I have an AIOSEA score for every article I've published to date, that is until my last post. For my last post, under the column "AIOSEO scores" my post reflects a N/A. I am having a "blank moment" and can't figure out how to get it register for an AIOSEO ranking. Can anyone help?
I'm thinking it's something easy I'm overlooking......

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J-KWest Premium Plus
Hi Anne, as Bola mentioned, AIOSEO only really helps you with your on-page SEO. And even then it's really limited because it doesn't consider your competition.

It can be good as a sort of checklist to make sure you've covered the basics, but what you really want to be doing is analyzing the competing articles for the keywords you're targeting.

When you type your keyword into Google you'll see the search engine results page (SERPS). Those results are exactly what Google is looking for, which is why Google is giving them a good ranking. With that knowledge, you can kind of reverse engineer your content to make sure you're covering everything the top-ranked articles are covering, and then improve on what they've done by adding some points or data that the top pages are missing.

SEO plugins can definitely be helpful, but they can also provide a false sense of confidence by indicating your content is good enough to be ranking in the top spots,. However, whether your content is good enough for a top spot or not can only be determined "relative to the content that's already ranking in the top spots".

There are paid AI tools that can do that for you, but unless you're producing mountains of content or outsourcing, in which case those tools can help you put together a quick content brief within a few minutes to send to your writer ... you can do fine without them. It's just a matter of going through each post in the top 10 and making a note of all the points they are covering and it's also good to get an average word count. For example, if the top 10 posts are all big 5000+ word articles or "ultimate guides", it's going to be hard to outrank them with a 1500 word post.

On the other hand, you might find they are all under 1000 words and not very thorough at all. Some of them might not even be that relevant to the search query "intent"... which usually means Google couldn't find any good articles to answer the searcher's question. In that case, they will be a lot easier to outrank.

Plugins and tools are extremely helpful at some things when it comes to raw data, or delivering and analyzing certain metrics, but there are other things we are better at doing ourselves :-)
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Anne056 Premium
Thank you so much! I love the idea of reverse engineering and improving on what you see in the top articles listed. I hadn't considered that before. I do visit those that come up at the top of the SERPS for ideas and facts but that is an excellent recommendation!
I'm learning everyday and appreciate your help!
Anne
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Happy to help Anne... and I'm still learning everyday too 😀
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TheBolads Premium
Hi Anne,

There are so many facets to SEO.
(Tags, excerpt length. headers in your article <H1>,<H2>,<H3>, your article title, permalink and target keyword etc.)

Whilst using the free AIOSEO will help you, let me say two things:
1. It is does not provide a complete picture, because it is only doing the on page SEO
2. You want to revisit the training materials to master this aspect of your business.

If you really want to have a comprehensive SEO, you should consider the pro version.

Hope this helps
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Anne056 Premium
Thank you :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you get your AIOSEO score to show up now?
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Anne056 Premium
Yes I did! Thank you :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
Then when you create a new post or page the AIOSEO section should show up automatically and if you fill in Title and meta description you should see a score .
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Anne056 Premium
thank you!
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Parameter Premium
You are right, it is easy and not difficult.
Look below after the article, Fill in the title, meta description. Keyword, and other requirements.

Don't forget your image SEO. After all is done, look below and you will see your AIO prompting you on your omissions for corrections

All the best

Ayodeji
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Anne056 Premium
I'll give this a try!
Thanks!
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Newme202 Premium
Try clicking any one of your links to see a score
Then you can fill in the relevant meta description and get your actual score
I hope this helps
Let me know how you get on
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Anne056 Premium
I will do! Thank you :)
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