What is the Yoast SEO plugin (besides the leading SEO plugin on WordPress)? It basically keeps you on track for a certain keyword you select. If you select the right keyword, this is amazing.

BEFORE you use the Yoast SEO Plugin, do this!

I use SEMRush to ensure I’m using a keyword that people are searching and that there’s not a lot of competition for. If you’re not using a keyword that is searched a lot with little competition, this won’t work. Keyword research is step #1!

Click here for a FREE 2-week trial of SEMRush

For more on how you can use SEMRush and become your own SEO consultant, click here. I’ve been putting these strategies work for a few months now and have seen traffic to my websites, this one and my lifestyle blog, Christina All Day, skyrocket.

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The plugin will tell you you’re on the wrong track with a red light, let you know you can fix some things with a yellow light, and when you’re green – you’re good to go! The goal is to get all the lights green and Yoast SEO tells you exactly what to do to get there. (Scroll down to see an example.)

For example, the plugin will tell you if you’ve used the keyword too much or not enough. It’ll tell you if you need to add headlines or more words to the blog post.

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Remember, you pick the keyword for the blog post, so make sure you do your research. Many people use the Google keyword planner for this. I prefer SEMRush because it’s more accurate. Click here to read more about how I conduct my keyword research. 

If you want to see how I use the Yoast SEO plugin, go behind the scenes with me on my blog by watching the video above.