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How to Use Yoast SEO to Improve Blogspot Websites

Did you know that you can use Yoast SEO to improve Blogspot websites? It is not just for WordPress! Here's how you can use it.

SofanMax - Using the Yoast SEO plugin is one of the most common strategies to improve on-page optimization. The tool will guide you to write and optimize an article based on a focused keyword. However, this feature is only available exclusively for the WordPress platform. Luckily, I have found two methods to use Yoast SEO to improve Blogspot websites!

I'd like you to know that I wrote this article using Yoast SEO.

Use Yoast SEO to Improve Blogspot by Utilizing Real-time Content Analysis

The easiest method to improve your on-page Blogspot posts is using Yoast SEO Real-time content analysis tool. You can access this function by going to the following link: https://yoast.com/research/real-time-content-analysis/.

Before you publish your article on your Blogspot website, you can copy and paste your text into the tool. Then, your content will be analyzed by Yoast. You will receive suggestions on how to optimize it for the search engine.

Use YoastSEO real time content analysis to improve your Blogspot performances.
Use Yoast SEO real-time content analysis to improve your Blogspot performances.

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To use Yoast SEO properly, you must determine a key phrase or keyword. You can enter your keyword into the content analysis tool located at the bottom of the text editor. There will be suggestions for the keyword placement and how many times it should appear. Having one focused keyword is an excellent way to perform better on Google Search.

Furthermore, you will also receive suggestions on how to improve your article's readability. It uses the intelligent Flesch Reading Ease scores that show if your content is easy to read or not. This feature will analyze your sentences length, passive voice usages, subheading distributions, and so on.

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Use Yoast SEO to Improve Blogspot by Creating WordPress Website on InfinityFree

Did you know that InfinityFree offers a 100% free hosting program? This hosting provider offers an entirely free plan without any hassle. This free plan is intended for students or testers. Nevertheless, we can use InifinityFree web hosting to create a WordPress website. 

InfinityFree is free!
InfinityFree is free!

Before you get to feel too excited, InifityFree unpaid hosting is limited. It only allows 50,000 hits per day (roughly around 1000 visitors max), and the website speed is absolutely abysmal. The free hosting plan will not be helpful for commercial purposes. Luckily, by having a WordPress website on InfinityFree, you can install the Yoast SEO plugin!

This way, we can own a free WordPress that can be used as a text editor and on-page SEO testing ground. Before publishing an article on your Blogspot website, you can check it first through your free WordPress.

There is one downside, however. You have to know how to create a WordPress website. This step can be complicated for most people. But, it does offer more degrees of freedom compared to the first method. You can also learn how to manage and familiarize yourself with WordPress if you want to migrate someday.

How to Improve On-page SEO Based on Yoast Suggestions

To have a better on-page performance, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  • Choose a key phrase that is not too long nor too short (3-5 words).
  • Add keyword on the title.
  • Put the keyword in your first paragraphs.
  • Add keyword on the subheading, but not too frequently.
  • Add keyword in article's search description.
  • Make sure that your article is at least over 300 words.
  • Repeat keyword several times (4-5 times) and spread it out. Do not repeat it too often. 
  • Add search description (meta description).
  • Add images, internal links, and outbound (external) links but not too much.

Improving Readability Based on Yoast SEO Suggestions

Please remember that actual humans will read your article. You have to make your content easy to read.

  • Do not use passive sentences too often (10% of your total sentences maximum).
  • Try to avoid making overly long sentences. 
  • Try to avoid making excessively long paragraphs.
  • Provide subheadings!
  • Be mindful of your word choices. Put some variety. You can use synonyms.
  • Use transition words such as furthermore, additionally, in addition, nevertheless, and so on.

Following Yoast SEO suggestions will not magically improve your ranking. However, it does help you to optimize your content quality. It provides you with the guideline to create articles that will perform well on search engines without sacrificing user-friendliness. 

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Professional content writer, copywriter, and owner of TokoKata. Passionate blogger and SEO enthusiast. Practicing my bachelor's degree in accounting at the Indonesian Stock Exchange.

1 comment

  1. Thanks for this useful article