WordPress SEO Tricks
Keeping the blog and blog posts SEO friendly is the first priority of any bloggers, so to keep it SEO optimized they use plugins like SEO by Yoast.
Most of the bloggers use Yoast for their blog SEO, some upgrade to the premium version and some use the free version. If you are that user who’s using the free version of the Yoast then this tutorial will help you the most.
I found two of my visitors didn’t understand this tutorial, So I read this post again and found it was really not clear, a newbie couldn’t interpret what I was actually going to tell. So I updated this tutorial again in detail with clear picture.
Note: This tutorial is applicable to the Yoast SEO free version only
SEO by Yoast makes your task easier to use focus keywords while writing a blog post.
Follow the following steps you will thankful to me for this awesome trick. Okay let’s continue…
Step #1: Enable the Yoast SEO
Go to the top of your visual editor page, where you can see a “Screen Option“, expand it and enable the Yoast SEO (check the box of Yoast SEO.) (See the screenshot below)
Now in the bottom of you WordPress visual editor you can see the Yoast SEO section, where you can add or modify things like page title, permalink, Meta description and focus keyword. (See the screenshot below)
Step #2: Add a focus keyword
Now add a suitable focus keyword (let it be “Google Adsense”) in the “Focus Keyword” field of the Yoast SEO section (see the screenshot below)
The “content analysis” part of the Yoast SEO shows the modifications that are to be made in you blog post for the best SEO result.
Do what are the modification are to be done suggested by the Yoast SEO.
Step #3: Click on the “+” button in Yoast SEO section
Now click on the “+” button (see the screenshot below) to add one more focus keyword. Since you are using a free version one popup will come up with a message that “Multiple focus keywords is a Yoast SEO Premium feature”
You will get a pop up message like this
So now what to do? How to add one more focus keyword? continue reading…
Once you have modified the content as per the suggestions and there are no red mark or few, then you have done everything for best SEO.
If you notice, you are adding a focus keyword here just to analyse your blog post SEO. Here no keyword is added to your code like Meta tag or anything. This is just an analysis. That means now you can replace the current focus keyword with your new keyword to analysis it’s density and other factors.
Step #4: Replace the new focus keyword with the old one.
Now replace the old keyword, here old keyword is “Google Adsense”, with the new one (let it be “Google AdWords”). (See the screenshot below)
Again Yoast SEO “content analysis” part will come up with new suggestions. But you can modify only some. Let me write what are the suggestions that you can modify and what are not.