1) First come on dashboard wordpress
2) Now click on plugins
3) Now click on add new
4) Now you will find plugin search option with ‘keyword’, Now put ‘Yoast’ in plugin search box, Now wordpress will start searching the all the plugins related name of Yoast, Now you will see ‘Yoast SEO’ by By Team Yoast, having 1+ Million Active Installations.
Now to install yoyast SEO, You need to click on install now icon of Yoast’ SEO. When you will claik on install then it wil start installing the Yoast’ plugin, When installation is done then you will see an option to ‘activate’ at the same place where install option was available. Now you need to click on activate. Now it will start activation Yoast pluging. When installation is done then you can see Yoast plugin available in installed plugin list.
Now, and SEO option will appear in dashboard.
Now you Yoast seo plugin successful installed and is active but it is not configured. To use its services you need to configure it in proper way.
5) Now in step 5 we will learn how to configure an active Yoast plugin.
If you see on top of wordpress dashboard then you will see notification option and there you will find a option Configure YoyasT SEO
Now click on Configure Yoast SEO.
6) Now you see a dialoge boax asking you Environment, that site is under construction or already active.
I hope you have already constructed and have lived your website. So in this case choose option A: My site is live and ready to be indexed
7) Now click on next. After clicking on next button you will see a dialogue box asking you site type: You will see options: A blog, An online shop, A news channel, A small offline business, A corporation, A portfolio, Something else. You need to choose an appropriate option. For example if you are doing configuration for a blog then you need to select a blog option.
After selecting the appropriate option, Now again click on next button.
Now a dialogue box will appear asking you it will ask you ‘Does your site represent a person or company?’ . If you are individual then you need to select the Person, and fill your name in the name box of The name of the person. But If you are a company then select company, and fill name of your company, in the name box of The name of the company, You can provide image of logo of your company, there is option to choose image.
But I am going to configure as individual, So I have selected ‘person’ option but not company. After filling name, Now we need to click on next button.
Now a dialogue box will appear asking us social profile names. Now we need to fill social profile names, Fill the profile details that you have, if you have no profiles then leave blank and click on next button.
8) Now a dialogue box will appear asking Post type visibility.
Leave The post type “Posts” by default as Visible.
Leave The post type “Pages” by default as Visible.
If you want that your images should be indexed in search engines and appear there in search results then you should choose, The post type “Media” as Visible.
My blog is not image based but is article/content based, so I am going to set it as hidden.
After choosing appropriate option, now again we need to click on next button, Now a dialogue box will appear asking you if you have multiple authors or you are only author.
For My site, Currently I am the only person who writes article for this website so I am going to sect. NO option available there, This option will deactivate to author archives to to prevent duplicate content. If you have more than one auothors then you can select ‘Yes’.
Now we need to click on Next button, After this a dialogue box will appear asking about ‘Google Search Console’
If you have Google authorization code, then Enter the authorization code there in diloge box and authenticate it by clicking on Authenticate. Otherwise click on ‘Get Google Authorization Code’
Now it will take you Google webmaster tools login, and provide you authorization code, now copy the code and paste there. And click on authenticate.
Now select the profile of Your website.
Now again click on next.
Now a dialogue box will appear asking you about title setting. Now you can select the option. I recommend you to leave default and click on next.
Now to regiter, Newsletter to stay updated it will ask you your name and Email Id, Now put your name and ID and click on next button. Now click again on next button.
Now finally you will see success option, and things are done. Now you can click on close button
Now open your all the pages and put there title and meta content for the pages and enjoy the services of Yoyast.
Yoast SEO also gives you option to put Webmaster Tools verification to verify webmaster tools account. You can verify Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Search Console, and Yandex Webmaster Tools.
To do this just click on SEO option available in dashboard, later click on webmaster tools, now fill webmaster tool verification meta tag and now click on save changes.
How to get XML map and submit it into Google webmaster tools:
Note that if you have already been using any plugin like All in One SEO Pack, then You will not find xml map generated by Yoast, In this case you may be needed to unstall the same plugin and delete xml file generated by it from server, If you still donot find XML map available then, Clcik on SEO option available in dashboard, later click on features, check it ‘Advanced settings pages’ is disabled, if it is disabled then you will not find xml map generated by Yoast, To get generated xml map by Yoast, you need to make ir enabled, so now get it enabled by clicking on Enabled and Save changes. After doing this you should see XML sitemaps option available in SEO tab of dashboard. Now click on XML sitemaps, Now you will find there link of XML sitemap, click on it and get link of created XML sitemap by Yoast, and submit it into Google webmaster tools.