|How to set up the Latest WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast|
WordPress SEO by Yoast is a very powerful plugin to make it easier for WordPress users who want to optimize the WordPress site to be friendly with the search engines. However, setting up this plugin may be difficult for some new people and bloggers or anyone who still lacks basic SEO skills. If the setting is not correct, then the result is not maximal.
Before you read the configuration section, you should first know some of the SEO features offered by this plugin:
Site verification in Google, Bing, and Yandex
Meta title settings
Hide RSD, WLW,
Meta Control for Taxonomy and author pages
Supports Facebook Open Graph
Can create a sitemap
Advanced control permalink
Footer settings RSS feed plugin
Import settings from other SEO plugins.
Hide Date in Search engine results
Add Google author for a single author
Yoast Settings: Submit To Search Engines
The first step to get started with this plugin is to submit your site to Google, Bing, and Yandex. After installing the plugin and getting the verification code, click on SEO menu »General» Webmaster Tools.
|Search engine settings |
This is one of the most important parts of this plugin, and I will describe it mostly with screenshots and brief explanations.
Click on the Homepage tab and configure settings for your site title and meta description. Here is an example screenshot to fill it:
Title Template: The title of the home you want to display in Google search.
Meta Description: Your site's meta description to display in search engines.
Post Type SEO Settings
This is where you will configure SEO for all types of your posts. By
Taxonomies & Archives
In Categories and Tags I choose as
Here you can set indexing for authors and date-based archives. Also, you can disable or enable the date and author of the archive. I suggest you choose "
This is the last setting in the Title and Metas settings. You can choose "
|WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast|