If your website is important to your business, it’s essential to schedule time to keep it running smoothly. 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 errors. Note: this post does not cover the required elements of a …Read: "Website maintenance: Check and fix 404 error pages"
Keeping your website and content up-to-date is important: not only do your visitors like that, but search engines do too! Don’t forget old content, don’t forget to redirect when deleting old posts and prevent duplicate content. Our posts will help you keeping your website clean and fresh!
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Up to date content is crucial if you want your articles to rank. In this article, I'll give some easy tips on how to keep your content fresh!
The redirect manager in the Yoast SEO Premium plugin is the ultimate tool to make, edit and improve redirects for edited or deleted URLs.
When your site gets larger, you'll need to perform content maintenance. Based on a real live example, this post shows you how to do that.
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Writing a blog post can be a challenge. It is hard work, but afterward, you’re probably proud of what you have created. No way you are ever going to throw those beautiful articles away, right? But what should you do with blog posts that are really, really old? Should you keep all of those? In …Read: "Should you keep old content?"
Picking a theme for your WordPress website can be hard. You want something that looks nice, meets your needs and won’t slow down your website. If you don’t invest some time into picking a theme, you could end up with a theme that only allows you to use <h2> headings, for example. Or you might …Read: "Changing your WordPress theme"
The start of a new year is a great moment to work on cleaning up your site and finally doing the work you’ve been putting off. Getting rid of old stuff that’s floating around your site is a typical example of jobs that tend to get postponed. Similarly, the new year is a great time …Read: "Moving domain and WordPress clean install"
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 even be a bigger challenge! …Read: "Keep your content fresh and up to date!"
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 …Read: "Crawl efficiency: making Google’s crawl easier"
As your site grows, you’ll have more and more posts. Some of these posts are going to be about a similar topic. Even if you’ve always categorized it well, your content might be competing with itself: you’re suffering from keyword cannibalization. At the same time, some of your articles might get out of date, and …Read: "Content maintenance for SEO: research, merge & redirect"
Sometimes, content on your website becomes irrelevant or out of date, and you need to decide whether to update it or delete it. Think of it as spring cleaning. There are several ways to do this and this article helps you decide the best solution for your old content. Update old content that is still …Read: "Should I update or delete old content on my site?"
If you write a lot about events on your site, odds are that the content on your site changes rapidly. Whether it’s food events, concerts, antique fairs, you name it, it’s a lot of work to maintain a site that lists all the fun events in a certain category and area. With new events being …Read: "Keep or delete and redirect event pages?"
Keeping your articles up to date is always a good idea, as it shows to your readers that your site offers current and relevant information. Furthermore, search engines will pick up on changes to your articles, and consider your site alive and up to date. That’s never a bad thing, right? It’s especially important that …Read: "Publish date on updated articles"