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6 site structure mistakes and how to avoid them!

9 July 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

If you take your SEO and users seriously, you’ll be working on a kick-ass site structure. But, setting up a decent site structure can be challenging. Maintaining a decent site structure when your site is growing, is even harder. With all these new pages on your site, it’s easy to overlook something or make a …

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Parent and child pages: Linking hierarchical post types for SEO

When we talk about site structure on WordPress we often focus on blogs post: “Use taxonomies and link to related posts!” But you probably have hierarchical post types on your site too. An example of a hierarchical post type is the Page post type; a page can have parent, child, and sibling pages. Inherently, these …

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Timeless SEO tips: 6 universal SEO tactics that never go out of fashion

Things are always on the move in the SEO world. Google regularly updates its algorithm and the competition is never far behind. And the current situation is only making things harder, with the shift to online for businesses that might not be prepared. So if you’re not sure what to do, wouldn’t it be nice …

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SEO tutorial for beginners: How to start with SEO?

Now is the time to start with SEO. If you want your customers to find online too, you need to rank high. What to do? How do you get started with SEO? Or, how do you start with SEO on a brand new site? In this blog post, I’ll talk you through the 7 steps …

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What are breadcrumbs? Why are they important for SEO?

5 March 2020 | 13 Comments | Edwin Toonen

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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What are breadcrumbs?

How to make a WordPress website

20 February 2020 | 7 Comments | Iris Guelen

Need to switch to online asap and don’t have a website yet? WordPress is your best friend! Whether you want to create your own personal blog, an online store, or a business website – with WordPress, creating your own website is easy as pie. If you know what you’re doing, of course. In this video, …

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What is cornerstone content?

20 December 2019 | 8 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

This post explains everything you need to know about cornerstone content – or evergreen content, as it’s also known. You’ll learn what it is, why it’s important for SEO, how to write this kind of content and how you should link from your posts to your cornerstone articles. What is cornerstone content? Cornerstone content is …

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5 reasons your content won’t rank – even though it’s optimized

12 November 2019 | 21 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to easily optimize the text of your posts and pages. People use it to try and get higher rankings. But unfortunately, perfectly optimizing your post does not magically put it at the top of the search results. So, if your perfectly optimized post isn’t ranking, what could be the …

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5 reasons your optimized content won't rank

Site Structure

Your site’s structure is very important for both your users and search engines. The information architecture of your site determines whether people can easily find content related to what they’re currently reading or are interested in. Because of that, reviewing and improving a site’s structure is one of the most essential pillars of good SEO.

Creating a good site structure inherently also means doing good keyword research, so you might want to learn more about that too. If you’re looking for a resource on all of these, buy our eBook on Content SEO, which combines keyword research with content writing tips and tips on how to optimize your site structure.