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5 tips for writing readable blog posts »

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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Engaging your online audience: 8 practical tips

Before I started working at Yoast to develop our Yoast Academy training courses, I worked as a high school teacher. After starting my job at Yoast, I quickly realized that the educational principles I came across in my previous job were really powerful tools in the online world as well. In this article, I’ll explore …

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The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO

4 October 2019 | 5 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Imagine you have a website but know nothing about SEO. But you’ve heard about Yoast SEO and people have told you it’s a great tool for effortlessly optimizing your site and its pages for Google, Bing, and Yandex. So you install the Yoast SEO plugin or the Yoast SEO extension and follow the instructions. What’s next? While it’s unlikely …

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How to use the readability analysis

8 August 2019 | 7 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Everybody knows the colored bullets in Yoast SEO. Two parts of the plugin use this traffic light system: the content analysis and the readability analysis. The first checks whether your post is SEO-proof, while the latter checks if it is readable for a general audience. Of course, these two are interconnected, as readable content is …

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Why you should use synonyms and related keywords

SEOs like keywords. These are the words people search for. The words that make your posts and pages rank. You put a lot of effort into finding that perfect keyword to optimize your article for. So, why shouldn’t you use that exact keyword over and over again? Why should you use synonyms and related keywords? …

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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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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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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!