I talked before about the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. As I write my blog I reference the analysis section to help me. Please note – to see the changes you must ‘Save Draft’ fist.
This info was from a recent post. By using the analysis on the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin I am able to get the following information:
|The keyword density is 0.85%, which is a bit low, the keyword was found 3 times.|
|The page title contains 21 characters, which is less than the recommended minimum of 40 characters. Use the space to add keyword variations or create compelling call-to-action copy.|
|No subheading tags (like an H2) appear in the copy.|
|The keyword / phrase appears in the URL for this page.|
|The images on this page contain alt tags with the target keyword / phrase.|
|This page has 1 outbound link(s).|
|The copy scores 85.1 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered easy to read.|
|You’ve never used this focus keyword before, very good.|
|The page title contains keyword / phrase, at the beginning which is considered to improve rankings.|
|In the specified meta description, consider: How does it compare to the competition? Could it be made more appealing?|
|The meta description contains the primary keyword / phrase.|
|There are 358 words contained in the body copy, this is more than the 300 word recommended minimum.|
|The keyword appears in the first paragraph of the copy.|
Now, I am not an expert, however I am trying to make sure my keywords are being seen. Over use will get you a red flag which is also helpful.
The WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin likes images with alt tags.
Likes a good word count.
Enjoys outbound links.
Does your page title include the key word or keyword phrase – important.
Has this keyword been used before.
This section I call the guideline area. There are times I get a ‘green’ light with less or in this case more words than what is recommend. Again good guidelines to follow.
Duane is a video/media producer for DW Video & Multimedia, LLC from Howard City, Michigan. Serving West Central Michigan since 1984. Contact at 231-937-5420 to get started with your WordPress Blog. Happy writing.