Yoast Wordpress Plugin OnPage SEO configuration for Woocommerce

Yoast WordPress Plugin OnPage SEO configuration for Woocommerce

Have you ever worried about building ecommerce website on WordPress Woocommerce but you are not aware how to configure woocommerce site for OnPage SEO optimization. Unlike WordPress blogs, Woocommerce is but tricky to configure for onpage SEO, sometimes people end up doing wrong Yoast configuration and find their website nowhere or they index wrong page structure.

Install WordPress Yoast Plugin

Wordpress Yoast Plugin

Remember to keep it updated every time Yoast Updates their plugin.


Homepage SEO configuration

Woocommerce Home Page SEO Configuration


Activate XML sitemap and exclude irrelevant pages


Wordpress Yoast Plugin 3

You will probably have different boxes , all you need is to check those boxes you want index in Google search.

Noindex and Nofollow pages with duplicate content like TOS, Checkout and “Privacy Policy Pages” pages etc.

Woocommerce Nofollow and noindex


Add social profiles

Wordpress Yoast Plugin Add social profiles

Add Robots.txt file

Robots.txt file helps to search engine crawlers to figure out which page to crawl and index, some time search engine crawlers crawl and index the unnecessary pages like from wordpress plugin directory or wordpress code file. So in order to avoid this, use the following robots.txt file.

Woocommerce robots.txt file

User-agent:  *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-content/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /recommended/
Disallow: /comments/feed/
Disallow: /trackback/
Disallow: /index.php
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/

User-agent: NinjaBot
Allow: /

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
Allow: /

User-agent: Googlebot-Image
Allow: /wp-content/uploads/

User-agent: Adsbot-Google
Allow: /
User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile
Allow: /

sitemap: http://replaceyourdomainhere.com/product-sitemap.xml
sitemap: http://replaceyourdomainhere.com/post-sitemap.xml

I hope that the next time you’re about to configure Yoast, you will find these tips helpful.

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