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Why focus on long-tail keywords?

Focusing on long-tail keywords is a great SEO tactic. 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. They allow you gradually to get …

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What is the difference between a keyword and a keyphrase?

27 March 2019 | 7 Comments | Iris Guelen

You’ve probably heard that doing keyword research is an essential, first step in optimizing your website properly. But how about these keywords: can they only be single words or can they also be longer multi-word keyphrases? And what exactly is the difference between the two? In this SEO basics post, we’ll explain the difference between …

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What are long-tail keywords?

13 December 2018 | 7 Comments | Willemien Hallebeek

“If you want your posts to rank, you should write about long-tail keywords”. You’ve probably seen this common SEO advice before. But what do we mean by long-tail keywords? And why should you write about them? Here, we’ll explain what long-tail keywords are and how they can help you rank. Including examples! What are long-tail keywords? …

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On Google’s related entities patent: Write awesome posts!

24 October 2018 | 2 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Perhaps you’ve read about the related entities patent which was recently granted to Google, or perhaps you haven’t yet. You should read Dave Davies post about it on Search Engine Land and find out more about it. The related entities patent gives us valuable insights into how Google identifies relationships between content. It was a …

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How to create SEO-friendly copy in a foreign language

8 February 2018 | 9 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

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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Case study: Appealing content for a real estate site

8 February 2018 | 3 Comments | Meike Hendriks

In our Ask Yoast case studies, we gave SEO advice to readers who signed up for this series. This time, however, we’ve had a look at the website of Ryan Hoffman: leverageny.com. He didn’t sign up for the case study, but commented on our Ultimate guide to Content SEO. He told us nobody in his target …

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