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- 16 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- 18 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- 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- 14 readers -
  • Weekly SEO recap: Let’s disambiguate!

    … to understand what types of pages are currently being indexed and what pages aren’t being indexed. That’s the exact reason why our Yoast SEO plugin has an XML Sitemap feature that creates a single index with XML sitemaps per post type. This makes it a lot more interesting to look at the XML sitemaps section of Google Search Console. That’s it, see you next week! PS If you find disambiguation a nasty word, you’re not alone. I must have mistyped that about a dozen times while writing this post :) …

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 15 readers -