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SEO basics: What is search intent?

15 January 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 2 Comments

what is search intent

SEO is a way to get more traffic to your website. By ranking high in Google, you attract more people to your site. Eventually, your goal probably is to sell your stuff, or to attract more regular visitors. A nice tactic to get more traffic to your site is optimizing your content for words people use. »

Categories: Content SEO, SEO basics
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Ask Yoast: Changes to your site and the search results

12 January 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

ask yoast: changes visible in search results

Whenever you make some big changes to your website, for instance to your brand name, you’re probably eager for these changes to show in the search results. Unfortunately, it can take a while for Google to crawl your site again and until then, it will show the indexed version of your site in the results, »

Category: Content SEO
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How to use Yoast SEO: The readability analysis

11 January 2018 by Edwin Toonen » - 17 Comments

Content analysis FI

Everybody knows the colored bullets in Yoast SEO. There are two parts to the traffic light system, namely the content analysis and the readability analysis. The first checks whether your post is SEO-proof, while the latter checks if it is readable for a general audience. Of course, these two are interconnected as readable content is »

Category: Content SEO
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3 SEO quick wins to implement right now

10 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans » - 21 Comments

SEO quick wins

We’re all ready for a new year of increasing sales, lifting engagement and giving our website the best effort possible. It only seems right to give you a three-step rocket of SEO quick wins, to kick-start your website for 2018. In this post, I will show you three things you can do right now to »

Categories: Technical SEO, User eXperience (UX)
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Yoast SEO 6.1

9 January 2018 by Edwin Toonen » - 25 Comments

release yoast seo 6.1

Welcome, 2018! And welcome to our first release of 2018: Yoast SEO 6.1. This is the first in a long line of new versions to be released in this new year. Yoast SEO 6.1 is mainly a bug fix release that makes sure that your favorite plugin runs like butter. Find out what’s new! Bye »

Category: Announcements
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Blog SEO: Befriend the long tail!

8 January 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 12 Comments

Long tail star

Focusing on long tail keywords is a great SEO-tactic for blogs. A long tail keyword strategy makes it easy to keep the structure of your blog in good shape. Also, it allows you gradually to get more traffic and to be found by new and motivated audiences. In this post about blog SEO, I will explain the »

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Ask Yoast: Still minify and concatenate CSS and JS files?

5 January 2018 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

Ask Yoast Technical SEO

To work properly, websites contain multiple CSS and JavaScript files. These must be fetched from the server by the visitors’ computer, to fully load a webpage. In the old standard, HTTP/1, only one request at a time could be handled, so minifying and concatenating multiple files was a good idea. Otherwise, visitors would experience a »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Don’t make your focus keywords too long

4 January 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 26 Comments

keyphrases too long

It can be a great strategy to focus on long tail keywords. But don’t go overboard there. Trying to rank for very long keyphrases usually makes your text a terrible read. Why is that? And what should be your strategy for those long keywords? Let me tell you all about long focus keywords in this »

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Yoast SEO: How to use the internal linking tool

3 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans » - 19 Comments

internal linking yoast seo

The article you are about to read is probably one of the easiest posts I have written in a long time, as its subject is right there next to the edit screen in WordPress: the internal linking tool, which is a part of Yoast SEO Premium. I have only written three lines right now, but »

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Ask Yoast: Dealing with holiday gift sets after the holidays

29 December 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

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With the holiday season now mostly behind us, many owners of online shops are probably still recovering from this very busy time. Many businesses offer special, holiday-themed products and gifts during this season. But how to handle the product pages of holiday gift sets after the holidays are over? Even if the gift set or »

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