Search Engine Optimization with All in One SEO Plugin

All in One SEO is a popular WordPress plugin for search engine optimization.

It is a very simple and effective SEO plugin. Basically the All in One SEO will add all the missing features from your WordPress installation to make your website rank well in search, and help search engines easily discover and index your pages, images, and other content.

Installation and Configuration Steps:

Here are the steps on how to install and configure the All in One S.E.O Pack plugin.

If you would like to automatically perform search engine optimization on your WordPress, All in One S.E.O Pack is the plugin you would need to use.

Step 1

From your dashboard, go to plugins. Click Add New.

Click Add New - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 2

In search box, type in “All in One S.E.O Pack”.

In search box, type in “All in One S.E.O Pack

Step 3

Click on Install Now. Once installed, click Activate Plugin.

click Activate Plugin - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Now let’s change the most important settings for the best search engine optimization results.

Step 4

Still on your dashboard, go to All in One S.E.O and then General Settings.

go to All in One S.E.O - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 5

If you’ve already made a donation, select I enjoy this plugin and have made a donation.

Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 6

Enable Canonical URLs to give permanent links to individual articles in your site.

Enable Canonical URLs - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 7

Keep Use Original Title disabled.

Keep Use Original Title disabled - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 8

Enable Log Important Events if you want to.

Enable Log Important Events - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 9

Enter title for your homepage using catchy words and your site most important keyword. This should be 60 characters or less.

Enter title for your homepage using catchy words and your site most important keyword

Step 10

Type in a brief description of your website. Include in your main keywords. Limit the text to fewer than 152 characters.

Type in a brief description of your website

Step 11

In the Home Keywords field, enter 5 to 10 keywords that best describe your website.

In the Home Keywords field, enter 5 to 10 keywords that best describe your website

Step 12

Keep Use Keywords enabled.

Keep Use Keywords enabled - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 13

To allow the plugin to automatically use tags and categories as keywords also, enable Use Categories for META Keywords and Use Tags for META Keywords.

enable Use Categories for META Keywords and Use Tags for META Keywords

Step 14

If you are using a static homepage and a separate page to display your blog posts, enable Dynamically Generate Keywords for Posts. This allows the plugin to generate a list of keywords based on posts appearing on the posts page.

enable Dynamically Generate Keywords for Posts

Step 15

Set the default title format for every page by enabling Rewrite Titles, Capitalize Titles and Capitalize Category Titles.

Rewrite Titles, Capitalize Titles and Capitalize Category Titles

Step 16

If your theme uses Custom Post Types, enable SEO for Custom Post Types.

enable SEO for Custom Post Types - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 17

If your site is a video blog, check Enable Advanced Options.

check Enable Advanced Options - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 18

To customize the edit.php screen, set Show Column Labels for Custom Post Types options.

set Show Column Labels for Custom Post Types options

Step 19

Check Display Menu In Admin Bar and Display Menu At The Top for easy access to settings from the dashboard.

Check Display Menu In Admin Bar and Display Menu At The Top for easy access to settings from the dashboard

Step 20

To verify your site, enter your webmaster verification code from Google, Bing and Pinterest.

enter your webmaster verification code from Google

Step 21

Fill out your Google Plus Profile URL and click Connect With Google Analytics.

Fill out your Google Plus Profile URL

Step 22

Add your Google Analytics ID to get vital metrics on traffic.

Add your Google Analytics ID - Search Engine Optimization with All In One SEO plugin

Step 23

To stop search engines from indexing your category and archive pages, keep enabled Use Noindex for Categories, Date Archives and Author Archives. Leave unchecked Use noindex for Tag Archives and Search Page.

keep enabled Use Noindex for Categories

Step 24

Leave Advanced Settings at default since you’ll be optimizing every new post manually.

Leave Advanced Settings at default

Step 25

When done, click Update Options.

click Update Options

That’s all for the general settings. Now, every time you publish a new post, make sure you manually enter a search engine optimization title, description and keywords.

Please note, that advance users may use different settings then what we are showing in our videos. If you prefer a different set up or know of any new tips and tricks in the customization of the All in One SEO plug in, please share it with us.