All in One SEO Pack is one of the most popular WordPress SEO plugin. In this Guide, you will go through the necessary steps to take first just after installing the plugin.

All in One SEO Pack works very well with its default settings, however, you can do more out of the box by doing some important settings. Here are the steps below which will guide you through the important settings that you should follow.

Step 1 – Set up your Homepage SEO Meta

In Homepage SEO Meta setting, you have to set the title and description of your homepage, it depends on your WordPress settings.  So, for this, first you need to go to Settings > Reading in your WordPress Dashboard and check the setting for Front page displays.

If your website’s Front page is set to “A static page”:  Go to All in One SEO Pack > General Settings > Home Page Settings and select Enabled to Use Static Front Page Instead and then click on Update Options.

Now, you can set your title and description of your home page by going to Pages, edit your home page and scroll down to the All in One SEO Pack section.

If your website’s Front page displays is set to “Your latest posts”:  Go to All in One SEO Pack > General Settings > Home Page Settings and set your title and description in the Home Title and Home Description fields.

Step 2 – Enable All in One SEO Pack for your content

By default, WordPress has two content types – Posts and Pages.  However, your site may also contain other types of content, which may be added by plugins, your theme or by yourself, i.e. products, or testimonials etc.  You may want to do SEO for all the content on your website. You can do SEO for any content type of your website by enabling All in One SEO Pack for those content types.

Here are the instructions to do this:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard > All in One SEO > General Settings > Content Type Settings
  2. In the section for SEO on only these Content Types, tick the checkboxes next to the post types you want to do SEO for. By default, Posts and Pages have been already checked
  3. Click the Update Options to save your settings

Note: If you are using All in One SEO Pack Pro then you can also do SEO for taxonomies such as categories and tags.

Step 3 – Set up Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a great tool to track your visitors’ behavior and it is free to use. All in One SEO Pack offers simplest way of integration with Google Analytics.

Here are the instructions to do this:

  1. First, set up your Google Analytics account
  2. After setting up your Google Analytics account, obtain your Google Analytics Tracking ID by logging into your Google Analytics account and click on Admin then select the account from the dropdown in the Account column and then click on Property Settings. Your Tracking ID will be show at the top of this screen
  3. Copy your Google Analytics Tracking ID
  4. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard > All in One SEO > General Settings > Google Analytics and paste your Tracking ID in the Google Analytics ID box
  5. Now click the Update Options to save your settings

Step 4 – Add SEO Meta to your content

We’ve already set the title and description of our homepage for SEO in Step 1. Last step in our Guide is to set the title and description for SEO of each of our pages and posts.

Let First start with titles:

By default, All in One SEO Pack use the titles of Page or Post as their SEO title which will appear in Google SERP. For example, you have a page named Get in Touch with Me and you’re happy with SEO title to say Get in Touch with Me, then there is need to do anything. However, you can change the SEO title for each page or post on your site by following the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard > Pages or Posts in WordPress menu
  2. Locate and edit the page or post for which you want to set the SEO title
  3. Scroll down to the All in One SEO Pack box and enter your SEO title in the Title box
  4. Now Publish or Update to save your new SEO title

Note: Keep your SEO title up to 60 characters because Google only display first 60 characters of your post/page title.

Now start with description:

By default, All in One SEO Pack will not output a description, but you can change for automatic description, under All in One SEO > General Settings > Advanced Settings > Autogenerate Descriptions. If you tick this checkbox, All in One SEO Pack will use your post excerpt as your auto generated meta description. Also, If there is no post excerpt, then All in One SEO Pack use the first 160 characters of your post content. You can overwrite the auto-generated Meta Description.

Note: We strongly recommended you to handcraft your meta descriptions so that you can control what information is provided to search engines.

To customize the SEO description of each page/post follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard > Pages or Posts in WordPress menu
  2. Locate and edit the page or post for which you want to set the SEO description
  3. Scroll down to the All in One SEO Pack box and enter your description in the Description box
  4. Now Publish or Update to save your new SEO description

Note: Keep your SEO description upto 160 characters because Google only display the first 160 characters.


Pankul Bindal

Pankul Bindal is Digital Marketer, Graphic Designer and Programmer. He has completed his Computer Engineering. His passion is to write blogs, Designing and Digital Marketing. He works for many Companies in his freelancing Career.

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