The paragraph length check in Yoast SEO (for WordPress or Shopify) tells you to write shorter paragraphs when they are too long. But why is this important? What does a good paragraph even look like? And lastly, what should you do to keep your paragraphs concise? Let’s explore! Why your paragraphs shouldn’t be too long Properly sized …Read: "Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs"
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If you’re a user of Yoast SEO for WordPress or Shopify, then you’re probably familiar with the traffic lights in our plugin. Three parts of Yoast SEO use this system: the content analysis, the readability analysis, and the inclusive language analysis. The first checks whether your post or product pages are SEO-proof, while the latter …Read: "How to use the readability analysis in Yoast SEO"
Using transition words in your writing can help you enhance the readability of your content. They help your text flow, and show readers the relationship between phrases and paragraphs. That’s why the readability checks in Yoast SEO provide feedback on your use of transition words. But what are transition words, and why are they so …Read: "Transition words: why and how to use them"
Not sure why you’re not ranking #1 for your focus keywords in Google? You might be making one of the mistakes a lot of site owners make. We see it happen a lot. From small local businesses to big corporate ones, lots of websites forget a few important things. Here, we’ll give you an overview …Read: "6 common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them"
At Yoast, we like to say: “Content is king”. But what does that mean? In short, it means you need content to rank. But not just any content. It needs to be meaningful and original. In this SEO basics post, we’ll explain why you need content to make your site attractive for visitors. We’ll also …Read: "What is thin content?"
Headings help users and search engines to read and understand text. For example, they act as signposts for the readers, making it easier for them to figure out what a post or page is about. Headings also define which parts of your content are essential and show how they’re interconnected. Here, we’ll give you pointers …Read: "How to use headings on your site"
Are you aiming for that number 1 position in the search results? And do you madly chase traffic and clicks? It’s not easy to achieve all these things on your own. Luckily, Yoast is here to help. In this post, we’ll talk you through optimizing your post in the best possible way. We’ll explain the …Read: "How to Yoast your post"
SEO copywriting is both a key element and a challenge in every SEO strategy. This guide covers all the phases of a good copywriting strategy.Read: "SEO copywriting: the ultimate guide"
Content SEO is a key part of any SEO strategy. Without content, your site can’t 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. What is content …Read: "The ultimate guide to content SEO"
Let’s say you have a website but know little about SEO. But you’ve heard about Yoast SEO, and people have told you it’s a great tool to optimize your site for Google, Bing, Yandex and other search engines. So you install the Yoast SEO plugin. What now? Well, our plugin needs your input to help your …Read: "The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO"