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What is cornerstone content?

20 December 2019 | 8 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

This post explains everything you need to know about cornerstone content – or evergreen content, as it’s also known. You’ll learn what it is, why it’s important for SEO, how to write this kind of content and how you should link from your posts to your cornerstone articles. What is cornerstone content? Cornerstone content is …

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How to create the right meta description

16 December 2019 | 19 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

The meta description is a snippet of up to about 155 characters – a tag in HTML – which summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched-for phrase is within the description, so optimizing the meta description is crucial for on-page SEO. What does a meta …

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How to use the readability analysis

5 December 2019 | 21 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Everybody knows the colored bullets (or dots, or even ‘traffic lights’) in Yoast SEO. Two parts of the plugin use this system: the content analysis and the readability analysis. The first checks whether your post is SEO-proof, while the latter checks if it is readable for a general audience. Of course, these two are interconnected, …

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It’s not enough to ‘write content’. You have to publish resources.

27 November 2019 | 2 Comments | Jono Alderson

Sometimes, having a great website with great content isn’t enough. Even if you’re doing everything right, you might still fall behind a stronger, faster, better-resourced competitor. In almost every niche, SEO is about more than just improving your site — it’s about beating every other site. If you want to win, you have to do …

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5 SEO copywriting mistakes you should avoid

20 November 2019 | 11 Comments | Melina Reintjens

Copywriting is a crucial element of every SEO strategy. High-quality content is what helps you rank and sets your site apart from all the other sites out there. So, you’ll want to do SEO copywriting the right way. Preferably without making any fatal mistakes. Want to know what not to do when you’re writing SEO …

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5 reasons your content won’t rank – even though it’s optimized

12 November 2019 | 21 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to easily optimize the text of your posts and pages. People use it to try and get higher rankings. But unfortunately, perfectly optimizing your post does not magically put it at the top of the search results. So, if your perfectly optimized post isn’t ranking, what could be the …

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Update or delete? Cleaning up old content on your site

30 October 2019 | 5 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Sometimes, content on your website becomes irrelevant or out of date, and you need to decide whether to update it or delete it. It’s part of your regular content maintenance activities. There are several ways to go about this and this article helps you decide what’s the best solution for your old content! Update old …

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Everyday website optimization: 6 tasks for your daily SEO routine

28 October 2019 | 4 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Many of you log into your site every day, or, at the very least, once a week. But, if you’re managing a small business or one-man blog, you can’t (always) spend a lot of time on your SEO, you have other things to do! Here, we discuss several small yet impactful things you should try …

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