24 Nov 15 10:54 pm
SEO Yoast is a good guide tool no doubt about that. But please also take note that it can have flaws too since it is also dependent on the set codes.
It is helpful that you know how to analyze SEO Yoast- which errors and recommendations to accept and correct and which ones to ignore.
Like for example, the 'focus keyword' section does not affect your SEO rankings at all. The focus keyword in Yoast is simply used as a guide for you to focus on that keyword for that specific page/post. What helps in your on page SEO is your meta titles and descriptions.
For the following SEO Yoast recommendations:
*You're linking to another page with the focus keyword you want this page to rank for. Consider changing that if you truly want this page to rank.
>> This simply means that you are using a focus keyword that you already used on another post/page. Yoast also checks these kinds of duplicates, thus the error. In on-page SEO, it is not bad to use or repeat a keyword in another page or post. So my advice is to ignore this error and instead focus on creating a good and unique content for your pages.
*A meta description has been specified, but it does not contain the focus keyword.
>> Simply go to your meta description section and insert your focus keyword in the description.
*The focus keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy. Make sure the topic is clear immediately.
>> In on-page SEO, it is advised that you have the keyword mentioned in the first paragraph. So make sure that you also mention the focus keyword in the first paragraph of your content.
*The keyword density is 0.1%, which is a bit low; the focus keyword was found 1 times.
>> I would not worry about this much AS LONG AS you have synonymous keywords within the content.