Yoast Seo plugin is used to optimize your site and its pages. You will get more traffic, attract more visitors from social media. So, you need to install the SEO plugin and setUp the Yoast SEO plugin to optimize your site. In this blog, you will learn about how to set up the Yoast SEO plugin.
Setup Yoast SEO plugin
1. General Settings to setup Yoast SEO plugin
After installing the SEO plugin, go to general settings, in Dashboard, there is an option called configuration wizard, click on it.
Then a wizard will open, in that select option A, then click on next.
now you need to select your site type, click on next.
Then, you need to select an organization or person, if you are a blogger select a person otherwise select organization, if you select a person you need to enter your name, if you select an organization, you need to provide all the information about your company, then click next.
Then, the Search engine Visibility wizard will open, you need to select YES for both so that your posts and pages will be visible to the users on a search engine, then click on next.
Next, it will ask for multiple authors, Select YES, click on Next.
In Title settings, you need to provide your website name and title separator. By default it is taken, Do not make any changes, then click on next.
In the next step, to improve your Yoast SEO, select No, I don’t want to allow you to track my data, then click on next.
in continuous learning, do not make any changes, click on Next.
Now, you have successfully done it. after that click on close.
2. Features to setup Yoast SEO plugin
Go to Features on Yoast plugin, which includes many features. In front of every feature, there will be a question mark, if you click on the question mark, it will give more information about that feature.
- SEO analysis
- Readability analysis
- Cornerstone content
- Text link counter
- XML sitemaps
- Admin bar menu
- Security: no advanced or schema settings for authors
- REST API: Head endpoint
- Enhanced Slack sharing
Make sure all of these features are enabled except Usage tracking, Click on save changes.
3. Integrations to setup Yoast SEO plugin
Yoast SEO plugin is integrated with third parties. You can enable these features. Click on save changes.
- SEMrush integration
- Ryte integration
4. WebMaster Tools to setup Yoast SEO plugin
In Yoast SEO, click on Webmaster Tools, after that go to Google verification code, here you need to enter the google verification code.
For this, click webmaster tools in the google search engine, click on google search console tools
click on start now.
Then you get two options, Domain and URL prefix, select URL prefix, here you need to enter your website URL, click on next.
Next, you need to click on HTML Tag, copy the URL and paste it in Google verification code in Yoast SEO plugin webmaster tools, and you need to paste the text between the double quotes (“82mW1PEl1RbNc2z76O703k1NnXHoscCpAw58WTsRBUQ”) click on save changes.
After that go to the property, click on the sitemap, here you need to enter your sitemap URL. In order to find sitemap URL, go to features, here you will get an option called XML sitemaps, click on question marks, here you will get a link, “see the XML site map” click this link, your XML site will open.
copy the URL(do not copy the whole URL only copy the site map URL for example:sitemap_index.xml) and paste it in google sitemap and click on next. Your website is indexed in google. To check whether your website is indexed in google or not, In the google search engine type sitemap: your website URL, It will display your website.