Content SEO made easier by WordPress, Yoast and Linkdex
It has always been my goal to make content SEO as easy as can be, and to make people writing content perform the necessary actions instead of someone else fixing up after them. Good SEO for a site consists of set of technical requirements, a good site structure and then the most important thing: well optimized content. Preferably lots of it. Today, by releasing the Linkdex Page Analysis integration into my WordPress SEO plugin, we’ve come one step closer to that goal of making Content SEO easy.
So what is it: full content SEO analysis functionality. The WordPress SEO box, with the snippet preview you’ve come to know, has a new tab, titled Page Analysis. This tab features a report of the content for the current post, check what it looks like (click for larger versions):
And one that’s a bit more positive:
What’s in that page analysis tab that helps me with Content SEO?
As you can see, there are three different types of messages: warnings, notices and messages. The messages are in the bottom, as they tell you stuff you probably don’t have to do anything about. The notices are above them, they can range from saying “No images appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate” or, if you do have images but didn’t use your focus keyword in the alt tag it’ll say: “The images on this page do not have alt tags containing your keyword / phrase”.
Warnings are messages like “The keyword / phrase does not appear in the page title.” Another useful message: “You’re linking to another page with the keyword you want this page to rank for, consider changing that if you truly want this page to rank.”
Other messages can concern the meta description, the page title, your use of headings, the number of links, the length of your post or page’s copy, the keyword density and the Flesch Reading Ease score for the page. The latter score determines whether your page is easy to read, by checking for long sentences and words with a lot of syllables. This feature currently only works properly for the English language.
You’ll probably understand why I think that such feedback will help you write better (optimized) content and thus makes content SEO easier.