If you want to get more clicks from Google, you need to optimize what your site looks like in the search results. The Yoast SEO plugin has a Google preview (FKA the snippet preview); a simulation of what your post will look like in those results. Here, we explain how to use that Google preview to …Read: "How to use the Google / snippet preview in Yoast SEO"
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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, …Read: "How to use the readability analysis"
It may be one of Yoast SEO’s lesser-known features: SEO roles. A site admin can determine in the backend of WordPress who gets access to the various settings and features of Yoast SEO. This makes for a more fluid and flexible access protocol for different kinds of users on a site. It is no longer …Read: "Managing access to Yoast SEO with SEO roles"
When you’re a web developer or SEO, working with many clients, you probably have a set of settings for Yoast SEO for WordPress that you prefer. You might have a default title template, for instance, default XML sitemap settings, etc. This post will teach you how to easily apply those settings to a site quickly using …Read: "Yoast SEO Import & Export features"
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 …Read: "The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO"
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 …Read: "Yoast SEO: don’t just set it and forget it!"
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 …Read: "Social media optimization with Yoast SEO"
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 …Read: "How to use Yoast SEO’s content analysis tool"
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 …Read: "The temptation of the green bullet in Yoast SEO: 3 pitfalls to avoid"
It can be a great strategy to focus on long-tail keywords. But don’t go overboard! If you make your keyphrase too long and use it often in your copy, the quality of your copy might suffer. That’s why Yoast SEO checks if your focus keyword isn’t too long. How does that work? And, what should …Read: "Don’t make your focus keywords too long"