The most downloaded and best SEO plugin for WordPress. Today, I am going to help you “How to setup Yoast SEO on WordPress” for your website/blog posts.
If you don’t have Yoast, then go to plugins and install/activate it.
How to setup Yoast SEO on WordPress
On dashboard, Yoast will tell you about serious SEO problems and notifications.
To check whether your content is SEO friendly or not.
Gives your content a score by 100 in percentage, also named as flesh easy score.
Enable for your best blogs. (Long and descriptive blogs)
Text link counter
Counts your total internal and external links on your blog posts.
With the help of XML Sitemap, google can find and crawl all pages of your website.
Ryte will check your site weekly that it is still indexable or not.
Admin Bar Menu
If Enable, Yoast will display in your admin page menu bar.
Security : No advanced settings for your authors
ON – Only admin can delete posts and change settings.
OFF – All users will change the settings.
Web Master Tools
Look, there are 4 options. But most people will use Google and Bing. So, i verify only that 2. But if you want all of them, then it’s your choice. There is no problem with that.
Google verification process :
First, Click on google search console.
Then login with your google account.
Choose one of the verification method.
I recommend HTML tag, the easiest one.
Copy the code and paste it in the head section. (you will find your head section in your theme settings)
Then, copy the code and paste into the google verification code section.
2. Search Appearance
Choose your title separator and fill up your personal information.
Enable or Disable according to your needs or if you can’t understand then just copy my settings.
Set to yes (Recommended).
Fill up with yourself or copy the same.
Disable this and save.
Leave as it is and save changes.
3. Search Console
Google has discontinued its Crawl Errors API. Therefore, any possible crawl errors you might have cannot be displayed here anymore.
Don’t worry friends, that was not an error but a message saying that previously you can see your crawl errors on Yoast itself but from now you have to visit Google search console to see your crawl errors.
From now on, Yoast will not provide the data.
To view your current crawl errors, visit Google Search Console.
Authenticate with Google(It takes only 5 mins). Yoast will give you a code, copy and paste the code for authentication.
Enable all if you want your visitors to follow you on social media platforms.
Import and Export
Use this tool to import and export settings from one SEO plugin to another.
With the help of this tool you can make changes to your titles and descriptions without going into the editor for each page.
Price – $78.68 (Including 1 year free update and support)
Risk free 30 days money back guarantee without any questions asked.
Here, Yoast will provide some free courses (Video tutorials), which is good for learning some quick tips.
How to use Yoast on your blog post ?
Open one of your blog post.
Set your focus keyword.
Fill up meta description.
Check and resolve your problems one by one.
Go to the readability section and find if there is any problem in the blog post. Then resolve.
Social Accounts Section.
Leave as it is or change according to your needs.
You will see green dots after resolving errors. Thats called perfect SEO friendly blog posts.
And FYI, SEO friendly blogs will rank better than normal blogs. So do a little work on your posts before or after publishing.
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