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

What is 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: product out of stock

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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Yoast internal linking: the making of

19 January 2017 by Irene Strikkers » - 3 Comments

internal linking tool

A few weeks ago, we added Yoast internal linking to Yoast SEO Premium for English. We released the same feature for German earlier this week. In this post, I’ll explain how the earlier released Insights laid the groundwork for this feature, how we compose the list of linking suggestions, and why Yoast internal linking is currently only available for a limited »

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Why you should use Yoast internal linking

14 December 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 6 Comments

use the yoast internal linking tool

Yesterday we released our new internal linking tool in Yoast SEO Premium. The internal linking tool will help you to link to related content. It will find related posts for you, and it will become much easier to link from your post to these related articles. Using our tool systematically will help you improve the structure »

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Yoast SEO 4.0: lightning fast internal linking

13 December 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 83 Comments

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After months of hard work, we are ready to show Yoast SEO 4.0 to the world. In this version, we’re shipping an awesome Premium feature that many of you will find very, very helpful. We’ve figured out how to make the search for related posts to link to, fast and faultless. In this post, we’ll »

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Why is site structure important?

8 December 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 7 Comments

site structure for SEO

Structuring your site is a crucial element of SEO. If you want to generate more traffic to your website, you should create a structure for your site that makes sense to Google and your site’s visitors. In this post, I’ll explain why site structure is such an important aspect of SEO. Structure shows importance to Google »

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Site structure: the ultimate guide

30 November 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 7 Comments

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

24 November 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

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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: how to get most out of cornerstone content

24 October 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

Ask Yoast stopwords in focus keywords

You’ve 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 of your site?  This is an issue a lot of our site review customers struggle with. The answer is »

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Using cornerstone content to make your site rank

8 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 56 Comments

The most common question we answer in our website reviews is “how do I make my site rank for keyword X?”. What most people don’t realize is that they’re asking the wrong question. You see, sites don’t rank: pages rank. If you want to rank for a keyword, you’ll need to determine which page is »

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