Adding keywords to your WordPress website or blog post
is a way of making your website visible for indexing and ranking
by search engines like Google, bing, yahoo, and many other
search engine on the internet.
So How to add keyword and meta descriptions in WordPress
is what i will be showing you how to do in this blog post.
So if you want your website to be indexed, ranked, and found
in search engines when people query or type a keyword
in search engines like google or any other search engine
then you have to add keywords to both your WordPress
website and blog post.
what are keyword
There are words or phrases people type into search engines
to find information and these keyword are what
Leeds these website visitors to your blog
how to find keyword
you need to know the keywords that are typed into
search engine and to find this keyword you must make
use of SEO tools, to help you find and better understand
these keywords, so as to include them in your blog post
and meta description, finding keywords is the same process
for all webmasters or bloggers irrespective of your niche
I will be showing you how to find keywords using two
seo tools first of them is ahrefs and the other is mangools
How to find And choose keywords with keyword Tool (Ahrefs)
Ahref is a premium tool that does the magic for you
with just a click of a button, this tool is a paid one
but I will show you how to use ahrefs for free
Click on these link to get the free keyword plan
of ahrefs now type in a keyword or phrase into their
keyword search bar, just as displayed in the picture below.
and input your phrase in the search bar to find keywords,
you can choose the keyword by country by clicking
on the country downtown option and changing it to the
country of your choice, but the country by default is always
Choosing the right keyword.
Now after hitting the find keyword button in a yellow
background close to the search bar the ahrefs keyword generator
will return some of the keywords be searched on Google
showing you the keyword difficulty, search volume and
when last ahrefs updated his index of the result it got from Google
If you are a new blogger, go for a long-tail keyword
with a high search volume and low KD, so to be able to rank for
that keyword, as a short tail keyword will take you a very very
long time to rank for.
so the right keyword for you target in the picture below are
best WordPress hosting convesio it has a KD of 3 and
Search volume of 10k
best hosting for WordPress convesio it has a KD of 0 and
search volume of 9.7k, they are the long tail keyword
in the list, you have been able to choose the right keyword
now you need to know how to add keywords and meta description
The benefit of adding keywords to WordPress websites and blog posts.
Organic traffic is one of the major reasons for adding
keywords to your WordPress blog posts, pages, and WordPress
website as well.
How to add keyword and meta descriptions in WordPress
Now you have know what keywords are and
how to choose not just a keyword but the right keyword
for your blog post, knowing how to add the keyword in WordPress
is next using a free SEO tool.
if you are using WordPress as your content management system
then add keyword and meta descriptions to your WordPress website
is easy as the content management system makes it easy for both
non-tech and new babies to be able to do that
if you know how to go about it.
below are the steps to walk you through on
How to add keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress.
1. Pick an SEO plugin
To add keyword and meta descriptions in your WordPress
Website you will need an SEO plugin for that and any
seo plugin will do the job for you.
WordPress as a content management system provides
solution( in form of a plugin ) to every problem you come
across using the cms, so to add keyword and meta description
you have to install and activate an SEO plugin to do that and
if you have no idea of SEO plugin
Here is a list of free WordPress SEO plugins to pick from
2. Yoast plugin
3. All in one
but for this blog post, I will guide you through the process
by using rankmath WordPress plugin, rankmath provides
alot of free features so the free version is okay and enough
for you and there is no need to use a paid version
2. Download/install and active rankmath
now you have picked the rankmath SEO plugin
you will have to download the SEO plugin from their
official website if it is not available in the WordPress directory
or installing and activating the plugin is the next step
3. Setup rankmath plugin.
After installing and activating the rankmath WordPress
plugin next thing is to you need to it set up the Plugin.
4. Adding keywords in WordPress
After setting up or configuring your
WordPress seo plugin, you need to know
how to add keywords in your WordPress blog post
below are the easy step on how to do that
Click on the blog post/page you want to add
your keyword to or better create a new post/page
if you do not have any blog posts or pages.
Scroll down to the bottom of your
blog post and click on the Edit snippet
the edit snippet is automatically added
to your WordPress website when you
install and activate the rankmath see plugin.
After clicking on the edit snippet
it opens up the snippet editor
which have four sections which are namely
1. The preview
This section of the snippet editor shows you
a preview of how your blog post will show up
in search engines.
2. The title
This is what will appear in the first line when this post
shows up in the search results and for best SEO practice
a good title should be 60 characters
This is the unique URL of this page, displayed below
the post title in the search results and for best SEO practice
a good title should be 75 characters.
This is what will appear as the description when
this post shows up in the search result
and for best SEO practice
a good title should be 160 characters
How to add keyword and meta descriptions to your
WordPress website homepage
you have learned how to add keywords and meta description
to your WordPress blog post now you need to learn
how to add keyword and meta descriptions in your
the process is also same as above just
a few different extra steps.
your homepage is what tells about your website
first, make sure you have a homepage
and if you don’t have a homepage
then create one and click on the edit
option to add keywords in your WordPress.
Where to add keywords in your WordPress blog post
There are places in your blog post where you should add
keyword words if you want your blog post to rank for
those keywords in search engines such as Bing, Google and
among other search engines below are some place to add
keyword in your blog post.
1. Add keyword to WordPress permalink.
This is the title of the blog post the title is what describes to
search engines and your visitor what a WordPress blog post is all about
2. Add keyword to your content
3. Add keyword to your Meta description.
4. Add keyword to your WordPress title.