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. That might…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 16 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- 13 readers -
  • Yoast SEO 3.5

    … as well. This means German and Dutch writers will now get a score that is meaningful for their language. Add @id to schema.org output Yoast SEO outputs JSON+LD metadata on the page. This metadata informs Google about whether this is a site for a person or a company, what your social profiles are, etc. This change, which is admittedly a bit more…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 16 readers -
  • 3 DIY SEO Action Items for a $0 Budget

    … SEO update. URLs are constantly changing, especially in ecommerce sites, which can make it difficult for search engine robots to index the right pages. By updating the XML Sitemap on a regular basis, you’re giving engines like Google the information they need to properly crawl and index the right pages. Tip: Some ecommerce platforms, like Shopify…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 7 readers -
  • How To Select a CMS that is Optimized for Search

    … and install templates without having to do any significant development to your site, while maintaining your content with no issues. XML Sitemaps: A dynamically generated sitemap is a key component that provides search engines with a map of where your content is, how important it is, and when it was last changed. If you have a large site, your sitemaps…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin How To's- 13 readers -
  • Weekly SEO recap: Let’s disambiguate!

    … discussing whether you should have multiple or one single XML sitemap and what’d be the benefit of both. The most important thing John Mueller from Google says, in my opinion, is this: I like to split up the sitemap file because in the Search Console you can look at the index stats by sitemap file and that sometimes makes it a little bit easier…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -