Yoast SEO is a best WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast. When we talk about SEO Plugin, three names come to our mind that is SEOPressor, Yoast SEO, and Premium SEO Pack. Other Plugin does not need to setup because other WordPress SEOPlugin does not have advance SEO feature. Wrong Setting of This Plugin gets the negative impact on your blog. So I understand Yoast SEO completely and configure the best Yoast SEO setting.
Yoast SEO Dashboard
In the newer version of Yoast SEO, you can see all notification and SEO Problem directly to your WordPress dashboard. You don’t need to do anything do in this section.
General (Configuration Wizard)
In the newer version, you will find a configuration wizard. You can setup configuration wizard according to your blog. You can setup configuration wizard very wisely.
General (Restore Default Setting)
If you have done any mistake while setting up Yoast SEO or you want to reconfigure the plugin, you can simply click on Restore Default Setting and re-setup the plugin.
Yoast WordPress SEO comes with many features such as site-wide setting for title and meta, on page integration check and admin bar menu. You can enable or disable these features according to you requiring. I recommended you to enable these feature.
In this section, you can provide your info for Google and another search engine. You can also choose, you are a company or person. after that write the company or your name.
Webmaster Tool Verification
This is the easiest way to verify your site in Google and other search engine console. You can obtain the HTML tag from related search engine console and enter it here.
This is advance part of Yoast SEO meta setting. If you trust your author, you can enable security setting to change setting WordPress SEO By Yoast for a guest contributor. If you have disabled security setting, only administrative have full permission to change the setting.
Title and Meta (General)
You can click on title and Meta under SEO Section in WordPress dashboard.
- Force Rewrite Titles: – Yoast SEO has a feature to force rewrite title. You can enable this feature to write a better title. But sometimes it creates problem, so I disable this feature
- Readability analysis: – readability are considered as the search engine ranking factor, this feature give readability improve suggestion. So you can enable this feature to make better readability score.
- Keyword Analysis: These features give all the suggestion for on page SEO, so you can enable these features to get better on page SEO score.
You will find two options in this section that is title template and meta description template. You can describe your site in three or four line and write in meta description box. Here is my screenshot.
This setting works on our post type. So you can setup correctly this section. Here is my setting.
The duplicate content issue very common in WordPress because of wrong SEO setting. With this section, you can easily get rid of the duplicate content issue. You can see my setting as shown in image below
You will find many options in this section related to author such as author archives, date based archive. Wrong Archive setting gets a duplicate content issue. So you can just tick same as shown in the image below.
You can configure site-wide Meta setting for your WordPress blog. You can disable subpage of archives. You can enable or disable other two features according to your blog. I disable it for my blog because I don’t need it.
In account section, you can write your social profile detail in this section. This is necessary for social SEO.
- FaceBook Setting: – You can enable facebook open graph setting to maximize the social SEO and get better appearance when sharing on facebook.
- Twitter: – You can enable twitter metadata and choose twitter summary with a large image. After applied these setting, you get a better look when sharing anyone your blog post on twitter.
- Pinterest: Pinterest metadata just like facebook open graph metadata. So you don’t need to do anything. You just obtain Pinterest configuration code and write it here to enable Pinterest open graph metadata.
- Google + Setting: If you have Google Plus Page for your brand and business, find the URL and write it here. You can also link your website to Google Plus Page.
XML Sitemap is used to better indexing. So you can generate the sitemap in this section and submit to Google search console.
Breadcrumb are used for better navigation and it also improves your blog user experience. It is important but not super important. If you want to use this feature to your site, you can enable it.
This Section is great for modifying permalink setting and improves your site SEO Health. ?replytocom permalink issue is very hard to remove in WordPress. But With WordPress SEO By Yoast, you can easily solve this issue. You can configure permalink setting as shown in the image below.
RSS is a feed subscription service by Google Feed burner. You can use this feature to link back to your blog article from RSS Section.
Tools – Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO comes with very powerful tools. These tools are very important for everyone (especially blogger).
- Bulk Editor: – With Bulk editor, you can easily modify your blog post title, description and some other thing without going to post.
- File Editor: – With this section, you can easily create or modify robot.TXT and .htaccess without FTP.
- Import and Export: You can import or Export your SEO setting from other SEO Plugin to Yoast SEO.
In the last, Yoast SEO is the best WordPress SEO Plugin. But the wrong setting of this plugin gets the negative impact on your blog SEO. So you can set up Yoast SEO properly to get the maximum benefit of Yoast SEO. If you have confused any setting of Yoast SEO, you can ask us in the comment section.
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