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[resolved] How to include a period on permalink? Yoast signals (9 posts)

  1. MJ Smook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For the key word, “St. Petersburg”, I need to remove the period after “St” because there can’t be a period in the permalink. That also means that all “St. Petersburg” keywords in the content must also be without the period (St Petersburg) to achieve my Yoast SEO green signals this way, but the grammar is not correct without the (St.) periods.
    Does nayone have any suggestions about how I deal with this?

    Thank you,

    Marius

  2. Lara Chelak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Marius -- I wouldn't worry much about this. Try just using petersburg as your focus keyword in Yoast for your own clarity. Search engines will pickup on the connection regardless.

    Cheers,
    Lara

  3. MJ Smook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good suggestion! I never thought of that. Thanks Lara.

  4. MJ Smook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately this suggestion does not fix the problem because if I put the word Petersburg into the Focus Keyword box, then I must do the same for the Page Title (if I want to get all green Yoast signals). That does not read right and also creates an incorrect Permalink.

    Any more suggestions? There must be a way arround this.
    Thanks,
    Marius

  5. Lara Chelak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Marius -- I'm not sure why just "Petersburg" wouldn't be included in the title, but the more important thing is that the Yoast signals do not really matter. They're just a gauge, and thankfully Google is much much "smarter" than Yoast as they're the authors of the algorithm. I'd let this one slide. We do this (let it slide) often as well.

  6. Hi Marius, I agree with Lara. I have tons of page that show red according to Yoast, but Google finds them regardless.

  7. MJ Smook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's interesting to hear. Is there any point to having the Yoast Plugin then?

  8. Lara Chelak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    MJ -- the tool should only be used as a personal guide and is not meant to guarantee anything.

  9. MJ Smook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you all for your input. I am closing this off now.

    Marius

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