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How to write a high-quality and SEO-friendly blog post

1 November 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

High quality blogpost

Writing blog posts that are both nice and easy to read as well as SEO-friendly can be daunting. For some people, SEO-friendly content and high-quality content even seem contradictory. In this post, I’ll explain the three important steps you need to take to write excellent and SEO-friendly content. Holistic SEO At Yoast, we do not »

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Use Yoast SEO to make your content findable

25 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 5 Comments

findable content

If you want to write awesome and SEO-friendly content, you should write findable content. Findability has to do with maximizing the likelihood your content will be picked up by the search engines. In this post, I’ll explain how the Yoast SEO plugin will help you to make your posts findable. What is findable content? Search Engine »

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Marketing your blog

19 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 3 Comments

marketing your blog

If you’re writing posts for your blog, you want an audience. Nobody wants to perform in an empty room! Ranking high in search engines by doing your SEO flawlessly will, of course, help. But you can do more! In this post, I’ll give you lots of blog marketing tips to make sure your audience will »

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The importance of original content for SEO

18 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 8 Comments

the importance of original content

Nobody wants to read old news. The content of your articles and blog post should be new, fresh and original. It should add something to all the junk that’s already out there on the internet. In this post, I’ll explain the importance of original content for SEO to you. Google’s mission In order to understand »

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Why every content SEO strategy should start with keyword research

12 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 6 Comments

start with keyword research

The effectiveness of every content SEO strategy largely depends on the quality of the keyword research that has been executed. If you optimize for words that nobody searches for, you won’t be found. If you optimize for terms that are much too competitive to rank for, you won’t be found either. In this post, I explain why you »

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Keep your content fresh and up to date!

4 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 11 Comments

Fresh content

How do you make sure that all content on your website is still relevant? Why is that even important? For some of you, coming up with new ideas for blog posts seems the biggest challenge of blogging. However, you want your existing posts to show up-to-date content as well. And that could well be an even bigger »

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7 tips to increase blog engagement

28 September 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 16 Comments

increase blog engagement

Do you want your readers to engage with your blog? Want them to comment and share your post on social media? Want them to come back to your blog and read your next post? So, how do you achieve that? In this post, I’ll first explain the importance of blog engagement for SEO. After that, »

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5 SEO copywriting mistakes you should avoid

21 September 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 8 Comments

don't make these seo copywriting mistakes

Copywriting is a very important element of every SEO strategy. High-quality content is THE thing that’ll help you rank and that’ll set your site apart from all the other sites out there. You probably want to do SEO copywriting the right way. Without making any fatal mistakes. So what SEO copywriting mistakes should you definitely avoid? I’ll »

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7 keyword research mistakes you should avoid

13 September 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 17 Comments

avoid these keyword research mistakes

Keyword research should be the first step of every SEO strategy. Thinking about the words you want to rank for is really the first and foremost step you need to take. Still, keyword research can be quite daunting. So, which keyword research mistakes should you avoid at all times? In this post, I’ll talk you »

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5 tips to find inspiration for your blog

6 September 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt »

get inspiration for your blog

What do you do when inspiration for your umpteenth blog post is low? What’s the solution to a writer’s block or a general lack of ideas? Every writer will encounter a lack of inspiration every now and then. You’ll be staring at your screen, not knowing what to write about. Nevertheless, you are determined to write those blog posts »

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