Site Structure

    • 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.

      Yoastin Blogging- 18 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- 9 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- 20 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- 15 readers -
  • The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

    … 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 subject in our support. That might…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 16 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- 12 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- 13 readers -
  • Archive SEO: archive by topic, not by date

    … A common practice for many blogs is to use date-based archives for their archive pages. These long lists of links, sorted by month and year, group posts that were made during that period. Although this initially might make sense, it can have an adverse impact on your archive SEO. So how do you optimize your archives for SEO? Archives by date Does…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -
  • We’ve created the fastest related posts ever

    … When we say “related posts for WordPress“, we say “bad performance”. Without using an external service like ElasticSearch, it’s practically impossible to have related posts work fast in WordPress. That’s why we’ve always stayed away from including any related posts plugin on our site. It’s also the reason we haven’t tried to come up…

    Yoast- 14 readers -
  • Site structure: the ultimate guide

    … useful for your visitors (and not just for Google) to read more about the same topic. Keep reading: ‘Tagging post properly for users and SEO’ » Cornerstone content Really important content pages are called cornerstone content. Cornerstone articles are the most important articles on your website. This is the content that exactly reflects your…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 13 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: how to get most out of cornerstone content

    … explain: “How can I use cornerstone content to make my site rank?” Check out the video or read the answer below! New to SEO? Learn the Basics of SEO in our Basic SEO course » $ 199 - Buy now » Info Get most out of cornerstone content Can’t watch the video? Read this transcript to learn how you’ll benefit from incorporating cornerstone content…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Content How To's- 20 readers -
  • Related posts need to make sense, not just be there

    … to stay on our website. Perhaps we should say a ‘complementary’ post. Content SEO: learn how to do keyword research, how to structure your site and how to write SEO friendly content » $ 19 - Buy now » Info But we do so much more than that. Most articles include links to other pages on our website, like this one. Unlike the link in the last sentence…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 13 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: include taxonomies in XML sitemap?

    … Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you’re using these pages in the right way, they can boost your site’s SEO. You might wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask Yoast we explain whether you should, and why! Our support team received the following question from…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 16 readers -
  • Tagging posts properly for users and SEO

    … Tags for a post can be hard to choose: in this post I’ll explain why they’re important and how to choose them. One of the hardest things as your site becomes bigger is creating and maintaining a site structure that actually makes sense. Tags and categories can help create that structure, allowing people to easily find the posts that interest them…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 12 readers -
  • Top 10 Things to Look for in a Performance Marketing Agency

    … Digital marketing is ever-changing and has become increasingly complex as companies look to engage people across multiple channels and bring these interactions together to gain a comprehensive view of their customers. With this evolution comes an amazing opportunity for marketers. They can expect more of their performance marketing agency…

    Acceleration Partnersin SEO- 15 readers -
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