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The passive voice: What is it and how to avoid it?

1 December 2019 | Fleur Heesen

Do you know what the passive voice is and why you should avoid it in most cases? In the readability analysis in our Yoast SEO plugin, we recommend using the passive voice in a maximum of 10% of your sentences. In this post, we’ll answer a couple of questions about the passive voice and the assessment in …

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Engaging your online audience: 8 practical tips

16 October 2019 | 18 Comments | Jesse van de Hulsbeek

Before I started working at Yoast to develop our Yoast Academy training courses, I worked as a high school teacher. After starting my job at Yoast, I quickly realized that the educational principles I came across in my previous job were really powerful tools in the online world as well. In this article, I’ll explore …

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Transition words: why and how to use them

15 October 2019 | Marieke van de Rakt

Using transition words in your text can help you enhance the readability of your copy. Therefore, the Yoast SEO readability check provides feedback on your use of transition words. But what are they? Why are they so important? And how should you use them? Did you get a red or orange bullet for your use of transition …

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The ultimate guide to content SEO

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. …

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