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Basic SEO training: don’t over-optimize

basic seo training video - don't overoptimize

In our Basic SEO training we’ll teach you all about keyword research and how to create great content around those keywords, to make your website rank. On top of that we explain what NOT to do! Keyword stuffing is one of those things. In this Basic SEO training video fragment we explain shortly that your shouldn’t over-optimize: Can’t view »

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How to handle comments on your blog

23 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 30 Comments

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When blogging regularly, people will start responding to what you write. Maybe not right away, but as your blog is growing, you’ll have to deal with comments on your blog. Especially when you write about your worldview or opinions, some people will disagree with you. You’ll therefore have to deal with the responses and opinions »

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Managing a growing blog: content planning

11 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

As your blog gets bigger and attracts a larger audience, content writing becomes content planning and content managing. On larger blogs, a team of authors usually works together. Blogs are written by individual authors, but these authors still have to work together. Otherwise, a blog with the exact same topic could appear twice. Or, authors could »

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What is the mission of your website?

12 January 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 11 Comments

think about the mission of your website

Before you start making any improvements on your website (SEO, UX or otherwise), you should ask yourself: what’s the mission of my website? Why should people visit my website, read my posts or buy my stuff? What’s the purpose of my website? You should be able to answer these questions in a heartbeat. In this post »

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Ask Yoast: 300 words for a product page?

8 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

Writing at least 300 words for one page is not always easy. We advise to do so, since the amount of copy you have on a page is influencing the page ranking in a positive way. But what should you do if you own an eCommerce website with for example multiple pages about different types of pants? Felisza »

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Using cornerstone content to make your site rank

8 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 56 Comments

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The most common question we answer in our consultancy 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 keyword, you’ll need to determine which page is going to »

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Stop words in your focus keywords?

7 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

yoast seo - use stopwords in your focus keyword or not

Stop words (a, the, of, for) are usually filtered out by Google in a search query. The Yoast SEO plugin would advise you to filter the stop words from your focus keyword as well (and optimize your post or page with a focus keyword without stop words). Since the release of Yoast SEO 3.1, stop words »

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Basic SEO training: signal words

4 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 8 Comments

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 »

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Ask Yoast: same keywords on multiple pages?

30 November 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Ask Yoast AMP for small business owners

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? »

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Blog SEO: make people stay and read your post

29 September 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 9 Comments

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 »

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