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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: November 2020

25 November 2020 | 2 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Another great edition of our monthly SEO news webinar has come and gone. In the November 2020 edition, we opened up broadcasting for everyone — not just members of the Yoast SEO academy. Joost de Valk and Jono Alderson once again discussed a lot of news regarding SEO, Google, WordPress and Yoast itself. In this …

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Google Discover: What it is and how to get your content in

28 October 2020 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Google Discover offers users a different way to search. Actually, it’s not really search — it’s queryless discovery of content that fits your preferences and interests. It suggests new content based on your search activity and interaction with the Discover app. And it learns what you like, so it can provide even better content the …

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Using Google’s search results to create great content

26 October 2020 | Willemien Hallebeek

To get your page to the top of the search results, you need to create content that people are actually looking for. That’s why you need to consider search intent before you start writing. Google is getting better and better at guessing what people want or need when they type in their – sometimes cryptic …

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The latest news in SEO and WordPress: September 2020

1 October 2020 | 10 Comments | Joost de Valk

Another month, another SEO news webinar at Yoast HQ! For the uninitiated, in these webinars, Jono Alderson and myself, run through the most important bits of news relevant to us and to you. We cover many SEO topics and expand on internet marketing and the state of the web itself. Plus, we’re having a ton …

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Should you optimize your content for questions?

28 July 2020 | 20 Comments | Fleur Heesen

Search engines are getting better and better at understanding language. Does that mean they can also understand questions? And what does that mean for the way you should write and optimize your content for questions? We’ll find out in this post! First, we’ll explore how Google understands and uses questions. Then, we’ll go into why …

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A linguistic approach to creating content that ranks

2 July 2020 | 41 Comments | Fleur Heesen

Search engines are trying to understand language: they want to understand what users are searching for, and they want to be able to provide them with the best results. Before I started working at Yoast, I studied linguistics: the scientific study of language. During my years at Yoast, I’ve noticed that linguistics and SEO have …

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