WordPress SEO is a plugin created by Joost de Valk and the Yoast team, designed to improve your site’s search engine optimization on all levels. No matter your SEO knowledge, this plugin makes optimization easy.
To begin, the plugin forces you to choose a focus keyword. By including this step, the plugin is already helping you create better content! Choose your focus keyword, and Yoast helpfully displays a list of the most important keyword locations, along with the number of times the keyword has appeared in each one.
But be careful – following Google guidelines, you don’t want to “keyword stuff,” or include your keyword too many times throughout the post. Fortunately, WordPress SEO will even warn you if the keyword percentage rate is too high.
Next, click the “SEO: Check” link in the Publish box at the top of the page. WordPress SEO will give you an SEO ranking, as well as places to improve upon.
If you’re just looking to give your blog an extra boost of SEO power and Yoast has given you a positive rating, your work here is done!
If you’d like to look around and see what else WordPress SEO by Yoast can do for you (or you’d like to download the plugin for yourself), click here to check out their plugin page!
The WordPress SEO plugin includes everything from XML Sitemaps to RSS Optimization.
When it comes to blog post optimization, the WordPress SEO plugin is a must-have!