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Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

13 February 2024 Marieke van de Rakt

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 …

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Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

How to use the readability analysis in Yoast SEO

3 January 2024 | 4 Comments Edwin Toonen

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 …

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How to use the readability analysis in Yoast SEO

Transition words: why and how to use them

13 December 2023 Cindy Paul

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 …

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Transition words: why and how to use them






The ultimate guide to content SEO

26 April 2023 | 2 Comments Marieke van de Rakt

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 …

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The ultimate guide to content SEO