February 4, 2021
February 4, 2021
Improving a website’s ranking on the search engines can be a challenging endeavor. Without proper SEO strategies, the possibility of your website getting low traffic is unavoidable. In this article, you’ll learn how to perfect your onsite SEO by adding a WordPress meta description, meta title, and focus keyphrase.
Creating quality content for your website might not be enough. With millions of blog posts published every day, your real challenge is learning how to rank high on Google SERPs, which statistically get 71.33% of organic clicks.
This is why optimizing some of these onsite SEO elements is essential:
Now, let’s learn how to add the WordPress meta description, meta title, and focus keyphrase to your content. To do so, we’ll be using Yoast SEO.
Here’s how you can add a meta title using Yoast SEO:
Alternatively, you can press the Insert snippet variable option to automatically generate your post title variables, such as site title, page, category, and separator.
Finally, you can see how your meta title looks like on the search engine page from the Snippet Preview.However, don’t press the Close snippet editor button just yet. Next, we’ll add the WordPress meta description to your content.
Follow these simple steps to add the WordPress meta description:
Additionally, you can scroll back to the Snippet Preview to find out how your WordPress meta description will look like on the selected search engine.
Now, let’s set up your focus keyphrases using Yoast SEO.
Keep in mind that the focus keyphrases feature is only available in Yoast SEO Premium.
Crafting a good WordPress meta description, meta title, and focus keyphrase is crucial to boost your site’s SEO performance. You can easily add these onsite SEO elements by activating Yoast SEO, and then optimize them from your post editor.
If you have any further questions, share with us in the comments section below.
November 17 2017
Very useful tutorial. I have gain lot of good things about meta keywords and meta descriptions. Thank you Domantas for creating very useful tutorials like this.
December 01 2017
Can I use more than one keywords on my Wordpress blog in Yoast plugins without a premium version?
Replied on December 14 2017
Hey Kumar, Unfortunately, multiple keywords are available on PRO version only.
December 18 2017
How we cant put code meta content via cpanel in wordpress site? I forget about it..
April 26 2018
Thanks a lot for this information
Replied on April 28 2018
Hey David, Glad you like it.
November 09 2018
Hi, thanks for sharing such a useful article ,it helps me a lot and i used it ,and its working .i will waiting for next update from your side .keep it up
March 26 2019
Hii, Thank you for this information. Can i use more than one keyword in yoast plugin ?
Replied on September 24 2019
Hi Matt, You can use multiple keywords in SEO Yoast premium version only.
May 20 2019
Your explanations are good nut i cant find the meta keyword option in my premium Yoast plugin. Fakaza2018
Replied on September 26 2019
Hey Amapiano, SEO Yoast removed support for meta keywords: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/meta-keywords-yoast-seo/. We will update this article soon.
May 21 2019
Hostinger publishes content on On page SEO! I did not know that. Great post for beginners!
July 05 2020
When page title tags or meta description tags are too long, they are truncated In Google’s case. Page titles tend to be truncated somewhere between 55 and 70 characters (or 600 pixels). Meta descriptions actually don’t have a direct effect on your SEO ranking, yet Google still advises to create unique ones for each page of site. To keep within length limits, it is better to check the metadata using a google serp simulator tool https://www.serpure.com, as it includes pixel length checks too