How to write an SEO-friendly introduction for a blog post

8 December 2021 | 9 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Google loves amazing content! We all know that, right? And what is THE most important part of a post or article? That very first paragraph! So, you should give that first paragraph some extra SEO love! The introduction of an article is of key importance to tell your audience what your story is about. Moreover, for Google, the introduction of a post is really important as well. But why is the …

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How to write an SEO-friendly introduction for a blog post

How to rank YouTube videos in Google search

7 December 2021 | 2 Comments | Phil Nottingham

Getting YouTube videos indexed and ranking in Google search is, essentially, extremely straightforward. There are two steps you need to take. Step 1 is uploading your videos to YouTube and step 2 is setting the visibility to public. And… that’s it! Just by having your videos uploaded on YouTube and publicly available, they’ll be eligible …

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Customer reviews increase users’ trust

6 December 2021 | 2 Comments | Camille Cunningham

At Yoast, we’ve seen a lot of websites of every caliber. Every website has its own issues, but all websites benefit from optimizing the conversion rate. It really doesn’t matter if your goal is more sales, more Facebook likes or more newsletter subscribers. One thing that helps almost every website is the right use of …

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Customer reviews increase users’ trust


Your website needs SEO maintenance!

2 December 2021 | Marieke van de Rakt

In order for a website to be successful, you need to have traffic going to it. You need an audience! That’s why SEO is so very important. Unfortunately, a lot of aspects of SEO are hard work. Kind of boring even. And although these SEO tasks can be boring, your website needs you to execute them. Your website needs SEO love. I am …

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Your website needs SEO maintenance!

Image SEO: How to optimize your alt text and title text

1 December 2021 | 6 Comments | Joost de Valk

Adding images to your posts and product pages encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message and get you a good ranking in image search results. But you should always remember to provide your images with good alt attributes. Because alt text strengthens the message of your pages with …

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Image SEO: How to optimize your alt text and title text

Our new workout helps Google understand your site!

30 November 2021 | 4 Comments | Camille Cunningham

When you started your business, what were the first steps you took to establish yourself in the market? You probably thought of a name and created a logo to go with it. Who knows, maybe you also created a few social accounts to introduce your business to potential customers right away. But like most businesses, …

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Our new workout helps Google understand your site!

Yoast SEO 17.7: Introducing a free configuration workout

30 November 2021 | 4 Comments | Edwin Toonen

These past couple of months, we’ve brought you several innovative SEO workouts. Our workouts help break down specific SEO tasks so that you can follow a step-by-step process to fulfill these tasks. They are easy and practical, targeted at getting your work done without issue. In Yoast SEO 17.7, we’re introducing a new configuration workout …

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Yoast SEO 17.7: Introducing a free configuration workout