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Internal linking for SEO: Why and how?

11 May 2017 by Meike Hendriks - 32 Comments

Before your content can rank, it needs links. Google finds your posts and pages best when they’re linked to from somewhere on the web. Internal links also connect your content and give Google an idea of the structure of your website. They can establish a hierarchy on your site, allowing you to give the most important pages …

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What is cornerstone content?

Cornerstone content pieces are the most important articles on your website – the pages or posts you want to rank highest in the search engines. They reflect your business, communicate your mission and are extremely well written. Cornerstone articles are usually explainers; relatively long articles combining insights from different blog posts. This post explains everything …

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO of a mom blog

SEO can be a rather complicated and abstract thing. What exactly do we mean by increasing keyword density? How do you start with improving the structure of a site? That’s why I’m going to write a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner …

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Ask Yoast: Too many links in navigation menu?

31 March 2017 by Joost de Valk - 3 Comments

Doing your internal linking well has quite a few SEO benefits. Connecting related posts with each other lets Google know that you’ve created content on various aspects of a certain topic. This can make you a stronger candidate to rank for that topic. But, can internal links also be detrimental to your site? Is it possible to create too many internal links, …

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WordPress archive pages: the tutorial

3 March 2017 by Jimmy Comack - 9 Comments

Once your website starts growing and you continue writing blog posts, you’ll eventually end up with archive pages. These archive pages can be based on taxonomies, categories, custom post types and even dates. WordPress has built-in support for these archive pages, however there are some small drawbacks. In this post, I’ll explain to you how …

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My bullets are green, but my post doesn’t rank?!

25 January 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 11 Comments

The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to easily optimize the text of your post. This could definitely result in higher rankings. But unfortunately, green bullets do not magically put you on top of the search results. In this post, I’ll discuss a number of possible reasons why a post doesn’t rank, even though the text has …

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Yoast internal linking: the making of

19 January 2017 by Irene Strikkers - 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, we added Yoast internal linking to Yoast SEO Premium for English. We released the same feature for German earlier this week. In this post, I’ll explain how the earlier released Insights laid the groundwork for this feature, how we compose the list of linking suggestions, and why Yoast internal linking is currently only available for a limited …

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The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

17 January 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 2 Comments

Fact: if your website is set up the right way, you shouldn’t need an XML sitemap at all. You shouldn’t need to think about your category’s XML sitemaps or about including images in your post’s XML sitemap. But why do we keep talking about them like it’s the most important thing ever for SEO? It’s an almost daily …

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Why you should use Yoast internal linking

14 December 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt - 6 Comments

Some time ago, we released our internal linking tool in Yoast SEO Premium. The internal linking tool will help you to link to related content. It will find related posts for you, and it will become much easier to link from your post to these related articles. Using our tool systematically will help you improve the …

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Why is site structure important?

8 December 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt - 7 Comments

Structuring your site is a crucial element of SEO. If you want to generate more traffic to your website, you should create a structure for your site that makes sense to Google and your site’s visitors. In this post, I’ll explain why site structure is such an important aspect of SEO. Structure shows importance to Google …

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