Yoast Wordpress Seo

Optimal Setup Of Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

 


 

After I had installed the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin on my blog then I followed the guide of Harsh on shoutmeloud.com

It gave me big help when I was setting up the Yoast WordPress SEO but I had to modify some settings.

So here you can find my version:

 

Yoast WordPress SEO: Dashboard

Tracking
Disabled – Allow tracking of this WordPress installs anonymous data.

Security
Disabled – Disable the Advanced part of the WordPress SEO meta box.

 

Yoast WordPress SEO: Titles & Metas

Titles settings

Disabled – Force rewrite titles

Sitewide meta settings

Enabled – Noindex subpages of archives
Enabled – Use meta keywords tag?
Disabled – Add noodp meta robots tag sitewide
Disabled – Add noydir meta robots tag sitewide

Clean up the

Enabled – Hide RSD Links
Enabled – Hide WLW Manifest Links
Enabled – Hide Shortlink for posts
Enabled – Hide RSS Links

Home

I’ve made no changes.

Post Types

Here I show only Posts and Pages because I don’t use the rest in Yoast WordPress SEO:

Posts
Title template: %%title%%
Meta description template: %%excerpt%%
Meta keywords template: %%focuskw%%
Unchecked – noindex, follow
Unchecked – Don’t show rel=”author”
Unchecked – Show date in snippet preview?
Unchecked – Hide

Pages
Title template: %%title%% %%page%%
Meta description template: %%excerpt%%
Meta keywords template: %%focuskw%%
Unchecked – noindex, follow
Unchecked – Don’t show rel=”author”
Unchecked – Show date in snippet preview?
Unchecked – Hide

 

Yoast WordPress SEO: Taxonomies

Here I show only the Categories:

Title template: %%term_title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%
Meta description template: empty
Meta keywords template: empty
Checked – noindex, follow
Checked – Hide

 

Yoast WordPress SEO: XML Sitemaps

XML Sitemap
Checked – Check this box to enable XML sitemap functionality.

If you have problem with your sitemap I recommend to use Google XML Sitemaps as an alternate solution.

User sitemap
Checked – Disable author/user sitemap

General settings
Unchecked – Ping Yahoo!
Unchecked – Ping Ask.com

Exclude post types
Unchecked – Posts
Unchecked – Pages
And everything else is checked.

Exclude taxonomies
Everything is checked.

Entries per page
Leave the input field empty.

Yoast WordPress SEO: Permalinks

I write only what I have checked:

  • Remove stop words from slugs.
  • Redirect attachment URL’s to parent post URL.
  • Remove the ?replytocom variables.
  • Redirect ugly URL’s to clean permalinks. (Not recommended in many cases!)

 

Does it work?

Yes, of course. I use these settings and it’s really good for me. Do you have different suggestions? Please feel free to share your experience.

 


 

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Balazs Hende
I am a blogger and the founder of this site. I have started sparesome.com on October 1, 2013. Have a pleasant stay here!

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