How to Give Meta Description and Keywords in WordPress

Give Meta Description and Keywords

Are you intended to add meta description and keyword for all posts and pages in WordPress? Meta description and keyword allow you to boost your website’s Search Engine Optimization. In this article, I am going to show you how to give meta description and keywords in WordPress websites.

Why Should We Use Meta Description and Keywords?

Meta description and Keywords enhance a post or page to ping Search Engine more about the content of a website’s post and page. Keywords are the words or phrases by which people search on search engine. Meta description is a brief of post that describes the gist of content. Both meta description and keywords are actually HTML meta tags which are belonged in a website header.  In WordPress, you can add meta keywords and description in all post and page from admin area, because WordPress SEO Plugins make it very easy to use.

Is it important to add Meta description and Keyword for SEO?

Search Engine never exactly share how much weight they assign for a specific keywords. However, it is very explicit that both Meta description and Keywords are very important for improve better SEO.

There is not quite obvious opinion among the SEO experts because some experts say that keywords are not necessity at all important. Also Google say that don’t give importance to meta keywords. However, many SEO experts not agree with this and advise users to use meta keywords.

On the other hand, you should use meta description to grab visitor’s attention. So, meta description is very important to earn more visitors from search engine.

I am here explain Yoast SEO Plugin to add meta keywords and description in a WordPress website.

Configure Your Yoast SEO Plugin

Yoast SEO plugin comes with in-build feature to describe Meta description and Meta keywords for a page or post. However, the feature is not enable by default so you have to configure first.

In order to use the feature of Yoast SEO Plugin you need to enable

To configure this from Yoast SEO, open wordpress dashboard as admin then click on “SEO” and you will see on the top of submenu “dashboard”.

Click on dashboard and open Yoast SEO general setting from there select feature tab and click.

Then you will see all features and here enable the advanced settings pages.

Finally click save changes.

Now you are able to add keywords and meta description for your all pages and post.

Add Keywords and Meta Description for WordPress Pages or Posts

To add keywords and meta description for a post or page, open a new post or page and scroll down a little and you will will see at the bottom of you editor page’s yoast SEO editor where title of your page automatically generated as sneppet. Below of title sneppet, you will see meta description box.

Then click on “edit neppet” you can see title box, meta description and focus key and if you use paid version of yoast seo, also see meta keywords box.

On the meta description field, type your post meta description but keep in mind that meta description should be within 160 characters because search engine result page display 160 characters as meta description. And also it looks organized and SEO oriented. Try to use at least one main keyword in meta description frield.

On the focus key box, type the focus keywords, may be long tail keyword, which is closely relevant with your post content.

On the if you use paid version of Yoast SEO plugin, you will have a meta keywords box where you should type all the consistence keyword separated by comma.

Alter all click on “close snippet editor” when done. Congratulation, you have done. Now you can publish you post or page.

It is all about meta description and keywords for wordpress pages and posts. Hopefully, this article is very helpful to learn some things new on Yoast SEO Plugin and Search Engine Optimization. I strongly recommend for using the meta description and keywords for all posts and pages to boost you articles rank on SERP. Kindly try to utilize those tips and enjoy with your blog. Thank you.


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