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[resolved] The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy. (35 posts)

  1. Deba Prasad Saha
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    "The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately." How to resolve it, Please ...

    My site url http://www.spotlightbd.com

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    well, you could start by adding your keyword in the first paragraph of your copy :) if it isn't, please show me the content and the keyword.

  3. Deba Prasad Saha
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for quick reply. I have already tried. But failed.

    My keyword is : spotlight bangladesh

    content is :

    [Ad copy removed]

  4. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    This doesn't work.

  5. Deba Prasad Saha
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please tell me what is the real cause.

  6. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can't see your keyword and text, please use pastebin or something to show me that so I can debug it. If your keyword is "spotlight bangladesh" it'll only count mentions of that combined term.

  7. Barnez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Sorry to jump in here but I am having the same issue. While I think the plugin is excellent, and am able to ignore the issue, it can be frustrating as the keyword is often right there.

    For example, the keyword for http://englishlc.com/linking-structures-proofreading-scientific-articles/ is proofreading scientific articles

    On the Page Analysis tab there is s red light highlighting that The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately.

    However, the first line of the posts begins: When proofreading scientific articles, the readability of some content is led down by ......

    Site is up to date with WordPress 3.4.2 and WordPress SEO v. 1.2.8.4.

    Could this be resolved on the next update?

    Thanks

  8. CMc2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Having the same issue - am wondering if perhaps I don't understand which is the first paragraph of copy? My focus keyword is "Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band" on this page http://blackhillsweekend.com/favorite-live-music/chancey-williams-and-the-younger-brothers-band/ and yet I continue to get the dreaded RED BUTTON with "The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately." Am using WordPress SEO Version 1.3.4.1 with the latest version (3.5) of WordPress. Any ideas out there?

  9. brightsidew3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get this all the time. Its a great plugin otherwise. But this really annoys me!

  10. terialexis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    lIkewise

  11. Fodermester
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the exact same problem in 15 different WP installations. I also get this:

    The page title contains keyword / phrase, but it does not appear at the beginning; try and move it to the beginning.

    Even though the keyword is within the first few words in the page title.

  12. Fodermester
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Besides I upgraded from v. 1341 to 1432 this morning and got this:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/www/billig-blog.dk/wp-admin/includes/template.php:1642) in /home/www/billig-blog.dk/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 876

    Is that dangerous?

  13. mrsbeata
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also get errors witht he key words. It seems like it's not detecting them and giving me no on everything and the words are in title, in link and everywhere...

    See this, and even if it's in Swedish you get the general idea
    http://www.zellery.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Yoast_error.png

  14. scooter72
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue with us as well. The thread says this was resolved but, maybe it's a bug that has resurfaced with the last release? Doesn't bother me to much but, our writers try to get all of our posts to a green SEO level and this false warning makes it harder to do that.

  15. nickzee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same for me too.

    maybe it's a bug that has resurfaced with the last release?

    I have only noticed this within the last couple days of seo work. The month before that was fine.

    WP SEO 1.4.1
    WP 3.5.1

  16. VenturaVan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue. SEO Yoast is telling me "The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy" when in fact I have my focus keyword spread liberally throughout my post. Can someone look at http://tabletraven.com/ and look at the Galaxy Note 10.1 post (the keyword is "galaxy note review". Then look at the Microsoft Surface Pro post (the keyword is "windows 8 tablet"). SEO Yoast is telling me the Microsoft post is fine and the Galaxy Note 10.1 doesn't have the keyword in the first paragraph.

  17. adminda
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had the same problem . I had the paragraph tagged as "h3" for the first paragraph. I changed the tag to "p" while keeping the text the same and the problem went away. I guess if the text is tagged as anything but "p" then it does not consider it the first paragraph.

    Is this the way it is to be or is it a bug?

  18. xpatcommerce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy.
    Has anyone resolved this annoying glitch.
    It's the only thing that is letting down a supurb product.

  19. marcusjkw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue, although not on every page. I'm trying to figure out what the the difference is....

  20. marcusjkw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, so it seems when I have an image (with the keyword term in the alt & caption tags) below the h1 tag, the red light for not having the keyword in the first paragraph changes to green.

    More of a workaround than a solution.

  21. edwardra3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @marcusjkw I've also found that when I have an image at the top of the post, the plugin thinks the image is the first paragraph. Although annoying, it serves as a good reminder to edit the alt tag to include my keyword.

  22. IntricatePixels
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    +1

    Same issue. Most pages getting the green light, but a couple of pages getting the red light:

    "The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately."

    The keyword is on the first paragraph.

  23. stardaug
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem. I like how the developer just dropped off the face of the earth in this thread. Left everyone hanging. Nice. Makes me wanna fork over $$ for the paid version. Sarcasm. Will try the above noted work around.

  24. abufarizku
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same with me i have tried in my page http://www.marthajeanshawwebmercial.com/konsumen-cerdas-paham-perlindungan-konsumen. But the result is nothing. Now i am confused...

  25. Barnez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have decided to live with this until the developer resolves the issue. If the keyword is in the first paragraph, then the search engines spiders definitely find it. A little annoying maybe, but for me the rest of the plugin's functionality compensates.

  26. Dezione
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    adminda had the right answer. make sure your first paragraph is formatted as paragraph. The tool bar at the top of the writing area has a drop down menu where you can pick types of headings. Make sure your first paragraph is formatted paragraph. If you do not see this drop down menu click show/hide kitchen sink button.

  27. 21CB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have my paragraph formatted as a paragraph, but I still see this message. Any ideas why it still thinks the keyword isn't there?

  28. dnogden
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem!
    this is so basic!
    I do not understand why this has not been fixed by now...

  29. napalkkoch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    First start by switching from Visual Editor to Text Editor.
    If for instance you start your page/post with an Heading2, you need to correct the coding in the text editor, because you will probably have this: <h2>text+keyword</h2>

    when you should have this:
    <h2><p>text+keyword</p></h2>

    That should solve your problem.

  30. jeffgedgaud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I noticed something that may be affecting this and other problems with plugins identifying specific parts of text, when copying and pasting from Word the formatting of Word is often a huge part at the beginning of the copy. If you copy and then paste from Office 2010 Word documents a large section of code is added with lots of formatting code before the actual stuff you see. If you copy then paste it looks okay in Visual view for WordPress but when you switch to text view the code is there for quite a few lines of formatting code. I remove this code and the red light for keyword not being in first paragraph and even no heading tags goes away.

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