Will BlogBourne Add Yoast? & What Is Yoast?

When I wrote my first post on BlogBourne my first thought was “Hey, where is Yoast?”

I miss my Yoast!

What Is Yoast?

Yoast is a free plugin (feature) that is added to many WordPress sites. The platform BlogBourne uses is WordPress so I thought it would be a natural addition. I suspect it may be in the future as the site is rolled out.

If you own your own WordPress site then you more than likely have access to Yoast.

Yoast is a technical roadmap to help you write a SEO post. Yoast is already programmed to analyze how a post should be written to help search engines favor the content. 

Yoast provides an analysis of the post, as you can see by the screenshot below, as to how the current current ranks as to what is needed to turn the post into a SEO friendly post. Then there are suggestions as to what can be done to improve the SEO of the post to meet the Yoast standards.

How to use Yoast to learn SEO on BlogBourne.

Ultimately your post is given a red light which includes suggestions how to alter the post. Yellow light or a green light. 

An example of a red light post would be 150 words with an untagged image. 

A yellow light would include posts below 200 words. You will note BlogBourne currently requires 200 words, but for Yoast a minimum of 300 words is required.

A green light would be a post of 300 words or more, image with description, keywords etc. You do not have to meet all the elements of a Yoast post to receive a green light, but do need to meet most.

How Is Yoast Helpful With SEO?

Yoast can help you identify the elements of a SEO post which will ultimately assist search engines to favor the post. Traffic of course can equal views, revenue, exposure to your site. 

The quality of the content is subjective and Yoast does not assist with the content. It simply analyzes the content to its’ formula for SEO success.

Yoast is an excellent way to learn the elements of SEO. A thumbnail version of all the SEO tips rolled into a helpful formula. 

Why Haven’t I Seen Yoast?

Including Yoast as a feature to use when writing a post is dependent upon the website owner and the platform. The technicalities of why or why not it would be included is not in my technical wheelhouse so I would not hesitate a guess. 

So perhaps the future of BlogBourne will include Yoast? You certainly can write a personal experience post and tweak the post to be SEO friendly.

There is a learning curve, but learning SEO elements will definitely assist if search engine traffic is a goal along with social media traffic.


    1. GL Brown Post author

      Quite welcome. I had never heard of Yoast before I owned my own site 🙂

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne

      Brenda, I’m pretty sure there’s a free Yoast plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs. You should look for it if you’re using WP and you have your own domain.

  1. Kyla Matton Osborne

    Yoast was one of the first things I looked for when I joined BlogBourne too! We are looking into it. It does require access to the backend post/edit form, which many social bloggers find daunting. So that’s one of the issues we are having with implementing it. If we can find a good alternative that can be easily integrated into the frontend publishing, that might work better for a majority of the users. So if you have suggestions, let us know!

    1. GL Brown Post author

      I do understand Yoast may be daunting to a new blogger , wonder if it could be toggled on off by user?

  2. Lee Ka

    I am not familiar with wordpress blogging, and have not heard about Yoast. Thank you for writing this and I am glad I have learned something new today. As I am not good at writing SEO articles, I think it’s good to have this plugin in BlogBourne, so we can learn how we can generate better SEO posts here.

    Thanks again for sharing this. 🙂

  3. Martha DeMeo

    I like Yoast and the benefits it has. I recently just learned what the meta description was! Okay, I’m a bit slow, had my blog for 18 months.

  4. Deb Jones

    I’ve used Yoast in the past and found it a useful tool. In addition to being helpful with SEO, it gives the writer confidence that the post will be share-able on social media.

    1. Andria Perry

      I learned how to use yoast a long time ago! I think its worth it so that the people that are writing can see where they need to improve, whether it be the over 300 words or keywords/ title.

  5. Andria Perry

    I learned how to use yoast from Rextrulove, you remember him? I have written with Rex since 2013. I hope he comes over here too.

    I shared via face and twitter

  6. Nona

    Yoast is very helpful. I’d be happy to see it installed here. I know I did a lot of editing on other sites until I go all my little dots to be green!

  7. Barbara Radisavljevic

    I like Yoast as a good reminder, but sometimes it cramps my style. I use it on every other WordPress site, so as I write here I can pretty well imagine what color light it would give me and I am watching for passive voice, overly long sentences and paragraphs, etc. Since we don’t have the ability to put real headers in our posts unless we do it in text view and know how to code it, we couldn’t keep Yoast happy anyway.

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