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Did you know that there are millions upon millions of people who have trouble reading? Did you know that most people would likely read something that didn’t load their brains? The readability of content is an important factor in the success of that content. Yoast SEO includes several tools to help you improve readability. You can also work on readability in Farsi in Yoast SEO 17.2.
How Yoast SEO helps you improve readability
We haven’t made any changes to the analyzes for this version, but we still wanted to highlight them. You will hear us talk about legibility a lot. And not without reason, because your readers like content that is easy to understand. Making your content easy to read will help you understand it better and faster. It makes it easier for them to act. Simply because it will take you less time and energy to figure out what you mean.
Readable content is what we should all strive for. Everyone deserves that. That way, you’re not just dumbfounding this content, but rather opening it up to a much larger audience. But the hard thing about it is that we all work on our own level. Lowering this level is not that easy for most people. It’s hard to go down to the usual level. Fortunately, Yoast SEO will help you.
Readability analysis in Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO includes advanced readability analysis to help you improve readability for your audience. For example, it checks whether you are using the passive voice too often. The passive voice can make sentences unnecessarily complex and difficult to understand. The plugin takes the sentence length into account and helps you to reduce very long sentences. The same applies to the length of the paragraphs. Yoast SEO also helps you use enough transition words. These help to connect sentences and concepts and make the text easier to understand.
By simply keeping an eye on the grades and using the feedback to improve your text, you will be well on your way to readable content. If you want to learn more about improving your readability, get Yoast SEO Premium and you’ll also get free access to SEO copywriting training. Or sign up for Mariekes for free Readability workshop on 23.09.
New in Yoast SEO 17.2
Some of the improvements in Yoast SEO 17.2 focus on the Farsi language. We completed the Farsi readability analysis by adding the transitional words, successive sentences, and passive scores, and adjusting the sentence length scores to make them more suitable for the Farsi language. We have also improved keyword recognition. We are constantly adding new languages to our language analysis.
In terms of performance, we’ve cleaned up indexables for posts with auto-generated post status to speed up your admin pages.
One of the most important tools in Yoast SEO is readability analysis. These writing tools will help you tone down your content and make it accessible to a larger audience. Readable content is great content!