether you should, and why! Our support team received the following question …Read: "Ask Yoast: Include taxonomies in XML sitemap?"
If you’re starting with an (eCommerce) site you might have a lot of content that’s already available in PDF files: product brochures, datasheets, pricing information and so on. So some people might think: why not upload these PDF files and link to them? There are some disadvantages to showing PDF files on your site though. We’ll discuss some of …Read: "Ask Yoast: Links to PDF files"
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