Without doubt the most common question we are asked is: “how do I make my site rank for keyword X?”. What most people don’t realize is that they’re asking the wrong question. You see, sites don’t rank: pages rank. If you want to rank for a particular keyword, you’ll need to determine which page you want …Read: "Using cornerstone content to make your site rank"
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Google usually filters out stop words, like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘of’ and ‘for’, from search queries, and this is why the Yoast SEO plugin used to advise you not to use stop words in your focus keyword (and choose a focus keyword that doesn’t use stop words instead). But that changed in Yoast SEO 3.1, so stop words …Read: "Should you use stop words in your focus keywords?"
Our Basic SEO training teaches you how to optimize your website yourself! In this training I explain the importance of high quality content and attractive copy for SEO. One attribute of attractive copy is that it’s easy to read and to follow. A way to make a text easy to read, is to have a decent post structure and to …Read: "Basic SEO training: signal words"
In our Ask Yoast videos, we answer your SEO questions. Today’s question comes from Tristan. Tristan wonders what to do when he wants to optimize a page for a phrase with a keyword that he already optimized another page for: “What should I do if my phrases contain keywords I’ve already optimized other pages for? …Read: "Ask Yoast: Same keywords on multiple pages?"
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 …Read: "Blog SEO: make people stay and read your post"
Writing a well structured blog post and an SEO-friendly blog post at the same time can be a challenge, this guide helps you out!Read: "10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post"
Writing a good blog post all starts with thinking. You should think about what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. It is important to realise, that proper writing takes some time. In order to write a good, readable piece, you will have to follow three steps: All writing begins …Read: "Preparing your blog post"
If you use our Content Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin, you may have 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 measured? And why is this score important for SEO? In this post, I’ll explain the …Read: "Flesch reading ease score: Use it!"
Call it a hunch, but I probably don’t have to tell you that mobile traffic has quickly taken over desktop traffic. In this article, I’d like to talk about the practical side of optimizing your mobile content for devices with smaller screens, like mobile phones and e-readers, since this is an important part of mobile …Read: "Optimizing your mobile content"
Cornerstone content is a very important aspect of your SEO strategy. You have to create a few really awesome pages and optimize these pages for your most important keyword. Subsequently, you should link to these very awesome pages with your other pages and blogs (focusing more on long tail keywords). In this blog post, I …Read: "What type of content should a cornerstone article be?"
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