We’re back with another much-requested feature in AIOSEO 4.4.8!
Introducing Cornerstone Content.
This game-changing feature will help you boost your search rankings in so many ways.
What is Cornerstone Content?
Cornerstone content refers to the crucial and foundational set of web pages or articles on your website. These pieces of content are typically comprehensive, in-depth, and highly informative, covering core topics or themes central to your site’s overall subject matter or niche.
Cornerstone content serves several important purposes in the realm of content marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), some of which include:
- Authority and expertise: Cornerstone content helps you establish topical authority. It also helps you better showcase your expertise. Both are important elements in meeting Google’s E-E-A-T quality standards.
- Improved crawling: Creating cornerstone content helps you create a more optimized internal linking structure. This improves crawling by search bots and boosts your SEO.
- Improved indexing: When search engines identify your cornerstone content, they can better index it for relevant search terms.
How do you let search engines know which content on your site is cornerstone content?
Introducing the Cornerstone Content Feature
The new Cornerstone Content feature allows you to mark the important posts and pages on your site as cornerstone content.
Marking your content as cornerstone content makes your marked articles a priority in Link Assistant for internal linking suggestions (marked by a building icon).
This helps ensure that your cornerstone content is prioritized for inbound and outbound internal link suggestions whenever you publish an article. When you add these link suggestions, search engines will “see” that most links point to your cornerstone content. As a result, they’ll place more value on these content pieces.
Why is this important?
Optimize Your Internal Linking Strategy
One of the primary reasons the Cornerstone Content feature is important is that it helps optimize your internal linking strategy. This is because cornerstone content is the hub for internal linking within a website. It connects to other related articles or pages, creating a web of interconnected content that helps with navigation and SEO.
Build Topic Clusters and Boost Topical Authority
Using the Cornerstone Content features also helps you build topic clusters. These result in a boost in topical authority. It also enables you to show up for related searches around your topic, thus helping increase your chances of ranking higher on search engine results pages (SERPs).
Boost Your Semantic SEO
Semantic SEO is an approach to search engine optimization that focuses on understanding and optimizing for the meaning and context of search queries and web content rather than just individual keywords. It considers the intent behind user queries and leverages semantic search technology to provide more relevant search results.
Using the Cornerstone Content feature helps optimize for semantic search as the strategic internal linking makes it easier for search engines to understand your site’s main theme.
Better Management of Your Primary Posts and Pages
When you mark your content as Cornerstone Content, it gets added to a new post list filter dedicated to cornerstone content.
This gives you an easy way to get an overview of your important pages, making it easier to keep tabs on their performance. It also makes it easier to see which ones are due to be updated. Managing your important pages just got easier!
Cornerstone Content is a superpower many WordPress users wish they had.
And AIOSEO has just given you that superpower.
With this game-changing update, outranking your competitors has just become easier.
Besides this significant update, we’ve made several notable improvements to many features you love. For example, we’ve refreshed our user interface, making it sleeker and more fluid. You can see all our changes in our full product changelog.
What are you waiting for?
Update your site to AIOSEO 4.4.8 to unlock these powerful new features and rank your content higher on SERPs.
And if you’re not yet using AIOSEO, make sure to install and activate the plugin today.
If you have questions about these features, please comment below or contact our customer support team. We’re always ready to help. Our commitment to making AIOSEO the easiest and best WordPress SEO plugin is only getting stronger as we continue to win together with our customers.
We’re so grateful for your continued support, feedback, and suggestions. Please keep those suggestions and feature requests coming!
We hope you enjoy using these new SEO features as much as we enjoyed creating them.
-Benjamin Rojas (President of AIOSEO).