Site Structure

    • Optimizing your website menu for SEO

      In an ideal world, every single page of your website would be accessible from that one, site-wide website menu. But as you, as a web developer or website owner, undoubtedly know, the real world of websites is far from ideal. We struggle with multiple devices, fixed-width websites, themes that can hardly be changed without creating new problems, and so on and so forth.

      Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 13 readers -
    • Ask Yoast: Breadcrumbs for products in multiple categories

      It’s important to have breadcrumbs on your website. They show users how a page fits into the structure of a site, and allow search engines to determine the site’s structure. But how do you go about implementing breadcrumbs when you have many products that fit into more than one category? In this Ask Yoast, I’ll discuss the best way to handle breadcrumbs for products in multiple categories.

      Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 17 readers -
  • Improve your site’s structure in 4 simple steps

    … Optimizing your site structure should be an important aspect of your SEO strategy. Structuring your site is of crucial importance for your SEO. But how does one improve a site’s structure? Where do you start and how do you keep an eye on the structure of your site if your site is growing? In this post, I’ll teach you to improve your site’s…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 13 readers -
  • What are breadcrumbs and why are they important for SEO?

    … of breadcrumbs. These are the three most common types of breadcrumbs you will find on sites: Hierarchy based breadcrumbs These will pop up most often. We use them on our site as well. Breadcrumbs like this will tell you where you are in a site structure and how many steps you can take to get back to the homepage. Something like Home > Blog > Category >…

    Yoastin SEO- 13 readers -
  • Avoid these site structure mistakes!

    … If you take your SEO – and users – seriously, you’ll be working on a kick-ass site structure. Setting up a decent site structure is rather hard. Maintaining a solid site structure if your site is growing is even harder. Mistakes are easily made. In this post, I will share 5 common site structure mistakes people often make. Make sure to avoid all…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 14 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Is my site structure too deep?

    … If you own a website, you have to think about the structure of your site, whether it’s a blog or a shop. Site structure is essential to help users find their way on your site and it helps your site to rank. So your site’s hierarchy needs to make sense to both users and search engines. When you’re creating one, you might wonder if your structure…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 15 readers -
  • How do I determine what my cornerstone articles are?

    … head An important reason why you should use a cornerstone content approach is because you do not want to compete with your own content for ranking in Google. That’s why you have to tell Google that your new cornerstone article is the most important one on your site. You can do that by linking from all the long tail articles to your cornerstone article! Read more: ‘Site structure: the ultimate guide’ » …

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin How To's- 18 readers -
  • Internal linking for SEO: why and how

    … and posts more link value than other, less valuable, pages. This means that the right internal linking strategy can boost your SEO! Internal links vs external links Every website consists of internal and external links. Internal links connect pages and posts on your own website and external links connect your page to other websites. In this post…

    Yoastin SEO How To's- 16 readers -
  • What is cornerstone content?

    … or not an article is a cornerstone article. By marking articles as cornerstone, Yoast SEO can help you build a solid internal linking structure. Our link suggestion tool will give priority to the articles that you mark as cornerstone content. Learn how to write awesome and SEO friendly articles in our SEO Copywriting training » $ 199€ 199 - Buy now » Info…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin Content- 19 readers -
  • Ask Yoast case study: SEO of a mom blog

    … SEO can be a rather complicated and abstract thing. What exactly do we mean by increasing keyword density? How do you start with improving the structure of a site? That’s why I’m going to write a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner knows about it of course :-)), and I’ll give some…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin SEO- 28 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Too many links in navigation menu?

    …. And our homepage is linked 25,000 times. Is this a problem?” Check out the video or read the answer below! Optimize your site for search & social media and keep it optimized with Yoast SEO Premium » Buy now » Info Navigation links and SEO Well yes and no. If your menu structure, overall, is so big and it’s loaded in the top of your page…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 22 readers -
  • WordPress archive pages: the tutorial

    … Once your website starts growing and you continue writing blog posts, you’ll eventually end up with archive pages. These archive pages can be based on taxonomies, categories, custom post types and even dates. WordPress has built-in support for these archive pages, however there are some small drawbacks. In this post, I’ll explain to you how you…

    Yoastin Blogging- 28 readers -
  • Which redirect should I use?

    … status codes To understand how redirects work and how you can influence what a server returns to a browser, you need to know about HTTP status codes. A HTTP status code is a set number that a server sends to a browser following a particular request for a page. These codes may include 200, 301, 404 and 503, for instance. All codes serve a particular…

    Yoast- 18 readers -
  • My bullets are green, but my post doesn’t rank?!

    … crap is published on your site, without you knowing it. This really happens! Keep reading: ‘WordPress Security’ » Internal linking structure A reason for your post not to end up high in the search engines , could be because other parts of your SEO strategy are not optimized. The structure of your site – the internal linking structure – is a very…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 28 readers -
  • Yoast internal linking: the making of

    … for a limited set of languages. So what does the internal linking tool do? While working on your post, our internal linking tool will give you suggestions on which posts you could consider linking to because they are about related topics. Linking to these posts will help you create a better site structure. Insights To know which posts we should…

    Yoast- 25 readers -
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