How to Use Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

If you are starting to use WordPress Yoast SEO Plugin, then you are at the right blog. I will explain how you can use this plugin and have the default settings.

If you haven’t done so already, you can download the latest version of  and install and activate it.

Using Yoast Plugin is easy once you get the experience, however, lately they have kept adding more and more additional features (some are great (like  and information, whereas others like  which you can basically turn it off by placing this in your WordPress functions.php file. Because your attitude should focus on creating content for your website visitors and not search engines.

function yoast_remove_unneeded_columns( $columns ) {
// remove the Yoast SEO columns
unset( $columns['wpseo-score'] );
unset( $columns['wpseo-focuskw'] );
return $columns;
add_filter ( 'manage_edit-post_columns', 'yoast_remove_unneeded_columns' );

Here’s The Video by RankYa SEO and Online Marketing

Yoast SEO Plugin is a good plugin once you set it up using the methods as explained in the video. Because then, you can focus on your content publishing knowing that you got it ready to dominate Google rankings.

One more insight that I can share with you is that if you are using share plugins, then you can and should populate the while you are creating your WordPress Blog posts and make them unique (because Google search engine will index your details on external sites and you want that indexation to be unique content (including your shares on social media profiles)).

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Author: RankYa

Online Entrepreneur, Qualified Web Developer, Google AdWords and Google Analytics Professional. Specialist in: Google SEO, Website Optimization, WordPress, Structured Data, JSON-LD, Microdata, Microformats, RDF, Vocabulary, HTML5, Advanced Image Optimization, Google Search Console, Google Webmaster Guidelines, Social Media Marketing, Facebook marketing and YouTube video ranking.

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