Yoast SEO will help your posts rank high in search engines by optimizing your site. Even if you have great content on your website, it’s pointless if it’s left in the darkness of the internet. Imagine your site on page 100 in the search engines? No one going to see it. How many people do you know that will search something on Google, and reach page 10+, not many I guess, and neither would you I don’t think, I know I wouldn’t.
How To Rank High In Search Engines With Yoast SEO
Using the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress, will allow you to properly optimise your website to maximise your chances of getting closer to page 1 on any search engine. That’s the goal right, Page 1? Imagine the traffic you will receive, and not a single penny spent on advertising.
Rank High In Search Engines By Optimizing
Step 1. Log into your WordPress site and head straight to ”Plugins –> Add New”, and now search for Yoast SEO, select install and activate.
Step 2. In your dashboard, go to Yoast SEO, which is usually located at the bottom, and in the connections box, select ”Connect with Google Search Console here”. Doing this will help us know if there are any crawl errors on your site.
Step 3. Yoast SEO will now ask you to get your Google Authorisation Code and Authenticate it.
After clicking authenticate, double check it’s the right profile and click ”Save Profile”. If not you can always Re-authenticate it with Google.
You should see a confirmation that your settings have been saved.
Step 4. Let’s follow the basic configuration for Yoast SEO by selecting ”plugin” in the image below.
Configure Yoast SEO To Rank Higher In Search Engines
The page will welcome you to the Yoast SEO Configuration Wizard, and ask if you would like to sign up to their newsletter regarding Yoast SEO. If you’re new to Yoast SEO or just Search Engine Optimisation, I recommended signing up as you will be sent hints and tips on how to get the most out of Yoast SEO. Click ”Next” to continue.
Select the environment that your site is running, usually ”Production” and hit ”Next”,
Now select what type of site your WordPress website is, and click ”Next” to move on.
Is your WordPress site a Company or Person? Select the right one and hit ”Next”.
Yoast SEO Wizard will now ask you to add your social profiles, adding as many as you can will be more beneficial in the future as it always not only you, but your visitors to easily share the content on their favourite social site. Hit ”Next” to continue.
Here, you want to select which of the following public post types you want Google to see in its results. Click ”Next” to finish.
Does your site have multiple authors?
As we did this step first, we can select ”Next” to move on.
Title Settings – This is how Google will show your websites name in its search results, I would say the simpler the better. Select ”Next” to continue.
Success! You have now installed and set up the basics for Yoast SEO on your WordPress site.
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