Blog SEO

Blog SEO is one of our most beloved subjects here at Yoast. Optimizing a blog is one of the most rewarding types of SEO. A blog that has been SEO’d well and has good content can get a lot of traffic from the search engines. As the natural mode of a blog is to continuously add new content, it can lead to truly remarkable results.

From learning to use long-tail keywords, properly categorizing your blog posts to improving your blog’s structure, we have a ton to read for you. On top of these things, be sure to also read about how to create awesome blog posts and how to structure a blog post.

Must read articles about Blog SEO

Blogging: the ultimate guide

How to blog - ultimate guide to blogging

Writing blog posts can be big fun. For some of you, blogging can be quite a challenge as well. What should you write about? What to do if you’re out of inspiration? How do you get engagement on your blog posts? And how do you market and monetize your blog? This ultimate guide covers all »

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How to start a blog

How to start a blog

If you’re thinking about starting a blog, the most important thing I have to say to you is: go for it! Start your blog! Just do it! Blogging is a great SEO strategy, it’s a wonderful marketing tool and blogging is lots of fun! A new blog will allow you to make smart and strategic choices. »

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO of a mom blog

seo of an online shop

SEO can be a rather complicated and abstract thing. What exactly do we mean by increasing keyword density? How do you start with improving the structure of a site? That’s why I’m going to write a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner »

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Ask Yoast: do off-topic comments hurt SEO?

27 February 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Ask Yoast off-topic comments

If you own a blog, you have to deal with the opinions, questions, and feedback from your blog’s visitors. Mostly you receive comments related to your post, but sometimes you might receive off-topic comments. How do you respond properly? And, more importantly, do off-topic comments on your blog post hurt your SEO? In this Ask Yoast we’ll »

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Should you blog about Justin Bieber?

7 November 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 8 Comments

blog about justin bieber

You want to rank on the words that are used a lot in the search engines, right? Justin Bieber is a term that is used very, very often. So, should we all start writing about Justin Bieber then? The answer of course is: (please) no. In this post, I explain why blogging about Justin Bieber – »

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How to write a high-quality and SEO-friendly blog post

1 November 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

High quality blogpost

Writing blog posts that are both nice and easy to read as well as SEO-friendly can be daunting. For some people, SEO-friendly content and high-quality content even seem contradictory. In this post, I’ll explain the three important steps you need to take to write excellent and SEO-friendly content. Holistic SEO At Yoast, we do not »

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7 tips to increase blog engagement

28 September 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 16 Comments

increase blog engagement

Do you want your readers to engage with your blog? Want them to comment and share your post on social media? Want them to come back to your blog and read your next post? So, how do you achieve that? In this post, I’ll first explain the importance of blog engagement for SEO. After that, »

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Blog or vlog?

blog or vlog

Making short video blogs (vlogs) can be a great way to attract new audiences and to entertain or surprise your current audience. It could make the blog on your website livelier. But is it always a good idea? And what does vlogging mean for the SEO of your website? How do you decide whether to »

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Why text structure is important for SEO

19 April 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 12 Comments

Why text structure is important for SEO

The structure of the texts on your site is important for SEO. If your content is clearly structured, your chance to rank well in Google will be higher. In this blog post, I’ll tell you why text structure is so important. How do people scan a text? Before deciding whether or not to read something, »

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How to optimize your food blog

31 March 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 11 Comments

how to optimize your food blog

A very popular type of website is the ‘food blog’. Cooking and baking are hot, and the number of food blogs seems to rise. In this post, we’ll go over the things that will give your food blog just that little extra. Both for your users and in terms of SEO. Focus on long tail »

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