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How to Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress?



Hi everybody, do you have a website or blog at WordPress? Do you want to get them listed high on search engine rankings. Then you will have to add proper keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress. This will improve the search engine optimization standard of your website. In this article we will tell you how to add
keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress?

Why add meta descriptions and keywords to your website?
Meta descriptions and keywords enable you to inform search engines about the content of your web pages and blog posts. Keywords are essential words or phrases that people search to find the content of their choice. Meta description is a brief description of what your page or post is concerned with. Meta descriptions and keywords are tags of HTML and they go in the header of your website of blog. SEO plugins of WordPress make it easy for you to add them to the administration area of your WordPress web page. You may ask how essential are meta keywords and descriptions essential for SEO? Search engines do not exactly tell how much importance they assign to keywords and meta descriptions. However it is quite obvious that they are a must and will help you to achieve high rankings of search engines like Yahoo, Google and Bing. Some experts of search engine optimization believe that keywords are not essential. Even Google has the opinion that it does not bother about meta keywords. However other SEO experts do not agree with this opinion and suggest website owners to add keywords. On the other front meta descriptions are very essential because you can draw the users attention. Now let us look how we can add meta descriptions and keywords to your WordPress web page.

How to enable meta keyword support in Yoast SEO?

Yoast SEO is available with an in built system for meta keywords and descriptions. However the meta descriptions and keywords feature is switched off by default. First of all you will need to enable it to get activated so that you can add meta keywords on your WordPress site. You will have to visit SEO>>Dashboard and click on the feature’s tab. Now you need clicking on the button of Enable Under and the option of Advance setting pages. You can click on the options of save changes button to store your changes. Yoast SEO settings page will get reloaded and you will be able to see a lot of solutions under the menu of Search Engine Optimization. You will have to click Enabled under Use meta keywords tag. Then you will have to save changes button. You have successfully activated meta keywords function in Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress. You can now add meta descriptions and keywords to your web pages and published posts.

How to add descriptions and keywords for WordPress posts and pages?
First you will require editing post or pages where you need adding keywords and meta descriptions. Just scroll down a little to Yoast SEO meta box that is seen below the post editor. You will be able to see your site’s title and automatically description that has been generated as a snippet. Below that you will see the field of meta keywords. You will require adding your keywords separated with a comma. Do not use more than 10 meta descriptions and keywords. Just make sure that you use those keywords that are relevant to your website content and you have already used them in your content. Now you will need to click on the Edit Snippet button and enter the description of your website.

Conclusion:- By adding keywords and meta descriptions to your themes based WordPress blog or website you can improve its search engine rankings. In this way more website traffic will come to your WordPress page.
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