The start of a new year is a great moment to work on cleaning up your site and finally doing the work you’ve been putting off. Getting rid of old stuff that’s floating around your site is a typical example of jobs that tend to get postponed. Similarly, the new year is a great time …Read: "Moving domain and WordPress clean install"
If you want a website, you have to choose a domain. How do you do select the right domain name? Which extensions should you get? And what about sub domains? Get the answers to all your domain questions on our blog!
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If you have two very similar sites in two different languages, you may wonder whether you need to implement hreflang. Will Google recognize both sites as ‘stand-alone’ websites, and is that what you want? While translated content isn’t considered duplicate content, it may still be worth your while to actively point users to the right …Read: "Ask Yoast: Hreflang for sites with different domains"
Making your website rank high can be a challenge. Making your international sites rank high can be an even bigger challenge. There are just a lot more things you have to do for multilingual SEO: create content for different markets, set up sites for those markets and implement hreflang, just to name a few. Plus there are …Read: "International sites: the best domain structure for SEO"
Branding plays a vital role in the success of your business. We’ve written about branding several times on this site, for instance, the 5 tips on branding and Low-budget branding for small businesses articles. Your domain name should also be a part of your brand. But should you buy one of those fancy new TLDs …Read: "Ask Yoast: Using a TLD as part of your brand?"
When you’re starting a business, you probably want to launch a website too. So you have to register one domain or more. Let’s say you’re registering your brand name as a domain, which extensions or TLDs (Top Level Domains) should you pick? Brandname.com? Brandname.biz? Or perhaps brand name.vip? Does it matter for SEO? We’ll help …Read: "Ask Yoast: Buy multiple Top Level Domains for SEO?"
We often get questions from people asking about the influence of domain names on SEO. Is there any relation at all? Does it help to include keywords like product names in your domain name? Is the influence of domain names different per location? And what’s the use of using more than one domain name for a site? …Read: "Domain names and their influence on SEO"
A website of a larger company can often represent multiple areas of business, or divisions. If one division outgrows the others, or if expectations for one area are very high, the company might want to consider a separate website or domain. When this happens, what’s the best approach for SEO? Set up a new domain …Read: "Ask Yoast: Should you give a division a separate domain?"
You might have a lot of small sites which are topically related to each other. If you want to get more traffic to these sites, how do you achieve this? Do you have to bundle those sites to gain more traffic? And, what’s best for SEO if you want to run a new campaign? Set up a …Read: "Ask Yoast: One or multiple domains for campaigns?"
At Yoast, we sometimes receive the question how to remove www from your website’s URL – or add it. In this post, I’ll show you how you can enforce either a www or non-www URL by tweaking your .htaccess file (or nginx.conf if you’re running on an Nginx server). Does using one or the other …Read: "How to remove www from your URL"
A friend recently asked me how to move his blog, which is on /blog/ on his domain, to a new domain on its own. The steps to move WordPress are easy, but have to be taken in the right order to make sure you’re not annoying your users and the search engines. I know a …Read: "Move WordPress to a new domain in 10 easy steps!"