Yoast SEO General settings – Webmaster tools tab

In this article, we’ll discuss the Webmaster tools tab of the General settings of Yoast SEO in your WordPress backend. You’ll see a video explanation and we’ll explain all the settings on the tab one by one.

Video: Yoast SEO General settings – Webmaster tools tab

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Webmaster tools tab

You can find the Webmaster Tools tab by going to your WordPress backend, clicking “Yoast SEO” and then “General” in the menu on the left-hand side. You’ll be on the Yoast SEO General settings screen. On this screen, click the “Features” tab.

You can read more about the other settings Yoast SEO offers in the configuration guide for Yoast SEO.

Webmaster tools

Each search engine has a tool that gives you feedback on how your site is doing in their search results and that tells you how these search engines perceive your site. Baidu’s tool is called Webmaster Tools, as are the tools of Bing and Yandex, and Google has Google Search Console.

On the Webmaster tools tab, you can verify your site with the respective webmaster tools. You can do that by entering a little piece of code that the tools generate for you. Of course, you have to decide for yourself which tool is important for your site. In this lesson, we’ll discuss Google Search Console as an example. If you want to know more about the tools Bing and Yandex provide, you can click these links below:

Verify Google Search Console

The Yoast plugin offers an easier method of verifying your site with Google Search Console. Let’s go through the steps one by one.

  1. Go to ‘Alternate methods’ on Google Webmaster Central.

    Here, click ‘HTML tag’. Google will give you a meta tag.

  2. Copy the meta tag.

  3. Paste the meta tag into the verification box on the Webmaster tools tab of Yoast SEO.

  4. Click ‘Save changes’.

  5. Go back to Google Webmaster Central to click the button ‘Verify’.

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