In the past we’d frequently recommend people change their permalink structure. In this post, we’ll explain why you should consider changing your permalink structure and how to go about it. Notice! Don’t change your permalinks if your site has been around for a while. Messing with your permalinks if you have a lot of content, …Read: "How to change your WordPress permalink structure"
In SEO, we often talk about creating the right slug for a page. But what is this really? And why should you optimize it? In this post, we’ll explain all you need to know about it. When you google “what’s a slug”, you’ll find that the definition we’re looking for is “a part of a URL …Read: "What is a slug and how to optimize it?"
For this edition of Ask Yoast, we received a question that belongs in the SEO basics category: what’s a slug? The answer is simple because it’s the piece of the URL that distinguishes a post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains what a slug is and what its SEO benefits are. This Ask Yoast is all about the …Read: "Ask Yoast: What’s a slug?"
Reference numbers (or post IDs) might be easy for your CMS, but they aren’t for your users. Remembering a URL with a number in it is hard, so the chance people will remember it and link to it is smaller. If people can remember your URLs they can also find it and share it with their friends more …Read: "Ask Yoast: Reference number in URL?"
The canonical URL allows you to tell search engines that certain similar URLs are actually one and the same. Learn how to use rel=canonical!Read: "rel=canonical: the ultimate guide"
The subject is up for much discussion: SEO-friendly URLs. Should or shouldn’t I include the category? Should the URL be as short as possible or is there room for extra’s? Could an URL be stuffed with keywords or not? In this post, I’ll explain our take on SEO-friendly URLs and try to elaborate a bit …Read: "SEO-friendly URLs"
April 2015, Google announced that they’ll change the way they represent URLs in mobile search results. This post explains what is changing, what this means for you and how our Yoast SEO plugin will help you with these changes. What is changing in the search results? In their blogpost Google say they’ll changing the following: The website …Read: "Changing URLs in search results"
Canonicalizing URLs is a very important aspect of Search Engine Optimization but also of Social Media Marketing. This morning, when checking my feeds, I noticed an example that I thought could help you understand the what and the why of it. What I noticed was this: Smashing Magazine had put out one of their usually …Read: "URLs, social media and campaign tracking"
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