[ Wordpress Tutorial ] Best Setting For WP SEO By YOAST

WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast is one of the best of my WordPress plugin for on-page SEO. With a variety of features in it, we can easily set up a website with a maximum search engine optimization. Actually, there is quite a lot of articles that discuss the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast, but I decided to make this article.
In this article, I will discuss how to setup this plugin on a blog, possibly setting the way I described in this article is rather different from the way the settings on other blogs. However, the functions and benefits would be equal to any WordPress blog. Some of the features contained in the WP SEO plugin by Yoast:
  • Availability of the box to set the title of the blog, article title, and description that can be set with ease.
  • Previews snippet from Google Search.
  • Configuration meta robots: noodp meta tags, meta tags noydir, set noindex or nofollow a page.
  • Configuring header / footer RSS.
  • Organize each page breadcrumbs posts
  • And much more.

So this is a very complete plugin to help SEO on your website page. I think the WP SEO plugin by Yoast still much better than the similar plugin like All In One SEO Pack. Ok, here is the best setting for WP SEO Plugin by YOAST.

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Installing WP SEO Plugin by Yoast

The first step is to install this plugin from your WordPress dashboard. It's easy, after logging into the admin WP, click plugins then click add new. In the search field, you can type in keywords "WP SEO by Yoast" and click search plugins.
Then you'll see a lot of wordpress plugins and WordPress SEO by Yoast, click install now. Or you can upload the zip file Premium version of SEO by YOAST (you can download it first from our site). Once installed, the next step is to activate the plugin. Here's how this plugin on my dashboard.

 Setting the WP SEO Plugin by Yoast

As I mentioned earlier, there are many people who use this plugin and probably there are some among them who have different ways of setting up this plugin.

1. Data Transfer

If you have been using similar plugins, for example plugin All In One SEO Pack, WooThemes SEO Framework, and others, then it is advisable to import the data that were previously made on the plugins. You can use other plugins to import data easily, ie the plugin SEO Data Transporter. But if you are still new blog you do not need to do this.

2. General Settings

The next step is to make the setting of the dashboard WP SEO plugin by Yoast by clicking on the plugin icon on the left side of your WP admin. There you will see a screen like the following picture:

There we will see some settings such as Tracking, Security, and Webmaster Tools. In the checklist column tracking me leave it blank because I do not want the creator of the plugin to track the data from my WordPress. While on the Securitu me tick, this is very important when you've got some Author website so that they can not arbitrarily make arrangements that do not want.
In webmaster part we can add Webmaster code from some services such as, Google webmaster tools, Bing webmaster tools, and more. This facility is actually very easy for the owner of the blog to enter a code webmaster tools into their website, but I did not use this facility because I used to do it manually. I leave this column blank. Make friends who have not been accustomed to insert the code webmater tools to blog, I suggest to use this facility. After completing the setting here, do not forget to click Save Changes.

3. Setting Titles & Metas

Titles & Metas page we will see some parts that we can set, such as General, Home, Post Types, Taxonomies, and Other. I just set up the two parts of the course, namely General and Home. While at the Post Types and others I let it default.
3.1. General
Here we can set the Title Settings, Sitewide meta settings, and Clean up the head. Adjust the settings with the one you want. For my website I made setting General as in the image below. Once finished, do not forget to click Save Changes

3.2. Home

In this section we can set the Title (title) to the website, the website Meta description, and Meta Keywords. It should be noted that Google and other search engines limit the number of characters Title and Description of a website in their search pages, you must enter the Title and Description short, solid, and clear. Do not forget to include the main keyword or keywords for your website in the Meta Keywords. After completing the data on your website, do not forget to click Save Changes.

 4. Social Media Settings

On this page we can add our own social media accounts, like Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, and Google+ Page. It's not difficult to make arrangements in this page, we only need to add our social media accounts into it, and then click Save Changes.

5. Set XML sitemaps

On this page we can manage XML sitemaps for website we will optimize the robot to be easily read by Google and other search engines. I did not use this facility to my website because I prefer the other plugins to create sitemaps, the plugin Google XML sitemaps. But you also can use the XML sitemaps from WP SEO plugin by Yoast.

6. Permalinks Settings

Here we can set the permalinks for websites that we wake up to make it more SEO friendly. Although I think this facility is very nice, but I prefer to set my website permalinks manually, setting permalinks on WordPress dashboard.

7. Internal Links

It is one of the best feature that I liked from the WP SEO plugin by Yoast. We can put breadcrumbs to our website very easily. Simply do a little setting of internal page links. You also need to enter a code which is provided into your theme. I put it into single.php, just above the tag Content.

8. RSS

On this page we can set up RSS to a website that we created. We can add a link or even a few words, both above and below the content, and it will be read by the subscriber. It is advisable to add a link at the beginning or at the end of the content, is to anticipate if someone (scrapers) take your website to the auto feed blog, so you will not lose credit as the original content owners. Do not forget to click Save Changes.

9. Import & Export

Look at the point number 1 above, if you have previously used other SEO plugins, such as All In One SEO Pack and want to replace it with WP SEO by Yoast then you can import the data directly via this page, of course, after performing the steps in point 1 above. This facility is very easy for us because it does not need to set Meta tags again from scratch, using the setting of our previous stay at another plugin.

10. Bulk and Bulk Editor Title Description Editor

From these two pages we can edit the title of each post and also his description without having to go to the editor each post articles. I'm never use this facility.

11. Edit Files

We can edit the robots.txt file to our website from this page. In addition, we can also edit files .htacces our website from here, but to edit the file .htacces, you must make sure that your file is writable.

12. Extensions

Well, this is the last page for the plugin WP SEO by Yoast. Here we can get the additional facilities of the creator of the plugin, such as Premium WP SEO, Video SEO, Local SEO and Video training for SEO. But to get these facilities we have to spend money to buy licenses its products. Calm down, I'll post the free version of this feature, just keep reading my posts.

That's my best setting for Wordpress SEO by Yoast, If you have something to ask please use the comment form. See you on the next post guys !


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