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How to use Yoast SEO to write an awesome meta description

You’d like people to click on your result in Google rather than on the result of one of your competitors. That’s why you need to make sure your search result (a.k.a. your snippet) stands out from all of the other ones. So, how do you do that? To get an irresistible snippet, you need to …

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Optimizing a single page: One page website SEO

21 March 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 18 Comments

One page websites have been popular for some time now. Basically, it’s your entire website on your homepage. It’s fancy, it’s streamlined. By dividing your homepage into multiple sections, and adding a menu that allows visitors to jump to the section they want to visit, you create an entire website experience on that one single …

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The beginner’s guide to – the NEW – Google Search Console

15 February 2018 by Meike Hendriks - 34 Comments

Do you have your own website or maintain the website of the company you work for? Of course, to do this right, you need to keep a keen eye on the performance of your website. Google offers several tools to collect and analyze data of your website. You probably have heard of Google Analytics and …

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How to measure the success of your content SEO strategy?

12 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 15 Comments

If you want to measure the success of your content SEO strategy, you first need to establish what your goals are. What’s the purpose of your content SEO strategy? Do you want higher rankings? More traffic? In order to evaluate your Content SEO strategy, you should identify what success means to you! Once you’ve established …

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How to create SEO-friendly copy in a foreign language

8 February 2018 by Marieke van de Rakt - 9 Comments

If you want to grow your audience, it could be a great strategy to focus on a different language. Creating content in a foreign language can be quite a challenge though. In this post, I’ll discuss three ways to create content in a foreign language. I’ll also share some useful tips on how to write in …

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“Yoast SEO hates my writing style!”

This is just one of the many misconceptions about the Yoast SEO readability feedback we’re happy to set straight. We’ve often been telling you to go chase those green bullets – or green lights as some are calling them. The bullets are a key part of the Yoast SEO plugin. The Yoast SEO bullets serve to …

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Yoast SEO: How to make your site stand out in search results

14 December 2017 by Michiel Heijmans - 31 Comments

In this article, I’d like to highlight the snippet preview in our Yoast SEO plugin. What is it, how does it work and what should you pay attention to? First of all, I have to point out that Google makes the final selection of content for your mention in the search result pages. No matter …

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How to choose the perfect focus keyword

12 December 2017 by Joost de Valk - 20 Comments

Regularly adding quality content to your website in a blog is a good SEO strategy. Google sees that your website is active because new information is added and you increase the volume of your content. If you have crafted your keyword strategy properly and your content is nicely optimized for the right keywords, adding content …

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