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Blog SEO: make people stay and read your post

29 September 2015 | 9 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

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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Writing for your blog: the text objective of your blogpost

6 January 2015 | Marieke van de Rakt

I previously wrote posts about the structure and about the style of your post. In this post, we will focus on the purpose of your text. A lot of people forget to properly formulate the purpose of their blog post or article. This is unfortunate, because if you do not properly define the aim of …

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Optimizing WordPress database performance

30 March 2009 | 71 Comments | Joost de Valk

I’ve been working with a plugin that was mentioned on the wp-hackers list last week, called debug queries, to optimize the performance on some of my sites, including this one. The plugin was pretty easy to use, and I’ve improved a bit on it. I’ve sent the patch to Frank, who authored the original plugin, …

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Meet Yoast!

Update: Curious how it all started? This is the launch post of yoast.com by Joost. One for the books ;-) After a couple of years on joostdevalk.nl, I’ve decided it was time to do a couple of things at the same time: redesign to a more professional look move to a .com domain and US …

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