Internal linking

Structuring your site is an essential part of SEO. A great site structure helps Google (and users!) to understand your site and what it’s about, so your pages can rank higher. A way to show how content on your site is related is by having a good internal linking structure. If you connect the right content with each other, it will show what’s related, and what’s your most important content: your cornerstone content!

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Must read articles about Internal linking

Optimizing your website menu for SEO

13 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

optimizing your site's menu

In an ideal world, every single page of your website would be accessible from that one, site-wide website menu. But as you, as a web developer or website owner, undoubtedly know, the real world of websites is far from ideal. We struggle with multiple devices, fixed-width websites, themes that can hardly be changed without creating new »

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Improve your site’s structure in 4 simple steps

Improve your site's structure

Optimizing your site structure should be an important aspect of your SEO strategy. Structuring your site is of crucial importance for your SEO. But how do you improve a site’s structure? Where do you start and how do you keep an eye on the structure of your site if your site is growing? In this »

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Site structure: the ultimate guide

site structure for SEO

Your site needs a certain structure. Otherwise, it’ll just be a collection of pages and blog posts. Your users need the structure to navigate through your site, to click from one page to the other. And Google uses the structure of your site in order to determine what content is important and what content is »

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How to use the text link counter‎

Yoast SEO text link counter

In the latest release of Yoast SEO, we’ve added a text link counter. It consists of two counters, the first counts the number of internal text links you’ve put in your post. And the other counter counts the number of internal links to a post. These counters can be a huge help in improving the »

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Why you should use the Yoast SEO text link counter

Yoast SEO text link counter

In the 5.0 release of Yoast SEO we’ve added the Yoast SEO text link counter. This new functionality counts the number of internal links in a post and the number of internal links to a post. It sounds really simple, but it’s extremely useful and actionable. It’ll really make it so much easier to improve »

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Avoid these site structure mistakes!

site structure mistakes

If you take your SEO – and users – seriously, you’ll be working on a kick-ass site structure. Setting up a decent site structure is rather hard. Maintaining a solid site structure if your site is growing is even harder. Mistakes are easily made. In this post, I will share 5 common site structure mistakes »

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Which articles are my cornerstone content?

cornerstone content

Cornerstone articles are the most important articles on your website – the pages or posts you want to rank highest in the search engines. Cornerstone articles are usually explainers; relatively long articles combining insights from different blog posts. Even if your website has been around for a long time, you may never have thought about »

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Internal linking for SEO: why and how

11 May 2017 by Meike Hendriks » - 32 Comments

Internal linking why and how

Before your content can rank, it needs links. Google finds your posts and pages best when they’re linked to from somewhere on the web. Internal links also connect your content and give Google an idea of the structure of your website. They can establish hierarchy on your site, which enables you to give the most important pages »

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What is cornerstone content?

cornerstone content

Cornerstone content pieces are those articles on your website you’re most proud of. They reflect your business, communicate your mission and are extremely well written. These are the articles you would like to rank high in the search engines. Cornerstone articles are usually explainers; these articles combine insights from different blog posts. Here, I’ll explain all »

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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, »

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