Is having focus keyword in first paragraph helpful for ranking?

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Hey guys, for landing and blog pages, Yoast shows the focus kw's should be included in the first paragraph but how important is that for ranking purposes? I have seen many blogs which does not have it this way and also many blogs start out by first having a few questions listed for what the article will be about then the content below it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    i suggest you go back to this thread

    And read the answers again.

    Repeatedly, experienced marketers have said how to use the keywords - and you keep changing the questions. Why wouldn't you use your keyword in the first paragraph? Is the keyword a secret you don't want google to know?

    At what point with all you have read and asked - do you realize you HAVE the answers. Researching and re-researching and questioning results of the research....are delaying tactics.

    Trust yourself - and a writer with good ratings who knows writing for SEO. Go for it.
    Saving one dog will not change the world - but the world changes forever for that one dog.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikehende
      Oh shoot, yeah my apologies, overthinking things again, sorry guys, you can delete this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Of course its important to add it on first paragraph as it helps with seo .If you read some good books on seo you will read that its important to add keywords in first paragraph
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  • Profile picture of the author baghel23
    Yes, this is a significant ranking factor. In your first paragraph blog, you include a main keyword. This is extremely beneficial to Google ranking. Please try.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Having the focus keyword within the first paragraph is not a basis to increase rankings and Google will still rely on the overall performance of the content. The search engine will need to understand your page and see whether it answers your target users needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoaib53
    Yes in my perception focus keyword in your first paragraph will be helpful in ranking!
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  • Yes, having a focus keyword in the first paragraph of your page is crucial for SEO. Unlike other search engines such as Google, Bing looks at the first paragraph of your post to determine what your page is about, what your page is focused on and whether your post is a good fit for its users.
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