Russell Collins Passes the Yoast SEO Course

Basic Yoast SEO Training

The Basic Yoast SEO course certificate

Basic Yoast SEO Course Icon.

I thought I would Yoast a bit (sorry boast) a bit about how, thanks to the Yoast Company in The Netherlands, I have gained my Basic Yoast SEO qualification. I have always tried to stay away from anything technical regarding software and web pages, but I thought I would give it a go. I gave it a go and here is my little certificate to prove it. Read on dear reader and see how you could benefit as well.

I am going to follow the Yoast way to optimise this site as well as my other site which is the website where I place my art for sale. You should see changes on this site based on what I have learnt. I am also going to offer SEO services to others based on my knowledge.

Yoast SEO for WordPress Plugin

So where do I go from here, well now I am going to do the Yoast SEO for WordPress Plugin course and I hope to get that completed within the next week or so and then I will do a blog post on that. The Yoast plugin comes as either a free version or a paid for premium version and there is more about this below.

The Yoast Plugin is probably the most comprehensive tool available. It has been specifically designed for the purpose helping WordPress users optimise their web sites. It incorporates everything from a snippet editor and real time page analysis functionality, to a Flesch reading ease analysis tool  that helps you optimize your images, pages, xml site maps and more.

Users of the free version get a host of useful features and obtain help through the forums. Buyers of the Premium Plugin also get additional features. A comprehensive feature list is shown below:

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Canonicals
  • Permalink clean-up
  • Robot.txt editing
  • Robots meta configuration
  • XML sitemaps
  • RSS enhancements
  • Head section clean-up
  • Post titles and meta descriptions
  • Redirect management – Premium Feature
  • Premium support – Premium Feature
  • Multiple focus keywords – Premium Feature

See you again soon.