Site Structure

    • What are breadcrumbs and why are they important for SEO?

      Breadcrumbs are an important part of almost any good website. These little navigational aides not just help people visualize where they are on your site, but also help Google determine how your site is structured. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to add these helpful little pointers. Let’s see how breadcrumbs work.

      Yoastin SEO- 10 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.

      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?

    … have your website for quite some time already. Still, you have a few articles that do really well in the search engines. How should you decide which articles are your cornerstones? And once you’ve identified your cornerstone content, what should you do to optimize these articles? Here, I’ll help you to determine which articles are your cornerstones…

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

    … Your content needs links to be able to rank. Google can only find your posts and pages when they’re linked to from somewhere on the web. In addition to that, internal links connect your content and give Google an idea of the structure of your website. They can establish hierarchy on your site, which enables you to give the most important pages…

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

    … Cornerstone content pieces are those articles on your website you’re most proud of. They reflect your business, communicate your mission and are extremely well written. These are the articles you would like to rank high in the search engines. Cornerstone articles are usually explainers; these articles combine insights from different blog posts…

    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…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin SEO- 26 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- 19 readers -
  • WordPress archive pages: the tutorial

    … to structure your site well with our Site structure training! » $ 99€ 99 - Buy now » Info Adding the introduction Category, tag and custom taxonomy archives If you want to add an introduction to a category, tag or custom taxonomy archive, you can easily create a custom template file to override the default ones. For example, you can create…

    Yoastin Blogging- 26 readers -
  • Which redirect should I use?

    … As an SEO or site owner, you are bound to run into redirects. Whenever you delete a page, change your URL structure or switch to a new domain, you are going to have to redirect your URLs. You have to tell search engine robots that there has been a change in your URLs and that they have to go somewhere else, temporarily or permanently. Choosing…

    Yoast- 16 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- 27 readers -
  • Yoast internal linking: the making of

    … A few weeks ago, we added Yoast internal linking to Yoast SEO Premium for English. We released the same feature for German earlier this week. In this post, I’ll explain how the earlier released Insights laid the groundwork for this feature, how we compose the list of linking suggestions, and why Yoast internal linking is currently only available…

    Yoast- 22 readers -
  • The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

    … to address and translate that to a proper site structure. Using, for instance, the internal linking tool in our Yoast SEO plugin, you are able to create structured links to all the pages of your website. That simply means that Google is able to follow all links and find all pages. That means you have set up a great infrastructure within your website…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 21 readers -
  • Site structure training: now available!

    … SEO tactic. Structuring your site can be quite hard though, especially if your site is becoming rather large. That’s why we’re offering a Site structure training as of today! Get this new online Yoast training now for the introductory price of $89! Be quick, after December 22 it will go back to the regular price ($99). Structuring your site…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 22 readers -
  • Why is site structure important?

    … Structuring your site is a crucial element of SEO. If you want to generate more traffic to your website, you should create a structure for your site that makes sense to Google and your site’s visitors. In this post, I’ll explain why site structure is such an important aspect of SEO. Structure shows importance to Google If your site is well…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 17 readers -
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