Have you decided to add keywords and a meta description to WordPress content? Keywords and page descriptions allow you to improve your site’s SEO. In this article, we will show you how to properly add keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress.
Why Add Keywords And Meta Descriptions To WordPress
Key words and descriptions will allow you to tell search engines about your content in posts and pages.
Keywords are important words or phrases that people most often request if they were looking for content that you publish. A meta description is a brief description of the essence of your page or record.
Meta tags are ordinary HTML tags, which are located in the hider of your site. WordPress SEO plugins make it easy to add tags through the admin panel for each of the site materials.
How important are keywords and descriptions for SEO?
Search engines do not disclose how much weight they assign to keywords or description. However, it is obvious that these elements are quite important and will help you in ranking.
Some SEO experts believe that keywords are not important at all. Even Google itself speaks of their immateriality. However, other experts do not agree with this, and recommend that users continue to add keywords.
On the other hand, meta descriptions are extremely important, because with them you can attract the attention of users.
Let’s see how you can easily add keywords and meta descriptions to WordPress.
Note: In the article we will look at the Yoast SEO plugin .
We Include Meta Key Support In Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO has built-in support for descriptions and keywords. However, the function of adding keys is disabled by default.
You will need to enable it for your site.
To do this, go to the SEO page »Console and click on the ‘Features’ tab.
Now click on ‘Enabled’ under the option ‘Advanced settings pages’, and then save the changes made.
The Yoast SEO settings page will reload and you will see many more options in the SEO menu.
Move to the SEO page “Headers and Metadata and select the ‘Other’ tab.
Now click on ‘Enabled’ under the option ‘Use meta keywords tag?’ and save the changes.
You have successfully enabled meta key support in the Yoast SEO plugin. Now you can add them to your posts and pages.
Keywords And Descriptions For WordPress Posts / Pages
To begin, go to the editing of the desired page, and then scroll to the block ‘Yoast SEO’ under the editor of records.
You will see the name of your site and the automatically generated description in the form of a snippet. Below it will be the Meta Keywords field.
In it, you need to specify the desired keywords, separating them with commas. Do not use more than 10 keywords or phrases.
Also make sure that the specified keys are relevant to your content and that you have already used them in your article.
Next, click on the button ‘Edit Snippet’ and specify the description. This action will switch the snippet view mode to edit it.
It is important that you use your main keyword in the description at least once.
When finished, click on the button ‘Close Snippet Editor’. Now you will see your own description in the preview mode.
Congratulations, you have successfully added meta keys and a description to your WordPress post. Now you can save or publish a record or page.
Add Keywords And Meta Description For The Main Page.
You can also add keywords and a meta description for the main page of your WordPress site. Here’s how to do this with the Yoast SEO plugin.
Go to the SEO page “Headers and Metadata and select the ‘Home Page’ tab. Here you can add your own title, description and meta keys for the main page.
Do not forget to click on the appropriate button to save the changes made.
Meta Keys And Descriptions For Archives Headings
You can add keys and descriptions to the archives of categories and tags.
First, go to the Entries page . Hover the mouse over the rubric that needs to be edited, and then click on the “Edit” link.
The category editor page will open, which we scroll down to the Yoast SEO block.
Click on the button ‘Change snippet’ and specify the description for the category.
Then you will need to click on the “Settings” button to specify the meta keys that will be used for this particular rubric archive page.
Do not forget to click on the “Update” button, so as not to lose the changes.
We repeat the same actions for tags and other archives of arbitrary taxonomies.
That’s all, we hope that this article has helped you learn how to easily add keywords and meta descriptions to your pages and posts in WordPress. We recommend doing this for each page created on the site.