Website Maintenance

What does the redirects manager in Yoast SEO do?

30 November 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 13 Comments

The redirects manager in Yoast SEO Premium is a real lifesaver. It’s a feature we at Yoast use many times a day. Once you used it for a while, you wonder how you ever lived without it. The redirects manager makes everyday website optimization and maintenance a piece of cake. It takes care of all …

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Ask Yoast: Old static website, move to WordPress?

23 January 2017 by Joost de Valk - 5 Comments

Imagine, you created a website a few years ago. It’s still out there, but you didn’t make any changes or updates ever since. So, your site probably needs a major – SEO – update. If you have a static website, you might consider to move your site to a CMS, like WordPress. What’s the best choice? …

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Website maintenance: 404 error pages

28 October 2016 by Joost de Valk - 6 Comments

If your website means anything for your business, you should not forget to schedule time to do maintenance on it. Therefore we regularly write about the things you should do to keep your site in shape. In this post we’ll write about the most basic of all: checking for 404 error pages. Note: this post does not cover the required …

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Keep your content fresh and up to date!

4 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt - 11 Comments

How do you make sure that all content on your website is still relevant? Why is that even important? For some of you, coming up with new ideas for blog posts seems the biggest challenge of blogging. However, you want your existing posts to show up-to-date content as well. And that could well be an even bigger …

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Ask Yoast: Why connect GSC with Yoast SEO?

19 September 2016 by Joost de Valk - 1 Comment

If you use our Yoast SEO plugin you’ve got the opportunity to connect it to Google Search Console (GSC). With GSC you can monitor the SEO health of your site, while Yoast SEO helps you to optimize your site. Connecting the two, so they can work together, will allow you to be more efficient when maintaining your site. …

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Feature highlight: Yoast SEO Premium redirect manager

3 June 2015 by Joost de Valk - 15 Comments

One of the things we are understanding more and more, is that we have failed to explain why our Yoast SEO Premium plugin is awesome. Today, I’d like to tell you about the redirects manager that’s contained in it. First, let me show you this video: Redirect when you need to Yoast SEO Premium makes …

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Website maintenance: How to clean up old posts & pages

13 May 2015 by Joost de Valk - 34 Comments

When you maintain a blog, you write different types of posts. Of course, you try to write evergreen cornerstone content posts all the time. The reality is different. Some posts have historical value, others only have momentary value. You should go through your archive every once in a while, and clean it up. This should …

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Crawl efficiency: making Google’s crawl easier

8 May 2015 by 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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