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Flesch reading ease score: Use it!

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If you use our Content Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin, you might have encountered the Flesch reading ease score. This score tells you how difficult your text is. How do we measure this Flesch reading ease score? And why is this score important for SEO? In this post I’ll explain the importance of readability for SEO and how »

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Optimizing your mobile content

25 June 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 13 Comments

optimizing your mobile content

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 »

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How to incorporate cornerstone content

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Cornerstone content should be informative, fun to read and extremely well written. These articles should reflect your business or the mission of your business. Once you have written such awesome content, you would like search engines to notice these pages. You should thus make sure your internal linking structure shows Google that your cornerstone page »

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What type of content should a cornerstone article be?

11 June 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

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 »

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Our second eBook: Content SEO

3 February 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments

Content SEO eBook

After we released our first eBook, we felt we were missing one piece of the SEO puzzle too much. While a lot of the blog posts we write about SEO here at Yoast are technical, content SEO has always been at the core of what we do. We just never told that story very well. This time, Marieke »

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Writing for your blog: the text objective of your blogpost

6 January 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt »

text objective and purpose

I previously wrote posts about the structure and about the style of your post. In this post, we will focus on the purpose of your text. A lot of people forget to properly formulate the purpose of their blog post or article. This is unfortunate, because if you do not properly define the aim of »

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Practical tips to set up a clear text structure

10 December 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

It pays off to think about the structure of your piece before you start writing. The structure is the skeleton of your text: it will help the reader grasp the main idea of your text. In this post, I will give practical tips to help you set up a nice and clear text structure. How »

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Obtain an attractive writing style!

25 November 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Blogging tips for web shops

Some of us are natural writers. They are able to write an attractive, fun, readable text in a matter of minutes. Others lack that skill. Attractive writing is a matter of talent, but practice sure helps! In this blog post I will give five tips you can use to upgrade the style of your text »

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Homepage optimization

14 October 2014 by Michiel Heijmans » - 28 Comments

homepage optimization

Homepage SEO does not exist. That was the statement in my post on homepage SEO. However, a lot of the people that commented on our site, and on Twitter and Facebook, still feel that a homepage should be optimized for a keyword. Perhaps optimizing your homepage for search engines works for some of you, but ranking in Google »

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Why focus on long tail keywords?

9 October 2014 by Marieke van de Rakt »

Why focus on long tail keywords?

Long tail keywords are keywords or key phrases that are more specific – and usually longer – than more commonly searched for keywords. Long tail keywords get less search traffic, but will usually have a higher conversion value, as they are more specific. In order to really profit from a keyword strategy focusing on long »

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