Yoast SEO to Help You Rank Higher

Getting to Google’s page one

Yoast SEO will increase to probability of your web page getting to Google’s page one. Whether you have a personal blog or you’re an SEO (search engine optimization)  professional managing a website for a client, Yoast SEO is an amazing tool that can help you make your site as search engine-friendly as possible.

The video below will help you install and use this powerful free plugin.

Notes on the Yoast SEO video

  1. Go to your web page in Edit mode.
  2. Click on Plugins > Add New.
  3. In the search bar type Yoast SEO.
  4. Yoast SEOClick Install Now > Activate.
  5. Yoast SEO now is in your list of installed plugins.
  6. Go to Pages > All Pages.
  7. In Edit mode, go to a new page for which you wish to improve the SEO.
  8. Yoast SEOScroll way down until you see the Focus Keyphrase box. Enter a Focus Keyphrase. In this example, we chose videos. It can be one, two or three words. It should be:
    1. In front of the page title.
    2. In the slug. (A slug is the part of a URL which identifies a particular page on a website in an easy to read form). In this the above image, the slug is videos.
    3. In the first paragraph.
    4. In the meta description.
    5. In at least one H2 heading.
  9. Click on SEO analysis.
  10. Every point that has a red or orange dot has to be improved.
  11. Click on the hyperlink icon. Then add a hyperlink to a website other than the one you are working on.
  12. Add a hyperlink to the website you are working on.
  13. With the exception of Image Alt Attributes, most of the bullet points are self explanatory. To fill in the Image Alt Attributes:
    1. Cmd C to copy the Focus Keyphrase into your clipboard.
    2. Go into your page in Text view.
    3. Cmd F to search for alt=.
    4. Cmd V to paste your Focus Keyphrase between the two quotation marks.
    5. You may have to paste it between more than one set of quotation marks. But, don’t paste it between all of them.
  14. Keep going back and forth between SEO Analysis and editing your page until all bullets are green.