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Managing a growing blog: content planning

11 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

As your blog gets bigger and attracts a larger audience, content writing becomes content planning and content managing. On larger blogs, a team of authors usually works together. Blogs are written by individual authors, but these authors still have to work together. Otherwise, a blog with the exact same topic could appear twice. Or, authors could »

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Monetizing your blog (part 2)

10 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

Monetizing your blog 2

For lots of bloggers, their biggest dream is to eventually live from the money they make with their blog. Once your audience is getting a bit bigger, you can start making money with your blog. I already discussed selling your own products and advertising as ways to monetize your blog. In this post, I will »

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Monetizing your blog (part 1)

3 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 21 Comments

Monetizing your blog (part 1)

Just writing a blog post every day does not pay the bills. For some bloggers, the ultimate goal for their blog is to be able to make a living out of it. But in what ways can you actually make money with your blog? In this post, we’ll talk you through a few ways of monetizing »

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Managing a growing blog: technical SEO

27 January 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 15 Comments

SEO basics

As a blog starts growing, you’ll need to do more things to keep the technical aspects of your SEO covered. The first thing you should do, whether your blog is big or small, is installing our Yoast SEO plugin. That pretty much covers everything concerning technical SEO. We made it that simple. But, as your blog or »

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Ask Yoast: How to clean up old blog posts

23 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

It’s important to clean up the content of your site and blog regularly. If you’ve been blogging for a while and the amount of content on your blog has grown substantially, it can be quite an overwhelming task though. At ask@yoast.com we received a question from Ben Anderson about a good process for a spring cleaning of a large blog »

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6 tips for coming up with blog ideas

21 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 11 Comments

coming up with ideas for your blogpost

Your keyword research will give you much direction on what to blog about. You’ll have to unlock content around specific words. A word is not yet a topic though. Next to a keyword, you’ll need an angle, a specific story around a keyword, to write a blogpost. And as your blog grows, your inspiration can get »

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The site structure of a growing blog

12 November 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Managing the structure a growing blog

It is never easy to set up a new blog. It can take quite some time to get picked up by the search engines. Nevertheless, as your blog starts to grow, you’ll probably face new SEO problems. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll discuss some of the difficulties you might encounter as your blog really starts to grow. »

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Blog SEO: make people stay and read your post

29 September 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

When you succeed in getting visitors to one of your blogpost, you want them to stay and read your stuff. Readers (and especially first time visiting readers) are bored really quickly. You should grab their attention extremely fast and help them to understand the main message of your blog. In this post, I will give five »

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Blog SEO: add categories to your blog!

8 September 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 27 Comments

If you write an amazing blog post, you’d like it to help in the ranking of your site, right? If you create awesome content, you’d like people to read it now and be able to find it and read it later. Also, you want new visitors on your site to read some of your older blog »

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10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post

10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post