Posts by Marieke van de Rakt archive - page 2

The ultimate guide to content SEO

UG content SEO

Content SEO is a key part of any SEO strategy. Without content, it’s impossible for your site to rank in search engines. It’s therefore crucial to write and structure quality content! This ultimate guide covers the most important areas of content SEO. Read on if you want to learn how to create content that ranks. »

Category: Content SEO
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All about Google’s knowledge panels

Small business tips

Last week, Google announced a new feature in their knowledge panels. You’re now able to verify your branded or personal panel and add or change some of the information in it. But what exactly are knowledge panels? Are these useful? Should your company have one?  I’ll tell you all about it in this post! What »

Categories: Content SEO, eCommerce
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A successful link building strategy in 6 easy steps

Link building is part of your growth strategy

Links are important for SEO. And link building should therefore definitely be part of your holistic SEO strategy. But more importantly, link building should be part of your growth strategy. Links should help generate traffic to your site directly. In this post, I’ll describe 6 important steps for a successful link building strategy, the holistic SEO »

Category: Technical SEO
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YoastCon 2019: Get your early bird ticket NOW!

YoastCon 2019

YoastCon 2019 is going to be epic. On February 7 & 8, we’re hosting Europe’s best SEO and marketing conference in the Netherlands! It’ll take place in the Vereeniging in Nijmegen, just around the corner of our Yoast offices. Let me tell you all about our amazing speakers and the chock full schedule we’re currently »

Category: Announcements

5 things you need to know about mobile-first indexing


As you might know, Google is rolling out mobile-first indexing as we speak. But what does that mean for your ranking? Should you be worried? Should you do anything? Last week, Google explained a bit more about mobile-first indexing. In this post, I’ll talk you through five things you need to know about mobile-first indexing. »

Category: User eXperience (UX)

The context of internal links

internal linking yoast seo

Internal linking should be one of the key focus points in your SEO strategy. It’s my favorite aspect of SEO because it’s so very actionable. The Yoast SEO Premium plugin helps you set up a great internal linking structure very easily. So let me explain the importance of a great internal linking structure. Learn how »

Category: Content SEO
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What are keyword synonyms?

15 June 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Keyword synonyms

If you’re a Yoast SEO Premium user, you might have noticed that Premium now offers keyword synonyms. But we also have the multiple focus keyword functionality. So what exactly is the difference? And which of the two should you be using? In this post, I’ll explain what keyword synonyms are and what the difference is »

Category: WordPress
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5 questions for Yoast’s community hero Taco

14 June 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 1 Comment

interview with taco

Five years ago, I met Taco Verdonschot for the first time. He applied for a job at Yoast. He brought a cake to his job interview. So smart! He was the first developer we ever hired and probably the worst one we had. And although Taco wasn’t much of a developer, I knew right from »

Category: WordPress
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Is Facebook getting less important?

Facebook reach

Nowadays, the majority of teens use YouTube and Instagram, instead of Facebook. And, websites are now attracting more traffic from Google – organic search – than from Facebook. Statistics aren’t looking that good for Facebook. Is Facebook getting less important for companies, blogs, and websites? And what should you do about it? In this post, »

Category: Social Media
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When Google changes up: Should I abide every decision they make?

The dude abides

Last week, I wrote about Google’s decision to shorten the meta descriptions. Now, meta descriptions are about the same size as they were half a year ago. But for a couple of months, they were much longer. We got a lot of questions and quite a few people were pretty annoyed — understandably so. Is »

Category: Content SEO
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