SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the art of letting Search Engines such as Google understand what you are talking about.
The All In One SEO is a plugin for WordPress that can help you with your SEO within your posts and pages. This plugin can help you get indexed (acknowledged) and ranked (rewarded/punished) by 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.
The second way will be discussed once we start publishing articles because that's the only time we will need it.
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 since I am already expanding my topics to blogging in general, I have already updated my site description. You need to update yours too in the future if your wesbite changes direction.
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” on 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.”
It’s a simple list in our eyes, but it’s a crucial list that Search Engines need. It should look something like the photo below.
Once your Sitemap is submitted, the Search Engines will now have a list of your past and future posts.
Until The Next Lesson,
"Everything you've ever WANTED is on the other SIDE of FEAR."