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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Getting rid of the www in your URL, or instead adding it, is quite easy, this is a simple explanation of how to do it.
How can your domain name help your rankings? Do you need to add keywords or your brand? This and more is explained in this post on yoast.com.
If you run an international business or if you'd like to become one, you're bound to run into this: What domain structure should you choose for your multilingual and / or multiregional sites? In this post we list the options you have and explain which one to select in which situation.
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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: "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"
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"
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!"