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Meta keywords: why we don’t use them – and neither should you

17 May 2017 by Joost de Valk

You would think this post would be redundant by now: people know that the meta keyword tag is useless nowadays, right? Yet we still see site owners using meta keywords on their websites and, according to Google Trends, people are still searching for meta keywords, although there seem to be fewer queries than some years …

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Ask Yoast: Word order of your focus keyword

15 May 2017 by Joost de Valk - 4 Comments

If you’re using Yoast SEO to optimize your posts and pages, it’ll ask you to fill in a focus keyword field. This is the search term you want your content to rank for. Deciding on a focus keyword can be challenging. For example, if you want to optimize your content for a long tail keyword – consisting of …

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Which articles are my cornerstone content?

Cornerstone articles are the most important articles on your website – the pages or posts you want to rank highest in the search engines. Cornerstone articles are usually explainers; relatively long articles combining insights from different blog posts. Even if your website has been around for a long time, you may never have thought about …

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SEO for B2B and B2C – what are the differences?

Business to Business (B2B) marketing is often different from Business to Consumer (B2C) marketing thanks to the elaborate buying processes, narrow markets and more compleox products and services of a B2B website. In this article about B2B SEO, I’ll compare the two and explain what that means for your B2B website and SEO. When reading …

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO of an online shop

SEO can be really complicated! How do you start with improving the structure of a site? How do you write amazing and SEO-friendly articles? To help all of you with your SEO strategy, I’m writing a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner knows …

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Transition words and SEO

If you’ve been using the readability analysis of Yoast SEO, you’ve probably noticed our check on the use of transition words. You might have been wondering: What are transition words exactly? Why did we include that check in our analysis? Or, to what extent are those words important for SEO? Here, I’ll explain everything about the relationship between …

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What is cornerstone content?

Cornerstone content pieces are the most important articles on your website – the pages or posts you want to rank highest in the search engines. They reflect your business, communicate your mission and are extremely well written. Cornerstone articles are usually explainers; relatively long articles combining insights from different blog posts. This post explains everything …

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO of a mom blog

SEO can be a rather complicated and abstract thing. What exactly do we mean by increasing keyword density? How do you start with improving the structure of a site? That’s why I’m going to write a series of Ask Yoast case studies. In these case studies, I’ll take a look at a specific site (the owner …

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