How to configure Yoast SEO properly in WordPress?

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configure Yoast SEO properly in WordPress

In this post, you will learn how to configure or set up the Yoast SEO plugin properly for your WordPress blog.

1. Install the Yoast SEO plugin

First, install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin.

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2. Yoast SEO General Features settings

Go to the General Settings, and click on the Features tab –

Yoast SEO General Settings
Features tab of Yoast
  • SEO analysis – ON
  • Readability analysis – ON
  • Cornerstone content – ON
  • Text link counter – OFF
  • XML sitemaps – ON (If you are using other plugins to create a sitemap, you can disable it.)
  • Admin bar menu – OFF
  • Security – ON
  • Usage tracking – OFF
  • REST API – ON
  • Enhanced Slack sharing – ON
Configure Yoast Features settings

Click Save changes.


3. Search Appearance Settings

Go to the Search Appearance.

yoast Search appearance

General

Change the Home page Title and Description.

Configure General search appearance settings

Scroll Down, and in the Knowledge Graph & Schema.org select the site represents > enter the Organization name or select the user > upload your site logo > Save Changes.

knowledge graph of yoast

content Types

Remove the page variable from the SEO title of Post content types.

configure yoast posts content types

Scroll Down, and add the Excerpt variable into the meta description of page content type.

configure yoast pages content types

Taxonomies

Remove the Archives word and page variable from the title of category type of taxonomy, and then add the Excerpt variable into the meta description.

Configure yoast category taxonomies settings

After that, scroll down and set the NO to the Show Tags and Formats in search results?

Configure yoast tags taxonomies settings
post format

Archives

In the Archives section, disable the Author and Date archives, and then click Save Changes.

configure yoast archives settings

4. Social Settings

If you have social media accounts, then go to the social settings and add your social profile URLs and click save changes.

yoast social
yoast add social urls

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