At Tricks Academy, we use WordPress SEO by Yoast. We believe that it is the complete SEO solution for WordPress blog. Most of them WordPress user uses All in one SEO and WordPress SEO by Yoast. Today we are explaining about install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast.
This plugin has many advanced features like edit robots.txt, edit .htaccess file, generate sitemap etc. It is also integrated many useful features of other plugins like DL robots.txt, meta robots plugin, and many others. By install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, you don’t need to install many other plugins that have same features. This plugin has many advanced features. settings up WordPress SEO by Yoast is not easy. So I am sharing this tutorial which help you to install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast.
A complete guide to install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast
WordPress SEO by Yoast is a very powerful tool for WordPress Search engine optimization. However, install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast is so tricky for some, newbie in blogging or don’t have basic knowledge of SEO. If you done incorrect settings up at WordPress SEO by Yoast. It will stop search engine bots indexing your blog or you being part of search bots that might not be important. Before starting this tutorial, we go through some important features provided by WordPress SEO by Yoast. which as follows:-
- Verify your site in Alexa, Bing, Google, Yandex.
- High security.
- Title and meta settings.
- Supports facebook open graph.
- One touch social connectivity to facebook, twitter, Pinterest,google+.
- Automatic sitemap generation.
- Breadcrumbs support.
- Permalinks settings.
- Automatically add content to your RSS.
- Bulk editor for your pages and post.
- Edit robots.txt and .htaccess file.
- Import and export your settings.
- Search console.
- Google authorship for a single author.
- Other useful extensions like Yoast SEO premium, video SEO, local SEO etc.
These are the some of the settings offered by WordPress SEO by Yoast.
Complete guide to install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast
If you are using any existing SEO plugin like All in SEO, Old All In Seo, Headspace 2 or any other such plugin or if you are using any plugins by Yoast such as RSS footer, Robots meta, Yoast Breadcrumbs. You should start by importing setting into this plugin.
Once you have installed and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast. Activate the plugin and go to SEO>TOOLS>Import and export. Click on import from another SEO plugin. Select the plugin from which you would like to import setting. I suggest you please backup the plugin data and select the option “Delete the data after import?(recommended)
If you want to import from other plugins like Robots meta(by Yoast), RSS Footer (by Yoast) Yoast Breadcrumbs. Just select the plugin from which you would like to import setting and click on import.
Now for the complete setup of your WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin just follow the steps.
WordPress SEO General setting
when you have activated the plugin. The first step you have to do is go to SEO> General. This option has four parts.
In general, you can take the quick tour that helps you to setup the plugin step by step you can check the latest changes made by Yoast. In any stage, you feel that you are going the wrong configuration of the plugin. Just click on Restore default settings.
In this option, you can add your website name that will show in the google search. You can choose other alternative names you want google to consider. By default WordPress, seo by Yoast takes your site name. you can choose that “you are company or person and its name”. this info shows as meta data in your site. It is intended to appear in Google’s Knowledge Graph.
You can choose this option to verify your site to different search engine webmaster tools such as google, Alexa, bing, Yandex. You just add verification code in respective webmaster tool and submit. If your website already verified just ignore it.
In this tab check the “Disable the advanced part of the SEO meta box. Because unchecking this box allows authors and editors to redirect posts, index them and do other things you might not want if you don’t trust your authors.
enough learning for today. very soon Tricks Academy comes with new tutorial A complete guide to install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast Part2. In that, we will cover Titles and metas and other parts of this tutorial so keep visiting my blog and enjoy.
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