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    • Ask Yoast: One or multiple domains for campaigns?

      You might have a lot of small sites which are topically related to each other. If you want to get more traffic to these sites, how do you achieve this? Do you have to bundle those sites to gain more traffic? And, what’s best for SEO when you want to run a new campaign? Set up a new domain for each site? Or add it as a subdomain to an existing site? Joost helps you out with thes ...

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    • Ask Yoast: redirecting your site to non-www and HTTPS

      Let’s say you own the website http://www.some-example.com. At one point, you might like visitors to go to the non-www version instead of the www version of your domain. In addition to this, if you follow security best practices, you might want to switch from HTTP to HTTPS. What should you do if you want to make both these changes? You probably figured out that you’ll have to re ...

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    • Ask Yoast: noindex posts that need an update?

      If you own a blog for a long time, it could be that some of your old blog posts need to be updated or optimized. Every once in a while, you should go through your archive to check that. When you go through your archive pages, you might see posts with low quality content that you don’t want Google to add to the index temporarily.

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  • Ask Yoast: Impact of host location on SEO?

    …? Is the geographic location of their web server important for SEO? Hear what we have to say about this, in this Ask Yoast. Gerardo Garcia emailed us, asking: “Do you consider the location of the web server as something important for SEO?” Check out the video or read the answer below! Optimize your site for search & social media and keep it optimized…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 10 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: do off-topic comments hurt SEO?

    … If you own a blog, you have to deal with the opinions, questions, and feedback from your blog’s visitors. Mostly you receive comments related to your post, but sometimes you might receive off-topic comments. How do you respond properly? And, more importantly, do off-topic comments on your blog post hurt your SEO? In this Ask Yoast we’ll explain…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: duplicate content issues on my shop?

    … If you own an eCommerce site, you might wonder how to optimize your category pages and your product pages. Could you have the same content on your category page and your product pages? If you have the same content on multiple pages of your website, would Google know what to rank first? Or would it cause duplicate content issues? This Ask Yoast…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Content- 10 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: how to get users to the right subdomain?

    … to the Dutch version. So what’s the best way to get people to the correct language or country subdomain? Hear what I have to say about this in this Ask Yoast! In this Ask Yoast, we’ll answer a question from Ed Jones out of London, UK. He asked: “We’ve merged ccTLD sites to a single gTLD site. So, for instance .org, .de etc. into one domain where…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin How To's- 14 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: should I redirect my affiliate links?

    … There are several reasons for cloaking or redirecting affiliate links. For instance, it’s easier to work with affiliate links when you redirect them, plus you can make them look prettier. But do you know how to cloak affiliate links? We explained how the process works in one of our previous posts. This Ask Yoast is about the method of cloaking…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Affiliate- 13 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: nofollow layered navigation links?

    … If you have a big eCommerce site with lots of products, layered navigation can help your users to narrow down their search results. Layered or faceted navigation is an advanced way of filtering by providing groups of filters for (many) product attributes. In this filtering process, you might create a lot of URLs though, because the user…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 15 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Old static website, move to WordPress?

    … 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? I’ll help you out and explain in which case it would…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Blogging- 15 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: security measures new domain

    … for you. We run their web application firewall in front of everything we do and I would suggest you do too. Good luck!” Ask Yoast In the series Ask Yoast we answer SEO questions from followers! Need help with SEO? Let us help you out! Send your question to ask@yoast.com. Read more: ‘WordPress Security’ » …

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  • Ask Yoast: AMP for small business owners

    … owner, you probably only have limited time and resources to spend on your website. So do you have to act right now, or can you wait until there is more information about the impact of AMP? In this Ask Yoast, we’ll answer the following question: “Lately I hear a lot about AMP. As a small business owner I’m not sure if should I act now or if I…

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  • Ask Yoast: importance of keyword strategy

    … are the most important elements of your SEO strategy. In this Ask Yoast, we’ll answer a question from Jill Nadeau out of Boston, US. She asked: “Is keyword strategy still a thing?” Check out the video or read the answer below! Learn how to set up a keyword strategy for your site in our Keyword research training » $ 99€ 99 - Buy now » Info…

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  • Ask Yoast: can I cancel a 301 or 410 redirect?

    …: is it possible to use this URL again, while it has been redirected? I’ll explain whether that’s possible and what’s important to consider when doing so! In this Ask Yoast we received a question from Ahmed M Hassan: “If I want to use a link that had been 301 or 410 redirected before, can I cancel the redirection and use it again?” Check out the video…

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  • Ask Yoast: change URLs when relaunching website?

    … your relaunch a bit easier by answering this question! At Ask Yoast we received the following question, from Taisia Fredrickson: “We want to change the titles of all of our products as we are relaunching our website and adding new products. Could we do this, but keep the same slug/URL? We would have to redirect our complete product catalog…

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  • Ask Yoast: how to rank globally

    … Ranking in your own country is one thing, ranking around the globe is quite another thing though. It poses other challenges. Imagine you’re organizing trips for tourists who’ll visit your country, how do reach those tourists? In this Ask Yoast, I’ll explain what’s essential for your global SEO strategy. We received the following question from…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin How To's- 15 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Duplicate content on LinkedIn Pulse

    … on Pulse, as the one you post on your own site? Or should you post an excerpt and link back to your site? Does Google consider content on Pulse as duplicate content? Joost will answer this question in this Ask Yoast. Guy Andefors from Stockholm in Sweden emailed us the following question: “Can we safely republish an entire blog post on Pulse…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Content- 13 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: how many (internal) links on a page?

    … Yoast, Joost explains how many links per page you should have and which one should be nofollowed. In this Ask Yoast we answer this anonymous question: “Internal links: How many links per page should I have? And which one should be nofollowed?” Check out the video or read the answer below! Content SEO: learn how to do keyword research, how…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO How To's- 23 readers -