Yoast SEO [2018] Setup & Installation, Step-by-Step – WordPress SEO Complete Walkthrough



Yoast SEO [2018] Setup & Installation, Step-by-Step – WordPress SEO Complete Walkthrough https://youtu.be/IDGetWWt4eY

Yoast SEO in the repo: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

It’s finally here. The official 2018 update video for Yoast SEO. It’ll walk you through the setup if you have never installed it. And after that you’ll see the new on-page SEO checklist in action which will help maximize your on-page SEO.

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This tutorial is broken into two parts. First we’ll install and configure the Yoast SEO plugin using the on-boarding wizard. Then we’ll optimize a blog post using the new 2018 on-page SEO optimization checkilst.

SEO Yoast has had many names over the years, but it has almost always been the ‘go-to’ plugin for WordPress SEO. There is a free version and a premium version as well as some nice add-ons like video SEO.

Some of the great features of the free version have been moved into the paid version, but the free version is still powerful.

But, first we need to install the plugin.

To install this plugin please log into your WordPress dashboard, hover over Plugins and then click on Add New.

On the next page type “SEO Yoast” into the search bar. The plugin we want should be the first one in the top left.

Click on the Install Now button and then click Activate after it’s installed.

A new menu item called SEO has been added to the bottom of the left-hand menu in your WordPress admin. There’s also a new link in the admin header bar called SEO.

If it’s your first time installing the plugin you’ll be taken right to the on-boarding wizard where you set some common settings.

These are:

1. Welcome Page

You can decided to work through the on-boarding yourself or pay SEO Yoast to do it for you. Since your watching this tutorial you probably don’t need to pay for it. When you’re done here click on Next.

2. Your Environment

Here you specify if your site is under construction or already active.

Choose under construction if you want to keep the site out of the index of search engines. Don’t forget to activate it once you’re ready to publish your site. The options are:

Option A: My site is live and ready to be indexed
Option B: My site is under construction and should not be indexed

Click next when you’ve chosen the appropriate one.

3. Your Site Type

Next you choose the site type, also self-explanatory:

– blog
– online shop (ecommerce)
– news channel
– small offline business
– corporation
– portfolio
– Something else

Click next when you’ve chosen the appropriate one.

4. Company or Person

Next, you choose whether the site is for a company or an individual. When you choose company you are given a name field to fill out and you can choose a logo image.

This information is important for Google indexing.

Click next when you’ve chosen the appropriate one.

5. Social Profiles

In this step you can add URLs to all the social profiles that you or your business has. Click next when you’re done.

6. Search Engine Visibility

This is where we choose which types of content on the site should be hidden from Google. If you want your content to rank then you’ll want to have as much content visible as a possible.

The exceptions are “Media”. I would also hide that category. And some of the custom post types on your site may also need to be hidden if they don’t add any value for your visitors.

Click next when you’re done.

7. Multiple Authors

Here you simply say whether your site will have multiple authors or not.

Click next when you’ve choosen.

8. Google Search Console

Here you authenticate your site with GSC, which you should always do so Google can tell you about any issues they find.

Click next when you’re done.

9. Title Settings

This is where you set the format of your titles.

Click next when you’re done.

10. Newsletter

SEO Yoast offers you a chance to subscribe to their newsletter at this stage. If you don’t want to then simply click on Next.

11. Upsell Page

Here SEO Yoast offers you the ability to upgrade to the premium version of the plugin or to purchase additional training from the company.

If you don’t want any of those offers then click Next.

12. Success!

Now you’re done.

Click Close.

Now that the Yoast SEO plugin installation and configuration is complete we can SEO optimize a post or page.

SEO Optimizing a Post

Open any post in the WordPress editor. Click on Screen Options in the top right to make sure that

I hope this information helps you! If you have any questions leave a comment below or ping me @WPLearningLab on Twitter.

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38 thoughts on “Yoast SEO [2018] Setup & Installation, Step-by-Step – WordPress SEO Complete Walkthrough

  1. If you enjoyed this video don't forget to the like it and subscribe! Then check out the best SEO Yoast playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0_NQg8p6q0&list=PLlgSvQqMfii5iITxqFovoQCSKppAy_bOA

  2. Thanks for your videos Bjorn. They provide the necessary information clearly, without repetition and at a good pace. This video, along with the WP Duplicator Plug-in video, have been a great help in getting my website sorted. Thanks again!

  3. Hi, how can i make a video or a picture appear in the snippet in google page using yoast ? Thanks

  4. Where have you been all my life Bjorn, goddamn it.

  5. Thanks for the details dude, keep it coming.

  6. Great video. Thanks you very much 🙂

  7. As stupid as this question may be, so please bear with me,…do you need a wordpress site to be able to download this yoast seo plugins? Please help, someone out there please help me with this. Thank you.

  8. Bro just like with the passive voice under readability 23:15 its possible that it makes many more mistakes as well correct? i have the focus keyword in both h1 and the first paragraph but it still gives a red for that point. However I did read that it does not come off the red for focus keyword unless the paragraph has a <p> html tag. My paragraphs start with <span style="font-weight: 400;"> so maybe you can advise on that. Great post thanks

  9. I've seen that this plugin is contsantly updated. But thanks anyway. The benefits of this great plugin are really awsome.

  10. Thanks for the video. Could you please provide info on how to hide archives in WordPress?

  11. just owesome! bro.

  12. great tutorial… you gave me really goods informations for the "how to…" thanks

  13. Hi I want to set the media and attachment in google set to "NO" http://prntscr.com/jwi0yf then we need "Redirect attachment URLs to the attachment itself" YES ? OR No?

  14. I'm trying to connect google search console to my website but can't authenticate even after entering the Authorisation Code. Please help.

  15. Great video. Thank you very much. It really helped explain Yoast

  16. hi also upload for off page seo

  17. This is fantastic thank you! I'm a real beginner – seriously. Do you have a video that explains why we need to put links into our posts and how to do – ie. the scripting? Also does creating the post in Yoast automatically add it to your blog or is this something you need to do manually? Sorry, I really am a noobie hoping to become a fully fledged nerd 🙂

  18. Why Yoast SEO Plugin is not working when I want to post on the website. Please help me to solve this problem.

  19. Hello sir,
    You are doing really very good job, I am following you since from last 6 months…
    In latest version of #Yoast SEO I am little bit confused…how to add #Title & #Meta #Desciption & #Meta #Tags
    Pls sir can you make a video on this Topic ??

  20. I'm watch the full seo guide. But I have a question about homepage onpage seo. I want to make my homepage url look like this at first keyword then pipe separator then brand name. But I can't change it because I can't find yoast title and meta description option. Now how I can change it?

  21. My green orange and yellow readability dots have disappeared. what happened?

  22. Great Video as always. how can i create robot.txt file with this new changes Yoast made ?. im looking for it on the Yoast setting. but i cant find it .

  23. nicely done easy to follow. I would have a question in regard to the yoast sitemap though

  24. Step 6 doesn't show as many options as in this tutorial. I only got 3 options there.

  25. Wow! Such a helpful video.

  26. Awesome. This helped a lot, Thanks chief

  27. ohhh did i say ..you some real cool dude..plus smart too! …thanks!

  28. How long does it take for Yoast SEO to show on google, the unpaid version?

  29. Thanks for the awesome content. I got one question, why even though I did check redirect media still showing on a search results (site:) single page with an image? I also checked my XML Site Map and there is showing only the good pages…So am I doing something wrong or supposed to be like that? Thanks

  30. How do you override yoast from using its template instead of my site identity info?

  31. Wow this is good… My website is listed now…Thanks and God bless.

  32. Hey it's really amazing how you can learn a lot of things from Youtube and the credit goes to people like you, who just don't keep the knowledge to themselves and share it with the world. Really appreciate your efforts! I got a green signal on one of my post thanks to your guidance. But when i search the keyword on google my website is not on the list. Could you please help me further? I had'nt created any posts earlier.

  33. please since when i change my window firewall setting last week,my seo yoast plugins could not connect to google to index my website again.i have tried many possible means with no avail.please what can i do?

  34. Hi,

    Very good video, thanks!
    Quick question in regards to the generated sitemap by Yoast. I noticed that none of my images are being showed in the sitemap. I have pages full of images but 0 in the /page-sitemap.xml. Do you have a solution for this? And btw, Google is NOT indexing my images at this point.

  35. hey you should try consolety, it's a WordPress Plugin that matching your blog posts with other consolety users in the network of consolety based on title's, tags categories and language of the post. Meaning 100% accurate matching that is rellevant all done for you by the consolety plugin. simply by googling for consolety. Please let me know what you think of it

  36. Do I need to configure SEO YOAST for every posts, pages, products?

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