Every WordPress site needs an SEO plugin. And when it comes to SEO plugins, Yoast SEO is far and away the most popular option. WordPress SEO is, unavoidably, a complex topic, though. And to address that, Yoast SEO has built in plenty of complex features to give you pinpoint control over your site’s SEO.
As a result, even though the Yoast team has done a great job trying to make SEO beginner-friendly, there’s still a good chance you need some help with how to use Yoast SEO.To give you that help, we’ve written this monster Yoast SEO tutorial.
It’s such a big guide that we’ve split it into two parts:
The beginner’s guide to Yoast SEO – in this section, we’ll cover tips for first-time users and casual users. If you’re already familiar with Yoast SEO’s basic settings and the Yoast SEO meta box, you might find it a little redundant.
The advanced guide to Yoast SEO – in this section, we’ll cover more advanced tactics like title/meta variables, noindex tags, and more. Even if you’ve already been using Yoast SEO on your site, you can probably get some added value from this section.
Ready to learn how to use Yoast SEO? You can click above to skip straight to the advanced section. Otherwise, let’s start at the beginning!