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SEO certification: How can you get it and why should you?

24 November 2021 | 2 Comments | Fleur Heesen

Once you finish a Yoast SEO academy training course, you get a shiny certificate of completion and a badge you can embed on your site or share on social media. This way, you can let everyone know about your newly acquired SEO expertise. Awesome! But how useful is an SEO certification, really? Does it make …

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SEO certification: How can you get it and why should you?

What is search intent and why is it important for SEO?

23 September 2021 | 4 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

SEO is a way to get more traffic to your website. By ranking high on Google, you attract more people to your site which leads to more sales and returning visitors. To get people to your site, you need to optimize your content for the right words. However, to increase your chances of ranking, convincing …

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What is search intent and why is it important for SEO?



SEO for a new website: the very first things to do

How does a new website start ranking? Does it just magically appear in Google after you’ve launched it? What things do you have to do to start ranking in Google and get traffic from the search engines? Here, I explain the first steps you’ll need to take right after the launch of your new website. …

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SEO for a new website: the very first things to do

The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them

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 …

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The 6 most common SEO mistakes and how to avoid them




SEO tutorial for beginners: How to start with SEO?

If you’re not already working on it, now is definitely the time to start with SEO. You need to rank high if you want customers to find you online. So, what should you do? How do you get started with SEO? Or, how do you start with SEO on a brand new site? In this …

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SEO tutorial for beginners: How to start with SEO?