The Yoast SEO, WordPress SEO plugin, is a good way to evaluate the elements of the internal SEO, but that does not mean that it’s finished after installation! This plugin looks at issues that are important for search engines and offers suggestions to them for improvement. The very good feature of Yoast SEO is that it examines the content of the website at the same time, and at the end of each article that you are writing it provides a section for improvement that responds to content modifications and is completely dynamic.
WordPress SEO with Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is one of the biggest plugins out there in the WordPress domain of improvements, which started its activity in 2008 and has been updating and upgrading since then. Yoast has more than 5 million active installations with a score of 4.9 out of 5 have given.
Features of Yoast SEO
- Site Manager Site Map
- Continuous updates
- Powerful functions
- Strong support
- Contains tips for search engines for content tracking
- Control URLs to prevent duplicate content
- Ability to control meta tags
- And more…
Install and launch the plugin
To get started, download Yoast SEO from the bottom of the article and refer to the WordPress admin panel in the Plugins menu and then install and activate the plugin. After activating a new menu under the title SEO will be visible in your WordPress admin panel.
Note: After activating the plugin, the Quick Access option will be added to the admin time. To easily configure the plugin, you can start adjusting the step-by-step configuration section. The new version of this plugin is divided into sections and its configuration is much simpler.
The WordPress SEO menu consists of six sub-menus as follows.
– General: Includes general settings and notifications.
– Search Appearance: Includes settings for how content is displayed.
– Search Console: Part to enter a Google verification code.
– Social: A part of the control and management of social networks.
– Tools: Includes tools for importing and outsourcing WordPress SEO information and main file settings.
– Premium: You can use this section to view premium features and upgrades.
In General Section:
We have three tabs under the General section:
- Webmaster Tools
In the Dashboard section we can see:
In this section, you will be able to see any updates or problems that may be causing your SEO some problems.
In the Features section we can see:
By going to the features section, you can enable inactive or deactivated mode for things that affect your SEO majorly. This section enables activation of readability analysis, XML sitemaps, admin bar and more. Depending on your needs, enable the desired sections. By default, all items are in active mode.
In the Webmaster Tools section we can see:
The Webmaster Tools section contains four fields that you can enter in the verification codes for Baidu, Bing, Google, and Yandex in these fields. To get each code you can click on the link under each field.
In Search Appearance Section:
By clicking on the search appearance menu, you will be redirected to a page with much more options that you need to explore. This section contains some pretty important settings that should be configured. We first review the General tab. The general tab is for configuring the general settings of the plugin, such as what is displayed to visitors when it is searched. Be sure to configure these settings because they are very important.
In Search Console Section:
After the settings, it’s time to make connections. To do this, go to the search console tab to start the connection. Setting this section will let you have more access with monitoring your website. To start just, click the Get Google Acknowledgment code button.
In Social Section:
This page is for the address of all social networks. You can enter your social account address to communicate with WordPress. This section has a significant impact on your WordPress SEO.
In Tools Section:
The tools section consists of two main parts as follows.
Import and Export: With this section, you can enter the settings that you have implemented in other SEO add-ons like HeadSpace2, All-in-One SEO, etc., or you can outsource your current settings and implement it on another website.
Bulk Editor: In this section, you will see a list of all your tabs and entries that display the current title in front of each one and you can change it in order to expedite the process of changing the titles.
After all these installations, you can start writing your articles and under each article, Yoast will tell you what to do and what not to do to increase your WordPress SEO.