Headings help users and search engines to read and understand text. They act as signposts for the readers, and make it easier for people to understand 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 pointers on how …Read: "How to use headings on your site"
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Writing blog posts that are well-structured and SEO-friendly at the same time can be challenging, but this guide shows you how!
This ultimate guide covers the three crucial steps of content SEO: keyword research, site structure and awesome copywriting. Learn how to tackle all three!
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SEO copywriting is both a key element and a challenge in every SEO strategy. This guide covers all the phases of a good copywriting strategy.
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Recent SEO Copywriting articles
Once upon a time, there was this woman – let’s call her Mia – and she wanted to write beautiful stories for her blog. Mia noticed she was not getting much traffic from Google, while other bloggers seemed to attract a lot of visitors. She wondered what she was doing wrong. One day, at a …Read: "Why storytelling is good for SEO"
Cornerstone articles should be the best and most complete articles on your website. That means that you should make an effort to make this article as awesome as possible. Raise your normal standards and write extraordinary cornerstones. To help you create excellent cornerstone articles, we developed a special cornerstone analysis. Why do you need a separate analysis? …Read: "Cornerstone analysis to help you create your best articles"
Google can read and analyze texts very well. Google understands that ‘walk’, ‘walking’, ‘walked’, ‘walks’ all boils down to the same thing. Also, Google knows that ‘baby’ is basically the same thing as babies. Optimizing your text for an exact match keyword isn’t a very smart thing to do. That’s why we introduced word form …Read: "What is keyword stemming?"
Focusing on long tail keywords is a great SEO tactic. Long tail keywords are keywords or key phrases that are more specific – and usually longer – than more commonly searched for keywords. Long tail keywords get less search traffic, but will usually have a higher conversion value, as they are more specific. They allow …Read: "Why focus on long tail keywords?"
On your site, you’ll probably have a few articles that are most dear to your heart. Articles you desperately want people to read. Articles you want people to find with Google. At Yoast, we call these articles your cornerstone articles. How does the Yoast SEO plugin help you set up a cornerstone content strategy? I’ll …Read: "How to set up a cornerstone content strategy with Yoast SEO"
Sue and John have a little baby. His name is Jack. Jack is 10 weeks old and cries a lot. Sue and John don’t know how to stop Jack’s crying. They get very nervous of his crying, they sleep poorly, they are agitated, tired and scared. One day, a good friend gives them a present. …Read: "Using storytelling on product pages"
People like reading stories. Stories are a great way to captivate your audience. But how do you use stories in a blog post? And, how do you come up with ideas? In a previous post, I wrote about why you should use storytelling. In this post, I’ll give you 6 tips on how to start …Read: "How to use storytelling in a blog post"
Is it worth your while making your text a pleasant read? Will it lead to higher rankings and more traffic? Is readability a ‘ranking factor’? At Yoast, we’re convinced that writing in plain and understandable language can get you more visitors. We’ve even developed a tool to help people write readable text. Here, we’ll explain …Read: "Does readability rank? On ease of reading and SEO"
Cornerstone content is a crucial aspect of your SEO strategy, as it’ll help you rank for your most competitive keywords. In a nutshell, it means you create a handful of comprehensive, superbly written articles and optimize them for your most important keywords. Then, you link to these awesome articles in other pages and blogs, which …Read: "What type of content should a cornerstone article be?"
Excellent copywriting is one of the three pillars of good content SEO. The other two are doing thorough keyword research (to determine what you should write about) and creating a clear site structure.
Our posts in this archive cover tips on how to write content that people want to read and share and that ranks well in the search engines.