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Wordpress Blog, Using The Seo Guidelines.


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#1 brdlands2

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

I have a question about the SEO guidelines within the wordpress blog editor. 

 

I am making changes to get the SEO score up to "Good", "Solid Green light" and I have done it, but I wanted to see

how many people where following the SEO parameters on the wordpress blog. Do they really help??

 

 

thanks

 



#2 Jill

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Never heard of them.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

Do they really help??

 

 

With what?



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:35 AM

I use Wordpress for almost all my sites, and I've never seen these "SEO Guidelines." My guess is they're being generated by some plugin. It's impossible to say whether they're of any value whatsoever without knowing where they came from and what they purport to measure.

 

In general, though, any "paint by numbers" approach to SEO (write "x" number of words, include the specified key phrase "y" number of times, have a title containing "z" number of characters, etc.) -- which is usually the basis of "guidelines" such as these -- is of, at best, extremely limited utility. (As in, virtually none...)

 

Speaking personally, I tend to take such "SEO indicators" with a HUGE grain of salt.

 

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#5 brdlands2

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:11 PM

This is what I am talking about:

Never heard of them.

 

This dynamically changes as you correct the blog as you type....

 

 

The keyword / phrase advice if you have a "" does not appear in the page title.

No images appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate.

 

The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately.

 

A meta description has been specified, but it does not contain the target keyword / phrase.

 

The keyword density is 0%, which is a bit low, the keyword was found 0 times.

 

The keyword for this page contains one or more stop words, consider removing them. Found 'a'.

 

The keyword / phrase does not appear in the URL for this page. If you decide to rename the URL be sure to check the old URL 301 redirects to the new one!

 

No outbound links appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate.

 

The page title contains 10 characters, which is less than the recommended minimum of 40 characters. Use the space to add keyword variations or create compelling call-to-action copy.

 

The meta description is under 120 characters, however up to 156 characters are available. The available space is shorter than the usual 155 characters because Google will also include the publication date in the snippet.

 

No subheading tags (like an H2) appear in the copy.

 

The copy scores 74 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered fairly easy to read.

 

There are 585 words contained in the body copy, this is more than the 300 word recommended minimum.

 

You've never used this focus keyword before, very good.


Edited by Jill, 30 September 2013 - 06:08 PM.


#6 Jill

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:08 PM

It's some sort of useless plug in. 

 

Disregard it immediately.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

Has anyone heard of the Flesch Reading Ease? It gives feedback telling me that the article is easy to read or not.
​Is that credible? 


Its the Wordpress SEO by yoast....so it's no good??

#8 Jill

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Microsoft Word provides something similar as well. 

 

It's fine to provide you some guidance, but no tool can truly tell you if something is easy or hard to read. Just read it yourself and decide what you think. That's what brains are for!  :fool:

 

The Yoast Plug-in has many really great features. I use it on my blogs.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

Microsoft Word provides something similar as well. 

 

It's fine to provide you some guidance, but no tool can truly tell you if something is easy or hard to read. Just read it yourself and decide what you think. That's what brains are for!  :fool:

 

The Yoast Plug-in has many really great features. I use it on my blogs.

 

Great! Thanks Jill!  :hatblack:



#10 brdlands2

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:50 AM

Jill,  :hatblack:

 

What does this mean? "No subheading tags (like an H2) appear in the copy."



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

It means you should take absolutely no notice of this "tool".

 

 

It gives feedback telling me that the article is easy to read or not.

 

I find a handy relative or friend is best for that.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

It means you should take absolutely no notice of this "tool".

 

 

 

I find a handy relative or friend is best for that.

 

If Jill uses it, then I am going to use it...

 

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Edited by brdlands2, 01 October 2013 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Jill,  :hatblack:

 

What does this mean? "No subheading tags (like an H2) appear in the copy."

Ok, I found out what these mean....the article says the search engines take these into concern, and it carries allot of weight....I wonder if that's still true?



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:04 PM

 

If Jill uses it, then I am going to use it...

 

:blahblah1:

 

I don't use whatever it is that you're talking about. As I said, anything that tells you how many of this or that you need in your content or code is just DUMB.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:50 PM

The trick to "tools" is to use them as a guide NOT a rule book.






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