Posts by Marieke van de Rakt

Marieke van de Rakt

Marieke van de Rakt is both researcher and projectmanager at Yoast. She has a PhD in Social Sciences, her current research focuses on conversion and web analytics.

Read all about Marieke or find her on TwitterLinkedinFacebook

Yoast’s mission: SEO for everyone

16 August 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

mission yoast - seo for everyone

Our mission is ‘SEO for everyone’. We keep that in mind, in everything we do. But what do we mean by it? And why is it our mission? In this post, I’d like to explain Yoast’s mission. A little bit of history To understand why we pursue this mission, we’ll have to go back in »

Categories: Announcements, WordPress
Tags: ,

A blog on an eCommerce site

15 August 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

blog on your ecommerce site

Why do so many eCommerce sites have a blog? Is that because online shop owners love to write posts? Or perhaps they have a lot of spare time on their hands? Probably not. Although blogging is lots of fun, it also is a great marketing and SEO strategy. And because of that, eCommerce site owners »

Categories: Content SEO, eCommerce
Tags: , ,

Copywriting for mobile

1 August 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

Copywriting for mobile

Mobile traffic is important. People are searching and reading on their mobile devices more than ever. What does that mean for your copy? Do you need to write differently if you’re aiming at a ‘mobile’ audience? How do you tackle copywriting for mobile? Here, I’ll share some useful tips on how to write awesome texts »

Category: Content SEO
Tags: ,

Improve your site’s structure in 4 simple steps

Improve your site's structure

Optimizing your site structure should be an important aspect of your SEO strategy. Structuring your site is of crucial importance for your SEO. But how do you improve a site’s structure? Where do you start and how do you keep an eye on the structure of your site if your site is growing? In this »

Category: Content SEO
Tags: ,

What to do if the traffic on your blog is decreasing?

What to do when your site's traffic is decreasing

If you maintain a blog, of course you want the traffic to your blog to grow. But what if it doesn’t? What if the traffic to your blog is (slightly) decreasing? What do you do? In this post, I will give 5 tips on how to increase the traffic to your blog once again! First »

Categories: Content SEO, Social Media
Tags: , ,

Site structure: the ultimate guide

site structure for SEO

Your site needs a certain structure. Otherwise, it’ll just be a collection of pages and blog posts. Your users need the structure to navigate through your site, to click from one page to the other. And Google uses the structure of your site in order to determine what content is important and what content is »

Category: Content SEO
Tags: ,

SEO for a new website: the very first things to do

seo for a new website - first things to do

How does a new website start ranking? Does it just magically appear in Google after you’ve launched it? What things do you have to do to start ranking in Google and get traffic from the search engines? Here, I explain the first steps you’ll need to take right after the launch of your new website. »

Categories: Content SEO, Technical SEO
Tags: , ,

How to use the text link counter‎

Yoast SEO text link counter

In the latest release of Yoast SEO, we’ve added a text link counter. It consists of two counters, the first counts the number of internal text links you’ve put in your post. And the other counter counts the number of internal links to a post. These counters can be a huge help in improving the »

Category: Content SEO
Tags: ,

Why you should use the Yoast SEO text link counter

Yoast SEO text link counter

In the 5.0 release of Yoast SEO we’ve added the Yoast SEO text link counter. This new functionality counts the number of internal links in a post and the number of internal links to a post. It sounds really simple, but it’s extremely useful and actionable. It’ll really make it so much easier to improve »

Category: Content SEO
Tags: ,

SEO basics: How to use headings on your site

how to use headings

Text without headings is terrible to read. Headings and subheadings are the most important anchor points a reader has in the text. People tend to read those more carefully and use headings to determine what a text is about. This means headings are essential to help people figure out whether they want to read a »

Category: Content SEO
Tags: ,