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SEO or Search Engine Optimization is an art of letting Search Engines such as Google to understand what you are talking about.
The All In One SEO is a plugin inside WordPress that can help you with your SEO within your posts and pages. This plugin can help you get indexed and ranked in the Search Engines.
There are two ways to set up this plugin. The first method will only need you to do it once. This is what this lesson will be about.
In the next lesson, we will discuss setting the AIO SEO plugin settings before you publish an article.
How To Set Up The All In One SEO Settings
If your site is hosted inside Wealthy Affiliate, you can find the All In One SEO Pack plugin pre-installed. Otherwise, you have to manually add the plugin. Then activate it. See the photo.
The Home Page Settings
Under the All In One SEO plugin, go to General Settings>Home Page Settings.
Look for the “Home Title” and “Home Description.”
Don’t overthink what you will write there. Just a “rough” idea of what your website is about can be a good start.
See this example.
Based on the above photo, I am going to teach Amazon Affiliate Marketing. But in the future, I might expand my topic to Affiliate Marketing in general because not all people want to review Amazon products. I can update this description in the future, or I might not need to touch it again at all. No pressure.
The Google Settings
Scroll down the General Settings. Look for the “Google Analytics ID” under “Google Settings.”
Make sure your Google Analytics ID is in place. It looks like this.
If you don’t have it in place, refer to this lesson on how to Setup your Google Analytics account.
The XML Sitemap
To create an XML Sitemap, go to AIO SEO>Feature Manager.
Under the Feature Manager, look for the XML Sitemaps. Click “Activate.”
You will now see the “XML Sitemap” in the left side under AIO SEO.
With an XML Sitemap, you can tell search engines about the list of your published articles. It will also notify them of your future posts automatically.
To further understand it, go to your Dashboard>All In One SEO>XML Sitemap. Click “View Your XML Sitemap.”
As of writing this post, here’s how this blog’s sitemap looks like. It’s a simple list in our eyes, but it’s a crucial list that Search Engines need.
Now, you have to submit the XML sitemap to Google and Bing. So you will not get confused, I have discussed them separately in separate lessons.
Once your Sitemap is submitted, the Search Engines will now have a list of your past and future posts.
The Webmaster Verification
Webmaster Verification allows you to add “verification tools” so the Search Engines will know that you own the website.
In the next separate lessons, we will discuss the step by step procedures on how to verify your site to Google, Bing, and Pinterest (only if you plan to be “active” on it).
I hope this post has been helpful and if you have any question at all, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below. I’d get back to you with an answer ASAP.
Until The Next Lesson,