WordPress Multilingual Yoast SEO Addon
Yoast SEO premium and WPML CMS power thousands of multilingual WordPress sites. Together, they help you optimize your site’s content for search engines in each of the site’s languages (multilingual SEO). WordPress Multilingual Yoast SEO Addon is a great plugin to improve your site’s SEO and its integration with WPML allows you to have your multilingual search engine optimized with ease. Improving the ranking and having more visitors is one of the important goals for any website.
Translating the SEO Texts
After you enter the title and meta description, go to the WPML → String Translation page to translate them. The String Translation page includes all the text that do not belong to a specific post or page but are coming from different theme and plugin texts.
To display all of Yoast SEO admin texts, select admin_texts_wpseo_titles in the In domain drop-down. Click the plus button next to the text you want to translate. Add the translation in the pop-up that appears, and press Enter. Follow the same steps to find all the translatable strings for the rest of the SEO attribute templates.
Translating Page SEO Attributes
WordPress Multilingual Yoast SEO plugin adds a meta box to the content editor. There, you can control the page title, meta description, and focus keywords for each page separately.
Since WPML uses different pages for each language, they naturally have their own respective SEO attributes.
SEO Sitemaps with WordPress Multilingual Yoast SEO
A sitemap is an XML file that lists all the pages on your site for search engines like Google. Usually, there should be a sitemap for each domain and this is exactly what happens when using the A different domain per language option located on the WPML Languages page, together with the WordPress Multilingual Yoast SEO addon.
When you have en.mydomain.com for the English site’s versions and es.mydomain.com for the Spanish site’s version, you will end up with two different XML files for each language version. Both versions will be listing the correct pages for their respective language.