Posts by Marieke van de Rakt archive - page 4

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 »

Category: Content SEO
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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 »

Category: Content SEO

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, »

Categories: Content SEO, Social Media
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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 »

Category: Content SEO

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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The basics of email marketing

23 August 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 2 Comments

email marketing - learn the basics

Email marketing is a great tool to bind your audience to your website. It’s relatively easy to set up an email newsletter and send it to your audience. In this post, I’ll explain the basics of email marketing. Why is email marketing an important element of your growth and marketing strategy? Moreover, I’ll also give practical tips »

Category: eCommerce

To blog or not to blog?

16 August 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 19 Comments


To blog or not to blog? That’s the question. Or, at least, that will be the main question of this blog post. The answer to the question is pretty simple: yes, you should blog. In this post, I’ll explain why you should blog. I’ll also discuss some of the challenges you’ll face as a blogger, and how you »

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5 blogging tips for your online shop

9 August 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 3 Comments

Blogging tips for web shops

A blog is a great marketing tool for online shops. On your blog, you can tell readers about your brand and products and perhaps also about yourself. In this post, I will give five blogging tips for online shops that’ll help you to maintain an awesome blog on your eCommerce site! Why should you blog? »

Categories: Content SEO, eCommerce
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Blog post checklist

4 August 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 12 Comments

Blog post checklist

What do you need to write that awesome blog post? What steps do you need to take? Use this blog post checklist to make sure you covered everything: 1. Do your keyword research! You want your blog post to rank in the search engines. Make sure you write your blog post on a topic that will »

Categories: Content SEO, WordPress