Yoast SEO is one of the best and most used plugin in WordPress.
What Yoast SEO does is helping you do a basic SEO optimization of your WordPress website.
Here are the things you can do with Yoast SEO, what is important and what are the alternatives.
1. Submit sitemap
Yoast SEO helps you to easily submit sitemap for your website, maybe you will ask what is sitemap?
Sitemap is pretty much a file that you submit in google webmaster tool in order for google to crawl your website easier.
Some people debate that sitemap is no longer needed to be submit, but still many say that this is a must when it comes to your basic SEO.
I won’t go in to technical dept about what robot.txt is but it’s also a file that it’s good to be submitted in google webmaster tool.
Robot.txt is another thing that helps your website get crawled easier by google.
3. Optimize your meta tittle and meta description
Yoast SEO helps you chose how you wan’t your post or page to appear in google.
Having good clickable tittle is very important these days because google value more and more the so called click trough rate
Click trough rate is the % of people who have clicked on your page after it has been presented in front of them.
Case studies has shown that tittles that start with numbers are much more likely to have high click trough rate and then move up in the rankings.
I’m sure you have seen tittles like: 15 tips for something, or 10 best something.
Is Yoast SEO free?
Yoast SEO is free just like most WordPress plugins and it also has paid version.
What are alternatives of Yoast SEO?
There are many plugins who claim they are good for the SEO of your website, but in my personal opinion if you are looking for alternative of Yoast SEO go with SEO All In One
Here i found i video tutorial on how to use the plugin so feel free to check it out too
I hope this article was useful for you to learn how to use Yoast SEO.