- Nov 15, 2012
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Thanks for the great guide, I am going with this one in my SEO.
My question is: I ordered an article and I used Yoast SEO to optimize this article but in the box called "Readability" I have two red errors - they are in the passive voice and in the over 20 words in the sentences areas.
"35.6% of the sentences contain more than 20 words, which is more than the recommended maximum of 25%. Try to shorten the sentences.
17.1% of the sentences contain passive voice, which is more than the recommended maximum of 10%. Try to use their active counterparts."
Should I try to rewrite the wrong parts or should it be okay?
It depends on who you are trying to please - Google or visitors. If you want to satisfy Google, then you should be fine; if visitors than check out @Nerva answer above - he nailed it! I want to add though that having too much passive voice is not recommended because it adds unnecessary wordiness to your sentences and makes ideas harder to follow.
If you are following my strategy, then I wouldn't worry about making your article perfect until your website gets to the first page of Google and starts to receive a constant flow of visitors. Good luck!