How to Optimize Your Blog for SEO in 2019

Welcome to the 4th chapter of- How to start a blog that generates $3k a month.

The third chapter was about- Optimizing your Blog Theme. If you’re skipping that chapter then you’re missing the basic knowledge about blogs. Click here to read the chapter three.

What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is what I consider as the Father of Blog Posts.

Search Engine optimization is the process of optimizing your website to be found in search engines for particular keywords.

Well, my blog ranks for many search terms, which has helped me build my connections and net worth.

If you’re new to SEO, then this might be very difficult for you to understand it.

However, WordPress makes it very simple to optimize your blog posts and pages. Doesn’t that sound cool?

Lets start by downloading a plugin called as “Yoast SEO“. Hover over the plugins section on the side and click “Add New.”

Installing Yoast SEO Plugin

Add new plugins WordPress

Search for “Yoast SEO” in the search bar and Install and Activate the plugin.

You can access the Yoast SEO settings from the new SEO menu in the sidebar.

Yoast SEO Settings

Configuring Google Webmaster Tools

Now, go to the “Webmaster Tools” tab and verify your blog through Google Verification Code which you can access through Google Webmaster Tools.

How to verify google webmaster through Yoast SEO

Verify your domain property in Google Webmaster Tools.

Copy the meta tag that will be provided to you.

How to verify ownership n google webmaster tools

Paste the Meta Tag into the Google Search Console text box and click on ‘Save Changes‘ and click on the ‘Verify‘ button on the Google Webmaster Tools.

How to verify google webmaster through Yoast SEO

Configuring Yoast SEO

Now go to the “General Tab” and start the configuration wizard.

Yoast SEO configuration wizard

In the first step, select the environment that best suits your site. Most likely, you’ll choose the Option A, which means that it is a real website and is ready to be indexed.

How to configure yoast seo-step 1

In the second step, choose blog and click next.

How to configure yoast seo-step 2

In the third step, you’ve to choose whether you’re a site or are you a person? Choose anyone and click next.

How to configure yoast seo-step 3

The fourth step is about post visibility. The default settings are fine to use.

How to configure yoast seo-step 4

In the fifth step, you have to select whether your site is going to have multiple authors. The default settings are fine to use. Choose any one and click next.

How to configure yoast seo-step 5

In the sixth step, you can verify your site name and choose a title separator. Once done, you can move on.

How to configure yoast seo-step 6

Seventh step is good to skip.

How to configure yoast seo-step 7

Congrats, you’ve done it!

How to configure yoast seo-step 8

Now you’ve purchased your domain and web hosting, installed a theme and optimized your website to be crawled and found by the search engines.

Now, lets move on to chapter four- Creating a Search Engine Optimized blog post

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