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Keyword research: the ultimate guide

High speed keyword research

The first step in every content SEO strategy should be executing keyword research. In this ultimate guide we’ll teach you how to do that.

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Do’s and don’ts in SEO copywriting

avoid the passive voice

SEO copywriting can be a daunting process. What are the things you most definitely should do in order to write readable and SEO-friendly content? And, what are the things you should definitely avoid? In this article, I’ll present the most important do’s and don’ts in SEO copywriting. SEO copywriting do’s Do: Use Yoast SEO content »

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DIY: Duplicate content check

22 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 10 Comments

Duplicate content might confuse Google. If your content is on multiple pages on your or other websites, Google won’t know what to rank first. Prevent duplicate content as much as possible. Perform a duplicate content check every now and then to find copied content. In the Advanced > RSS section of our Yoast SEO plugin, »

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How to use the content & SEO analysis of Yoast SEO

15 June 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt »

content analysis in yoast seo

The Content & SEO Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin measures many aspects of the text you’re writing. These checks run in real-time, so you’ll receive feedback while writing! The content analysis helps you to make your text easy to read, while the SEO analysis checks whether your text is SEO-friendly. In this post, »

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Yoast SEO 3.3: content analysis

14 June 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 67 Comments

Yoast SEO 3.3

Today we’re very proud to release Yoast SEO 3.3! Yoast SEO 3.3 is a huge update, with many new features. The most important improvement is the new content analysis. As of today, Yoast SEO checks both the readability and the SEO-friendliness of your articles. But this update contains even more: we’ve expanded our help center »

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Content analysis: methodological choices explained

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In the 3.3 update of Yoast SEO, we’ve added six content checks which will help with the readability of your text. This post is meant to explain the choices we made while developing all these readability checks. We provide argumentations for our choices. This is indispensable if you want to understand how our content analysis »

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The importance of quality content for SEO

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Writing high-quality content should be a key aspect of every SEO strategy. Content writing requires some of your creative writing skills, though. And let’s be honest, many blogs are hardly readable and not at all informative, entertaining nor inspiring. Now, we can’t all be Hemingway, but you should make an effort to write well. Why? In this »

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SEO copywriting checklist

SEO copywriting checklist

Writing high-quality content which ranks in the search engines is a daunting job! And when is it a job well done? In this post, I want to present an SEO copywriting checklist with some quick checks you should definitely do before you publish your article. First do the hard work! Before you can use this SEO »

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Ask Yoast: Www and duplicate content

3 June 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

If content on different urls is the same, search engines don’t know which url to show in the search results. We call this a duplicate content issue. And it can hurt your rankings! Unfortunately it happens more often than you’d think. Did you, for instance, ever think about the consequences of www or non www versions »

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How long should a blog post be?

How long should a blogpost be?

A blog post should contain at least 300 words in order to rank well in the search engines. Long posts will rank more easily than short posts. However, long posts require strong writing skills. Not every writer will be able to write readable blog posts of more than 1000 words. Still, these lengthy blog posts are »

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