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Recent XML Sitemap articles

What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?

4 October 2018 by - 17 Comments

A good XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website which leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow Google to quickly find your essential website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what they are and how they help you …

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Why we changed so many things in the 7.0 update

28 March 2018 by - 5 Comments

On March 6, we released a major update of our Yoast SEO plugin. This update was aimed at making SEO easier and more understandable for our users. We removed quite a few settings and options. In other cases, we changed the names of settings making them easier to understand for non-technical users. All in all, …

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Ask Yoast: Include WooCommerce product tags in your XML sitemap?

9 March 2018 by - 7 Comments

XML sitemaps are an important part of your site because they ensure search engines can crawl all the pages on your site that you want to appear in the search results. It’s up to you to decide what pages you want to include, and what pages are better left unincluded. Keep an eye out for …

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The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

17 January 2017 by - 2 Comments

Fact: if your website is set up the right way, you shouldn’t need an XML sitemap at all. You shouldn’t need to think about your category’s XML sitemaps or about including images in your post’s XML sitemap. But why do we keep talking about them like it’s the most important thing ever for SEO? It’s an almost daily …

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Ask Yoast: Include taxonomies in XML sitemap?

30 September 2016 by - 1 Comment

Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you use these pages right, they can boost your site’s SEO. They can make great landing pages that could also prevent your individual pages from competing. You may wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask …

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Let’s disambiguate!

18 December 2015 by - 3 Comments

This week we had a few interesting things happening, from a potential update to some new features and an important change in Google Suggest. Let’s dive in! Google adds disambiguation to Suggest In a very interesting move this week, Google added disambiguation results to their suggest box, basically forcing you to choose for a specific topic …

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