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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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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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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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Site structure: the ultimate guide

14 July 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 17 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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What are breadcrumbs and why are they important for SEO?

10 July 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 14 Comments

Breadcrumbs are an important part of almost any good website. These little navigational aides not just help people visualize where they are on your site, but also help Google determine how your site is structured. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to add these helpful little pointers. Let’s see how breadcrumbs work. What …

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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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Ask Yoast: Is my site structure too deep?

19 June 2017 by Joost de Valk

If you own a website, you have to think about the structure of your site, whether it’s a blog or a shop. Site structure is essential to help users find their way on your site and it helps your site to rank. So your site’s hierarchy needs to make sense to both users and search engines. When you’re …

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