WordPress is one of the best, if not the best content management systems when it comes to SEO. That being said, spending time on your WordPress SEO might seem like a daunting task. Wouldn’t you love to have some help with optimizing your site to best practices, improve your rankings, gain more subscribers and have a better website in general?
Most WordPress users look for useful plugins that will help their site improve its ranking with search engines and SEO. Yoast SEO (formerly known as WordPress SEO by Yoast) is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin that exists today for WordPress users. It incorporates everything from a snippet editor and real time page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between. This is why NDESIGN uses Yoast SEO on every WordPress site we build.
Unfortunately, for beginners (or really anyone who doesn’t want to specialize in SEO), it can be a bit overwhelming to know if you are implementing its features properly. Yoast SEO does everything. That overwhelm usually also leads to non-use.
There is help available! NDESIGN is well versed in setting up and deploying Yoast SEO on your site, but you’ll want to know how to use it properly as you begin to self-manage your new site. To help you, we recommend that you take a look at the Yoast WordPress SEO Guide. The guide outlines and addresses each section of the plugin, and is kept up to date with the best practices for WordPress SEO.
Yoast takes quite a holistic view on (WordPress) SEO, meaning that good SEO should be ingrained in all aspects of your online marketing and PR. This guide covers quite a lot of ground, and it can be a long read, but it will teach you how to truly succeed in your SEO efforts.
View the Yoast WordPress SEO Guide here, and bookmark it – you’ll be happy to have this guide as a resource as your site grows and evolves.