No, it’s not writing about nature. It means you write in a way that flows well and sounds natural. As if you were talking to someone. Now, we’re not saying to write slang words and half-finished sentences, because that wouldn’t read very well. So, what is natural writing? Read more to find out! Write like …Read: "What is natural writing?"
Recent Readability articles
Reading from a screen can be difficult, so if you want people to read your whole blog post, it must be easy to read. This will get you more returning visitors and a higher conversion rate. Luckily, improving the readability of your content is something you can do relatively easily, to give your site a …Read: "5 tips for writing readable blog posts"
We’ve all been lured into clicking on unsatisfying search results before. At first glance, it looks promising. But if you can’t see what you’re looking for when you get there, you’ll probably just leave again. *Boing* — there goes the bounce rate! The fact is, just making content and getting it into the search results …Read: "Make satisfying content by managing users’ expectations"
Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements
We’re always working to improve and refine the Yoast SEO user experience with every release. In this release, we’ve rolled out improvements to our Schema structured data implementation and fixed a couple of bugs. Aside from that, we’ve decided to include some exciting additions to our plugins, starting with a new emoji picker tool and …Read: "Yoast SEO Premium 19.0: new emoji picker tool, word complexity feedback in more languages and Schema improvements"
We’ve always been proud of our readability analysis. It has not only helped us in writing readable text for the web, but also thousands of other users running Yoast SEO. In 2022, we introduced another addition to our readability analysis in Yoast SEO Premium: the word complexity assessment. Let’s explore what it is and how to …Read: "New in Yoast SEO Premium: the word complexity assessment"
Using the right keywords is essential in SEO. Because using the words your audience searches with will help your posts and pages rank. That’s why we always tell you to put some effort into finding the perfect keywords to optimize your articles for. So, after finding the perfect keyword, why shouldn’t you use it over …Read: "Why you should use synonyms and related keywords"
Using transition words in your writing can help you enhance the readability of your content. These words 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 they exactly? Why are they so …Read: "Transition words: why and how to use them"
Paragraphs? Isn’t that what you get when you insert a white space after a bunch of sentences? Do you need to think about where to put that whitespace? Or can you just put one in whenever you feel like it? Well, writing correct and clear paragraphs is really important for the readability of a text. …Read: "How to write clear and SEO-friendly paragraphs"
Headings help users and search engines to read and understand text. For example, they act as signposts for the readers and make it easier for them to figure out what a post or page is about. Headings also define which parts of your content are important, and show how they’re interconnected. Here, we’ll give you …Read: "How to use headings on your site"
Is it worth your while making your text easy to read? Will it lead to higher rankings and more traffic? In simpler terms: Does readability rank? At Yoast, we’re convinced that writing in plain and understandable language can and will get you more visitors. We’ve even developed a tool to help people write readable text. …Read: "Does readability rank? On ease of reading and SEO"