Yoast SEO plug-in is one of the best SEO solutions for WordPress websites and will dramatically improve the SEO performance of your Website.

Environment setup:

  • We recommend that you use Google Chrome browser to navigate the web,
  • Administrator Access to your WordPress Blog.

Log In to your WordPress Admin Panel

  • First, go to your WordPress Admin panel (yourwebsitedomain/wp-admin).
  • If you are not logged in automatically, simply log-in as an Administrator:

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Installing the “Yoast” Plugin

  • In the menu on the left side, please select “Plugins”.
  • Then click on “Add New”.
  • In the upper right corner, you should see a search bar. Type “Yoast”.
  • In search results, you will find “Yoast SEO” by Team Yoast.
  • Click on “Install Now”.
  • Wait for the plugin to install.
  • After that click on “Activate”.

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Basic Yoast Configuration

  • Now you should see that a new “SEO” category appeared on the left side menu. 
  • Click on it.
  • Now click on the “Features” tab.
  • Make sure all positions are turned “On”.
  • Then click on “Save changes” at the bottom of the page.
  • Now click on “Search Appearance” under the “SEO” category on the left side menu.
  • Choose the “General” tab.
  • Enter your organization or brand name.
  • We recommend that you also add the “Organization logo”. Just click on “Upload Image”.
  • Then click on “Select Files” to select the official logo of your company on your computer.
  • After you upload your picture click on “Use Image”.
  • And then click on “Save changes”.
  • Now click on the “Content Types” tab.
  • Press on “Pages” so more settings will appear.
  • Now make sure all options here (1,2,3) are set exactly like on the screenshot below.
  • Then click on “Save changes”.

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Adding Social Media URL

  • Now click on “Social” under the “SEO” category on the left side menu.
  • Here you type the URLs of the official social media profiles account of your organization.
  • Click on “Save changes”.

That’s all for now, you just installed one the best SEO Plugin for your WordPress website. Building a strong foundation for the future SEO efforts of your website so you can soon get more organic visitors to your website.