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 …Read: "Using Google’s search results to create great content"
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Keyword research is the first step in optimizing your website for certain keywords. There are a variety of factors you have to take into account when doing keyword research and setting up your keyword strategy. This article takes you through the SEO basics of keyword research.
The first step in every content SEO strategy should be executing keyword research. In this ultimate guide, we'll teach you how to do that.
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Focusing on long-tail keywords when writing content can help your rankings. Read this post to learn how to define and use them!
Choosing the right focus keyword for your post or page is hard. We offer you some methods to determine the perfect focus keyword.
Keyword research can be quite daunting. Which keyword research mistakes should you avoid at all times? Here are the 7 most common ones!
When writing copy for your site you shouldn't just do keyword research. You should also consider search intent. But what exactly is it?
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Focusing on long-tail keywords is a great SEO tactic. Long-tail keywords are keywords or keyphrases that are more specific – and usually longer – than more commonly used keywords. Long-tail keywords get less search traffic, but will usually have a higher conversion value, as they are more specific. They allow you to gradually get more traffic …Read: "Why focus on long-tail keywords?"
If you want to do high-quality keyword research, you’ll need invest the time. Keyword research is a process which requires you to get inside the heads of your audience. You want to find out which words they are using. After that, you’ll need to analyze which keywords you should go after first. Doing all that …Read: "Keyword research tools: which ones to use?"
The first step in every content SEO strategy should be executing keyword research. In this ultimate guide we'll teach you how to do that.Read: "Keyword research for SEO: the ultimate guide"
In the Yoast SEO plugin, you’ll find a focus keyphrase input field for every page on your site. Here, you can enter the keyword or keyphrase you’d like the page to rank for in Google. If you do, Yoast SEO will run a check on the content of that page to see if search engines …Read: "How to choose the right focus keyword"
Today we’re announcing something really awesome: Yoast has partnered up with SEMrush. The reason why we’re so excited? Keyword research is hard, getting keyword data is even harder and this puts it at your fingertips. Right where you’re writing. Why would Yoast and SEMrush work together? Yoast has a lot of users; 11 million+ websites …Read: "Yoast and SEMrush working together"
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get keyword data while working on your content in Yoast SEO? Well, we asked ourselves that same question and now we have an answer! Yes, you can now find related keyphrases inside the post editor. And it’s not any old data — no, it’s powered by our good …Read: "Yoast SEO 15.1: Keyword research with SEMrush"
When you start an ecommerce site, having a keyword strategy might seem less important. You’re selling products, right? So the product names are your keywords. While that might be true in a few cases, in most cases you need to focus on the keywords that describe the problem you or your products are solving for …Read: "Keyword research for your online store"
Our green bullets are addictive. We get that. While they help people optimize their texts for the search engines, we don’t want people chasing only our bullets and losing track of their texts. We do want to nudge them and help get that text as SEO-friendly as possible. In this blog post, I’ll tell you …Read: "Beyond exact keyword matching: optimize your text naturally"
Using the right keywords is essential in SEO. Because using the words your audience searches with, will help your posts and pages rank. That’s why we tell you to put some effort into finding the perfect keywords to optimize your articles for. So, after finding that perfect keyword, why shouldn’t you use it over and …Read: "Why you should use synonyms and related keywords"
Keyword research is an art and a science at the same time. What are people searching for when they should be finding you? Some keywords might drive traffic to your site when you rank for them, but will they help you sell? These and other questions are answered in our posts about keyword research, which you can find below.
We write about what is keyword research, how to perform keyword research and how to pick the right focus keyword. To make your pages rank you need cornerstone content for your main keywords. In our posts we explain how to create cornerstone content. Moreover you’ll learn how to make that content rank with help of long tail keywords!
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