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Why you should actively avoid the passive voice

7 November 2017 by Jesse van de Hulsbeek » - 35 Comments

avoid the passive voice

Are you aware of the risks of overusing the passive voice in your writing? In the readability analysis in our Yoast SEO plugin, we recommend using the passive voice in a maximum of 10% of your sentences. But why? In this post, I will discuss a couple of key questions pertaining to the passive voice. »

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How’s your English?

6 November 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 8 Comments

Content analysis in the Yoast SEO plugin

Writing English can be hard, especially if it’s not your first language. But how important is it to use correct English? Does it even matter? In this post, I’ll explain why it’s so important to use correct language in your posts and articles. So: How’s your English? On a personal note Most of the writers here at »

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High-speed keyword research

30 October 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 20 Comments

High speed keyword research

If you want to do high-quality keyword research, you’ll need a lot of time. Or a lot of people. Keyword research is a process which requires you to get inside the heads of your audience. You want to find out which words they are using. After that, you’ll need to analyze which keywords you should »

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How to get featured snippets

26 October 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 10 Comments

what is structured data and schema.org

Did you notice Google is offering fewer options for your search results to shine? It seems like Google regularly adds a new box to the search result pages that answers searchers’ questions immediately, without them having to click on anything. For instance, type in [Blade Runner 2049] and you’ll be bombarded by four ads, a »

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How to create SEO-friendly copy in a foreign language

23 October 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 25 Comments

Copywriting in a foreign language

If you want to grow your audience, it could be a great strategy to focus on a different language. Creating content in a foreign language can be quite a challenge though. In this post, I’ll discuss three ways to create content in a foreign language. I’ll also share some useful tips on how to write in »

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Create a website with SEO in mind: Content optimization

20 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 23 Comments

Create a website with SEO in mind: Content optimization

If you make a website from scratch, you need to take a few SEO related things into account. It’s incredibly important to do this right from the start, as that will prevent a vast number of future headaches. Things like speed optimization and the right use of heading tags help to improve your website for both »

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Ask Yoast: Having a privacy page and SEO

13 October 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

privacy page and SEO

There are several kinds of pages that you’ll expect to find on most websites: a home page, a contact page or an about page, for example. In this Ask Yoast, I’m going to discuss another type of page: the privacy page. This is a page where you put your privacy policy, which allows your visitors »

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Orphaned content filter – new feature in Yoast SEO premium

10 October 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 26 Comments

Find and fix your orphaned pages

If you want content to rank in Google, Google needs to know about the existence of that content. That means that you (or another site) should link to this content. Google will follow links and saves every post or page it finds through these links to in the index. So you’ll understand that it’s important »

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Holiday season SEO: start preparing NOW!

9 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 11 Comments

It’s only barely getting colder outside, and here we are telling you to think about the snowy days of Christmas. If you have an online shop, please start thinking about the Christmas holiday season already! Because it’s never early enough to start planning for the most wonderful time of the year. Here, you’ll find out »

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO for a property inspector

29 September 2017 by Meike Hendriks » - 4 Comments

Ask Yoast Case study: SEO for a Real estate

In this new Ask Yoast case study we’ll focus on an Australian real estate company: Building Properties Inspections Melbourne. This company specializes in building and pest inspections and provides its customers with reports, containing all the details of those inspections. What kind of customer makes use of these services? You could think of people who »

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