Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Wondering about: The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph

  • Im wondering if there is something I can do on my end regarding the message:

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

    I have an <h1>
    then and <img>
    then a <p> with my keyword, but i still get this message.

    Is the recommendation I should not have the image first?

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  • I am having the same issue. Yoast is not recognizing anything from my post.

    Your focus keyword was found in:
    Article Heading: No
    Page title: No
    Page URL: No
    Content: No
    Meta description: No

    I just installed it and can’t believe I am having so many issues. I do not know how to switch back to a free WP theme, I have a custom theme. I have turned off my plugins and can’t figure out the issue.

    Flour….have you hit update or save draft?

    Looks like your theme has some SEO functions built in – Try disabling these from theme settings, clear SuperCache then try Yoast SEO again.

    Switching back to default theme – just go to Appearance / Themes and select Twenty Eleven or TwentyTen or TwentyTwelve – They should still be there – in not and someone deleted them, grab a copy of one of these from the theme repository

    Sometimes an image or other HTML markup causes this behavior. Don’t worry too much about it – as long as your focus keyterm is near the beginning of the first paragraph it’s OK…

    PS: SEO tip RE H1 markup – Check a published page – the WordPress “Page Title” is usually generated wrapped in H1 markup – You should only ever have a single instance of H1 – H2 is better for a heading in your content.


    My built in SEO functions are automatically deactivated when I activate the Yoast plugin as far as I know.

    I don’t feel comfortable messing around with my theme. I had my WP theme professionally installed. Thanks

    No problem

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