Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress

Beginner’s guide on How to Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress

Do you have issues on adding Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress? This should not be a problem but as a beginner you might have small problem on adding this, so we will explain better and teach you how to add this on your website.

What does Meta Keywords and Descriptions do to your website

This help on your search engine optimization, SEO. which means you rank high on search engines such as bing, baidu, google, yandex and so on. If you want to know more about then read on our guide on Step to Step SEO optimization.

Keywords and descriptions allow you to tell search engines more about the content of your posts and pages.
It’s your meta title, description, and keywords that shows up in Google search results, you can see that below;

They uses HTML meta tags, they also form part of your website’s header code, they don’t appear on your page or post for visitors to see and finally search engines and browsers can use them. WordPress SEO plugins make it very easy for you to add them from your WordPress admin area for each post and page on your website. In Search results, they appear below your content’s title, with the search term shown in bold.

We advice beginners to add meta description to all their pages, categories and tags. And that is why we recommend RankMath SEO because it comes with features that can help you to optimize your contents either focus keywords or phrases. it’s still worth creating a meta description. It will appear for around 40% of users, and it can help your SEO.

Installing and Activating RankMath SEO for WordPress

As a beginner following this blog, you should know how to install and activate WordPress plugins on your website and if not you can read our guide on how to install WordPress plugins on your website.

So after activating RankMath SEO on your website and finishing the setup of activation then you need to enable keyword support on your Rankmath settings.

How to Enable Meta Keywords Support in RankMath SEO

RankMath SEO comes with built-in support for meta description and keywords. However, the meta keywords feature is turned off by default. So you need to enable it.
To enable, go to RankMath >> Title & Meta >> Activate your settings >> Click save.

How to Add Meta Descriptions and Meta Keywords to Your WordPress Posts and Pages

RankMath SEO works on both WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) and WordPress classic editor, any one you want to use is acceptable. So we need to edit one of our post, if you are having issues on writing an SEO post, you can read our guide on how to write a unique SEO post on WordPress.

From the above image, you will be thinking of how i got there. Just go to one of your content, click on RankMath icon >> Preview >> Set up your title >> Then Description >> Save
Go ahead and enter a description into your Meta Description field. RankMath SEO will let you know how many characters you’ve used. This is important because Google will only show 160 characters in the search results.

You’ll see that your snippet preview automatically updates as you type your meta description.

How to Add Meta Keywords and Meta Description for Your Categories

Adding Meta keywords and description should not give you much trouble using RankMath SEO.

First, you need to visit the Posts » Categories page. Take your mouse over to the category you want to edit or add your new category and then click on the ‘Edit’ link and save.

Your meta description and keywords will now be used for the category page, which is the archive of posts in that category.

You can repeat the process to add meta keywords and descriptions to your blog’s tags and other custom taxonomy archive pages.

How to Add Meta Keywords and Meta Description for Your Homepage

First, go to RankMath » Title & Meta » Global » Set up your meta description and title » Save in your WordPress admin.

On the shot above, you can easily enter a meta description and keywords, just like you would for a post or page.

Make sure you click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page after adding your meta description and keywords.

If you want search engine to index your meta description and title as fast as possible you can submit your sitemap XML on search engines. It will make google or all other engines to crawl through your site as soon as possible.

If you have issues on this, you can get in touch with us through our comment session or Facebook page, we will reply you as soon as possible.

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