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  • Resolved briannie

    (@briannie)


    My keyphrase is Watton Web Design.

    My first paragraph at the very top of the page is:
    Watton Web Design
    for web design across Norfolk and across the country

    The red bullet says:-
    Your keyphrase or its synonyms doe not appear in the first paragraph.

    I’m using Yoast 12.9.1 and Divi – perhaps Yoast is not good with Divi?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support Carl B

    (@devnihil)

    In some cases, HTML code for images, styles, iframe, and videos may interfere with our page analysis’ ability to identify the first paragraph. Usually, when the first paragraph is not the first element in your article (i.e. there is an image before the first paragraph). 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 keyphrase, you can safely ignore this warning.

    ​Another possible cause for the SEO analysis to be unable to recognize the introduction or first paragraph is when you are using a page builder to create content. The SEO and readability analysis features can sometimes not work correctly if you are using some kind of visual page builder, as they can cause the page’s content to not be accessible to the plugin due to it being created outside the functions of the standard WordPress page editor. We also have additional information about this issue at the following link: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/warning-focus-keyword-not-in-first-paragraph/

    If you are receiving this warning and you have confirmed that the focus keyword is in the first paragraph, you can ignore this warning, or alternately rearrange your content to begin with a paragraph.

    So what you are really saying is, our traffic light system is great but it doesn’t always work and certainly not with page builders.

    Yes, along with 500,000+ other people I use page builder Divi and then there are all those using Elementor and W P Baker etc. Not really good enough is it?

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