I have been updating older posts to bring the new "AIOSEO Score" up as close to 100 as I can. Most of the time the lower options definitely help, but sometimes they confound things beyond my understanding.

One of my posts had a score of 92 before I changed anything, and when I started "improving" the SEO stuff at the bottom of the page (Focus Keyphrase, Meta Description) the score actually went down to 86. What gives? I'm doing exactly what the plugin suggests.

Another thing that confuses me is that despite the focus keyphrase ALWAYS being in my URL, AIOSEO always tells me that it isn't, which brings that score down.

It's become a bit of a challenge/game. Fun playing around with the options to bring the score up at first, but so much of it doesn't make sense that I end up spending so much time on little things to try to improve the score.

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JeffreyBrown Premium
I don't use any of that right now, though I plan to in the future!

Jeff
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HKamukama1 Premium
Thank you guys, this was causing me pain too
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
I use Yoast, but it's the same idea. I use the suggestions to make sure I don't forget any of the vital parts. Sometimes I do get everything to go green (Yoast does colors) but quite often I still have an orange or two out there. That's ok, as long as you have the vital SEO factors set.
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mtraylor87 Premium
Thanks, I keep seeing Yoast mentioned on here. Maybe I'll look into it at some point. AIOSEO seems to be OK for now.
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Both serve the purpose. I learned Yoast before coming to WA, so it's like an old habit. 😀 I actually upgraded some of my sites to Yoast premium for some of the benefits of that, but the free version is good for most.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You will never reach 100, actually, that's a lie, you can get a score of 100, but then your post won't make much sense to a human. The score is just a guide, and even plugin developers, such as All in One SEO, Yoast, and Rank Math, tell you not to be obsessed with getting 100. Just do you best based on the recommendations, and what your audience wants to see.
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mtraylor87 Premium
Got it! I never was an A+ student anyway.
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Warly10 Premium
Hi, don't focus too much on this score. Just write your post and make sure to have an internal link, external link, and relevant images. That's all you need to rank.

The plugin still got some bugs.

Every time I write or edit a post, it can show me a score of 100, but once I hit the "update" button, it comes down to 76/80 or whatever
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mtraylor87 Premium
Thanks, that is reassuring.
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