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How to Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress?

A keyword is the context of search engine optimization, which focuses on a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a Web page in the search Engines. And meta Description is an HTML tag which is used to get visitors from Google to click your site through focus keyword.

You are having a name and everyone are calling you by that name, but your friends whom You are familiar with over the Years, friendly they are calling you something else, the Point is here, WordPress has a title for itself and Yoast SEO has Focus Keyword with the Meta Description. Title Will appear inside the article, in simple words whatever your friends are calling you will be the title but Keyword is your Name and wherever you visit, you will be called by that name. In other Explanation, a focus keyword is a word which search engines focus on that to reach on your site.

In this Article, You will learn How to Add keywords and Meta-Description with the Yoast SEO in WordPress. I hope you will enjoy.

Note: Before Getting started How to add Keywords and Meta Description, you have to install Yoast SEO and configure its settings, if You don’t know configuring its settings, visit the step by step guide to creating money Making blog, Yoast SEO configuration is available in the Customizing and optimizing your WordPress blog.

Enable Meta Keywords Support in Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO comes with build-in support for description and meta keywords, unfortunately by default the meta keywords feature is turned off. In order enable that, visit SEO » Dashboard page and then click on the ‘Features’ tab.

 

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Reach to SEO Dashboard

 

Now you need to enable Advanced settings pages’ option and then click on save changes button to store your changes. Yoast SEO settings page will now reload and you will be able to see a lot more options under the SEO menu. Move over to SEO » Titles & Meta page and then click on the ‘Other’ tab.

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User Sitemap

Now you need to enable ‘Use meta keywords tag?’ option and then click on the save changes button.

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Titles & Metas- Yoast SEO

Congregations, you have successfully enabled meta keywords support in Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress. You can now add meta keywords to your posts and pages.

Deploy Keywords and Descriptions for WordPress Posts / Pages

First, you need to edit a post or a page where you want to add keywords and meta description. In my case, I am working with the same article’s SEO.

Then Scroll down a little to ‘Yoast SEO’ meta box below the post editor.

You will see your site’s title and automatically generated description in the box. Below that you will see Meta Keywords field.

You need to enter your keywords separated by a comma. Don’t use more than 10 keywords or phrases.

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Meta Keywords

Now You need to enter Your SEO title (For this part you have to use the focus Keyword) also the slug Keyword with the Meta Description.

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SEO title

Adding Keywords and Meta Description for Homepage

You can also add keywords and description to your site’s homepage, in order to add to the Homepage, follow the scenarios.

Navigate to SEO » Titles & Metas page and then click on the ‘Homepage’ tab.  Here you can add a custom title, description, and meta keywords for your site’s homepage.

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Homepage Title and Metas

Adding Meta Keywords and Description for Category Archives

You can also add Meta Keywords and Descriptions for Category Archives, in order to add them, follow the Scenarios.

Step #1. visit Posts » Categories page. Take your mouse over to the category you want to edit and then click on the ‘Edit’ link.

Step #2. This will open the category editor page where you need to scroll down to Yoast SEO meta box, when you reach their, if the box is not open, click on the gear(Settings) icon. That will show up for You.

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Archive Meta-Keywords

After that, you need to click on the ‘Settings’ button to enter meta keywords to be used for that particular category’s archive pages. I recommend you to not fill this Part, Because It better, every Author should add their own Meta Keywords.

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SEO Categories

When You are done click update.

You can repeat the process to add keywords and descriptions to your tags and other custom categories.

Conclusion

That’s all, I hope this article helped you learn how we can add easily keywords and meta description to your WordPress posts and pages. If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for WordPress video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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9 comments

Qurban Ali Rezai February 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Nice article.

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Qurban Ali Rezai February 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Nice article.

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Ghulam Abbas February 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Thanks, I hope this Article was Helpfull for You.

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Irshad Abbasi February 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Useful, be going on

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Irshad Abbasi February 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Useful, be going on

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Bismillah April 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm

Thanks!

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