Reality Blog: 3 Useful Features of Yoast SEO Most People Overlook

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Last week, we looked at how to use the Yoast SEO plugin to optimize SEO, its features and its limitations. Go here if you missed it.

This time, we’ll explore three other features of Yoast SEO… Readability Score, Social, and Schema Structured Data.

1. Readability Score

Until recently, I ignored the Yoast Readability Score. But now, I usually glance through it. What’s changed?

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The Readability Score tab in Yoast SEO.

I’ve realized it can give a broad indication of readability. The actual numbers it shows aren’t particularly accurate… passive voice, Flesch Reading Ease, and so on.

Yoast has an odd definition of passive voice.

It’s very difficult to get a low score for passive voice in Yoast SEO. You’re probably best ignoring it… unless the button is red.

So, how to use the Readability Score?

Look for red buttons. If you see any red buttons, pay attention. Let’s stay with the passive voice example.

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Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

Andrew has traded the daily grind for a life on the road. He loves the lure of Australia’s wide-open spaces, solitude and isolation. Andrew and his wife Peta are experienced remote travelers, living the simple life on the road. They travel, work and live in their 4x4 truck camper. Andrew plans to build his Money-Making Website Top Wire Traveller to the point where it provides a regular income... enough to sustain their lifestyle on the road.

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