WordPress is an open and third-party better solution for website owners and blogger to create own website for share skills and share his beneficial ideas with his users. You already familiar with WordPress and his simple features. As we always stress on Seo Factors for finest website to increase his viewership/impressions on search engines (Google,Yahoo,Bing,MSN etc). Inside WordPress couples of plugins are used for better Seo and some are recommended by Seo Experts. In which, One of the recommended is WordPress Seo by Yoast.
WordPress SEO By Yoast Installation & Configuration:
WordPress Seo By Yoast plugin have outstanding features such as Meta-Tags, Robots, Sitemap, and further more. Just follow following steps to install this plugin. Login to your WordPress Dashboard then Go to Plugin >> Add New.
After do that plugin search box appear on your screen. Write >> WordPress Seo by Yoast inside of this search box and press Enter.
We already installed in our PC that’s why you can see in the above screenshot Installed.But you will see the Install button then >> Press install then >> Activate plugin. Now WordPress Seo by Yoast has installed in your hosting server/WordPress.You can see clearly in your left sidebar option with yellow screw icon name is SEO.
In above figure, Now you can see properly all these option in your SEO Plugin. We will discuss on all of these options step by step. WordPress Seo by Yoast plugin contains numerous options, First we take Dashboard of Yoast.
As you can see in the above image that, Yoast dashboard consist of several and most important options for verify ownership of own website through meta lines. You will take these meta info from these website Google, Bing, Alexa, Pinterest, Yandex. For Google you will Goto Google Webmaster and add your website in return they will provide you meta lines to put on your website then put this meta here. Read How to submit website to Google. Same procedure applies for Alexa, Bing, Yandex and verify your website ownership. As my own experience suggest you, Use html file to verify your website ownership Because in future if you remove WordPress Seo By Yoast plugin or migrate on another plugin then these meta will be removed instantly when you remove this plugin from your WordPress. So always plan your future before take next decision. Don’t disturb other option on this page instead of these above.
Titles & Metas:
Title and Meta option needs complete attention to configure it. Firstly we need to know that,this page have numerous option for Seo. Checkout the below image to configure the this page.
In above image, Follow these above Red highlighted box and same as configure in your Seo plugin. Now discuss, What these options do. Don’t suggest you to check Force rewrite option because it makes your title irrelevant. Slightly below, WordPress Seo By Yoast team add new features in 2014. Title separator, that will help to make your title efficient. You can use default select title separator (-). Site Wide meta setting is a critical or most important task for website Seo. Check Nonindex Subpages of archives. Check meta-keywords, I already know that Google ignore meta-keywords tag but other search engines allows meta-keywords that’s why recommend you to enable this option. Check noodp and noydir robots tags, Read what is noodp and noydir in Seo. Under Clean up the head , Check all option to clean your header. After do all changes press save changes.
Titles & Meta >> Home:
In Home Section, You need to add your homepage meta information such as Meta-Title, Meta-Description, Meta-Keyword (Keyword box will appear if you enable). Meta-title should be in 60 characters. Meta-description should be in 150 characters.
Titles & Meta >> Post type:
These are enhancement option that allows you to do changes more. Check Out the below image to understand the concept.
Above image shows that, Some variables like (%%Category%%) are used here to design the category format. You can see or take these variables from above corner option on that page ََََname is >> Help.
Choose appropriate variable and put in category or tags boxes. These variables will help you to get quick access on it. You can use robots tags to noindex page or add nofollow or dofollow for these pages.
This option will help you to connect with your social platforms like fan page or company page. Your social profiles Google plus, Facebook fan page, twitter profile, LinkedIn profile or brand page etc. You may utilize this option, Just put you usernames or passwords and URL etc.
XML Sitemap is most essential task for any website owner to develop this one. But in WordPress Seo By Yoast Seo plugin, No need to write manually xml sitemap only few steps make your entire sitemap and for future post and category automatically update in your xml sitemap without any hard struggle. Just follow steps of below image and configure it same as in your plugin.
Above image clearly showing all procedures and showing that, which option are enabled through Check and disabled through Check. You can use image recommended setting to configure your Seo plugin.
Permalinks are other essential part of Seo so, that is our responsibility to configure it during setup Yoast plugin. Configuration is quite simple. Follow the below image.
As you seen the above image, We highlighted areas of enable or disable options. This process will help you in Seo specially Remove replytocom variables should be mark same as in above image.
Internal linking also part of Seo and part of WordPress Seo By Yoast plugin. Breadcrumbs has a worth in search engines and display web pages snippets with attractive view.
You can see clearly, these symbol > are used for breadcrumbs and then choose homepage anchor text then prefix and slightly ahead breadcrumbs 404 Not found page. In front of you on internal linking page first you need yo enable breadcrumbs then apply other setting see below image.
Import & Export:
Import and export are useful tool in Yoast Seo plugin that help us to export our all SEO settings and import in other website same setting easily. In simple words you can say that, With this import and export you are able to migrate your settings to another website Yoast plugin. After import the file all saved setting applies on new site instantly.
Must use this plugin to optimize your site and make your site Seo friendly. Seo friendly websites always found on Search engines top pages due to his lot of efforts. WordPress Seo by Yoast have multiple tools as we briefly explain above. If you have another query regarding this plugin then comment below for resolving. Because your feedback is respectful for us. Subscribe our newsletter for daily updating about Seo, Development and more articles. Hopefully, you will found your answer if not then discuss below. 😉