For SEO reasons I always install All In One SEO Pack when installing WordPress. All In One SEO Pack bundles a couple of functions to improve SEO for your WordPress blog.
There are also some other SEO plugins, but if you’re new to WordPress and / or SEO, then I think this is the best SEO plugin for you.
Installation of All In One SEO Pack is the same as any other plugin. For more installation about how to install a plugin, check a previous article of me.
After installation, you have to configure this plugin. You can find the options screen via “Settings” “All In One SEO”:
As you can see, this screen contains a lot of options. The good news is that you don’t have to change most of these options.
Plugin status: to enable this plugin, click “Enabled”
Home Title: choose your home title, this is the title your visitors’ll see when visiting your home page
Home description: this is a description of your home page, this is for search engines
Home keywords: write here some keywords that define what your blog is about
This is all you really have to configure. Unless you have specific reasons, you don’t need to change the other options.
It’s not enough to only configure the All In One SEO Pack options on the options screen. You also have to write some information for every post / page. Once you installed the All In One SEO Pack plugin, you’ll find an extra box on every page and post:
Here you can write extra information about the post / page. In this box, the Title and Description are important: here you can write the text that will be shown in the Google search results. Normally, Google takes the first words of a page. But here you can write a short text, attracting more visitors to come to your blog!
As you can see, it isn’t very difficult to install and configure this SEO plugin. Don’t expect that you’ll receive tons of extra visitors thanks to this plugin, but it’s easy to use and it makes your SEO (much) better. Because it’s so easy to use, I always install the All In One SEO Pack plugin on my WordPress installations.
ALL IN ONE SEO PACK
Generates META tags for Pages and Posts automatically.
Helps you to avoid the duplicate content on the blog.
Automatically generates title tags.
Allows you overriding the META keywords and description.
Supports the advanced canonical URLs.
STEPS TO INSTALL ALL IN ONE SEO PACK
Open the Dashboard of your WordPress Website.
Go to Plug-ins section and click on ‘Add New’ link.
Type All in one SEO pack in the text box and click Search Plug-ins button. This will display several SEO plug-ins, but first three may be titled All in one SEO pack.
Click on Install now link underneath first plug-in and then click on Ok button. This will install the All in One SEO Pack plug-in and asks you to activate it.
Click the Activate Plug-in link to activate the installed plug-in. After activation, you will redirected to Plugins page of WordPress Dashboard.
Now, there is a red banner on the top asking to enable and configure the All in One SEO Pack plug-in. Click on link ‘the admin page’ and this will redirect to Settings page of this plug-in.
Here, the first option will ask for a donation. You can either leave it or check it. Now, select ‘Enabled’ radio button for Plug-in status.
Enter the title of home page in Home Title box, description in Home Description box, and keywords in Home Keywords box.
Scroll down and configure all the options carefully. If you do not know the SEO options a lot then take help of an expert to set them correctly.
You can also set Tag Archives not to be indexed.
We suggest you to check the box Log Important events. This will create a log of all the events generated by All in One SEO Pack Plug-in.
Now, click on Update Options.