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What is Google Search Console?

23 January 2019 | 16 Comments | Jono Alderson

Google Search Console (or ‘GSC’ for short) lets webmasters monitor and manage their websites through an official portal, which is full of useful statistics. To have access to tools and data provided directly by the search engines can make optimizing your website much easier! But what is it, exactly? It’s a communication channel Search Console accounts …

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The beginner’s guide to Google Search Console

9 January 2019 | 46 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 basics: What are long tail keywords?

13 December 2018 | 7 Comments | Willemien Hallebeek

“If you want your posts to rank, you should write about long tail keywords”. You’ve probably seen this common SEO advice before. But what do we mean by long tail keywords? And why should you write about them? Here, we’ll explain what long tail keywords are and how they can help you rank. Including examples! What …

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The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them

24 November 2018 | 6 Comments | Michelle Foolen

Not sure why you’re not ranking #1 for your focus keywords in Google? You might just be making one of the mistakes a lot of site owners make. Here at Yoast we’ve seen and reviewed a great deal of websites. Many sites, from the small local businesses to the big corporate ones, are making similar …

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What is a search term?

21 November 2018 | 2 Comments | Melina Reintjens

You likely type dozens of queries into your favorite search engine every day. But have you ever realized the significance of all these searches? Figuring out what people are looking for on the internet is one of the key points of SEO. So, what should you know about the starting point of each online search, …

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What is site structure and why is it important?

Site structure is a vital aspect of your SEO strategy. The structure of your website shows Google which pages of your site are most important. This means you can influence which articles will rank highest in the search engines with your site’s structure. So, better get it right! It’s also a very actionable part of …

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