This is a brief tutorial by Keith Eneix from on how to setup your WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast.
hey everyone this is Keith at fannit.com just going to show you guys how to setup your WordPress SEO by Yoast, So let’s go ahead and start off. So, First go to titles and Metas to force rewrite titles, no index sub-pages of archives, clean up the head, RSDlinks, WLW manifest, next go to taxonomies, You are going to probably be using categories instead of tags. Reason being, categories are much cleaner then tags and reduce the risk of duplicate content. Go ahead and no-index follow your tags. Next go ahead and go to your XML sitemaps. Ping ask and yahoo, As far as excluding post types, exclude your media, you just want to keep your post and pages, obviously you are going to have more then these three if you have an eCommerce site, something like that. You of course want to include your product pages and all that kind of stuff. Same with your taxonomies. you’re going to have tag taxonomies and such. Go ahead and keep them out of your sitemap
Next, permalinks, strip the category base, this has everything to do with your blog. Let’s just say your blog category is news, instead of showing your blog category and then your url it will just show your URL as a sub page under your main URL. The reason why this is good is because it shows your website as being very flat to Google which allows Google to index your site really well. If your website does not look flat but looks vertical it will be harder for Google to index your site. If you’re a really small website using this setting is a must but if you’re integrating Yoast into a larger website you’re going to want to think about your site architecture before using this setting as it could mess up your siloing efforts. Enforce a trailing slash. the reason we want to enforce a trailing slash is that we don’t want to confuse humans or Google that