Before you can start with the search engine optimization of your WordPress website, our plugin must first be fully set up. In the following you will learn how to install BAVOKO SEO Tools via WordPress or FTP and which additional settings you should also make before starting.

Plugin Setup via WordPress

  • Sign in to the WordPress backend with your admin account.
  • Open the menu item “Plugins” in the sidebar on the left.
  • Enter “BAVOKO SEO Tools” in the search bar and install the WordPress plugin by clicking “Install”.
  • Start the plugin by clicking “Activate”.
  • You can also activate the plugin any time later on by navigating to “Plugins”> “Installed Plugins” and clicking “Activate”.

Plugin Setup via FTP

If you have any problems during the plugin installation via the built-in plugin directory in WordPress, you can try installing it via FTP. Click here to go directly to the BAVOKO SEO Tools download page.

Please note that you also need an FTP program for an installation via FTP.

  • Download the installation file from for free and save it on your computer.
  • Then unpack the ZIP archive on your hard disk and set up a connection to your webspace with your FTP program.
  • Now upload the unpacked folder “wp-seo-keyword-optimizer” within your WordPress installation folder into the directory “wp-content/plugins”.
  • From now on, you can install your plugin within your WordPress backend by simply navigating to “Plugins” > “Installed Plugins” and clicking “Activate”.

Connect to the Google Search Console

In order to build rich ranking analytics and optimize your pages based on real data, it’s necessary to connect your WordPress installation to the Google Search Console.

Google Search Console not set up yet? Find out more in the following article:Google Search Console Help

After successfully installing and activating BAVOKO SEO Tools, the next step will be to connect the Google Search Console API to WordPress.

  • To do this, click on the “Request Access Token” button and then select a Google Account to link to.
  • A new tab opens with a list of the Google accounts you already use. Choose the account you validated the Google Search Console Property with.
  • Click “ADMIT” to load the Google Search Console data into your WordPress backend. By the way, we don’t get any data of your property – only you have access to it!
  • Then an automatically generated code will appear in the same window. You only have to insert this into the provided text field below the “Get Access Token” button in BAVOKO SEO Tools and send your API request with a click on “Send”. Done!

Data Import of previous SEO Plugins

If you have previously used other WordPress plugins to do your site’s search engine optimization, you can easily import their relevant SEO data when setting up BAVOKO SEO Tools.

In the article Importing data from previous SEO plugins you will learn how to select the individual plugins and their different data records for import.

Confirm your entries by clicking on “Finish installation”, after which you will automatically be redirected to your first onpage analysis.

After you’ve connected the Google Search Console API to your WordPress backend and imported your records, BAVOKO SEO Tools will start downloading your search data. Meanwhile, you can already start setting up the very first onpage crawl.

Onpage Crawl Settings

BAVOKO SEO Tools offers unique possibilities for onpage analysis directly in the backend, allowing you to analyze and then easily optimize all the important SEO aspects of your individual pages.

Onpage Dashboard

In order for the Onpage Crawl to create a suitable base of data for your purposes, we recommend you to make a few small configurations in the next step:

Post Type-Einstellungen

  • Under “Onpage-Analysis”, select the post types to be crawled by BAVOKO SEO Tools. Posts and pages are always marked here, everything else is variably adjustable.

    Note: Only mark post types that are important for your search engine optimization, as BAVOKO SEO Tools Free is limited to 1,000 pages. In this way, you always keep the best possible overview, achieve particularly realistic metrics for a representative content score and avoid unnecessarily large amounts of data.


  • In “Onpage Analysis – Post Title is used as H1”, select page areas where the titles are automatically used as H1 heading.
  • Almost there! Once you have made all the desired settings, you can start your first onpage analysis by clicking on “Start Onpage Crawl”.

As soon as you’ve installed BAVOKO SEO Tools and made the initial configurations, all the relevant data is available for in-depth analysis and optimization within your WordPress backend, so you can start optimizing without further delay.

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