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Ask Yoast: Word order of your focus keyword

15 May 2017 by Joost de Valk - 4 Comments

If you’re using Yoast SEO to optimize your posts and pages, it’ll ask you to fill in a focus keyword field. This is the search term you want your content to rank for. Deciding on a focus keyword can be challenging. For example, if you want to optimize your content for a long tail keyword – consisting of …

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SEO for B2B and B2C – what are the differences?

Business to Business (B2B) marketing is often different from Business to Consumer (B2C) marketing thanks to the elaborate buying processes, narrow markets and more complex products and services of a B2B website. In this article about B2B SEO, I’ll compare the two and explain what that means for your B2B website and SEO. When reading …

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Ask Yoast: stop words in your focus keyword?

13 February 2017 by Joost de Valk - 3 Comments

If you want people to easily find your website, you should start by picking the right focus keywords (the keyword or keyphrase you’d like to rank for). Sometimes it can be hard to decide which keywords to optimize for. Do you have to focus on a head or a long tail keyword? Do you have …

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My post ranks, but I don’t get any traffic

7 February 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 14 Comments

You did everything you were supposed to do. You wrote an awesome blog post, and the post actually ranks high in the search engines. Perhaps you even made it rank in a number one position. And you’re quite proud of your performance. Your deception is huge when your number 1 post doesn’t attract any traffic to …

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My bullets are green, but my post doesn’t rank?!

25 January 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 11 Comments

The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to easily optimize the text of your post. This could definitely result in higher rankings. But unfortunately, green bullets do not magically put you on top of the search results. In this post, I’ll discuss a number of possible reasons why a post doesn’t rank, even though the text has …

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How to start your keyword research: a case study

12 January 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt - 18 Comments

If you start a new site, either a blog or an online shop, you won’t rank immediately. So, what’s the first step you need to take to boost your rankings? In our view, you should always start with keyword research. Take some time to think about the words you want to be found for: which words …

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Ask Yoast: Importance of keyword strategy

9 January 2017 by Joost de Valk - 3 Comments

Optimizing your site or page for words that people don’t use doesn’t make any sense. That’s why you have to do proper keyword research. You’ll have to get inside the heads of your audience and find out what words they use while searching. There should always be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. Keyword …

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Should you blog about Justin Bieber?

7 November 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt - 8 Comments

You want to rank on the words that are used a lot in the search engines, right? Justin Bieber is a term that is used very, very often. So, should we all start writing about Justin Bieber then? The answer of course is: (please) no. In this post, I explain why blogging about Justin Bieber – …

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Why every content SEO strategy should start with keyword research

12 October 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt - 6 Comments

The effectiveness of every content SEO strategy largely depends on the quality of the keyword research that has been executed. If you optimize for words that nobody searches for, you won’t be found. If you optimize for terms that are much too competitive to rank for, you won’t be found either. In this post, I explain why you …

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