Yoast SEO plugin makes it easy to optimize your site for search engines. Together with WPML, you can use it to tune multilingual WordPress sites.
We use Yoast SEO on all our sites, to quickly and easily optimize for search engines. It lets us control the meta attributes that Google reads and add vital SEO information to all pages.
WPML and Yoast SEO teams work together to ensure complete compatibility, letting you optimize your multilingual sites in a simple way.
If you are new to SEO, you might be interested in our introduction article on multilingual SEO.
How SEO Sitemaps work with WPML
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 Yoast SEO plugin.
For example, 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.
You can find the default language sitemap, by going to yourdomain/sitemap_index.xml. For the sitemap in the secondary language, go to your-secondary-language-domain/sitemap_index.xml.
Improving the ranking and having more visitors is one of the important goals for any website. Yoast SEO plugin by Yoast 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.