How to Configure SEO by Yoast Settings on Post WordPress – In the previous article I explained in full how How to install and Settings plugins SEO by Yoast correctly to help with SEO optimization on your WordPress site so that it can compete on the first page of search results.
After you understand the plugin settings, now I will explain how to specifically SEO by Yoast settings in your posts or article content. Every time you create new article content or posts, under the visual editor area there is a setting column for article content optimization from SEO WordPress by Yoast which you must also configure properly. The advantage of using these SEO plugins is that they have complete information and guidelines so that your articles meet good and correct SEO criteria.
To get maximum results, you must do SEO optimization in this post until the analysis produces a green mark on each recommended rule.
How to Settings SEO by Yoast in Post WordPress
In this post optimization is tricky, you have to make articles that are really useful and follow many criteria so that your articles are SEO friendly.
Snippet Preview : In this configuration it takes your meta data (i.e., page title, slug and description) and shows you what it will look like in Google search results. You can edit these settings by clicking the “edit snippet” button to adjust the SEO Title, Slug (permalink) and Description (snipet). Make all three of them contain keywords main that you shoot like the example image above in the title, url and description contains the targeted keyword focus, namely “WordPress SEO“. Here’s a more complete explanation:
SEO Title : In this field is the title that will be displayed in search engine results. So you can fill in this field with the most descriptive title that will attract visitors to click and read your article. You can make a little difference to the original title in your post, but try to keep your focus keywords included.
Meta Description : this field allows you to customize the 2 lines of description that appear in the search results. Fill in this section with interesting sentences so that potential visitors are interested to read fully by clicking and visiting your blog. Always include the focus of your keywords in this Description column as well. And don’t forget to always look at the green bars, make them full and if your description is too long it will be red and that’s not good.
Focus Keyword / Keyphrase: In the column below this snippet there is a column to fill in the focus keyword, if you don’t activate this in the SEO plugin settings, you don’t need to fill it, or you can ignore it. Because Google doesn’t retrieve search results via this keyword tag.
Filling and activating the focus keyword section will still benefit you as follows:
It’s not necessary to fill in the Focus Keyword field in Yoast, but it can help you match your keywords to the ones you expect when people search and type in searches like Google. Yoast will take your focus keyword and run a check to make sure you are using it appropriately throughout your post so that it will tell search engines what your article is all about.
Analysis: In this last section there is an analysis that will show you the overall rating of your article content. Yoast SEO runs a quick check of your posts for best SEO practices based on your keyword focus. If you want to follow all the criteria suggested by the analysis and all checks get green results, then your article is SEO friendly and ready for you to publish. See the image above which shows the analysis shows that all optimizations are SEO friendly. And also see above the publish button there is an SEO status, try to get the results “Good” before you publish.
Social Media Optimization at Yoast
Apart from optimizing the content section, you can also optimize the social media section by clicking on the three dots icon connected below the content optimization icon. In this social optimization you will see a settings page for social media Facebook and Twitter, where you can enter a title, description and image.
The purpose of filling in this section is, you can customize the appearance of your content when you or your visitors share articles on social media, Facebook and Twitter.
Above is a complete explanation of How to Settings SEO by Yoast in WordPress Post, optimize each article content that you will publish so that each article can compete in search results. Hopefully this article is useful and good luck. 🙂