SEO for Pagelines
Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:01 PM
1. When information is placed in boxes / box sets, and specific box sets are inserted onto a page, is that box set recognized as page content to search engines? For example, I have a SERVICES page on my blog with no textual content, but instead a box set containing several boxes with text. The Yoast plug-in therefore assumes that I have no relevant text on my page - and gives me a poor search result rating. I do actually infact have relevant text but it is a box set.
I see that Yoast allows box set to have their individual SEO, which kind of resolves my problem, but will Yoast know that box sets are linked to pages?
2. Are other Pagelines sections taken into consideration for page content such as Highlights and banners. Also, is there any documentation which outlines what makes up a highlight or banner. For example, do all highlight titles ahve the <h1> tag around them by default?
Below is an example of some results retunred by the Yoast plug-in. Some of these results are positive, however, the majority are negative. Quite a lot of them are not necessarily ture either as I am using Pagelines sections - but Yoast can't see them.
The keyword doesn't appear in the first paragraph of the copy, make sure the topic is clear immediately.
The images on this page are missing alt tags.
No outbound links appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate.
No subheading tags (like an H2) appear in the copy.
The keyword / phrase appears in the URL for this page.
The page title contains keyword / phrase, at the beginning which is considered to improve rankings.
The meta description contains the primary keyword / phrase.
The page title is more than 40 characters and less than the recommended 70 character limit.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:45 PM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:51 PM
Can you go into greater detail please.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:57 PM
That's fine. Thanks for addressing the concern.
Boxes, features etc are not post content.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:04 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:09 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:11 PM
Also the OP is referring to the built in page analyser on the post edit page, boxes, shortcodes whatever are not rendered at this point, yoast is looking at your actual post content to find keywords etc.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:19 PM
ALL sections are rendered when the page is viewed by the end user ( and google ).
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:57 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:38 AM
I guess to have the Yoast SEO plugin analyse the complete page (including features/boxes etc) and not only the content from the post editor. That way the page analysis from Yoast gives a better reflection of your 'seo score' for that page.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:52 PM
Maybe yoast could add a front end option to scan the whole page.
There are already links to 3rd party tools in the seo drop down for keyword density etc
Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:04 AM
The Banner Sets, Feature Sets, Box Sets and Format all show up as Taxonomies in the XML Sitemap section of Yoast. I am excluding Tags already as I understand that these Taxonomies will essentially display an 'archive' page of all the content in the Taxonomy and I would rather keep Tags out of the the sitemap seeing as I am not indexing them anyway.
Should I also exclude the Banner Sets, Box Sets etc from the sitemap? Am I right in thinking that if I don't, seeing as I can't 'noindex' the content of each set, I risk duplicating content in these 'archive' pages?
Of course, at the moment I have created no actual content using these Sets features, and what I am seeing in the 'archive' page has no content. It might be that when I create content, this remains the case and my question is a moot point. However, if one of you knows, I would be very interested to get some guidance on this!