What is Yoast SEO for WordPress?

All-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

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Initial Configuration

SEO > General

  1. Click Open the configuration wizard, then follow and complete the step-by-step instructions.
  2. After completing the wizard, if you need to configure more advanced settings, click the Features tab, then enable the Advanced settings pages and click Save Changes. You’ll notice new submenu items in the left-hand side under SEO.


Since search engines use title and meta tags for search listings, each page or post’s title and meta tags should be optimized manually for best results.

  1. On each page/post, there is a section below the content area called Yoast SEO. Click on the Edit snippet button to change the SEO title and Meta description (do not change the Slug). Be sure to Update the page/post when done to save changes.

Yoast SEO options

2. If you don’t want search engines to index a specific page/post, click the gears icon and choose noindex from the dropdown, then check nofollow. This is not guaranteed to stop indexing so don’t use this method for pages with sensitive/private information. This method is good for items like Thank You pages since they are irrelevant in search results and can skew your conversion stats if accessed.
Yoast SEO meta robots index options

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