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WordPress Yoast SEO Plugin Setting for SERP

Yoast SEO Plugin Settings for best WordPress Search Engine Optimization and Rank your website in Search Results.

Yoast SEO Plugin Settings
Yoast SEO Plugin Settings

To install and setup Yoast SEO plugin, visit the admin panel of your WordPress website and click on plugin as shown below. Search Yoast and Download Yoast Plugin

You’ll understand why we noindex some pages at the end of this article. Please follow all steps provided here for the best SEO settings.

  1. Search Yoast Plugin and
  2. Install Plugin
Yoast SEO Settings step 1 - 2
Yoast SEO Installation
  1. After Installation click on Activate as shown in Picture below.
Yoast SEO Settings step 3
Yoast SEO Activation
  1. Go to SEO Plugin Settings
  2. Click on General Settings
  3. Click on Features and Select the settings as displayed below and then click on save button
Yoast SEO Settings step 4 to 6
Yoast SEO Feature Settings
  1. Now click on Search Appearance Settings
  2. Click on General Settings Tab
  3. Selection “Personal” or “Organization” website type as per your need.
  4. Provide your organization name.
  5. Provide URL of your website logo.
  6. Save the settings
Yoast SEO Settings step 7 to 12
Yoast SEO Organization Settings for Schema Markup
  1. Now click on Content-Type Tab
  2. Select “Yes” for post to index in search results
  3. Select Date Preview “show” or “hide” as per your need.(hint: for blogs click show and for static content click hide)
  4. Yoast SEO meta box to be displayed – select show
  5. SEO title and enter short name of your website if like to or put only title.
  6. Select “Yes” for the pages to index in search results
  7. Select Date Preview “show” or “hide” as per your need.
  8. Yoast SEO meta box to be displayed – select show
  9. SEO title and enter short name of your website if like to or put only title.
  10. Cloud Template in search result – No
  11. Date of that – No
  12. Yoast SEO meta box – yes or no anything you like.
  13. Click on Save Settings.
Yoast SEO Settings step  13 to 25
Yoast SEO Post Page settings.
  1. Select Media Tab
  2. Select Yes for attachment URL redirect as shown and save the settings
Yoast SEO Settings step 26 to 27
Yoast SEO Media Settings.
  1. Click on the Taxonomies Settings tab
  2. For Categories to index, select: No
  3. Yoast SEO Meta Box display: Show
  4. Tag in Search Result: No
  5. Yoast SEO Meta Box display: Show(here hidden but you can check it as show)
  6. Format Based Archive: Yes
  7. Display in Google Search Engine: No
  8. Category URL Prefix: Keep
  9. Save Settings for Taxonomies
Yoast SEO Settings step 28 to 36
Yoast SEO Taxonomies settings
  1. Select Archive Settings Tab for Yoast SEO
  2. Author Archive: Enabled
  3. Author Archive in Search Result: No
  4. Save Archive Settings.
Yoast SEO Settings step 37 to 40
Yoast SEO Archive Settings.
  1. Breadcrumbs settings tab for Yoast SEO Plugin
  2. If you want to display hierarchy in your search result click it as enable otherwise disable.
  3. Now Save settings for breadcrumbs.
Yoast SEO Settings step 41 to 43
Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs settings.
  1. Yoast SEO RSS settings tab
  2. It is to protect your RSS feed so don’t make any change and click on Save button.
Yoast SEO Settings step  44, 45
Yoast SEO RSS settings.
  1. Yoast SEO file editor tool access – click on Tools
  2. Click on File editor
Yoast SEO Settings step 46, 47
Yoast SEO Plugin File editor
  1. Enter a SEO friendly robots.txt file with sitemap path that doesn’t block crawling bot. provide a sitemap.
  2. save robots.txt settings.
User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php
Allow: /
Sitemap: https://yourwebsite.com/sitemap_index.xml
Yoast SEO Settings step 48, 49
Yoast SEO robots.txt settings

We index homepage, pages and posts for best SEO settings. We noindex category and tag pages because it will create duplicate content issue and will work as junk.

As some post contain multiple categories or tags and if that follow by search engine bot then this will create duplicate content(same post on both tags or category).

Robots.txt settings, robots.txt file must contain sitemap so we included that and to avoid crawling bot error we open it for all bots.

If any issue you face with these settings please comment below. Thanks. Enjoy your day!

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