Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Focus Keyword Errors

  • Resolved jlojennings


    In my analysis for a new post, I am receiving these issues about the focus keyword, which is “Chef Mickey’s”:

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

    Bad SEO score The keyword density is 0.1%, which is too low; the focus keyword was found 1 times.

    OK SEO score The images on this page do not have alt attributes containing the focus keyword.

    However, the focus keyword is in the first paragraph of the copy (it’s the first 2 words), is mentioned many times throughout the post and all of the images on the page have alt attributes that contain the focus keyword.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Plugin Support Pcosta88



    We have responded to both issues.

    A. Keyword not in first paragraph
    The keyword not in first paragraph warning is often thrown out as there is an html element, code, image, or whitespace around the keyword which is affecting Yoast’s ability to scan for it. Alternatively, there may be another element that is actually in the first paragraph position. We ask that you please look around the keyword to see if there is something in the way. If there is try moving the elements around to see if it will resolve the warning. This guide explains more:

    Additionally, if you believe your post has been written well for your target audience and moving elements around may result in a poor user experience, we would suggest ignoring the warning. Google will still be able to scan the source code and index the content. Indeed, you should never move elements around or change your focus keyword just to get a green dot. This guide explains more: 

    However, this doesn’t mean that Google and other search engines won’t be able to see it, so if your first paragraph does contain your focus keyword, you can safely ignore this warning.

    B. Apostrophe in alt-text
    This is a bug. We suggest commenting on the issue here: so you may be kept aware of updates. You may need an account in order to post.

    In the meantime, we suggest ignoring it. So long as you know you added the alt-text correctly, Google will to as it will still be able to scan the source code of your page.

    Plugin Support jerparx


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