How to optimize WordPress website using the Yoast SEO plugin

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A site that does not appear in search results is not worth anything. And to ensure that your site is not left behind in the search results and disappear somewhere in the Internet corner, here’s a tutorial on how to optimize a WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin and help you in the search engines.

What will you need?

Before starting this tutorial, you need access to the site control panel.

Step 1 – Make sure your blog is being “barely seen” by search engines.

If you installed WordPress with the installer of Hostinger scripts, this will not be a problem, but if you choose to install WordPress manually, small differences may appear in the parameters and your site can be set to unqualified, ie Google won will not be able to crawl your site. 

To check this, you need to go to Settings> Readings and scroll down the page to the part of search engine . If the image box below is filled, clear it and save the changes.activating the "prevent indexing search engines this site"

Step 2 – Installing the Yoast SEO plugin

Next, you need to install the plugin Yoast SEO , a free plugin that makes it easy to manage all of SEO for your WordPress installation. To install the plugin, navigate to Plugins> Add New , find the SEO Yoast and install the plugin.installing Yoast plugin

Step 3 – Setting the plug Yoast

Start the configuration by going to the plugin control panel. This page basically provide an overview and an alert if there is any problem.Yoast SEO plugin configuring

Now, go to the tab General and then click Resources. Leave all options enabled and save the changes.

Step 4 – Send the Google XML Sitemap

The Yoast plugin creates an XML sitemap of your website, which facilitates indexing it for search engines. The sitemap can be generated in SEO> XML Sitemaps and accessed via http://seudominio.com/sitemap_index.xml/ . You can submit your Sitemap to Google using Google Webmaster Tools.

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Conclusion

After completing this tutorial, you learned how to install and configure the Yoast SEO plugin. If configured properly, this plugin can significantly increase the search engine rankings for your WordPress blog. Remember that it is very important that you be well positioned on search sites.