Content writing

Good content writing is one of the three pillars of good Content SEO. The other two are doing good keyword research (to determine what you should write about) and creating a good site structure.

Our posts in this archive cover tips on how to write content that people will want to read and share and will rank well in the search engines.

Content writing

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How to create SEO-friendly copy in a foreign language

8 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 9 Comments

If you want to grow your audience, it could be a great strategy to focus on a different language. Creating content in a foreign language can be quite a challenge though. In this post, I’ll discuss three ways to create content in a foreign language. I’ll also share some useful tips on how to write in …

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Ask Yoast case study: Appealing content for a real estate site

8 February 2018 by Meike Hendriks - 4 Comments

In our Ask Yoast case studies, we generally give SEO advise to clients who sign up for this series. This time, however, we’ve had a look at the website of Ryan Hoffman: leverageny.com. He didn’t sign up for the case study, but commented on our Ultimate guide to Content SEO. He told us nobody in his …

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SEO copywriting for multilingual and multi-regional sites

7 February 2018 by Jesse van de Hulsbeek - 12 Comments

False friends are words that seem very similar but have a different meaning in different languages. Take the word sensible. It means reasonable in English but sensitive in French and Spanish. Sometimes, the same term can even refer to something completely different in two varieties of English. In this post, I will tell you why …

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What’s the difference between an H1 heading and the SEO title?

5 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 19 Comments

Writers tend to put some real thought into their title. For online content, titles are important for both readers and search engines. That makes them double important! If you use WordPress and our Yoast SEO plugin, you insert the post’s title in the post title input field. Your title will appear as an H1 heading …

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Mobile parity: are your desktop and mobile site equal?

1 February 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 13 Comments

You might have heard the term before: mobile parity. With, as a subset of that, content parity. Perhaps “One Web” triggers some kind of recognition? It all comes down to one thing: is your mobile site equal to your desktop site? In this article, I’ll give you some pointers on why you should check that …

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Coming soon: Multilingual SEO training

31 January 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 5 Comments

February 7, 2018, marks the release of a brand new course in the Yoast Academy: Multilingual SEO. The Multilingual SEO training is for every site owner, developer or SEO who targets people in various locales and languages. Don’t miss this great Multilingual SEO course! Loads of sites target consumers from other countries. Sometimes these consumers …

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What is multilingual SEO?

30 January 2018 by Willemien Hallebeek - 18 Comments

If your online business is doing well in your country, you might consider expanding to international markets. To be successful in new markets requires some extra investments in SEO though. You’d better start thinking about multilingual SEO, if you want to be sure your website will be found and used well in other countries! Here, …

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“Yoast SEO hates my writing style!”

29 January 2018 by Jesse van de Hulsbeek - 56 Comments

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 …

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Low-quality pages and how to fix them

24 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 22 Comments

Low-quality pages are pages that don’t contribute much to your SEO. In most cases, these pages add little value for your visitors as well. You can have different types of low-quality pages on your site, sometimes without even knowing it. Like thin content – pages holding little information – and duplicate content – pages showing the …

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How to set up a cornerstone content strategy with Yoast SEO?

22 January 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 25 Comments

On your site, you’ll probably have a number of articles that are most dear to your heart. Articles you really want people to read. Articles you want people to find with Google. At Yoast, we call these articles your cornerstone articles. How do you make sure these articles pop up in a high position in …

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