This WordPress tutorial explains how to setup and configure the All In One SEO pack WordPress plugin for your WordPress blog posts.
Installing and activating this plugin alone will not have any impact on your WordPress Blog's SEO. You need to set values for each of the options that All in One SEO Pack offers.
In the left menu, locate the link Settings. Click on Settings, from the drop down menu that appears click on All in One SEO as shown in Diagram 1.
The All in One SEO Plugin Options page is displayed as shown in Diagram 2.
The first option is to enable or disable the plugin. Make sure you set this option to Enabled.
Click on Enabled, in order to enable the plugin as shown in Diagram 3, and then enter a title and description for your homepage. Keywords in the title help your rank position, and the Meta description helps get users to click your page link within the search engine results page for great visitor conversions.
Canonical URLs - Checking the option enables automatic generation of Canonical URLs for your entire WordPress blog installation. This will help to prevent duplicate content penalties by Google which can be levied on you on pretext of same content. It is a must to check this option On.
Rewrite Titles – It’s all about the title tag. This is the information that you see in your browser’s title bar.
This is not visible on a page or a post or in fact any part of your blog, but only in the browser’s title bar and of course in the source code of your blog. If set, all page, post, category, search and archive page titles get rewritten. You can specify the format for them.
The Post Title Format, Page Title Format and Category Title Format is optional, you can leave it as default, especially when your blog title contains keywords.
Check the checkboxes of Use noindex for Categories, archives, tag archives. This is useful for avoiding duplicate content in your blog and keep your Blog safe from search engine penalties.
Autogenerate Descriptions - Check this if you want your META descriptions to be autogenerated if there’s no excerpt specified. This is good to check this On, in case you forget to enter a Description for any Blog post or Page.
Exclude Pages - Pages listed here will not be processed by the All In One SEO Pack. This is useful if you have other, non-WordPress, dynamic content running on your site.
Additional Post Headers, Additional Page Headers, Additional Home Headers options - Text entered here will be added to the head section of your pages. This is useful if you need to add Meta tag information for webmaster tools and so on. Understand when to use these options.
The last option Log Important Events – This is a troubleshooting tool from the developer of this plugin. If checked On, and any significant event happens which is unusual, it will be logged. Do check this option On.
Ensure the status of this plugin is Enabled as shown in Diagram 3.
Scroll down till the end of page.
Click on Update Options to save the changes made as shown in Diagram 4.
The message All in One SEO Options Updated is displayed as shown in Diagram 5.
After updating your homepage, the other places you’ll use the All in One SEO pack is in your individual posts/pages.
In the left menu, locate the link Posts. Click on Posts, from the drop down menu that appears click on Add New as shown in Diagram 6. ( You can click on an existing post if you need to apply SEO to the post ).
The Add New Post is displayed.
Scroll down towards the bottom of this page. The All in one SEO Pack is displayed in the bottom of your post’s page is as shown in Diagram 7.
Title - Type the title of your post in the first column as you would like it to appear in search engines. It is always good to enter your post’s title here. If you’ve not specified anything here, then the post’s name will be used by default.
NOTE: Please avoid keyword stuffing in the Title.
Description - Below title is the description box, where you can enter a description for the post. This will be displayed in search engine’s result pages, below the URL. Distribute the most important and best keywords within the description.
NOTE: Avoid using useless keywords, the ones which no one searches for. Type description carefully without typos and avoid keyword stuffing.
Keywords - Below the description box is the keywords box. You can type the all the keywords you want for the post in this section.
Once done. Click on Publish to save the changes made as shown in Diagram 8.
In the left menu, locate the link Pages. Click on Pages, from the drop down menu that appears click on Add New as shown in Diagram 9. ( You can click on an existing page if you need to apply SEO to the page ).
The Add New Page is displayed.
Scroll down towards the bottom. The All in one SEO Pack is in the bottom of your page is as shown in Diagram 10.
Title - Enter the title of the page here. This will appear a the page title in in search engines. If nothing is specified here, the default page name will be used as the page title.
Description - Below title is the description box, where you can enter a description for the page. This will be displayed in search engine’s result pages, below the URL. Distribute the most important and best keywords within the description.
Keywords - Below the description box is the keywords box. You can type the all the keywords you want for the page in this section.
Title Attribute –Whatever you type in here will become the link-title-text for links to the page. Link titles are the ones which appear when you hover over a link. Often these describe what the link is expected to do.
Menu Label - Below Title Attribute is the Menu Label. Text used here will be titles for your site menus for that specific page. If you leave it blank the default page title will be used as the menu label for that page.
Below is a check box named Disable on this page/ post. If for any reason you do not wish to not the SEO pack on a page, check this box On.
Click on Publish to save the changes made as shown in Diagram 11.
The All In One SEO pack is now successfully installed and configured and is ready to add its value to your website.
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