How to Use Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin

How to Use Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

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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)).

Thank you for sharing this blog post so that another WordPress site owner may also benefit from it.

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  • Guest

    Wow, this is great resource about SEO technique.. thank you for sharing Yoast guide for us.. we all really love your site..

    • RankYa

      Great well done, will upload new content for #SEO in 2017 as there are great opportunities due to mobile device usage

  • Mike Fenwick

    I have purchased your Art of WP SEO – it is brilliant – highly recommended !

    Just a question:
    I have an e-commerce site, installing robots.txt and am just a bit concerned on what directives to delete of the code.
    Do not want to remove more then I have to.
    Can you please possibly give me the start and end of what must be removed.
    Lastly – I do delete the existing code and replace it with the robots.txt file?
    Thank you

    • RankYa

      Thank you Mike, please check your email and also please do confirm that you received the file.

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