Do you have pages on your website that aren’t linked to any other pages on the site? Without proper linking, it’s harder for both users and search engines to find and access your content, which means it’s not going to be as visible and valuable. But it also means you’re missing out on ranking opportunities!
Without realizing it, you probably have quite a few orphaned pages or posts on your website. There’s no shame in it, we all do. But it is good to work on it from time to time. And that doesn’t have to be hard. Let’s see what you can do!
👀 Identify: Conduct a thorough review of your site to identify all pages that are not linked to or referenced by any other pages on the site.
🧠 Remove or update: If the content is no longer relevant or useful, remove it. If the content is still valuable, you can update it and link it to other relevant pages on your site.
↪️ Create redirects: If you remove a page, create redirects to ensure that users and search engines are directed to the appropriate page.
🌟 Use a tool! Use the orphaned content workout in Yoast SEO Premium to save some time. It identifies pages and posts that don’t have any links and walks you through 4 simple steps to get your site tidy again.