Xml Sitemap

  • The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

    … to address and translate that to a proper site structure. Using, for instance, the internal linking tool in our Yoast SEO plugin, you are able to create structured links to all the pages of your website. That simply means that Google is able to follow all links and find all pages. That means you have set up a great infrastructure within your website…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 19 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- 22 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- 20 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- 10 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!

    … 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- 17 readers -