If you use our readabilty analysis in the Yoast SEO plugin, you have probably come across the Flesch reading ease score. This score tells you how easy your text is to read. But how is the Flesch reading ease score calculated? And why is this score important for SEO? In this post, I’ll explain the importance …Read: "Flesch reading ease score: Use it!"
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For a blog, it’s of great importance that people can read the texts of your post properly. Reading from screens is hard, so make sure you don’t make it any harder than it already is. In this post, we’ll give tips on how to improve the typography of your blog. Typography and readability The readability …Read: "The importance of typography"
Writing high-quality content that ranks in the search engines is a difficult job! And when is it a job well done? In this post, I’ll give you a handy SEO copywriting checklist with some quick checks you should definitely do before you publish your article. First do the hard work! Before you get to the moment …Read: "SEO copywriting checklist: 8 things to check before publishing"
This is just one of the many misconceptions about the Yoast SEO readability feedback we’re happy to set straight. We’ve often been telling you to go chase those green bullets – or green lights as some are calling them. The bullets are a key part of the Yoast SEO plugin. The Yoast SEO bullets serve to …Read: "“Yoast SEO hates my writing style!”"
Are you aware of the risks of overusing the passive voice in your writing? In the readability analysis in our Yoast SEO plugin, we recommend using the passive voice in a maximum of 10% of your sentences. But why? In this post, I will discuss a couple of key questions about the passive voice. I’ll …Read: "Why you should actively avoid the passive voice"
As of today, you can get your hands on a completely overhauled version of the SEO copywriting training. We’re very proud to present a much more hands-on training, which will really take you by the hand, and guide you through every step of writing an SEO-friendly blog post. It’s chock-full of real-life examples and practical …Read: "All-new and improved: the SEO copywriting training!"
Google’s Knowledge Graph is hard to find, but its results are not. Take, for instance, that big block of information that appears on the right-hand side of your desktop screen after entering a search term. This block – also known as the Knowledge Graph Card or Panel – contains relevant, context-specific information regarding your search, …Read: "What is Google’s Knowledge Graph?"
Headings help users and search engines to read and understand text. For example, they act as signposts for the readers and make it easier for people to understand what a post or page is about. Headings also define which parts of your content are important, and show how they’re interconnected. Here, we’ll give you pointers …Read: "How to use headings on your site"
Once upon a time, there was this woman – let’s call her Mia – and she wanted to write beautiful stories for her blog. Mia noticed she was not getting much traffic from Google, while other bloggers seemed to attract a lot of visitors. She wondered what she was doing wrong. One day, at a …Read: "Why storytelling is good for SEO"
Cornerstone articles are those posts that are most important to you. The ones you really want to rank with. The posts that make people come back to your site or buy your stuff. But how do you get those cornerstone articles to end up high in the search engines? How do you get the most …Read: "Rank with that cornerstone content!"