Posts by Marieke van de Rakt archive - page 10


How to handle comments on your blog

23 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 30 Comments

blog post comments

When blogging regularly, people will start responding to what you write. Maybe not right away, but as your blog is growing, you’ll have to deal with comments on your blog. Especially when you write about your worldview or opinions, some people will disagree with you. You’ll therefore have to deal with the responses and opinions »

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Basic SEO training: product page optimization

22 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 3 Comments

If you’re the owner of an online shop, you’d like your visitors to click that ‘Buy’ button on your product page. In our Basic SEO training we teach you how to optimize the usability and conversion of your product pages. In this Basic SEO training video fragment Thijs shows an example of a good product page and explains what’s so great about »

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Managing a growing blog: content planning

11 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

As your blog gets bigger and attracts a larger audience, content writing becomes content planning and content managing. On larger blogs, a team of authors usually works together. Blogs are written by individual authors, but these authors still have to work together. Otherwise, a blog with the exact same topic could appear twice. Or, authors could »

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Monetizing your blog (part 2)

10 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

Monetizing your blog 2

For lots of bloggers, their biggest dream is to eventually live from the money they make with their blog. Once your audience is getting a bit bigger, you can start making money with your blog. I already discussed selling your own products and advertising as ways to monetize your blog. In this post, I will »

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Basic SEO training: long tail keywords

8 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

Yoast Basic SEO

Ranking for popular keywords is not easy. First try to rank for more specific, long tail keywords. There will be less traffic, but also less competition for these keywords, which makes it easier to end up higher in Google’s search results for these specific terms. On top of that, the people that will find you, will be more »

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Monetizing your blog (part 1)

3 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 21 Comments

Monetizing your blog (part 1)

Just writing a blog post every day does not pay the bills. For some bloggers, the ultimate goal for their blog is to be able to make a living out of it. But in what ways can you actually make money with your blog? In this post, we’ll talk you through a few ways of monetizing »

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Managing a growing blog: technical SEO

27 January 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

SEO basics

As a blog starts growing, you’ll need to do more things to keep the technical aspects of your SEO covered. The first thing you should do, whether your blog is big or small, is installing our Yoast SEO plugin. That pretty much covers everything concerning technical SEO. We made it that simple. But, as your blog or »

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What is the mission of your website?

12 January 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 11 Comments

think about the mission of your website

Before you start making any improvements on your website (SEO, UX or otherwise), you should ask yourself: what’s the mission of my website? Why should people visit my website, read my posts or buy my stuff? What’s the purpose of my website? You should be able to answer these questions in a heartbeat. In this post »

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Why you should buy the Yoast Basic SEO training

22 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

Basic SEO training

Most of the SEO skills we teach you in our Basic SEO training can also be learned in our blogposts and eBooks. So, why should you buy our Yoast Basic SEO training course then? In this post, I will give you 5 reasons to buy our training! 1. DIY SEO is cheaper than hiring Learning to »

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6 tips for coming up with blog ideas

21 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 11 Comments

coming up with ideas for your blogpost

Your keyword research will give you much direction on what to blog about. You’ll have to unlock content around specific words. A word is not yet a topic though. Next to a keyword, you’ll need an angle, a specific story around a keyword, to write a blogpost. And as your blog grows, your inspiration can get »

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