So, Yoast wanted the system to be relatively responsive. This meant that when they wrote the plugin to do analysis for the “content” on the front-end, they just ended up counting the number of times the keyword repeats itself in the normal “content” field (using jQuery).
Since we don’t have a good way to override that front-end function, we cannot change the behavior of the first “General” tab and the way it counts the focus keyword in the “Content”.
That said, if you update the page after adding keywords in any ACF field, the keyword count in the second “Page Analysis” tab should increase.
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