Posts by Marieke van de Rakt archive - page 16


Keyword research tools: which ones to use?

12 August 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 56 Comments

High speed keyword research

Earlier, I wrote a post about the use of long tail keywords. Focusing on long tail keywords could be a good strategy, especially when trying to rank in a highly competitive market. But how do you decide on which (long tail) keywords you want to rank? This post will give you some handy tips and keyword »

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10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post

10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post

Preparing your blog post

Preparing your blog post

Writing a good blog post all starts with thinking. You should think about what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. It is important to realise, that proper writing takes some time. In order to write a good, readable piece, you will have to follow three steps: All writing begins »

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Flesch reading ease score: Use it!

Readability

If you use our Content Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin, you may have come across the Flesch reading ease score. This score tells you how easy your text is to read. But how is the Flesch reading ease score measured? And why is this score important for SEO? In this post, I’ll explain the »

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What type of content should a cornerstone article be?

11 June 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Cornerstone content is a very important aspect of your SEO strategy. You have to create a few really awesome pages and optimize these pages for your most important keyword. Subsequently, you should link to these very awesome pages with your other pages and blogs (focusing more on long tail keywords). In this blog post, I »

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Writing for your blog: the text objective of your blogpost

6 January 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

text objective and purpose

I previously wrote posts about the structure and about the style of your post. In this post, we will focus on the purpose of your text. A lot of people forget to properly formulate the purpose of their blog post or article. This is unfortunate, because if you do not properly define the aim of »

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Obtain an attractive writing style!

25 November 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Blogging tips for web shops

Some of us are natural writers. They are able to write an attractive, fun, readable text in a matter of minutes. Others lack that skill. Attractive writing is a matter of talent, but practice sure helps! In this blog post I will give five tips you can use to upgrade the style of your text »

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Cultural differences in online shops (part 2)

4 November 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about cultural differences between websites. In the comments, some readers left amazing examples of differences between websites of China and websites in Europe. For instance, this example was given by Piet from WP Tips, left is the Chinese site Taobao as seen from China, right is the »

Categories: eCommerce, User eXperience (UX)

Why focus on long tail keywords?

9 October 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Blog SEO: long tail

Focusing on long tail keywords is a great SEO tactic. Long tail keywords are keywords or key phrases that are more specific – and usually longer – than more commonly searched for keywords. Long tail keywords get less search traffic, but will usually have a higher conversion value, as they are more specific. They allow »

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The temptation of the green bullet in Yoast SEO!

23 September 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

green bullet yoast SEO

The first time I used the Yoast SEO plugin I was amazed by the ease of use and by the many features it contains. And still, our analysis offers everything you need to fine-tune your text in such a way search engines will be more likely to rank your content. I genuinely believe that the »

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