Become a Yoast SEO pro

In this series, we’ll help you become a Yoast pro! Here, you’ll find all the guides and how-tos on using the Yoast SEO plugin. Think you know all of the plugin’s features inside out? Think again and don’t miss the best tricks and tips to learn how to use Yoast SEO to its full extent.

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How to use the readability analysis

5 December 2019 | 20 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Everybody knows the colored bullets (or dots, or even ‘traffic lights’) in Yoast SEO. Two parts of the plugin use this system: the content analysis and the readability analysis. The first checks whether your post is SEO-proof, while the latter checks if it is readable for a general audience. Of course, these two are interconnected, …

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The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO

4 October 2019 | 5 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Imagine you have a website but know nothing about SEO. But you’ve heard about Yoast SEO and people have told you it’s a great tool for effortlessly optimizing your site and its pages for Google, Bing, and Yandex. So you install the Yoast SEO plugin or the Yoast SEO extension and follow the instructions. What’s next? While it’s unlikely …

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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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Social media optimization with Yoast SEO

29 August 2019 | 8 Comments | Joost de Valk

Our Yoast SEO plugin handles optimization of your WordPress site for search engines, and we dare say it does that pretty well! Most of that is technical optimization, like our XML sitemap functionality, and content optimization, like your content and readability analysis. But there’s more to SEO than that. You need links pointing to your website and …

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How to use Yoast SEO’s content analysis tool

The content analysis in the Yoast SEO plugin assesses crucial aspects of the posts and pages you add to your website. In particular, it checks how SEO friendly and easy to read your content is. Here, we’ll go through the most important features of this tool. Check out our step-by-step guide on to optimize your page and …

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The temptation of the green bullet in Yoast SEO: 3 pitfalls to avoid

2 August 2019 | Marieke van de Rakt

Ever since I started using Yoast SEO plugin, I’ve been amazed by its ease of use and by the many features it contains. Our analysis offers everything you need to fine-tune your text in such a way that search engines will be more likely to rank your content. I genuinely believe that the SEO analysis …

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Yoast SEO’s hidden features that secretly level up our SEO

If you use Yoast SEO on your website, you’re probably familiar with features like the SEO analysis or the snippet preview. You might even know that you can easily link to related posts or create redirects in the premium version of the plugin. But there’s (much) more. For instance, the Yoast SEO plugin has so-called …

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