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What are sponsored, nofollow and ugc links, and why use them?

Links are an important part of SEO. Without links, Google (or other search engines) may not discover your pages, or might not think that they’re important. Sometimes, though, you might want Google not to follow a link. Or you might want to tell them a particular is sponsored, or added to your page by a …

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How to use Google Search Console: a beginner’s guide

3 April 2020 | 44 Comments | Meike Hendriks

Do you have your own website or maintain the website of the company you work for? Of course, to do this right, you need to keep a keen eye on the performance of your website. Google offers several tools to collect and analyze data of your website. You probably have heard of Google Analytics and …

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SEO tutorial for beginners: How to start with SEO?

Now is the time to start with SEO. If you want your customers to find online too, you need to rank high. What to do? How do you get started with SEO? Or, how do you start with SEO on a brand new site? In this blog post, I’ll talk you through the 7 steps …

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What is a permalink?

15 January 2020 | Edwin Toonen

The permalink is the full URL you see – and use – for any given post, page or other pieces of content on your site. It’s a permanent link, hence the name permalink. A permalink could include your domain name (www.yoast.com) plus what’s called a slug, the piece of the URL that comes after the …

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What is cornerstone content?

20 December 2019 | 8 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

This post explains everything you need to know about cornerstone content – or evergreen content, as it’s also known. You’ll learn what it is, why it’s important for SEO, how to write this kind of content and how you should link from your posts to your cornerstone articles. What is cornerstone content? Cornerstone content is …

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The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO

4 October 2019 | 5 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Imagine you have a website but know nothing about SEO. But you’ve heard about Yoast SEO and people have told you it’s a great tool for effortlessly optimizing your site and its pages for Google, Bing, and Yandex. So you install the Yoast SEO plugin or the Yoast SEO extension and follow the instructions. What’s next? While it’s unlikely …

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