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

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SEO basics: What is anchor text?

19 March 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 21 Comments

Anchor text is the visible and clickable piece of text in a link. The text appears in a different color and is often underlined. If done right, this indicates what’s behind that link. Getting your anchor texts right increases the chance of someone clicking on your link. It also provides context for search engines. What …

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

5 March 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 15 Comments

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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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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Improve your site’s structure in 4 simple steps

26 July 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 18 Comments

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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Why you should use the Yoast SEO text link counter

6 July 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 32 Comments

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!

23 June 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 25 Comments

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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