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Optimizing your website menu for your users and for SEO

13 September 2017 | 8 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

In an ideal world, every single page of your website would be accessible from that one, site-wide website menu. But as you, as a web developer or website owner, undoubtedly know, the real world of websites is far from ideal. We struggle with multiple devices, fixed-width websites, themes that can hardly be changed without creating new …

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Optimizing your website menu for your users and for SEO

Case study: SEO of a mom blog

SEO can be a rather complicated and abstract thing. What exactly do we mean by increasing keyword density? How do you start with improving the structure of a site? That’s why I’m going to write a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner …

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Case study: SEO of a mom blog

WordPress archive pages: the tutorial

3 March 2017 | 9 Comments | Jimmy Comack

Once your website starts growing and you continue writing blog posts, you’ll eventually end up with archive pages. These archive pages can be based on taxonomies, categories, custom post types and even dates. WordPress has built-in support for these archive pages, however there are some small drawbacks. In this post, I’ll explain to you how …

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WordPress archive pages: the tutorial

The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

17 January 2017 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

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 …

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The sense and nonsense of XML sitemaps

Yoast SEO 4.0: lightning fast internal linking

13 December 2016 | 83 Comments | Joost de Valk

After months of hard work, we are ready to show Yoast SEO 4.0 to the world. In this version, we’re shipping an awesome Premium feature that many of you will find very, very helpful. We’ve figured out how to make the search for related posts to link to, fast and faultless. In this post, we’ll …

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Yoast SEO 4.0: lightning fast internal linking