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Ask Yoast: Site migration and rankings

19 October 2018 by - 4 Comments

Site migrations are probably not on most people’s fun list. Alas, sometimes they’re necessary to ensure the continued health of a website. Once you’ve decided you need to do a migration, it’s important to make sure you know what you’re doing and make a plan for how to approach things beforehand. Whether you’re moving from …

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Crawl efficiency: making Google’s crawl easier

16 October 2018 by - 6 Comments

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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Crawl efficiency

Content maintenance for SEO: research, merge & redirect

30 July 2018 by - 24 Comments

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 At the same time, some of your articles might get out of date, and …

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Keyword cannibalization

Should I update or delete old content on my site?

Sometimes, content on your website becomes irrelevant or out of date, and you need to decide whether to update it or delete it.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 …

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Keep or delete old content

Ask Yoast: Keep or delete and redirect event pages?

20 April 2018 by - 20 Comments

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 …

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Ask Yoast: Publish date on updated articles

16 March 2018 by - 33 Comments

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 …

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What does the redirects manager in Yoast SEO do?

30 November 2017 by - 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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Keep or delete old content

Ask Yoast: Old static website, move to WordPress?

23 January 2017 by - 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 moving your site to a CMS, like WordPress. What’s the best choice? I’ll …

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Website maintenance: 404 error pages

28 October 2016 by - 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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