How To Use Yoast SEO (WordPress Plugin) – Simple!

By | August 31, 2019


In this video will show you how you can use
SEO by Yoast to create a SEO friendly content for your website. Ok, let’s get started!
After you’ve installed SEO by Yoast, inside the publish box you will now see your SEO
status as you can see mine is green which means everything is good keep in mind that
this is just a guide so even if you end up with the yellow then that’s okay too, it’s
not the end of the world but of course you should aim for green. If your SEO Status any
other color then I recommend you review your content and make the required changes to at
least get it to yellow. Keep in mind that you need to write your content for people
so in the end it needs makes sense and be easy to read, this means that sometimes you
need to sacrifice a green circle for a yellow one. If you scroll down to the bottom of the
page
you will see that you now have a WordPress SEO by Yoast box. I just want to quickly pause
the video to go through the two different versions of the plugin to prepare you for
the future. A few days after I finish recording this video an update to the plugin was released
which gave it a slightly different look. Now, I’m not sure how the plugin will look like
by the time you see this training video so I want to explain the similarities between
these two versions to prepare you for any future updates. In the first screenshot you
will notice that there is a SEO title and Meta Description box, in the second screenshot
you will notice that these boxes have been removed. The way that the SEO Title and Meta
Description is modified in the second screenshot is by clicking directly onto the text here.
Another thing that is slightly different and that we will be discussing later in this video
is the Page Analysis. In the first screenshot there is a Page Analysis tab at the top, however,
on the second screenshot the Page Analysis is now called Content Analysis and is shown
on the main screen instead of in a tab. As you can see, the slight differences are fairly
easy to understand and the way the plugin works will always be the same. Now, that we’ve
got this out of the way, let’s go back to where we left off. The Snippet Preview shows
you how your page or post will show up in Google. This heading writing is obtained from
the SEO Title box down here. And the writing below it is obtained from the Meta description
box the focus keyword is what you want to rank for, in this example I want the page
to show up when people search for anything that contains multiple Firefox browsers. This
little section down here shows where my focus keyword was found and how many times it was
found. It is important that you put your keyword in all of the locations listed here. If your
keyword is not found in one of these locations then the writing will be red instead of green.
I am now going to show you exactly where you need to place your focus keyword so that your
page or post receives a good SEO status. In the SEO Title, in the Meta Description, in
the page or post title, in the URL address and multiple times within the content. One,
Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, take note that this is a header to tag. This is shown up
here, where it says header 2 and Seven. All up I mention my keyword seven times within
the content. Now we’re missing in Alt Tag since I don’t have an image within the content
I’m going to put my focus keyword inside the featured image. Just so I can show you how
to do this, I’m going to remove this image and re-add it and here is my focus keyword again under the
Alt Text. Just for those who don’t know the Alt Text is, the Alt Text that is shown when
an image cannot be found, you can also sometimes see it in a little yellow box when you hover
your mouse over an image. In terms of SEO, crawlers cannot actually see images so they
use the Alt Text to determine what the images about. Now scroll back down to the WordPress
SEO by Yoast box and near the top of the box you will see Page Analysis. Now if you click
on it, you are shown all the things that you have done well and all the things you can
improve on. Again, yellows are not so bad and even though I have a few yellows, I managed
to get an overall score of Green. This was shown at the start of this video. If you have
any Reds or any Oranges you definitely need to make some changes but if you have readable
and nicely structured content and if you place your Focus Keyword in the same places that
I placed mine then you shouldn’t have a problem. As I have an overall Green SEO status I’m
going to leave this post as it is and not bother with those Yellow circles. Again, this
is just a guide and just because you have a Green overall SEO status on every single
page, it doesn’t mean that you will rank on the first page of Google. The guide the plugin
provides will help you create a see a friendly content so it is possible for you to rank
on the first page of Google if you combine it with the other SEO ranking factors. Now,
before we finish this training video I just to let you know that this video is actually
part of my SEO Training Series that I created for people who use WordPress and want to learn
SEO in the shortest amount of time possible. So if you found this video useful then I believe
that you would truly benefit from watching my SEO Training Series. For more information,
simply click the writing on the screen.

7 thoughts on “How To Use Yoast SEO (WordPress Plugin) – Simple!

  1. D.R. Greenlaw Post author

    Thank you! You're tutorial and explanations were exactly what I was looking for.

    Reply
  2. marcel naboulsi Post author

    hi peter. i have word press on a new website. inside my publish box, its doesnt show my SEO status. Want to know how to fix that problem.

    Thanks

    Reply
  3. Jim Shanley Post author

    Very helpful review, well paced too. I will be checking in for more. Thanks Peter.

    Reply
  4. Fiona Ryan Post author

    This was very helpful thanks. I was able to tidy the post I was writing and will now be able to slowly work my way through all of the rest!

    Reply
  5. Mirza Hammad Fareed Post author

    great video ! there is a little query ! if i managed to set a focus keyword for a page and that keyword is not in the content ! then should i optimize my whole content or its better to choose such words that are present already ?

    Reply
  6. Thomas Wright Post author

    Can anyone please help me, I have the plug in installed but I don't get any of this coming up for me?? I have it in my sidebar but none of this comes up when I write posts why is this?? Do I need premium?

    Reply

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