Become a Yoast SEO pro

In this series, we’ll help you become a Yoast pro! Here, you’ll find all the guides and how-tos on using the Yoast SEO plugin. Think you know all of the plugin’s features inside out? Think again and don’t miss the best tricks and tips to learn how to use Yoast SEO to its full extent.

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Yoast SEO & Ryte: Checking your site’s indexability

17 April 2020 | 28 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Your site needs to be up and running if you want to be found in search engines. If you aren’t blocking anything — deliberately or accidentally — search engine spiders can crawl and index it. You probably know that Yoast SEO has lots of options to determine what does and doesn’t need to be indexed, but …

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Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

17 February 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The paragraph length check in the Yoast SEO plugin tells you to write shorter paragraphs when they are too long. But why is this important? What does a good paragraph even look like? And lastly, what should you do to keep your paragraphs concise? Let’s explore! Having a red or orange bullet for the paragraph length check …

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Why and how to write shorter sentences for SEO

11 February 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The sentence length check in Yoast SEO warns against using too many long sentences. But what makes a sentence too long? Why should you avoid too many long sentences? And how do you chop up one longer sentence into several shorter sentences? In this article, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t use too many long sentences …

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Why you should use your focus keyphrase in your introduction

23 January 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

When writing a post or a page, we advise using your focus keyphrase in your introduction. By doing that, you make it easier for your readers and for search engines to find your content. Here, we’ll explain the importance of mentioning your keyphrase early on in your post. And, you’ll also learn how Yoast SEO …

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Avoid starting consecutive sentences with the same word

19 January 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The consecutive sentences check in the Yoast SEO plugin warns against using the same word to start consecutive sentences. Why is this a bad idea, though? How is this related to SEO? And, how should you rewrite those sentences? Are there any exceptions? Let’s see! Having a red bullet for the consecutive sentences check in Yoast SEO? …

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How to use the readability analysis

5 December 2019 | 21 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Everybody knows the colored bullets (or dots, or even ‘traffic lights’) in Yoast SEO. Two parts of the plugin use this system: 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, …

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