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Set up cornerstone content and get it ranking in 6 steps

On your site, you’ll probably have a few articles that are most dear to your heart. Articles you desperately want people to read. Articles you want people to find in Google. At Yoast, we call these articles your cornerstone articles. How does the Yoast SEO plugin help you set up a cornerstone content strategy? We’ll …

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Set up cornerstone content and get it ranking in 6 steps

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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Yoast SEO & Ryte: Checking your site’s indexability

Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

17 February 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The paragraph length check in Yoast SEO (for WordPress or Shopify) 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 …

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Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

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 and how to write shorter sentences for SEO



Why you should use your focus keyphrase in your introduction

23 January 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

When writing a post or page, we advise using your focus keyphrase in your introduction. By doing that, you make it easier for your readers and search engines to find your content. And figure out what it’s about. Here, we’ll explain the importance of mentioning your keyphrase early on in your post. In addition, we’ll …

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Why you should use your focus keyphrase in your introduction

Avoid starting consecutive sentences with the same word

19 January 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

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

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Avoid starting consecutive sentences with the same word