• Resolved Melpomene


    OK, what am I failing to get?

    I’m trying to build a portfolio of posts to showcase some products and achieve some stronger SEO. No problem I hear you say. I use the following keyword description

    Focus keyword = St Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns golf vacation, Scotland

    This also appears verbatim as the page title

    Then when I go to the analysis section I get the following advice

    The focus keyword does not appear in the URL for this page. If you decide to rename the URL be sure to check the old URL 301 redirects to the new one!
    URL = http://www.faraway-fairways.com/st-andrews-carnoustie-kingsbarns-golf-vacation-scotland/

    So far as I can see it does. What am I missing?

    It doesn’t end there though

    The focus keyword doesn’t appear in the first paragraph of the copy. Make sure the topic is clear immediately.

    Now admittedly the first text entered into the editor is a PNG file and a paragraph tag/ attribute, but otherwise the first written paragraph is as follows;

    <div align=”left”><font size=”3″ color=”#ffffff” face=”verdana”>Your St Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns golf vacation, Scotland, features some of Scotland’s most illustrious names….. etc

    Again, what am I missing? does Yoast read the PNG file or the spacing tags as the first paragraph? If it doesn’t, why isn’t it detecting this as the key word in the first paragraph?

    Many thx (and somewhat bemused and confused)

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  • This applies to the “The focus keyword not found in the first paragraph”. This knowledge base article is a year old, but this still applies today.

    If there is any “styling” before the paragraph containing the key word, alalyzation won’t work. (i’m NOT a Yoast Rep., just someone with the same issue at one time)


    Thread Starter Melpomene


    Thanks for that

    I was aware of the styling issue and had taken steps to avoid that (copy and paste!) so am happy to eliminate that explanation, as its occurred right across the board.

    I think your second explanation however about image coding corrupting the page analysis is almost certainly correct, that would explain everything and it makes sense, so thanks for that, as I believe you’ve diagnosed it as a ‘known issue’ with no particularly good work round this case

    I suppose the supplementary question (if anyone knows the answer?) would be whether or not your SEO is penalised for not returning the key word in the first paragraph by virtue of the first being read as a PNG file?

    Or come to think of it what would happen if I used a series of full stops with a font colour identical to the background colour to try and link the PNG files with the beginning of the text? Would it then read the PNG file and text as one continuous first paragraph?

    Plugin Support Md Mazedul Islam Khan


    @melpomene The analysis reports you are seeing are expected as you have entered the focus keywords in an incorrect way. You have used the comma in your focus keyword and the URL cannot have a comma. So, Yoast SEO is truly unable to find the exact focus keywords in the URL. The focus keywords need to be exactly matched to all places. We suggest you please choose a focus keywords correctly. The perfect focus keyword for your post or page.

    Plugin Support Jerlyn


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