WordPress SEO & The Yoast SEO Plugin
- 3.5 hours on-demand video
- 10 articles
- 6 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.Try Udemy for Business
- Generate more Free Traffic to your WordPress website using keywords that make you more money.
- Set up the Yoast SEO plugin the RIGHT WAY and optimize your blog posts for maximum effectiveness.
- Ethically ‘Spy’ on your competition and discover the keywords they rank for.
- Optimize all of your posts and pages so people and search engines can find you.
- You will need to have your own self-hosted WordPress website.
- You should have a basic understanding of WordPress, how to install plugins, and how to write and publish blog posts.
*** Newly Updated November 2016 ***
Get the most out of your WordPress SEO by setting up the Yoast SEO plugin for optimum results!
The section on How to Set Up the Yoast SEO Plugin has just been revised with up-to-date information and tutorials on the latest version of the plugin.
Over 1000 students enrolled in the first 24 hours of the official course launch.
I designed this course for the average small business owner who already has a WordPress site and wants to get more free organic traffic.
The course is designed to walk you through the foundation of Search Engine Optimization and take the mystery out of SEO, allow you to confidently choose what I call “Money Keywords”, install and setup WordPress SEO plugins that allow both people and the search engines to love your site, and easily do what your competition is missing out on.
The ideal student for this course is an entrepreneur or small business owner who already has their own WordPress website, has a basic understanding of WordPress, knows how to install plugins, and how to write and publish blog posts.
There are no other requirements or prerequisite courses. Just come with an open mind and be ready to learn.
If you’ve struggled in the past with little or no traffic to your site, you’ve tried SEO before and just couldn’t understand it, or you are a content creating machine with no visitors to your blog posts, then this course is for you.
Don't wait another minute to start getting more traffic to your WordPress site and make more sales as a result.
Sign up now!
- This course is for business owners, bloggers, marketers, Realtors, and other solo entrepreneurs who are new to SEO and want to get more traffic to their WordPress website.
- This course is also perfect for those with some understanding of SEO and want to learn how to setup and use the Yoast SEO plugin correctly.
- If you do not use self-hosted WordPress, this course will not be good for you.
- This information will not work with WordPress.com blogs.
- Those with advanced SEO skills may find this course too basic.
Why SEO is Essential for your WordPress Website
What are the best SEO plugins for WordPress? Discover my “Secret Sauce to SEO” with these essential WordPress SEO plugins.
This is the introduction to How to Set up the Yoast SEO Plugin.
First, most people who install this plugin don’t do anything other than activate it, and move on from there. So, setting it up correctly for your site puts you out in front of most WordPress website owners.
Second, this is only one of the SEO plugins I recommend. Hopefully you got a copy of my report on the Top 11+ Must Use SEO WordPress Plugins for 2016. And hopefully you went through the report and installed some of those plugins to your site.
If you didn’t get the report, I’ve put a copy of it either below this video or in the notes section, depending on where you are watching this.
Third, simply setting up the Yoast SEO plugin will not fix your SEO woes if you don’t optimize each page and post on your site, and continue to optimize each new page and post as you go.
So whether you’re a seasoned content marketer or you’re just starting your WordPress site, you’re in the right place.
The following lessons will walk you through each section of the plugin so you’ll understand what each setting does and what you should choose without the guesswork.
Setting up the Yoast SEO plugin with the Configuration Wizard
If you are just installing the Yoast SEO plugin for the first time on your site, things will look a little different than with the older versions of the plugin. To start, you’ll only see 3 choices in the nav bar on the left of the dashboard.
- Search Console
- Go Premium
If you’ve previously installed the plugin and your version gives you more options than shown here, you can skip this video if you want, or it may be interesting for you to see how the Configuration Wizard works. Your choice.
In this lesson I’ll take you through the General Settings in the Yoast Dashboard.
At this point, you should have the plugin installed and activated already, but if not, go to the link I’ve listed below or in the notes, then install and activate the plugin. Make sure you have the most current version of the plugin installed before you go any farther.
The rest of of this lesson is on the General Settings section of the plugin.
In this lesson, we will set up all of our social media profiles.
You want to pick your main accounts associated with your website. So if you have company or business social accounts, enter those URLs. Otherwise, just enter your personal social media accounts as desired.
Here is the link for the Twitter Validation page I mention in the lecture - https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator
This lesson is on XML sitemaps.
If you don’t already know, an XML sitemap is a document that helps Google and other search engines better understand your website while crawling it. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. Luckily, you don’t need to remember what XML stands for, you just need to know that having these sitemaps will help your SEO.
First, this is not an endorsement of the Yoast SEO premium plugins or extensions, I just want to be thorough by covering all sections of the plugin. You’ll have to decide if any of the premium products are right for you.
On the Go Premium page you’ll find information about the Premium version of the plugin as well as Extensions for Video SEO, News SEO and Local SEO.
Since Google can’t watch your video or see what’s in your images and photos (yet), your words are what Google uses to judge your website. Learn what's important to make Google and your readers happy!
Notes for me: adding other H tags, using bold and Italic, white space, bullets and numbered lists.
Even though we are courting Google, learn why to optimize your posts for people first.
Your web pages can’t be found unless they are in the index. Learn this simple trick to see which pages are indexed and which are not.