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[resolved] [Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy. (35 posts)

  1. loudliger
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same problem. Not really clear why it's happening or how to fix it, or if I should even be worried about it. I'd definitely like the developer to chime in on this one and share some of his expertise with us. Is this just a silly glitch that needs to be worked out and we shouldn't worry about it? There seem to be some good solutions to make the light go green in various situations in this thread, but is that fundamentally going to make a difference to SEO? I honestly don't know the answer.

  2. davelee811
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I may have found the issue/fix.. at least in my case.

    It doesn't recognize the Focus Keyword in the first paragraph when it contains a class in the P tag. If remove the class I get a green icon.

    Quick test- it seems any attribute/value in the P tag will cause this.

  3. loudliger
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Confirmed -- exactly the same for me. But I still don't know: should we even be worried about this, or is it just a peculiar quirk of the plugin? It seems likely to me that Google probably doesn't care if you insert attributes or values into your P tags, and the only reason to do it this way is so that we can "feel good" for getting a green light.

  4. turtlestravel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We have this problem as well. The keyword most certainly is in the first paragraph of copy. I wonder if the plugin is looking at the photo caption as the first paragraph?!? I can't figure out any way to make that silly light green either. So frustrating.

  5. davelee811
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, not an issue affecting validity or how your content renders- but all my client knows is "that green light isn't on!"

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