Yoast seo

Last Update: October 22, 2017

I have been looking at a lot of blog posts talking about Yoast SEO. After reading PatsyC's blog about fixing your sites to prevent trackbacks and pingbacks which will destroy your SEO rankings to boost theirs, I fixed my sites. Then, after a lot of curiosity, I installed the Yoast SEO plugin. I thought, why not. Other people like it, so it can't be that bad.

I really love Yoast SEO. It gives you a green light if your readability is good, and a green light if your SEO settings and what you have in your blog complies with your SEO settings. If it is just okay, you get orange lights, and if it is bad you get red lights.

I did not go premium yet, because it is $89 for each site. I probably will later on because I love it so much. Not only does it give you those lights, but it tells you what you have wrong, and will highlight the sentences out of compliance.

One drawback is you can only put one keyword on each page/post unless you go Premium. That is okay for me - I do not want to load my sites down with keywords just yet.

Thanks,

Mike

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ecomtom Premium
Hi Mike. I agree. Yoast SEO is great. Good luck, Tom
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I love Yoast too, it has helped me so much. I also made a few tutorials about it. It is definitely a personal preference but I need the extra help it offers.
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BradB18 Premium
Even if you go premium it is probably best to focus on two or 3 keywords if they are relatively short keywords and you can fit them in the Meta title and permalink as Yoast guides.

For long tail keywords, I only focus one and leave the others in mind for other posts.
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mikewood1975 Premium
I am doing that now. I read an article where the search engines do not like it when you fill up your posts with keywords, so I use long tail keywords, but I like to use 2 or 3 most of the time. I will probably write a post for each keyword that I want to use, may be better in the long run.
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BradB18 Premium
Good thing about Yoast is it guides you and prompts you what to do!
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing your experience about Yoast.

I've heard a lot about Yoast, and it has it's good and bad points. I was going to try it but will wait.

The blog post about trackbacks and pingbacks was an eye opener for me with how these people spam us to for their gain. This is why I share everything I find so we can all benefit. Thanks for reading it and I'm glad it helped you out.
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mikewood1975 Premium
You wouldn't realize how much your posts have helped me. I am so glad I am following you.
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PatsyC Premium
Thank you Mike, I appreciate that.

We are fortunate to have this community. Imagine being elsewhere where there isn't one? NOT
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mikewood1975 Premium
I have been, Bluehost, not a good experience.
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PatsyC Premium
I was elsewhere also, I can't even remember what it's called.

I did the first free videos week, and was at the point of paying for the first month then saw a negative review. They all have tons of negative reviews but this one got my attention...shortly after I saw an ad for WA. It was meant to be!
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BradB18 Premium
YES, I have two websites and I am testing both premium SEO'S.

And I would have to say Yoast wins hands down with my experience between the two.
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