Why you should transition words in your text

Using transition words in your writing can help you enhance the readability of your content. In fact, these words help your text flow and show readers the relationship between phrases and paragraphs. Transition words are words like ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘because’. They show your reader the relationship between phrases, sentences, or even paragraphs. When you use them, you make it easier for your readers to understand how your thoughts and ideas are connected. A well-structured text helps to attract readers to your blog and contributes to SEO!

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Using transition words successfully requires a couple of things. You have to:

1. Know the words

The easiest way to get started is to simply look up a list of transition words and study their definitions. Don’t underestimate it either, though! They are often quite nuanced and really depend on context. Want to find out which transition words Yoast SEO recognizes? Check out the article on transition words in your language that Yoast SEO recognizes.

2. Be aware of how your thoughts and ideas relate to each other

People who have a better idea of the structure of their text also use more transition words and do it more effectively. Too often, people just start writing and then basically just see what happens. So what can you do?

3. Know how to apply transition words properly and in context

Finally, break your text down into an introduction, body, and conclusion, and make sure you know what goal every paragraph serves. Then, survey your text on a sentence level. Find opportunities to make transitions that make sense. If you struggle with this, try reading texts by other authors and see how they use transition words.

So, adding in transition words requires you to do some restructuring. But, it will be well worth your time! Adding them will help your text flow and show readers the relationship between phrases and paragraphs. Want to dive deeper into the world of transition words? Learn how and why you should use them in your copy! Good luck!

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