Howdy reader, today i will tell you how to add keyword and meta description in WordPress blog post? Meta keywords and meta descriptions improves your website’s SEO. In this post, I will show you how to properly add meta keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress.
Why You Need To Add Keyword and Meta Description in WordPress Blog Post?
Keywords and descriptions helps to tell search engines more about the content of your posts or pages.
Keywords are the important words or phrases that people search for if they were looking for the content you are publishing. Meta description is a small description of what your page or post is all about.
Meta keywords and description are usually a specific type of meta tag that appear in the HTML code. WordPress Yoast SEO plugin make it very easy for you to add them from your WordPress admin area for each post and page on your blog.
Let’s take a look at how to easily add keywords and meta description in WordPress.
Enable Meta Keywords Feature in Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO provides built-in support for description and meta keywords. Whenever you install the Yoast SEO plugin, the meta keywords feature is turned off by default.
You should need to enable it in order to use meta keywords and meta description feature on your WordPress site.
You will start by visiting Yoast SEO » Dashboard page and then go on to the ‘Features’.
Now you will need enable the advanced settings under ‘Advanced settings pages’ option and then click on save changes button to finally change your settings.
After that Yoast SEO settings page will reload and you will able to see many new options in you’re Yoast SEO dashboard page.
Now go to SEO » Titles & Meta page and then click on the ‘Other’ tab.
Now you need to enable ‘use meta keywords tag’ option in order to use the meta keyword feature. After that you can now add meta keywords to your posts and pages.
How To Add Keyword And Meta Description In WordPress Blog Post?
First you should need to write or edit a post or page where you want to add keywords and meta description.
After writing your content go down to ‘Yoast SEO’ meta box below the post editor.
You can see your site’s title and automatically generated meta description. Below that you will see Meta Keywords field.
You need to write your keywords separated by a comma. But make sure not to use more than 10 keywords.
Use only those keywords which are relevant to your content and that you have already used those in your content.
To write the description of your post you need to click on the ‘Edit Snippet’ button (This will turn the snippet preview into an editable area) and enter your description in meta description.
Make sure that you use your keyword at least once in your meta description as it will help in increasing ranking of your blog post.
Now you have successfully added meta description and keywords to your WordPress post. You can now save or publish your post or page.
That’s all, I hope that this article will really help you learn how to easily add keywords and meta description to your WordPress posts and pages. I would like to recommend you that you should add custom meta description and keywords to every blog post and page that.
If you liked this article, then share this article on Twitter and Facebook.