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Russell Collins of RussellCollinsArt gains a Yoast SEO certificate

Basic Yoast SEO Training

The Basic Yoast SEO course certificate

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Thanks to the Yoast Company in The Netherlands, I have gained my Basic Yoast SEO qualification, and here is the certificate to prove it. I have always said that I know how to use a computer, but know nothing about how it works, whether software or hardware. Well, now I know something about how Google and SEO works, and you dear reader could benefit as well.

I am going to follow the Yoast way to optimise this site as well as my other site that deals with the fine art products of Gary Jenkins 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? I am now 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 you can read more below about how it can help your site.

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