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What are breadcrumbs and why are they important for SEO?

10 July 2017 by Edwin Toonen - 14 Comments

Breadcrumbs are an important part of almost any good website. These little navigational aides not just help people visualize where they are on your site, but also help Google determine how your site is structured. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to add these helpful little pointers. Let’s see how breadcrumbs work. What …

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What are breadcrumbs?


Ask Yoast case study: SEO of a mom blog

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

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

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

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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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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Why text structure is important for SEO



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