Posts by Marieke van de Rakt archive - page 9


Images for blogs

10 March 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 17 Comments

From a SEO perspective, the text on your blog is most important. However, images for blogs are really important in getting your audience to read your post. A post with a nice photo or illustration will receive lots more attention on social media. In this post, I’ll explain the importance of photos and illustrations and »

Category: Content SEO
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Basic SEO training: don’t over-optimize

basic seo training video - don't overoptimize

In our Basic SEO training we’ll teach you all about keyword research and how to create great content around those keywords, to make your website rank. On top of that we explain what NOT to do! Keyword stuffing is one of those things. In this Basic SEO training video fragment we explain shortly that your shouldn’t over-optimize: Can’t view »

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Coming soon: Blog SEO eBook

Blog SEO eBook by Yoast

In two weeks we’ll release a brand new eBook: Blog SEO. This eBook will be the most extensive one we’ve published so far. Our Blog SEO eBook contains all information necessary to optimize your blog to the fullest. It’s a must read for anyone owning or maintaining a blog. SEO theory specifically for blogs Blog »

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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 a webshop owner, 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 it. Can’t »

Category: User eXperience (UX)
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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

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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