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 are making similar mistakes. Here, we’ll give you an overview of …Read: "The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them"
Recent Readability articles
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, and Yandex. So you install the Yoast SEO plugin. What’s next? To help your pages rise to the top, our plugin needs your …Read: "The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO"
This month we are commemorating 5 years since the Yoast SEO readability check was first released! Since then, we’ve continued making improvements. We sat down with our Linguistics team lead, Manuel Augustin, and researcher-developer, Hanna Worku, to get a deeper view of how the readability check works and how they adapt the tool to add …Read: "The readability checks in Yoast SEO: a closer look with our linguists"
Writing seems simple enough, but writing a compelling text that keeps the attention is quite hard. Especially online. To keep people on your page, you need to write quality content that’s easy to read. Easier said than done? You’re absolutely right. That’s why we introduced a readability analysis in our Yoast SEO plugin five years …Read: "5 years of writing readable content with Yoast SEO"
When it comes to writing, it can be hard to look at your work objectively. Of course, most of us are able to write a few paragraphs or article on a certain topic. But making sure that your text is entertaining and easy-to-read is where it gets more challenging. Using too many difficult words, long …Read: "What is readability and why is it important?"
Grabbing the attention of people online is hard. But keeping that attention is way harder. In fact, it takes most site visitors less than a second to form an opinion about your page. That’s all the time they need to decide if they’re going to stay or not. So having a clear message that’s easy …Read: "Manage your readers’ expectations to reduce the bounce rate of your post"
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. …Read: "The ultimate guide to content SEO"
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 check in Yoast SEO provides feedback on your use of transition words. But what are they exactly? Why are they so important? …Read: "Transition words: why and how to use them"
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"
If you’re a user of Yoast SEO, then you’re probably familiar with the colored bullets (or dots, or even ‘traffic lights’) in our plugin. Two parts of Yoast SEO use this system: the content analysis and the readability analysis. The first checks whether your post is SEO-proof, while the latter checks if it’s readable for …Read: "How to use the readability analysis in Yoast SEO"