Yoast SEO plugin tutorial by Eric Hilton of HIM (). How to optimize WordPress blog posts using the Yoast SEO plugin in 2018.
The Yoast SEO for WordPress is hands down the best SEO plugin available. In this tutorial, I show you how to use the plugin to optimize WordPress blog posts. It’s a fairly simple process and becomes quick and easy with practice. That being said, the plugin does not optimize the blog posts for you. You have to do it manually, following the tips the plugin gives you.
A common mistake people make with the Yoast SEO plugin is to think that it takes care of all search engine optimization (SEO) tasks automatically. Lots of people seem to think that all they have to do to make their website SEO friendly is to simply install the plugin on their site. Actually though, Yoast SEO is not that type of plugin. It does take some initial configuration. The initial configuration is not too involved and the plugin guides you through it. It only takes a few minutes to complete. But, even after that initial configuration is done, your site is far from being SEO friendly.
As I said above, Yoast SEO is the best search engine optimization plugin available but, unfortunately, there’s no getting around the fact that most search engine optimization requires human input. Nowadays, on page optimization is mostly a matter of quality content. The search engines bots have developed to the point where they understand English and other human languages. Keyword stuffing will no longer get your site to the top of the search results. What you need is a lot of well written, relevant content on each page of your website.
Partly as a result of the sophistication of modern search engine bots, blog posts have become a big factor in SEO. One of the best ways to get your site to the top of the search engine results is to regularly publish relevant, SEO-friendly posts on your website’s blog page. As I show you in this Yoast SEO tutorial, the plugin makes it easy to optimize your blog posts for both SEO and readability.
If you watch the tutorial above and do as I show you, you will be able to use the Yoast SEO plugin to make all of the blog posts on your website—whether they be old or new posts–SEO friendly.
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