How To Setup Yoast SEO For WordPress Website Guidelines

Setup Yoast SEO Configuration On WordPress Website

Yoast SEO  is a WordPress Plugin. A website ranking will drop in search engines due to the improper Yoast SEO meta tags setting, especially in the google search. Most of all users make this mistake. Therefore you need to setup For WordPress Properly. In this article, I will discuss how to use proper Yoast SEO meta tags in WordPress Website to increase your website ranking in search engines result, especially Google search. Yoast SEO Plugin is very useful for a WordPress Website. To increase your website ranking you need a proper meta tags configuration setting. I will tell you how to use proper Yoast SEO meta tags.

WordPress Major Factors

Titles & Meta Tags:

First of all, Go to Yoast SEO Titles & Meta’s option and Clicks On Homepage option. Here you can see different variables. Seems Like

Here you can see different variables. Seems Like

 %%sitename%% %%sep%% %%sitedesc%%                                                                                                                          

  |                                  |                         |                               

   Your Site Title        Separator(-,*)      Your Site Description  

It’s mean you are using website title, separator and description which is too long, as a result, search engines drop the page which has a long title. Therefore you need just  these variables for your website home page: %%sitename%% %%page%% 

These variables are proper for search engines on the website’s home page.

Website Home Page Meta Description

Describe more detail about your web site  in the meta description box and you need to remove

tagline from WordPress >setting>general

Post Type Meta Tags:

The second option is the Post Type. It is an important option for Posts, Pages, and categories title. From this option, you can use meta robots tags. I think, If your website is new then don’t use Noopd robot. Actually,  Noopd robot prevents search engines using information from open project directories and forced to use information from the pages meta description. This robot is used on your website as a default setting. If you don’t want to use a Noodp robot then you cannot disable this robot from here.

Go to install plugins option and click on Yoast SEO plugin edit link and open class-frontend.php . In class-frontend.php file go to  line number 1877 you will see a code like this

if ( ! ( empty( $description ) ) && $this->options[‘noodp’] === false ) {

$this->options[‘noodp’] = true;


In this code just you need to write false instead of true and save it.

Posts and Pages Variables 

Another option of Yoast SEO is posts and page variables. In this field use variables seems like this:

%%title%%%%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%

These variables mean you are using post or page title and your website title, don’t remove your website title variable.

 Taxonomies setting

This option has categories and WordPress tags set. From here you can use index and no index robots for categories and WordPress tags. You need to use noindex robot for categories and WordPress tags. If you are using index meta tag then this robot creates duplicate posts links. For example, your original post link is

If the meta index robot is using for categories and tags, then a duplicate link will be created like this: 

Format Option

Archives and Others:

Archives option has Author archives and Date-based archives.

Author ArchivesDisabled  and meta robots noindex

Date-based archives: Disabled and meta robots noindex

 Tags For Others:

This option has sitewide meta settings

Subpages of archives:  select noindex

Use meta keywords tag:  Most of the search engines ignore meta keywords tag

Force noodp meta robots tag sitewide:  Disabled

  XML Sitemap Setting

Finally, go to the sitemap option in Yoast SEO and copy sitemap link and submit your sitemap to google search engine through webmaster tool. In addition, you can also submit this sitemap to all search engines by using this sitemap link. A sitemap is most important for a website search result. ThereFore send the sitemap to all search engines.