Shop SEO

Optimizing your shop for the search engines requires you to focus on many different things: crafting great product pages, using your site structure and category pages to their maximum benefit, maybe even starting a blog to discuss your products. Not to mention working on your brand and interacting with your customers. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Check out our posts on the topic and get some help getting started!

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Holiday season SEO: start preparing NOW!

2 October 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 3 Comments

It’s only barely getting colder outside, and here we are telling you to think about the snowy days of Christmas. If you have an online shop, please start thinking about the Christmas holiday season already! Because it’s never early enough to start planning for the most wonderful time of the year. Here, you’ll find out …

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What are breadcrumbs and why are they important for SEO?

12 July 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 18 Comments

Breadcrumbs are an important part of almost every good website. These little navigational aids don’t just tell people where they are on your site, but they also help Google work out how your site is structured. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to add these helpful little pointers. Let’s take a look at …

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Ask Yoast: Include WooCommerce product tags in your XML sitemap?

9 March 2018 by Joost de Valk - 7 Comments

XML sitemaps are an important part of your site because they ensure search engines can crawl all the pages on your site that you want to appear in the search results. It’s up to you to decide what pages you want to include, and what pages are better left unincluded. Keep an eye out for …

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eCommerce SEO checklist: 27 tips for a better online shop

20 February 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 20 Comments

There is so much you can do to optimize your eCommerce site for SEO, that we have written this checklist to help you. This doesn’t cover absolutely everything, but if you at least start by optimizing everything in this post, you will definitely be doing a great job :) 1. Branding The first thing you …

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Ask Yoast: Content on product category pages

2 February 2018 by Joost de Valk - 16 Comments

Optimizing your product pages and product category pages can cause a bit of a dilemma. You want your products to shine, so they’re the first thing people notice, and in this regard, a picture usually says more than a 1000 words. On the other hand, you need to add sufficient textual content to help you …

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Ask Yoast: Breadcrumbs for products in multiple categories

1 September 2017 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

It’s important to have breadcrumbs on your website. They show users how a page fits into the structure of a site, and allow search engines to determine the site’s structure. But how do you go about implementing breadcrumbs when you have many products that fit into more than one category? In this Ask Yoast, I’ll …

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Ask Yoast: Which eCommerce plugin do you recommend?

21 August 2017 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

No matter what you’re selling: you want to use the best eCommerce system possible. So you know you’ll get optimal results and therefore have one less thing to worry about. But with all the different systems and plugins out there it can be hard to choose. In this edition of Ask Yoast, I’ll share which eCommerce plugin …

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