After setting up WordPress everyone eager to publish their first post. Without knowledge of SEO your page is nothing. Without SEO it is not possible to get satisfactory traffic (audience) to your blog also its become impossible to rank your page on Search Engine Results Page (SERP).
Also Read : How to install wordpress.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website that means we can increase the quantity and quality traffic to our website through organic search engines results like Google, Bing etc.
Yoast SEO is the plugin, which has over 1million active users. It is most popular and widely using plugin for WordPress. Because of its user friendly features and by this powerful tool we can make our website as search engine friendly as possible. There are many SEO plugin available such as ALL-IN-ONE SEO etc.
Each and every feature is available in this plugin that can help us to write SEO friendly post with Yoast plugin dashboard which can help to improve post.
If you are don’t know about SEO and want your website will appear on Search Engine Results Page then you should go for Yoast SEO without a second thought. Answer is below for your all what, where, how to, etc questions. Just go through it..
Install Yoast SEO :
Login into your WordPress dashboard and go to plugin section and click on Add New. In search box search for YOAST SEO and install and activate it.
Setting Up Yoast SEO:
Go to WordPress dashboard at bottom of side bar SEO toggle is appeared after activating it. Just click on that Yoast SEO dashboard will appear.
Also Read :Basic setting of wordpress
In general click on the link open the configuration wizard. Where you can connect your website to Google Search Console/Webmaster Tool.
In wizard upto 7 steps all are general setting you can manage them. In step 8 where can connect your connect site to Google Search Console by following these steps:
- To connect site to Google Search Console first you have to authenticate the site to Search console by inserting generated authenticate code in given box. Then login to Google Search console and add new property.
- Verify your site to Search Console by copying the HTML tag and pasting it into your website header (header.php) or you can paste it in yoast seo webmaster tools and click on verify. You can also verify your site by different verification methods.
- After successful verification go to Google Search Console and select the crawl section and click on Fetch as Google. and add FETCH AND RENDER.
- Now its time to add site map. Go to WordPress dashboard and click on SEO general settings and then go features in that see your sites XML sitemap. Copy that page’s URL (for EX. sitemap_index.xml)
Then go to search console and select site map and click on ADD/TEST SITEMAP and paste the URL.
This is how you can index your site by Search engines. In yoast SEO you can verify your site with other search engines like Bing, Baidu, Yandex etc. and index your site by Search engines.
Yoast SEO not only help you to index the site but also it help to write SEO friendly posts in wordpress. And make your post 1st on Search Engine Results Page.
Now its time to write SEO friendly post with Yoast instructions..
Also Read : How to write SEO friendly Post.