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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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Archive SEO: archive by topic, not by date

6 December 2016 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

A common practice for many blogs is to use date-based archives for their archive pages. These long lists of links, sorted by month and year, group posts that were made during that period. Although this initially might make sense, it can have an adverse impact on your archive pages’ SEO. Your archives could be an …

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We’ve created the fastest related posts ever

5 December 2016 by Omar Reiss - 32 Comments

When we say “related posts for WordPress“, we say “bad performance”. Without using an external service like ElasticSearch, it’s practically impossible to have related posts work fast in WordPress. That’s why we’ve always stayed away from including any related posts plugin on our site. It’s also the reason we haven’t tried to come up with a solution ourselves before. In the …

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Ask Yoast: How many (internal) links on a page?

24 November 2016 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

Links are valuable for search engines. Therefore, it’s important to understand how Google and other search engines use links. They use the number of links pointing to a webpage to determine how important that page is. Not only external links could help in the ranking of a page in Google, but the internal links could help …

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Ask Yoast: How to get most out of cornerstone content

24 October 2016 by Joost de Valk - 2 Comments

You did it! You’ve written that awesome post that’s designated to be one of the cornerstone articles of your site. And now what? How can you show Google that it is one of the most important articles on your site? This is an issue a lot of our site review customers struggle with. The answer is quite …

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Related posts need to make sense, not just be there

14 October 2016 by Michiel Heijmans - 10 Comments

Related posts are a way to keep a visitor on your website. People use related posts to reduce the number of visitors that leave your website after reading an article. A related posts section is the glue that binds posts together. Does that mean you have to install a plugin that takes care of this for …

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Ask Yoast: Include taxonomies in XML sitemap?

30 September 2016 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you’re using these pages in the right way, they can boost your site’s SEO. You might wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask Yoast, we explain whether you should, and why! Our support team received the following question …

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Tagging posts properly for users and SEO

14 September 2016 by Joost de Valk - 7 Comments

Tags for a post can be hard to choose: in this post I’ll explain why they’re important and how to choose them. One of the hardest things as your site becomes bigger is creating and maintaining a site structure that actually makes sense. Tags and categories can help create that structure, allowing people to easily …

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