Xml Sitemap

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

    … A good XML sitemap is a roadmap to all important pages of a website. This roadmap gives Google guidance in determining what content can be found on a website. Having an XML sitemap can be beneficial for SEO, as Google can retrieve essential pages of a website very fast, even if the internal linking of a site isn’t flawless. Here, we’ll explain…

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  • 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- 22 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- 27 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.5

    … We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we would call a bugfix release. XML Sitemap changes We’ve decided to remove the change frequency and priority…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 23 readers -
  • 3 DIY SEO Action Items for a $0 Budget

    … fairly simple to use — just follow the instructions to create a new sitemap and save the file by naming it sitemap.xml. Upload it to your domain so it lives here: yoursite.com/sitemap.xml/ Then submit it to Google in the Search Console: Add Local Schema Why it’s important: More people are using mobile devices now to find information…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 14 readers -
  • How To Select a CMS that is Optimized for Search

    … Today I met with a client who has been struggling with their search engine rankings. As I reviewed their Content Management System (CMS), I looked for some basic best practices that I could not find. Before I provide a checklist to verify with your CMS provider, I should first state that there is absolutely NO reason for a company NOT to have…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Weekly SEO recap: Let’s disambiguate!

    … what it is you’re searching for, but it also makes it clear that you should optimize enough for Google to understand not just your keyword, but to understand your topic, which SearchEngineLand had a nice post about as well. This has profound implications for how you write articles, and for how you do keyword research. Google to prefer HTTPS…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 18 readers -
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