Clean up your bad backlinks

With the new year just around the corner, Yoast has decided to provide you with a head start for your website. The general idea: clean up your entire site for 2015. In this post, we will go beyond on-site optimization and explain a bit more about bad backlinks for your website. Bad backlinks, or low quality…

Writing a blog: obtaining an attractive writing style!

A few months ago, I wrote a post containing 10 tips for an awesome and SEO friendly blog post. Since then, I have been thinking and reading a lot about writing and blogging. After the success of our first eBook, we decided to write a second one! In this eBook about Content SEO we discuss (rather detailed)…

New eBook: optimize your website

Just about 2 months ago we released our eBook optimize your WordPress site. It’s been sold over 5,000 times now, which makes us very proud. We have received a lot of positive feedback in that time encouraging us to do more eBooks. There was one question that kept popping up though: do you have a…

How to choose the perfect focus keyword

Adding quality content to your website on a regular basis is a very good SEO tactic. Google sees that your website is active because new pieces of information are added. On top of that, you increase the volume of your content. If your keyword strategy has been crafted properly and your content is nicely optimized for the…

Branding & your keyword strategy

What’s the difference between your brand and your keywords? Are you using both effectively? Your brand is one of your most important keywords, but it shouldn’t be your only keyword, nor should you have lots of keywords but no brand. There should be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. This post highlights the why of…

Keyword research tools: which ones to use?

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about the use of long tail keywords. Focusing on long tail keywords could be a good strategy, especially when trying to rank in a highly competitive market. But how do you decide on which (long tail) keywords you want to rank? This post will give you some handy tips…

Homepage optimization

Homepage SEO does not exist. That was the statement in the post I did last week. However, a lot of the people that commented on our site, and on Twitter and Facebook, still feel that a homepage should be optimized for a keyword. Perhaps optimizing your homepage for search engines works for some of you, but ranking in…

Why focus on long tail keywords?

While writing our first eBook ‘Optimizing your WordPress site’ I worked closely together with Joost in creating a section on Search Engine Optimization. The first chapter — after the introduction in SEO — had to be keyword research. ‘Keyword research is the basis of all Search Engine Optimization,’ Joost explained to me, ‘without proper keyword…

Does Homepage SEO exist at all?

It’s clear that a homepage serves a number of different purposes. Among others, it is your welcoming page and your main user guide for your website. I promise to devote another post to that. There is however one purpose that I feel a homepage does not have, and that is ranking for keywords other than your business name or…

Website Maintenance: 404 error pages

If your website means anything for your business, you should regularly schedule time to do maintenance on it. This post will be the first of a series on website maintenance. The series is intended as a guide to things you should check while doing maintenance. We start of with the most basic of all: checking for 404…