WordPress SEO by Yoast is one of the top rated plugin for wordpress, used by some of the giants in the online industry like Search Engine Land, Mashable, etc to improve their rankings in the search engine. This wordpress plugin is a bit difficult to use, however, there is no need to worry about it because I will teach you each and everything in this post.

WordPress SEO by Yoast gives you following features:

  1. Optimization of your website, accordance with the Search engine
  2. Link and Meta Elements
  3. Generation of  XML Sitemaps
  4. Canonical URLs
  5. Optimization of RSS
  6. Add Breadcrumbs for every Post or Page
  7. Edits your .htaccess & robots.txt
  8. Social Media Integration for Google+ and Facebook OpenGraph
  9. Ability of Import & Export
  10. Very Compatible in (multi-sites)

Before we start, we must install & activate WordPress SEO by Yoast to understand it more. If you have already installed it on your wordpress, your blog will now have a new SEO tab just below the (settings tab)

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast

Also check: 

SEO in 2015: How To Deal With It

What Is Interlinking And Why Is It Extremely Important

How To Create a Perfect PBN (Private Blogging Network) for cheap

A complete guide on How to Set up WordPress SEO by Yoast:

Site-wide (meta settings)

You just need to follow the below mentioned instructions to have a first go on your WordPress SEO by Yoast.

Also check: 

15 Most Common SEO Mistakes 2015

1.SEO Tab

1. You can access General Settings Page in the plugin by clicking SEO tab. This is the place, where you will have to make validations about your Alexa, Bing and Google Webmaster tools verification meta keys.

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast

2.SEO: Metas and Titles (General)

1. Usage of meta Keywords tags: We have to use meta keywords in pages and posts to direct searchengines to look for our website with the help of targeted keywords.

2. “Noindex” subpages of archives: If you are looking to avoid the indexation of the pages of the archives of posts /page/2/ in the search engines, simply enable this option.

3. Robots like noydir and noodp stops search engines to fetch the description of the pages of DMOZ in search engine.



Also check how to write SEO based articles on BloggingHeat

3. SEO Metas and Titles (Home):

%%sitedesc%% — %%sitename%%

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast


Also check: How to Do SEO of Image Based Website

4. SEO (XML Sitemaps):

Check out the below shown image & apply the XML Sitemap settings. In the end, press the save settings button.

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast


 Also check: 10 Simple Hacks to Increase Your Blog Traffic

After saving the settings, you will find the button of XML Sitemap on the similar page. Find out more in the below shown picture:

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast


After clicking the button, copy down the URL written in the browser & submit it to Yahoo, Google, Bing and on any where you want your website to be shown.

Google Webmaster Tools:

You need to go to (Optimization)-> Sitemaps

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast

5. SEO  (Permalinks):

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast

6. SEO  (Internal Links):

When you will set the internal links, links will point out in the search results by tags, categories, etc.

For instance:

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast

7. SEO  (Import & Export):

You will also find import and export option in WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. Seo settings can easily be imported from the following SEO plugins:

  • WooThemes SEO framework
  • All-in-One SEO
  • HeadSpace2
  • OLD All-in-One SEO

8. SEO (Edit files):

You can easily make changes in htaccess and robot.txt files directly through WordPress dashboard.

Setting Up Guide for WordPress SEO by Yoast


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