Readability

If you want to make your content rank, you should write copy that’s easy and fun to read! Because if readers love your text, search engines will like it too. We often write about how to improve your writing skills. So check out the posts below.

Did you know Yoast SEO also analyses the readability of your post or page? And it ‘ll give you hands-on tips to quickly improve your text too!

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If your website is easy to read you'll get more returning visitors and higher conversion rates. Here are five tips on how to make your site more readable.

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This ultimate guide covers the three crucial steps of content SEO: keyword research, site structure and awesome copywriting. Learn how to tackle all three!


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Does readability rank? On ease of reading and SEO

Is it worth your while making your text a pleasant read? Will it lead to higher rankings and more traffic? Is readability a ‘ranking factor’? At Yoast, we’re convinced that writing in plain and understandable language can get you more visitors. We’ve even developed a tool to help people write readable text. Here, we’ll explain …

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The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them

24 November 2018 | 6 Comments | Michelle Foolen

Not sure why you’re not ranking #1 for your focus keywords in Google? You might just be making one of the mistakes a lot of site owners make. Here at Yoast we’ve seen and reviewed a great deal of websites. Many sites, from the small local businesses to the big corporate ones, are making similar …

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First things first: writing content with the inverted pyramid style

7 September 2018 | 33 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Journalists have been using the inverted pyramid writing style for ages. Using it, you put your most important information upfront. Don’t hedge. Don’t bury your key point halfway down the third paragraph. And don’t hold back; tell the complete story in the first paragraph. Even online, this writing style holds up pretty well for some …

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The inverted pyramid

The ultimate guide to content SEO

Content SEO is a key part of any SEO strategy. Without content, it’s impossible for your site to rank in search engines. It’s therefore crucial to write and structure quality content! This ultimate guide covers the most important areas of content SEO. Read on if you want to learn how to create content that ranks. …

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Yoast SEO 7.5: Привет, Россия

15 May 2018 | 13 Comments | Edwin Toonen

The Russian language is huge; 265 million people have Russian as their first or second language, making it the world’s eighth most used language. What’s more, according to W3Techs Russian is the second most used language online — following English by a huge margin. As of today, all of the Russian language WordPress users can …

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Readability

If you want to make your content rank, you should write copy that’s easy and fun to read! Because if readers love your text, search engines will like it too. We often write about how to improve your writing skills. So check out the posts below.

Did you know Yoast SEO also analyses the readability of your post or page? And it ‘ll give you hands-on tips to quickly improve your text too!