Optimize content using Transition words in Yoast SEO

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You guys might have updated your Yoast SEO plugin to its newer version, Right? If not, you’re going to miss a lot because there are a couple of utile features added to make a better content. We added what’s new in Yoast SEO version 3.3.0 in past week.

Yoast have rendered a separate content tab for doing better content optimization. The keyword analysis has been separated with the content analysis. A transition word is a new feature added to the content analysis tab for increasing the user readability. It is, however, good because transition word is now being considered as one of the factors affecting the search engine optimization.

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In addition to this, one should also make sure that the sentences containing transition word are not containing more than 20 words. As it is a sign of poor SEO.

What is a Transition word ?

Transition word is simply a signal word for actions like cause, comparison, conclusion, contrast, etc. Words like because, also another, furthermore, so, rather, therefore, maybe, most of all, are represented as transition words. They are simply a conjunction between your sentences. It joins two or more sentence giving the actual message of your content. The screenshot given below shows some great examples of transition word.

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It has been found that using transition word in a blog post helps in easing the readability and interpretation. Therefore, for ranking higher in a search engines result page, the content should be consistent and must contain at least 30% of transition words.

Content optimization using transition words

It is troublesome to green up every bullet of Yoast SEO meta box as sometimes doing this affects the actual content. Other factors such as Flesch reading ease test, subheading, passive voice, long paragraphs, word count per sentence, increases the optimization time of blogging.

I always optimize my content after writing it. Doing both the things at the same time disturbs the blogger’s mind and he starts optimizing the content rather than writing it properly. So the optimization is a gift and curse at the same time. It is totally up to the blogger that how he uses it.

Well, the shorter paragraphs are also counted as a positive side of well SEO optimized content. And, if it contains a transition word, the game is yours.

Summarizing your content is the best place where you can use transition words. Yoast respects a quality content and also ranks ’em higher in the search engine result’s page. It’ll be very profitable for bloggers if SEO is the primary source of their website traffic.

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As you can see that, I’ve used 33.3% of transition words in this blog post. Make the use of it.

Also, read : How to Install and Setup Yoast SEO – WordPress Plugin?

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Last updated: July 30, 2016

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Hi ! I'm Prakhar Shrivastav, currently a final year BSc student and a co-founder of 3nions. I love spending quality times on Web development, Graphic designing, and SEO.


The Article is very informative. Thank you!

Glad you liked it Sahar,
Keep visiting ☺

I see the red sign after update the plugin. How to put transition words in content? Is there any site as an example?

Thank so much 🙂

You cannot anonymously put the transition words in your post. It should be meaningful. And there is no site for getting transition words. As you can see that I’ve given the screenshot in the above post as an example. The main aim of this trait is to direct your readers to your topic. Give them the reasons why you write this, use conjunctions, etc. And red sign definitely means that the SEO is not fairly written.

Hey PRAKHAR, this is a really great article on the latest Yoast update. I really like the screenshot and I’ve already bookmarked this page. Thanks!

Thanks Tonya,
I’m glad you liked it. More posts like this are coming soon. Keep visiting.

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