Whenever you delete a page (or post) from your site, you also delete one or more URLs. That old URL, when visited, will usually return a ‘404 not found’ error, which is not the best thing for Google or your users. Is that what you really wanted to happen? You could redirect that deleted page …Read: "How to properly delete a page from your site"
If you want to keep your website healthy, you have to create redirects on a regular basis. For instance, if you delete a post or page, or move content to a new URL, creating a redirect is something you should never forget. How to do this correctly? Read our posts on this topic!
Have you ever wondered: "What is a redirect?" Well, redirects make a browser go from one URL to another URL. Read on to find out more!
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Every site owner needs redirects on a regular basis. In this post, we've listed which redirect you should use in which situations.
The redirect manager in the Yoast SEO Premium plugin is the ultimate tool to make, edit and improve redirects for edited or deleted URLs.
If you have any old content on your website, there are a couple of ways to reuse or get rid of your old posts or pages. This post helps you clean up your website and leverage the leftover value of that content!
Here are the answers to a couple of burning questions regarding redirects for SEO. Read 'em while they're hot!
Recent Redirects articles
Writing a blog post can be a challenge. It is hard work, but afterwards, you’re probably proud of what you have created. No way you are ever going to throw those beautiful articles away, right? But what should you do with blog posts that are really, really old? Should you keep all of those? In …Read: "Should you keep old content?"
Let’s say you own the website http://www.some-example.com. After a while, you decide you don’t want to keep the www. You want your visitors to go to the non-www version of your domain instead. What’s more, you’ve also decided to switch from HTTP to HTTPS, to follow security best practices. These two things combined make for quite a move, …Read: "Redirecting your site to non-www and HTTPS"
It may just happen to you one day: unexpectedly, you find out that another domain is redirecting to your website. While you may find it strange someone would do that without asking first, you probably won’t immediately see a problem. If someone wants to send more traffic your way, why not, right? Such an unexpected …Read: "Redirect from a domain to my site"
Every page on the web has an address, a URL, which stands for ‘Uniform Resource Locator’. Sometimes, content moves from one URL to another URL. That’s when you need a redirect. A redirect automatically makes a browser go from one URL to another URL. A redirect can point to any other URL: it doesn’t need …Read: "What is a redirect?"
As your site grows, you’ll have more and more posts. Some of these posts are going to be about a similar topic. Even if you’ve always categorized it well, your content might be competing with itself: you’re suffering from keyword cannibalization. At the same time, some of your articles might get out of date, and …Read: "Content maintenance for SEO: research, merge & redirect"
A redirect happens when someone asks for a specific page but gets sent to a different page. Often, the site owner deleted the page and set up a redirect to send visitors and search engine crawlers to a relevant page. A much better approach than serving them an annoying, user experience breaking 404 message. Redirects …Read: "6 questions about redirects for SEO"
Sometimes, content on your website becomes irrelevant or out of date, and you need to decide whether to update it or delete it. Think of it as spring cleaning. There are several ways to do this and this article helps you decide the best solution for your old content. Update old content that is still …Read: "Should I update or delete old content on my site?"
A few years ago, Google announced the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project, and it’s becoming increasingly important for all kinds of websites. AMP is a technology to make webpages faster on mobile devices, improving loading times by stripping some of the design. Initially, AMP was mainly relevant for static content, like blogposts or news articles, …Read: "Redirect responsive pages to AMP pages?"
Getting rid of duplicate content is a very important task for an SEO. This article discusses common causes & how to identify and fix duplicate content.Read: "Duplicate content: causes and solutions"