Learn Step by Step to install and setup Yoast SEO Plugin in WordPress – SEO Blog Guide

How to install Yoast SEO Plugin WordPress

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As we know, Yoast SEO Plugin is one of the most wanted Plugins in WordPress. In this plugin, there are many features available, which makes your Website or blog perfect.

Some major features to use Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin-

(i) It Offers to change Meta Title & Description & Focus Keywords for per post

(ii) Social Settings – Where you can pu your Website’s Social Media Profile URL such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.

(iii) XML Sitemap – You can create Sitemap instant through XML Sitemap by using Yoast SEO Plugin.

(iv) Advanced Setting – In Advance settings, you can manage Breadcrumbs, Permalinks & RSS

(v) You can manage Robots.txt file & .htaccess file through file editor provided by Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.

(vi) You can verify your website for Webmaster tools (Like Google, Bing, Yandex) And More Features are available.

Okay, Let’s start without wasting your precious time. Here, I will give you a complete knowledge to install Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin . You need to just follow these guides step by step only.

Step -1

How to install Yoast SEO Plugin ?

To install Yoast SEO Plugin, Login to your WordPress Website or blog.

You will see in left Plugins, just click on it, then click on Add New (Path – Plugins>>Add New) as you can see in below screenshot.

how to install yoast seo plugin wordpress

As you see on above screenshot, write Yoast in search Box, then Click on install Now and activate. Now, You have successfully installed Yoast SEO Plugin. After activated, you will see a new SEO Menu in WordPress Dashboard.

Step – 2

Let’s start to setup you site through Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin.

Firstly, Clicking on SEO Icon and go to the Feature Tab and click enabled on Advanced Settings Pages as you can see in below screenshot (highlighted with yellow color) then click on Save changes.

Yoast feature setup

After doing this, A new submenu will be show under SEO Menu in WordPress Dashboard named Tools.Now, you become able to do this advanced settings include site-wide settings for your titles and meta descriptions, social metadata, sitemaps and much more.

Your Info – Now go to Your Info Tab, where you provide your Website Name, Alternate name, Company Or Person Name & you Name. Then Click on Save Changes.

your info setup

Webmaster Tools – In the Next Tab, you need to go to Webmaster Tools Tab, where you can verify your Webmasters code of Google, Bing & Yandex by paste your code. See the screenshot below. Then Click on Save Changes.

Webamsters code in yoast

Security –  The Next Tab is Security Tab in SEO Menu. The advanced section of the Yoast SEO meta box allows a user to noindex posts or change the canonical. These are things you might not want if you don’t trust your authors, so by default, only administrators can do this. Enabling the advanced box allows all users to change these settings. So you have no need to change it. I recommend that you leave it disabled. See, below screenshot.

Security tab in yoast

Step -3

Titles & Metas-

This is the second Submenu under SEO Menu. Click on “Title & Metas” you will see 6 tabs of General, Homepage, Post Types, Taxonomies, Archives, Other as you can see on below screenshot.

Yoast setup in wordPress

General – Choose the symbol to use as your title separator. This will display, for instance, between your post title and site name. Symbols are shown in the size they’ll appear in the search results.Normally, we use (hyphen symbol) between post title and site name.

Homepage – Now, in the second tab of Homepage we write Homepage Title & Description and Click on Save Changes. See above screenshot. Rest tabs are not so much recommended & useful. So, you need to leave them and go to SEO submenu and click on “Social” section

homepage meta yoast

Step -4

Social Media Profile Settings

Social – In Account Tab you can enter your Social Profile of your website or blog as I have put only 2 Social profiles of Facebook and Twitter. If you have more social profile like linkedIn. YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, MySpace, Instagram then you can also put here all the social profile here. As you can see on below screenshot.

social accounts yoast

After adding all the social Profile URLs, Don’t forget to click on Save Changes. Next step, Go to in Facebook & Twitter Tabs Setting and enabled  them by providing Default images of your website, For Pinterest and Google+ tab, fulfill the required things and click on save changes.

Step -5

XML Sitemap Settings

Now it’s time to set up XML Sitemap for your Website. Through yoast SEO Plugin add XML sitemap in WordPress is very easy. To do setup Go to SEO>>XML Sitemaps and go on enabled and click on Save Changes as you can see on below screenshot.

Then, you need to make sure that your XML Sitemap has enabled. To see just type /sitemap.xml after your website domain. Example: www.seoblogguide.com/sitemap.xml

XML Sitemap settings by yoast

Next is Post Types Tab after General Tab. In this tab Yoast Plugin Provides default settings. Mostly users leave as it is. But, If you want to change then you can. This setting is perfect. See below screenshot.

XML Sitemap setting by Yoast

Next tab is Excluded Posts. With the help of this tab you can remove individual pages, posts from XML Sitemap.

See screenshot below.

Excluded posts settings in yoast plugin

Taxonomies is the last tab in XML Sitemaps Settings. through this tab you can add or remove these (Categories, Tags, Format & Group) from XML Sitemap. If you want to show any of them in Sitemap. Just click on In Sitemap and press on Save Changes.

Taxonomies settings in yoast sitemap

Step – 6

Advanced Settings

Under the Advanced Settings (SEO>>Advanced), we configure Breadcrumbs, Permalinks and RSS.

Breadcrumbs – Breadcrumbs is the easiest way to know your path. It shows a clean path to the page you are on. you can see it in Google Search Result Page. See, Here is an example:

breadcrumbs Path shows in Google Search Results

Mostly users do not changes in this section. If you want to change something then go ahead and click on save changes.

Screenshot is here.

Breadcrumbs Setting by Yoast

Permalink – Don’t get confused with this settings. you can see my permalink settings in below screenshot.

Here is the screenshot of my permalink settings.

Permainks yoast

RSS – This feature is used to automatically add content to your RSS, more specifically, it’s meant to add links back to your blog and your blog posts, so dumb scrapers will automatically add these links too, helping search engines identify you as the original source of the content.

RSS Feed Yoast Settings

Step – 7

Settings of Robots.txt & .htaccess file

Tools –  You will get Tools Setting under the SEO section (SEO>>Tools) . 

tools yoast setting

Bulk Editor – This tool allows you to quickly change titles and descriptions of your posts and pages without having to go into the editor for each page.

File Editor – This tool allows you to quickly change important files for your SEO, like your robots.txt and, if you have one, your .htaccess file.

Caution: Whenever you edit your .htaccess file from File Editor, always keep FTP access as well, because misconfigured .htaccess files may stop your site from functioning.

Import & Export – Import settings from other SEO plugins and export your settings for re-use on (another) blog.

Step – 8

Now, We come to the direct on Redirects Option (SEO>>Redirects) with the help of this option,  you can direct any URL to another URL of your choice.

Redirect through yoast plugin

In the end, I will tell you how to make meta title & Description  for every post? Having Installed Yoast SEO Plugin,  A snippet Preview will be show below on your every post & page.. Where you can create a meta title (60 Characters ) and Description (160 Characters) by using  your targeted Keywords.

By clicking on Edit snippet you can write you own words And in Focus Keyword option you can put your targeted keywords.

See here screenshot.

Yoast Snippet Preview

Hope, This tutorial will help you to create a complete setup through Yoast SEO Plugin correctly. Yet, you have any confusion regarding to this Post. You can tell me through comment.

 

How To Add Google Analytics Code In WordPress Without Plugin and With MonsterInsights Plugin

how to install Google Analytics Code in WordPress.

Do you want to add Google Analytics Code in your WordPress Website? If yes, then read this blog and follow these steps. Before Starting this conversation, you must know about Google Analytics.

Google Analytics tool was launched in 14th November 2005.

Google Analytics provides web analytics services that means you can track your website traffics. In simple words, Google Analytics is the best way to know your audience through your traffic stats. This Tools is totally free provided by Google.

Is Google Analytics Code necessary for Website or blog?

I Say, yes it’s necessary to add Google Analytics code in your website, because you create a website for your business purposes not for entertainment.

Okay, let’s see how to install Google Analytics Code in WordPress Website?

  1. Signup Google Analytics –

To signup Google Analytics go to https://analytics.google.com/

If you have an already existing Gmail Account then no need to signup, just sign in. After Sign in you need to set up your account like Account Name, Website Name, Website URL, Industry Category, Country and time zone as you can see on below image.

learn setup google analytics code

After filling up all the information, click on Get Tracking ID.

google analytics tracking code

Now, you need to copy Tracking Code.

 

2. Add Google Analytics Code in WordPress Site without using any plugin –

Login to WordPress Website then Go to Appearance>>Editor

Now Find header.php and click on it. Paste your tracking code from your Google Analytics profile after the <body> tag.

add tracking code in header

then click on Update File to Save Changes.

OR

You can also put your GA tracking code before closing head section </head> in header.php as you can see on below image

paste analytics before head closing section

then click on Update File to Save Changes.

In this way, you can put Google analytics code without using any plugin.

3. Add Google Analytics Code through MonsterInsights Plugin –

Firstly, you need to install the MonsterInsights Plugin through Plugins Menu and activate it.

After installing MonsterInsights Plugin you will see “Insights” labeled in WordPress Menu.

Go to Insights>>Settings

Then, you need to click on ‘Authenticate with your Google account’ button to connect Google Analytics with your WordPress site.

After fulfill this process your Google Analytics code will be connected.

After some hours, Now you can see you site stats like Top Traffic Resources, Top Posts and Pages, Top Countries. To see simply go to Insights » Reports page to checkout a quick overview of your analytics data.

Conclusion: In this Article I have told you that How to add Google Analytics Code in WordPress Website without using plugin and with MonsterInsights Plugin. Yet, you have any query related to this post, please tell me through commenting in comment Box.

Top 11 Social Bookmarking Sites list 2017 : This Is What Professionals Do

seoblogguide Social Bookmarking SitesSocial Bookmarking is the best way to make strong backlink. Today, I will share top 11 social bookmarking Website lists. Where you can share your blog, website, videos etc. for promotion purposes. Social Bookmarking is the part of SEO. People use these tools to increase their websites’ backlinks.

On my previous Blog, I had shared OnPage SEO Techniques. Once you have done on-page implementation then you can start Social Bookmarking.

As we know very well that Social Bookmarking Sites play an important role in traffic promotion and ranking. you can increase organic traffic by doing quality bookmark.

When you start bookmarking on social bookmarking site. you need to manage your targeted keyword, targeted URL and Description 3 to 4 lines. Make a unique Description including your targeted keyword and then submit in Social Bookmarking Sites.

Benefits Of Social Bookmarking –

(i) Increase Traffic and Ranking Position.

(ii) Through Social Bookmarking, your blog post may go viral.

(iii) I will share top social bookmarking sites to make your link as a quality backlink.

(iv) It helps to improve Domain Authority (DA) and reduces Bounce Rate of your Website or blog.

Below, I have shared The Top 11 most Popular Social Bookmarking Sites with its’ Domain Authority (DA), Page Authority (PA) & Alexa Rank..

Sr. No. Social Bookmarking Site DA PA Alexa Rank
1 http://www.stumbleupon.com 97.85 88.05 1422
2 https://www.reddit.com/ 99.47 94.96 8
3 https://www.plurk.com/portal/ 86.63 1.00 1646
4 https://www.scoop.it/ 89.84 68.91 2738
5 https://www.diigo.com/ 88.20 77.79 7562
6 https://slashdot.org/ 94.71 95.45 5694
7 https://digg.com/ 98.39 95.83 2030
8 https://twitter.com/ 100.00 97.23 13
9 http://www.facebook.com/ 100.00 97.15 3
10 http://plus.google.com/ 100.00 97.15 1
11 http://www.tumblr.com/ 99.52 94.62 54

Conclusion: If you do Bookmarking above given social bookmarking sites. You will see difference yourself after some days. Actually, there are many social Bookmarking site are available on the web but these are most popular sites to do bookmarking. I also use these above sites for Bookmarking for my clients. You should also use these Social Bookmarking sites for making better link building and improve ranking position.

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