Published on October 2, 2017 by WPBeginner

Are you wanting to properly add keywords to your WordPress site? Meta keywords and descriptions allow you to improve the SEO of your website. We will show you how to properly add meta keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress.

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For this tutorial we will be recommending you install the Yoast SEO plugin:

Yoast SEO

With the plugin installed and activated you would want to take a look under SEO, Dashobard, Features and enable the Advanced Settings Pages for what we show in this video.

Under Titles & Metas you will go to the Other tab and enable the Use meta keywords tag. This will add a new meta keywords area for you to edit on your posts and pages.

Each keyword should be separated by a comma and don’t use more than ten keywords or phrases.

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280 Comments on "How to Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress"

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Meridico
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Meridico
12 days 20 hours ago

I have added this plugin as of 7th April 2018 and it does not show some of the options you have on your screen. There are no 'advanced settings pages' option or 'titles and meta' for me to click on. Advice please.

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10 days 12 hours ago

Yoast has removed the setting after this video was created: yoast.com/meta-keywords/

Brian Knapp
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Brian Knapp
15 days 12 hours ago

Mine looks nothing like this. Have things changed a lot since 2017?

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15 days 12 hours ago

Yoast has removed the setting after this video was created: yoast.com/meta-keywords/

DEEPAK SINGH RAWAT
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DEEPAK SINGH RAWAT
25 days 52 minutes ago

Thank you so Much @WPBeginner. So helpful (Y)

Filip Slánský
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Filip Slánský
1 month 6 days ago

I DONT SEE ANY TITLES AND METAS MENU!!!!! hELP DO I NEED THE PREMIUM?

Blog Event
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Blog Event
1 month 7 days ago

Hi! Thanks for the great video, just a question, there isnt any title and metas on the latest update on yoast.any chance i can find this fix? thank you!

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1 month 11 hours ago

Yoast has removed the setting since this video: yoast.com/meta-keywords/

uma pipdika
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uma pipdika
1 month 14 days ago

Lastly do show that u have to click on update also

free gyan
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free gyan
1 month 16 days ago

i need solution for duplicate meta discription

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
1 month 14 days ago

You may need to manually go through your media library if you have old duplicate images to ensure you don't remove images from your pages/posts.

Piere Ha.
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Piere Ha.
1 month 16 days ago

Thanks

D-1 Beats
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D-1 Beats
1 month 22 days ago

Thank u appreciate it

That Old Dude
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That Old Dude
1 month 22 days ago

Did Yost remove the "Meta" in their plugin ?I do not have "Other" tab after checking that the Advanced setting pages is enabledWhat am I doing wrong please?

That Old Dude
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That Old Dude
1 month 22 days ago

Thank for your quick replyKeep these videos cominghelping me make and creat the best site I can on my ownbest regards, Rickwww.graphXshop.com

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1 month 22 days ago

Yoast has removed this setting since this video with an article explanation on why here: yoast.com/meta-keywords/

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