Do you want to install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin? then this article is for you.
Yoast SEO plugin is very popular WordPress SEO plugin. It is easy to use and It is offering some features for FREE.
Running a blog and producing content is not sufficient. We have to bring the traffic to the blog posts. Then only there is better monetization for our blog posts.
How do you bring the traffic to the blog posts?
You can bring initial traffic to your blog post with the help of social media posts. But here you have to share your posts regularly.
The best method in the long run is by doing the SEO for our blog posts.
Yoast SEO plugin will help to do the Onpage SEO for our blog posts.
Without any delay, we will go to the install and setup guide of Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.
How to Install WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin?
You can install Yoast SEO plugin in three different ways.
In today article, I will go with easy method.
Login to your WordPress dashboard. Then click on Plugins tab on right side.
It will open next screen with option to add new plugin tab. Just click on add new button.
It will go to the next screen with the option to search for plugin. There you have to search for Yoast SEO plugin.
Just enter Yoast SEO in the search field. It will open like this.
At the top screenshot, you can observe the first plugin is the Yoast SEO plugin.
I already installed it on my blog. That’s why it is not showing the install now button.
If you are new to this plugin, it will show the install now button as you can observe for second plugin in the above screenshot.
Just click on install now button and then click on activate button to activate the Yoast SEO plugin.
Ya, Yoast SEO plugin now successfully installed on your WordPress blog.
How to Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin?
Now you have to setup this plugin for better functionality.
Now you can observe the new tab Yoast SEO at left side menu.
Click on Yoast SEO plugin tab at left side menu.
It will open the screen of Yoast SEO plugin setup.
In this window you have to make sure to check the whether the options are on or off.
You have to put on or off these options as per your requirement.
You have to on these options for your WordPress blog.
Once you completed it, you have to click on the save changes button.
Next you have to configure search apperance options. this is very important.
In these options, you have to select very carefully.
Just click on search appearance tab under Yoast SEO plugin tab.
It will open next screen.
In this you can find the seven tabs General, Content types, Media, Taxonomies, Archives, Breadcrumbs and RSS.
In general tab you have to setup the title separator and then hit the save changes button.
In content types tab, you have to setup the settings for posts and pages.
You have to click yes for show posts in search resutls.
If you want to display date in Google preview you have to click on the show option.
You have to click on the show option for Yoast SEO meta box.
Next you have to give the format for post title and meta description.
Same settings also for pages as posts. If you want to display pages in search results you have to select the yes to show pages in search results tab.
Once you complete these options, you have to hit the save changes button.
Next go to the media tab.
There you have to choose the yes option for redirect attachment URLs to attachment itself. hit the save button.
Next you have to go to the Taxonomies tab. here you have to configure categories, tags and formats.
If you want to display categories in search results there you have to select the yes option. same applies to tags and formats.
Then you have to configure the title and meta description for these and then click save button.
Next click on archives tab.
There you have to select the author archives. Select yes if you want to show the author archives in search results.
Then you have to configure title and metadescription.
Same applies to date archives settings.
Next you have to configure special pages search pages and 404 pages. and then hit save.
Next click on the breadcrumbs tab. Select enabled if you want to enable the breadcrumbs for your blog posts.
After the you have to configure breadcrumb settings.
Click on the RSS tab and configure it.
These are the important settings for better functionality of Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.
If you have any doubts in this install and setup WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin guide, let me know in the comments.
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