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Ask Yoast: How many (internal) links on a page?

24 November 2016 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

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 …

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Ask Yoast: Why and how to minify your JS and CSS

21 November 2016 by Joost de Valk - 6 Comments

If you check your site speed with Google PageSpeed Insights you might get the advice to minify your Javascript (JS) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files. Your JS files contain the code for the interactive elements of your website. And in your CSS files you specify the design of your pages. Minifying those files will decrease your page …

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Ask Yoast: SEO tactics for link building

11 November 2016 by Joost de Valk - 6 Comments

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 …

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Ask Yoast: How to get most out of cornerstone content

24 October 2016 by Joost de Valk - 2 Comments

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 …

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Ask Yoast: Include taxonomies in XML sitemap?

30 September 2016 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

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 …

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Ask Yoast: Links to PDF files

23 September 2016 by Joost de Valk

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 …

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