Xml Sitemap

    • 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.

      Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 12 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- 12 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- 16 readers -
  • 3 DIY SEO Action Items for a $0 Budget

    … to it. As a business owner on a shoestring budget, SEO can seem out of reach. Fortunately, there are options. There are some low-hanging fruits you can tackle in-house to help get the ball rolling sooner than later–even when you have a zero dollar budget. Refresh Title Tags Why it’s important: The title tag is the most important on-page algorithmic ranking…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 6 readers -
  • How To Select a CMS that is Optimized for Search

    …. When someone lands on your site, they are asked if they’d like to be notified when the content is updated. Notifications keeps visitors coming back! Caching: Each time a page is requested, a database lookup grabs the content and puts together the page. This takes resources and time… time that hurts your search engine optimization. Getting a CMS…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin How To's- 12 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- 14 readers -