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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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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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Yoast SEO 7.5




Low-quality pages and how to fix them

24 January 2018 | 22 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Low-quality pages are pages that don’t contribute much to your SEO. In most cases, these pages add little value for your visitors as well. You can have different types of low-quality pages on your site, sometimes without even knowing it. Like thin content – pages holding little information – and duplicate content – pages showing the …

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Yoast SEO 4.1: Mobile snippets and German readability

17 January 2017 | 7 Comments | Joost de Valk

As you might know, we’ve added quite a few new features to Yoast SEO over the last few months. Today marks the release of Yoast SEO 4.1, the first of many releases to come in the new year. Besides fixing some bugs, this version comes with two major new features: a mobile snippet preview and full …

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The Yoast SEO readability analysis: methodological choices explained

In Yoast SEO, you’ll find readability checks which will help you making your text easy to read. Here we’ll explain the choices we made while developing all these checks. What was our methodology, why did we include these checks in the readability analysis? And how did we set them up? Want to know if the readability …

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