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.

What is site structure and why is it important? »

If you want to rank high, you need to have a site structure that makes sense to Google and users. Read why site structure is important!

Site structure: the ultimate guide »

Your site structure is vital for users and SEO. Our complete guide will lead you through all steps necessary to create a sound site structure.


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What type of content should a cornerstone article be?

31 January 2019 | Marieke van de Rakt

Cornerstone content is a crucial aspect of your SEO strategy, as it’ll help you rank for your most competitive keywords. In a nutshell, it means you create a handful of comprehensive, superbly written articles and optimize them for your most important keywords. Then, you link to these awesome articles in other pages and blogs, which …

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Ask Yoast: Google ranking the ‘wrong’ page for keyword

14 December 2018 | Joost de Valk

It’s one of the most frustrating problems you can encounter when working on your site’s SEO: one of your pages is ranking well in Google, but it’s ranking for the wrong keyword. You haven’t optimized this page for the keyword it’s ranking for, and the page you did optimize for that keyword, isn’t showing up …

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How to rank high in Google

23 November 2018 | 8 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

“Could you please write a post with a clear path on just what to do to rank high in Google?” “What should I do to make sure I’ll outrank my competition?” “Could you write a clear, step-by-step to-do list on how to rank high in Google?” Although I completely understand these questions, answering them is …

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Avoid these site structure mistakes!

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 difficult. Maintaining a solid site structure when your site is growing, is even harder. It’s easy to overlook something or make a mistake. In this post, I will …

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What is site structure and why is it important?

Site structure is a vital aspect of your SEO strategy. The structure of your website shows Google which pages of your site are most important. This means you can influence which articles will rank highest in the search engines with your site’s structure. So, better get it right! It’s also a very actionable part of …

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Out now: our new Site structure training!

Here it is: our brand-new, better-than-ever Site structure training course! Want to find out how to make sure visitors and Google find their way around your site? In Yoast Academy’s new Site structure training, you’ll find out how to improve your rankings by creating the optimal site structure! You can get the course for $129, …

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Why you should use a focus keyphrase only once

Your focus keyphrase is the keyword you want your post or page to rank for. If you’re particularly eager to rank for a specific keyword, you’ll probably be tempted to optimize many articles on your site for that keyphrase. But, that’s not what a focus keyphrase is for! You should only ever use a focus …

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Crawl efficiency: making Google’s crawl easier

16 October 2018 | 6 Comments | Joost de Valk

Search engines crawl your site to get the contents into their index. The bigger your site gets, the longer this crawl takes. It’s important that the time spent crawling your site is well spent. If your site has a 1,000 pages or less, this is not a topic you’ll need to think about much. If  you intend …

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Crawl efficiency

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.