KNOWLEDGE BASE – YOAST SEO PLUGIN (FREE VERSION)
Before we start setting up free version of Yoast SEO plugin, one must know vitality of using Yoast. You might be aware of the fact that Yoast SEO is the most desirable plugin for WordPress websites SEO. It currently has 5+ Million installations with 27063 reviews. Most of the reviews are 5 star which means users who are using it are enjoying it as well.
The plugin comes with 2 versions (free and premium). The free version let you setup basic plugin features but to get most out of it, one may consider upgrading it to premium for full control over SEO tools.
Step#1: Installing Yoast SEO plugin for Free
You can install Yoast SEO plugin (free version) in minutes with these simple steps:
- Go to Plugins from left menu and select Add New option from dropdown.
- Once there search for Yoast SEO and you will see search results like screenshot below:
- Click Install and wait for it to show you Activate Button so that you can start using it.
Step#2: Setup Yoast SEO plugin (Free Version)
Now when you are done with its installation, from left menu select General under Yoast SEO option. This should be the first option which will guide you through the process. It has a configuration wizard with step by step guide for the basic SEO needs of your website.
- Select configuration wizard option showing in the middle of first section. This configuration wizard settings help you to show up in search engine appropriately. You need to go through eight simple steps which are mostly questions about your WordPress website. Answering these questions will help this plugin to work on your behalf. This is how the configuration wizard looks like
- The configuration wizard will ask you questions like this:
- Whether your website is live or still under construction.
- What best relates to your website? Is it a blog, an online shop etc.
- If it is an organizational website or for personal use?
- Permissions for search engine visibility for pages and posts.
- Website title settings etc.
So now that you have done configuration settings, you can enjoy the free features and tools of Yoast SEO plugin. Don’t forget to read my next article for:
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