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Yoast SEO – Yoast is such a useful tool for optimising your website and to check the effectiveness of the SEO work done by a third party. If you want to have a go at optimising your own pages, start here. It gives you a list of jobs to do to improve the optimisation of your pages. So work through the lists until you get the very satisfying green light next to that page our article.
This version no also has a tab for readability which is not as definite a factor as the in-page optimisation, but worth looking at. Many people believe it does have a small, positive impact on your page’s rankings and if it makes it easier to read at the same time, it has to be worth it.
WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when Joost wrote his original WordPress SEO article in 2008 (and updated every few months) and it’s still true today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. While this Yoast SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. Yoast SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.