I have used Yoast SEO for several years and have loved it for so many reasons: The easy control of page title and description, the easy green ‘OK’ that guarantees the readability and SEO are up to standard, the counting of the chosen keyword… The list goes on.
The problem is that as much as I like Yoast SEO, I also love page builders. This is why I decided to publish this post, explaining how to use the leading free page builders with Yoast SEO in the best possible way.
What is Yoast SEO?
Before we explore the page builders, I’d like to explain more about Yoast SEO. This is an SEO plugin that was created by SEO guru Joost de Valk. Even though WordPress comes built in with SEO promotion abilities, the Yoast team set out to provide a plugin that would complete the picture and add further SEO abilities to WordPress sites. The premium function of the plugin is to analyze the content you write and recommend changes to be done to improve its ranking on Google. The plugin makes sure you use the right focus keyword and place it in all the right areas in the article.
Yoast SEO allows you to see how your post will look like in the search results, how your article title and meta description length suits them, and a few other characteristics of content optimization.
The content analysis of Yoast SEO holds a challenge for page builders because they usually work by taking over the page design and giving you a way to change your page layout and design.
Other Yoast Features
- Page Analysis
- Meta & Link Elements
- XML Sitemaps
- RSS Optimization
Yoast SEO and SiteOrigin Page Builder
It was really easy to use SiteOrigin with Yoast SEO. I installed both plugins, and added a text editor with content and the keyword Yoast SEO and SiteOrigin. Then I automatically saw the analysis of my content, after entering the keyword.
Yoast SEO and Elementor Page Builder
With Elementor, I added a text widget and again added the ipsum text with the keyword. To get to the Yoast SEO parameters, I had to go to the backend of the page, and all the content I had put in Elementor already appeared in the Yoast SEO panel.
Yoast SEO and Beaver Builder
With Beaver Builder, the procedure was similar to Elementor. Add the content, then go to the dashboard and watch the Yoast SEO panel already populated with the content, ready to scan according to your preferred keyword.
We have seen that the three free page builders: SiteOrigin, Elementor and beaver builder, all worked automatically with Yoast SEO, allowing you to create the page content naturally, and later use the Yoast SEO panel to check for number of keywords, add the proper title, and do all the content analysis according to your chosen keyword. Some issues have been reported in the last few months regarding integration of Yoast SEO and page builders, but as we have seen, they have been fixed by the developers.