Yoast Again My Love-Hate Relationship
Last Update: Jun 19, 2016
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been going to delete Yoast SEO and return to All-in-One. In fact I did do it once on one of my websites but the changeover resulted in a terrible mess. After spending too long trying to sort it, I returned to Yoast, which picked up where it had left off. Harmony restored, bless it.
All would be well if Yoast and I didn’t have so many arguments. I think it hates me. I can’t get all green lights because it tells me that my images’ alt texts don’t contain the keyword. I use a word that wouldn’t be acceptable at WA. I double-check. I’m right. “No you’re not,” the orange light gloats.
Then, Yoast tells me that I don’t have my keyword in the first paragraph. I look, and there it leaps out at me. Sometimes it’s even in the first sentence, though that may be in the form of a question. Perhaps Yoast finds a question too challenging. Oh well, I know the keyword’s there. I hope Google does.
I could go on, but I’ll spare you, my dear readers.
I need, however, tell you about today’s particular complaint because I hope that someone might have an answer. Every time I try to look into my search console, Yoast wants me to get an authorization code. I pull at my hair in frustration but I’m stuck there until I obey the command. I do the authentication, Yoast is happy, and I get on with what I want to do… until next time. Groundhog Day.
Those of you who can read the mind of Yoast, do you have an answer? Can you save me from going bald?