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Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Setup (Step By Step Guide)

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WordPress installation ke baad sabse important work hota hai wordpress ko SEO optimized (friendly) banana.

By default WordPress SEO optimized nahi hota, aapko SEO plugin install karke wordpress SEO optimized karna padta hai.




SEO plugin ki baat aati hai to wordpress me kafi popular SEO plugin available hain, but sabse best and popular agar koi plugin hai to wo hai – Yoast SEO 

Kareeb 1+ millions install and best reviews ke sath Yoast ko popular blogs like wpbeginner, shoutmeloud and other sabhi use karte hain. Yoast wordpress ke liye sabse best SEO solution hai.

Yoast me wo sabhi features available hain jo aapki wp site ko SEO friendly banati hai.

Agar aapne abhi-abhi Yoast SEO plugin install ki hai aur nahi jaante kaise setup and configure karte hain, to is post me main aapko step-by-step guide karne ja raha hu.

Is se pahle aap setup guide dekhe, aaiye Yoast ki kuch amazing features dekh lete hain.




Yoast SEO Plugin Features

  • Aap SEO friendly title and meta description post me add kar sakte hain, Yoast title me se automatic stop words ko remove kar deti hai, jis se title SEO optimized banta hai
  • Webmaster tools Bing and Google me site verify kar sakte hain
  • Post/pages ke liye meta robots (index/noindex) set kar sakte hain
  • Readability feature se post ko readable and scannable bana sakte hain, is feature ko aap post likhte samay below side dekh sakte hain
  • Create XML sitemap
  • Edit Robot.txt and .htaccess file
  • Connect wordpress with Google search console
  • koi bhi Copycat aapki post ko copy karta hai to uski backlinks aapko mil jati hai
  • Insert Social Profiles
  • And many other features

Install Yoast SEO Plugin

Sabse pahle hum Yoast plugin ko install karenge.

WordPress dashboard par Plugin » Add New par click kare aur Yoast plugin ko search karke install and activate kare.

Yoast Plugin

Plugin ko install and activate karne ke baad aap Dashboard par SEO option dekh sakte hain.

Ok to ab hum one-by-one sabhi options ko set karenge.

Remember sabhi options ki setting kerte samay save changes par click jaroor kare.

1. Dashboard

  • General 

General Settings me sirf restore default settings hai, agar aapko Yoast ki default setting restore karna hai to wo aap yaha kar sakte hain.




  • Your Info

Yoast Plugin settings

Your info me aapko apni site ka name aur site owner ka name add karna hai.

Website Name me apni site ka name add kare, agar aap yaha name add nahi karte hain to plugin automatic site ka address set kar deti hai.

Search  results me Title ke baad site ka name show karta hai wo yahi setting se hota hai, aapko jaisa site ka name show karna hai wo yaha add kare

Company Name or Person name me person choose karna hai aur Your Name field me apna name add karke save karna hai

  • Webmaster Tools

Yoast Plugin settings Webmastertools




Webmaster tools me aap Google, Bing and Yandex search engine me site ko verify kar sakte hain.

Jab aap Google, Bing and yandex me site ko add karte hain tab meta tag site me add karke site ko verify karna padta hai, aap wo meta tag yaha paste karke site verify kar sakte hain.

Onpage.org option me Onpage.org indexibility check kar aap enable kar sakte hain, isme aap onpage.org par register karke apni site ko analyze kar sakte hain aur error dekh sakte hain

  • Security

Yoast Plugin settings

Security setting multi user sites ke liye hai. Agar aapki site me multi users post karte hain to aap yaha Advanced part of Yoast SEO meta box setting ko disable kar sakte hain.

Disable option select karne se sirf admin hi post me SEO settings ko change kar sakta hai other users nahi kar sakte




Agar aapki site single user hai then yah option aapke liye nahi hai, leave it.

2. Title & Metas

  • General

Yoast Plugin settings

General settings me aapko koi change nahi karna hai, yah default setting hi perfect hai.

Title separator me aap title address ke liye separator symbol select kar sakte hain, jisme default symbol hi better hai. Search results me aap apni Post title ke below jo apni post ka address dekhte hain usme aap title separator dekh sakte hain.

Enable Analysis me aapko Readability analysis and keyword analysis both options enable karna hai. Enable karne se yah dono options aap Post likhte samay below side Yoast plugin me dekh sakte hain.

Readability analysis Post ko analyse karta hai aur aapko suggestion deta hai ki post ko readable banane ke liye kya karna chahiye.

  • Home Page

Yoast Plugin settings

Home page me site ka title and description set kare.

Title template me site ka name add kare aur kuch 2-3 words add kare. i.e “Askmehindi – learn wordpress in Hindi

Meta Description Template me site ki 156 words me description add kare, yaha site ke main keywords jaroor add kare.

  • Post Types

Post Type settings me aapko kuch bhi changes nahi karna hai.

Posts – me title template ki default setting hi perfect hai, is default setting me title ke baad aapka site title search results me show karega.

Yoast Plugin setup

Posts me kuch bhi change na kare.

Pages – Pages me bhi default setting rakhna hai, isme bi koi change na kare. Agar aapko search results me apne pages show nahi karna hai to us condition me aap noindex option select kar sakte hain, otherwise leave this option default.

Yoast Plugin setup

Media – Media option me bhi default setting hi rakhe. Media option se Aapki images, videos search results me index hoti hain.

Yoast Plugin setup

Now save changes par click kar setting save kare.

  • Taxonomies

Taxonomies me aap categories and Tags ko search results me show karna chahte hain ya nahi wo setting karna hai.

Main yaha recommend karunga ki categories and tags ko noindex set kare, kyunki agar categories and tags search results me index hui to kayi duplicate content create ho sakte hain.

Categories

Yoast Plugin settings texonomies

Tags

Yoast Plugin settings texonomies

Click save changes to save settings.

  • Archive

Archive settings me aap author archive, date archive, search pages and 404 pages ke liye meta title set kar sakte hain.

Agar aapka Blog multi author hai to yaha aap archive settings enable kar sakte hain.

Single author blogs Author archive and Date archive both options me disabled and noindex choose kare, kyunki enable karne se duplicate content ka risk rahta hai.

Author Archives

Yoast Plugin settings author archive

Date Archives

Yoast Plugin settings date archive

Other options ko default rahne de usme koi change na kare.

Save changes par click kar setting save kare.

  • Other

Yoast Plugin settings

Other settings me aapko:

Subpages of Archives – me noindex choose karna hai, kyunki index choose karne se search results me aapki page navigation show karti hai. Like /page/3

Use Meta keywords tags – is option ko bhi Disable kare.

Force noodp meta robots tag sitewide – Google site description ke liye kayi DMOZ directory ka use karta hai aur search results me wo description show karta hai. DMOZ directory ki description aapke pages ke liye set na ho iske liye yah option Disable kare.

3. Social

Social Settings me aap apni site ko alag-alag social sites se integrate kar sakte hain.

  • Accounts

Yoast Plugin settings Social

Accounts option me aapki jitni social profiles hain wo sabhi yaha add kare.

Agar aapki social profiles nahi hain to main recommend karunga ki Google, facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube par apni profile jaroor banaye aur yaha add kare.

  • Facebook

Yoast Plugin settings facebook

Facebook tab option me sabse pahle “Add open graph meta data” option enable kare, aisa karne se site ke <head> section me facebook meta data add hota hai jiska use facebook tab karta hai jab aap page par post share karte hain.

Frontpage settings – me Image URL me apne page ki image add kare, Title me site ka title and description me apni site ki small description add kare.

Default settings – me aap facebook post ke default image add kar sakte hain, yah image tab show karegi jab aapne post me image upload nahi ki hogi.

Other options ko aap leave kar sakte hain, now save changes par click kar settings save kare.

  • Twitter

Yoast Plugin settings twitter

Twitter tab me “Add twitter card meta data” enable kare, enable karne se Twitter card site ke <head> section me add hota hai.

Card type me “Summary With large image” option choose kare aur settings save kare.

  • Pinterest

Yoast Plugin settings pinterest

Pinterest me apni site ko verify karne ke liye aap Pinterest Tab ka use kar sakate hain.

Yaha aapko Pinterest Confirmation Meta tag add karna hai aur save karna hai. Uske baad Pinterest me verify par click karke site verify karna hai.

Pinterest Settings me aap link dekh sakte hain us par step-by-step guide hai.

  • Google+

Yoast Plugin settings google+

Google+ tab option me aapko apna Google+ page ka address add karna hai aur save karna hai, that’s it.

4. XML Sitemaps

XML sitemap se search engine robots aapki posts/pages URL ko read karke index karte hain, aap Yoast SEO plugin se XML sitemap easily create kar sakte hain.

  • General

Yoast Plugin settings xml sitemap

General tab par click kare aur yaha XML Sitemap ko enable kare.

Ab XML Sitemap button par click kare, click karte hi new window me aapna XML sitemap show karega, agar aapko 404 error show karti hain to Settings » Permalinks par click kare aur save changes par click kar permalink setting save kare.

Entries per sitemap me 1000 default setting rahne de and click save changes.

  • User Sitemap

Yoast Plugin settings user sitemap

User sitemap me aapko Disable option select karna hai aur save changes par click kar setting save karna hai.

  • Post Types

Yoast Plugin settings

Post Type settings me aap Posts, pages and attachments ko sitemap me add kar sakte hain.

Posts – me In Sitemap select kare, is se hamari posts sitemap xml me add hongi aur robots posts URLs ko index karenge.

Pages – me In Sitemap select kare, agar aapko pages search results me show nahi karna hai to aap yaha  Not in sitemap choose kar sakte hain.

Attachments – Attachments me Not in Sitemap select kare.

  • Excluded Posts

Yoast Plugin settings exclude post

Excluded posts option me aap wo post IDs add kar sakte hain jinko aap sitemap me add nahi karna chahte.

Aap post ki ID ko yaha add kar sakte hain.

Post ID dekhne ke liye Post ko Edit par click kar open kare aur browser address bar me dekhe, aapko “Post=3242″ aisa show karega, bus wo hi hai post ID number.

  • Taxonomies

Yoast Plugin settings

Taxonomies tab me aapko categories and Tags option me Not in sitemap choose karna hai. Is se sitemap me categories and tags add nahi hongi.

Agar aap categories and tags ko sitemap me add karte hain to jaisa ki maine kaha is se duplicate content ki problem aap face kar sakte hain.

5. Advanced

  • Breadcrumbs

Yoast Plugin settings breadcrumb

Breadcrumb aapki post ki connected links hoti hai. Yah aap apne interest se enable/disable kar sakte hain.

breadcrumb search result

Search results me breadcrumb kaise show karti hain wo aap above image me dekh sakte hain.

  • Permalinks

Yoast Plugin settings permalink

Permalinks me aapko koi changes nahi karna hai, default setting perfect hai.

Permalinks settings me attachments ko redirect karna, URLs me se stop words ko remove karna – aisi settings hain jo default set hain, so leave it.

  • RSS

Yoast Plugin settings RSS

RSS feed settings ko bhi by default rahne de, isme bhi koi changes na kare.

RSS feed setting se agar koi copycat aapki Feed me se post content ki copy karta hai to aapko automatic backlink receive hoti hai aur sath me Google ko yah pata chalta hai ki original content aapka hai.

6. Tools

Yoast Plugin settings tools

Tools option me aapko below tools provide kiye jate hain:

  • Bulk Editor: Bulk Editor se aap bina post ko open kiye sabhi post ka Title and Description change kar sakte hain. Main aapko suggest karunga yah feature use na kare, is se duplicate content issue aap face kar sakte hain.
  • File Editor: File Editor se  aap directly Robot.txt and .htaccess file ko edit kar sakte hain. Agar aapki Robot.txt file nahi hai to yaha aap wo bhi create kar sakte hain.
  • Import and Export: Import and export feature se aap other SEO plugin ki settings ko Yoast me import kar sakte hain aur Yoast ki settings ko kisi other SEO plugin me export kar sakte hain.

7. Search Console

Yoast setting search console

Google search console data ko aap search console tab par dekh sakte hain.

Google search console me site add and verify karne ke baad aap yaha Google authorization code enter karke search console se Yoast plugin ko connect kar sakte hain.

Authorization code receive karne ke liye Get Google authorization Code par click kare.

Once, connected aap yaha apna search console data dekh sakte hain.

That’s All! to is tarah se aap Yoast SEO Plugin ko configure kar sakte hain.

Ab hum yah dekhte hain ki kaise Yoast SEO plugin ka use karte hain Posts likhte samay.

How To Use Yoast Plugin

Yoast Plugin install and activate karne ke baad aap Post editor me below side plugin ka box dekh sakte hain.

Yoast Plugin post editor

Aap post likhte hain to Yoast SEO plugin aapki Post ko analyze karti hai aur kya-kya mistakes hain wo aapko show karti hai.

SEO se related wo sabhi suggestion Yoast plugin aapko provide karti hai jo ki post ko SEO optimized banane me helpful hain.

Readability option se aap Post ko readable and scannable bana sakte hain, yah feature aapko suggestion deti hai ki kaha-kaha aapne mistakes ki hain.

Aap kisi bhi particular post/page ko noindex kar sakte hain, just click on setting icon and select noindex option.

Final Words

Beginners jinko Yoast SEO plugin setup karne me problem ho rahi hai wo meri is step by step image guide se Yoast plugin ko configure kar sakte hain and apni site ko SEO friendly bana sakte hain.

Jo log Yoast ki jagah other SEO plugin use kar rahe hain unhe main suggest karunga aap Yoast ko try kare, cz yahi sabse best SEO plugin hai wordpress par jo har popular wp user use karta hai.

Comments (9)

  • Sir,Very good post for yoast seo plugin setup,is post se muje bhut help mili, maine yoast ki saari setting yhaa se ki.

    Reply
    • Author

      Great! Actually Kayi New WP user Yoast Plugin Install karne ke baad COnfigure nahi karte, jiski wajah se search engine visibility me kayi SEO mistakes wo kar jate hain, Yoast ka Proper setup karna bahut jaruri hai.
      Glad you like this post.

      Reply
  • Hello. Google XML sitemaps use krne pe yoast xml sitemap disable krna chahiye.
    Kyu ki maine Google Xml sitemap use kr rhu to yoast xml mujhe Google xml sitemap deactivate karne ko aa rha h

    Reply
    • Author

      Yes, aap ek sath 2 plugins use nahi kar sakte. Maine aapko pahle bhi kaha hai is tarah se SEO se sath play na kare warna aapki site completely Search results se remove ho jayegi.

      Reply
  • Okk thanks. Kya aap btayenge meri site sahi h ki nhi.

    Reply
    • Author

      Sabse pahle apni site ka header logo small kare.
      Navigation menu me privacy and other pages ki link footer or top par rakhe. second navigation me sirf post categories add kare.
      Website ko design kare, footer set kare.
      Post aapki perfect hai

      Reply
  • 1 – Navigation menu kaunsa hai jo go to me h.
    2- website ko kaise design kru.

    Reply
    • Author

      Main Navigation menu in black horizontal Add categories there.
      Website kaise design karu? Agar aapko design nahi karna aata then kisi developer ki help le.

      Reply
  • Hi Rohit ap ne bahot achhi post ki hai yoast seo plugin setup ke baare me…

    Reply

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