Y – Yoast

Yoast is an SEO plugin that is installed by over a million users and is one of the most favorite and effective SEO plugins today.

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It helps in understanding the readability, site title, Meta description, Keyword density, targeted keywords, and other aspects of your page/post. Then it suggests improvements for all the aspects.

How does Yoast help bloggers?

Below are a few aspects to watch out for so that you optimally use Yoast:

SEO Analysis in Yoast plug-in:

This plug-in will help you with some of the basic SEO analysis and content on your blog/post.

This is a preview of the Yoast feature displaying the SEO analysis

Google snippet preview:

One of its best features is the snippet review which shows a preview of your SEO title, Meta description, and the slug of your post as shown in the SERP’s.

A screen shot of the Yoast Plug in showing the Google preview

You can also edit the snippet and write the Meta title and description of your post according to your wish. It also shows a preview of the snippet looks in a mobile and desktop view. This makes it easy for writers/bloggers to check the preview.

Content readability review:

A search engine has many parameters to rank your post/website and Yoast helps you by suggesting the word limit in a paragraph, percentage of transition words, readability level, passive voice usage and many more.

This picture is a screen shot of the Yoast  plugin showing the Readability analysis

Cornerstone content:

Cornerstone represents the most important article of all the posts that should not be missed by a reader and such articles would rank high in search engine.

These articles reflect your mission along with high-quality content and the potential keywords you would like to rank.

Sharing option:

We have already discussed how sharing your content is very important. With Yost this becomes even easier.

With the Social share feature, you can customize the post title, description and image from the plug-in settings itself. However, If you leave this section blank, Yoast will take your SEO title and description.

These are some of the features that come with the free version of Yoast SEO plug-in and the premium option comes with many more features which will help you immensely with your SEO and make it easier for you to rank better.  If you want to know more about the premium features and how they can help you, please mention in the comments and we shall write on that for a better understanding.

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  1. Yoast SEO which I just added but was not aware of its depth. Thanks for sharing this detailed info on Yoast. Looking forward to reading zombie traffic too.

      • Sundeep yours has been one of the most informative runs in A to Z. I couldn’t visit all but whatever I did, was an eye opener.
        I had no idea of yoast seo. Thanks for this post.

        • It makes me happy to see that my series was helpful for a lot of people. I’m glad it helped you also. Thanks for the constant support and appreciation πŸ™‚

    • Yoast is definitely a very useful platform for blogging. I have no idea about zombie traffic, look forward to tomorrow’s post!

  2. This is very insightful. I was aware of the plugin and have been using it for some time. Although I knew the basics around it, I wasn’t aware of these detailed functions and features of this plugin. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. I have heard a lot about this plug in from many bloggers but have not tried it yet. I need to study it in detail before I start using it on my blog.
    Thanks for your enrichment.
    PS: Thank you for dropping by my blog and sharing your encouraging remarks.

  4. Yoast has been proving to be very helpful while restructuring and editing the content. You mentioned ‘cornerstone content’. I have never heard of it. Would you mind elaborating on it a little? Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Sure Navita. Basically cornerstone content is the core of your website. It includes the best, most important articles on your site. In other words, this could also be pages or posts you want to rank highest in the search engines. The expectation from a cornerstone content is that the post is in detail and has almost everything covered about the title.
      I hope this helps and if you need more information, I will be happy to help πŸ™‚

  5. If I remember well Yoast was the first plugin I installed in my self hosted website and I must say my experience with this has been really good. I strongly advise that every website/blog must have this plugin installed. SEO is most important factor for a blog/website growth. Not following the practice of a good SEO can be inimical to blog/website’s performance. So having this plugin is a blessing.

    • Yes. Yoast is in one way a blessing and I can not agree more. All the features are helpful for SEO and this performs amazing for your website. Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. Yoast is one of the very important plugin if you are using wordpress for SEO. I have been using it for my website too. Thanks for this informative post!

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