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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Internal linking

Must read articles about Internal linking


How to optimize without spending all day optimizing

20 July 2018 by Caroline Geven - 30 Comments

My very first blog post here on Yoast.com was about why you should focus on SEO as a blogger. That post was one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written, as I was not focussing on SEO at all back then. I honestly didn’t want to spend time doing keyword research and research my audience. …

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The context of internal links

Internal linking should be one of the key focus points in your SEO strategy. It’s my favorite aspect of SEO because it’s so very actionable. The Yoast SEO Premium plugin helps you set up a great internal linking structure very easily. So let me explain the importance of a great internal linking structure. Learn how …

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Ask Yoast: Google ranking the ‘wrong’ page for keyword

26 April 2018 by Joost de Valk - 4 Comments

It’s one of the most frustrating problems you can encounter when working on your site’s SEO: one of your pages is ranking well in Google, but it’s ranking for the wrong keyword. You haven’t optimized this page for the keyword it’s ranking for, and the page you did optimize for that keyword, is nowhere to …

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Yoast SEO: don’t just set it and forget it!

Some of the things Yoast SEO does are pure magic. Lots of things are just taken care of after you’ve installed the plugin. You don’t have to do anything about that. Simply installing Yoast SEO will fix a lot of important technical SEO things for you. The content side of SEO, though, is something you …

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Site structure: the ultimate guide

27 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 16 Comments

Your site needs to have a defined structure, because without it, it’ll just be a random collection of pages and blog posts. Your users need this structure to navigate around your site, to click from one page to another. Google also uses the structure of your site to determine what content is important and what …

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How to set up a cornerstone content strategy with Yoast SEO?

22 January 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 25 Comments

On your site, you’ll probably have a number of articles that are most dear to your heart. Articles you really want people to read. Articles you want people to find with Google. At Yoast, we call these articles your cornerstone articles. How do you make sure these articles pop up in a high position in …

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Yoast SEO: How to use the internal linking tool

3 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 19 Comments

The article you are about to read is probably one of the easiest posts I have written in a long time, as its subject is right there next to the edit screen in WordPress: the internal linking tool, which is a part of Yoast SEO Premium. I have only written three lines right now, but …

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Orphaned content filter – new feature in Yoast SEO premium

10 October 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 26 Comments

If you want content to rank in Google, Google needs to know about the existence of that content. That means that you (or another site) should link to this content. Google will follow links and saves every post or page it finds through these links to in the index. So you’ll understand that it’s important …

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Optimizing your website menu

13 September 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 8 Comments

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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