Ask Yoast: how to get most out of cornerstone content

You’ve did it! You’ve written that awesome post that’s designated to be one of the cornerstone articles of your site. And now what? How can you show Google that it is one of the most important articles of your site?  This is an issue a lot of our site review customers struggle with. The answer is quite simple though!

In this Ask Yoast we’ll explain:

“How can I use cornerstone content to make my site rank?”

Check out the video or read the answer below!

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Get most out of cornerstone content

Can’t watch the video? Read this transcript to learn how you’ll benefit from incorporating cornerstone content the right way.

“Well, when you’ve written that awesome post or article, you put it on your site. Then, you link all the other pieces of content about related topics to your cornerstone content article.

You can do a simple check to find out if Google sees your article as the most important article for a certain keyword on your site. Just type your site’s domain name (site: and the keyword you want to be found for in the Google search bar. For instance: cornerstone article

Then you look at which pages Google returns. Does it already return your cornerstone content article first? If so, well done!

If not? Link all the other pieces that are found in that search result to your cornerstone article and you should be good to go.

Good luck!”

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