Editing Meta Descriptions with SEO Ultimate
The next step in the guide to the SEO Ultimate WordPress plugin is the Meta Descriptions section, where you can edit, create defaults and change all the meta descriptions for posts and pages throughout your site.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) You will find the Meta Description Editor on the left-hand sidebar of your Dashboard. Simply scroll down to SEO and you’ll find it on the dropdown. Once on the page, you will see that you can change your Meta Descriptions for each section, from Posts, Pages, Media, and Forums, amongst others. The Meta Description is what will show in the description of an item when displayed in the search engine results. You can write individual meta descriptions via each of the panels shown below, and set a Default Format or them, as is shown in the picture below.
Step 3) The Blog Homepage section is the Meta Description that will be used for the Home Page of your website, so make sure it’s a doozy! You can also choose to simply tick the box underneath, which will use your website’s tagline as the Meta Description for the Home Page.
Step 4) As you can see from the picture below, you can set a Meta Description for individual posts throughout your site. If you are writing an individual Meta Description for each post, this is where to create it. You can also do the same for Categories, tags and Post Format achives, as highlighted below.
Step 5) On the Pages section, you can do the same thing as the Posts and create individual meta descriptions for each of your websites pages (including Blog, Home, About Us, Contact, etc.)
Step 6) The media throughout your site includes photos, videos, documents and downloads. You can choose to set meta descriptions for them on this section.
The next step of the guide will focus on How to Customize Robot Meta Tags with SEO Ultimate.