Published on July 24, 2017 by WPBeginner

Are you looking to set up the SEO by Yoast plugin? We at WPBeginner have helped many beginners get started with their websites and SEO by Yoast is a great way for beginners to get a handle on their site’s search engine optimization. In this video we will show you how to set up SEO by Yoast.

Text version of this tutorial:
www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-install-and-setup-wordpress-seo-plugin-by-yoast/

For this tutorial we will be using the Yoast SEO plugin found here:

Yoast SEO

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Summary of this tutorial:

For the settings we show in this article you will want to go under SEO, Dashboard, Features, and enable the advanced settings pages.

With this and all settings you change you will want to ensure you save your changes to ensure the changes you make are kept.

For further details of all of the steps in the tutorial, feel free to take a look at our written version of this video.

The steps we cover in this video are:

– Activating advanced settings pages
– Setting the personal/company information for your site
– Where you can add webmaster verification
– How to display your site’s permalinks
– Connecting your site to social media platforms
– Creating an XML sitemap for your site to be read by search engines
– Excluding pages and posts from your xml
– Setting up breadcrumbs
– Yoast advanced settings
– Settings for pages and posts

We hope this tutorial helps you get a handle on your SEO.

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13 Comments on "How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast"

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DEEPAK SINGH
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DEEPAK SINGH
5 days 23 hours ago

Dear Team,I'am having wordpress self hosted site,(Bluehost). I want to do Amazon affiliating. But the thing is, i am not able to use "image and text links". kindly let me know, is any any plugin or any other trick i have to follow to fix this problem.Thanks,Deepak singh

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3 days 13 hours ago

If it is just your images you may want to take a look at: www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-image-upload-issue-in-wordpress/

DEEPAK SINGH
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DEEPAK SINGH
4 days 4 hours ago

It is simply Blank. Neither link is being shown nor that image. But text only and image only, links are working fine.

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5 days 12 hours ago

What error are you having that says you can't use image and text links?

MamaThe Brave
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MamaThe Brave
18 days 8 hours ago

hi, my xml sitemaps doesn't pull up like yours and I don't know if that's ok or not

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17 days 17 hours ago

It would depend on your site, if Google can read your xml it should be fine

Ocean Fact
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Ocean Fact
18 days 23 hours ago

So I have configure YOast on my website (www.oceanfact.com) and I am working on the metadata. Most are green now. Do I need to do anything else for the website to be indexed in search engine? Or is it the only thing to do in terms of SEO?PS: Thanks for this amazing blog and all your nice topics. 🙂 They helped me a lot in starting my WordPress website.

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18 days 16 hours ago

For getting indexed you may want to submit a sitemap: www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/what-is-a-wordpress-sitemap-how-to-create-a-sitemap-in-wordpress/ but otherwise it is a tool for improving SEO

DEEPAK SINGH
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DEEPAK SINGH
20 days 22 hours ago

hi dear,i migrated my wordpress.com site to worpress.org. i have got all the things from com to org. but i don;t now how to set up URL or my old website. and also my visitor or readers. please help..

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19 days 13 hours ago

If you want to force redirect your old site's visitors to the new location you would want to take a look at: en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

ashwini arjunkar
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ashwini arjunkar
24 days 21 hours ago

I didn't understand the Titles & Metas part. You showed the separate bar for that. How?

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24 days 14 hours ago

If I'm understanding your confusion correctly you would want to be sure the advanced options are active in your Yoast SEO

Naresh Choudhary
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Naresh Choudhary
26 days 17 hours ago

You speak so good

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