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Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

17 February 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The paragraph length check in Yoast SEO (for WordPress or Shopify) tells you to write shorter paragraphs when they are too long. But why is this important? What does a good paragraph even look like? And lastly, what should you do to keep your paragraphs concise? Let’s explore! Having a red or orange bullet for the paragraph …

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Paragraph length check: Why and how to write shorter paragraphs

Why and how to write shorter sentences for SEO

11 February 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The sentence length check in Yoast SEO warns against using too many long sentences. But what makes a sentence too long? Why should you avoid too many long sentences? And how do you chop up one longer sentence into several shorter sentences? In this article, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t use too many long sentences …

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Why and how to write shorter sentences for SEO




Why you should use your focus keyphrase in your introduction

23 January 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

When writing a post or page, we advise using your focus keyphrase in your introduction. By doing that, you make it easier for your readers and search engines to find your content. And figure out what it’s about. Here, we’ll explain the importance of mentioning your keyphrase early on in your post. In addition, we’ll …

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Why you should use your focus keyphrase in your introduction

Avoid starting consecutive sentences with the same word

19 January 2020 | Marieke van de Rakt

The consecutive sentences check in Yoast SEO for WordPress or Yoast SEO for Shopify warns against using the same word to start consecutive sentences. Why is this starting consecutive sentences with the same word a bad idea, though? How is this related to SEO? And, how should you rewrite those sentences? Are there any exceptions? Let’s see! …

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Avoid starting consecutive sentences with the same word



Yoast SEO: don’t just set it and forget it!

13 September 2019 | 10 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Some of the things Yoast SEO does are pure magic. Lots of things are just taken care of after you’ve installed the plugin. You don’t have to do anything about that. Simply installing Yoast SEO will fix a lot of important technical SEO things for you. The content side of SEO, though, is something you …

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Yoast SEO: don’t just set it and forget it!