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INTERNET   24 March 2016, 8:23PM

CREDIT: Yoast SEO (Added by Perry Bernard) - 1395 views ID: 27817

Yoast SEO for WordPress

Yoast SEO for WordPress
My Essential Guide to Using This Awesome SEO Plugin

Yoast SEO is an absolutely fabulous tool for WordPress users. Whenever I set up a new development server for a client’s website build, Yoast SEO is included in every single WordPress installation. It’s our “go-to” SEO product for WordPress. I generally won’t bother looking at any other SEO plugin, because Yoast SEO does pretty much everything that I need for most clients’ SEO projects. Yes, I do use other plugins in WordPress that I use for SEO purposes, but they might not necessarily be an SEO plugin as such. Things like header and footer code insertion, or 301 redirect plugins. I’ll detail those in another article some time. Yoast SEO also comes in a Premium version, which I’m yet to trial, plus there are a further three extensions for Video SEO, News SEO and Local SEO. When I get the chance, I’ll be putting those to use and reporting on how I was able to put them to best use, but for now, let’s continue looking at the free version of Yoast SEO.

Firstly, Yoast SEO is what I call a ‘benign’ plugin. I’ve never seen cause any kind of problem with a WordPress installation that damaged the website in any way. That said, as with any new plugin installation, always back up your website before adding a new plugin, at the very least at database level, but I personally prefer to create complete backups. All of my clients’ website are automatically backed up anyway – so this info is just for those who are trying it out and are not currently being hosted by the company I work for.

Tip: Don’t install more than 1 SEO plugin for WordPress and have them active at the same time. You may end up with clashing elements in your page code that will just confuse search engines and that will make them grumpy. Nobody likes a grumpy search engine.

Read the full guide here: INDEX