Yoast SEO is one of the most popular SEO tools for WordPress, but Yoast SEO think the meta keywords is useless for SEO, so Yoast SEO doesn’t enable meta keywords default. Today Web Dux will show you how to enable meta keywords in Yoast SEO WordPress plugin.
Enable Meta Keywords in WordPress Plugin Yoast SEO
1.Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
2.The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Titles & Metas‘.
3.Click on the ‘Other’ tab across the top and check the ‘Use meta keywords tags’ option. (pink box in image below)
4.Click ‘Save Changes’ at the bottom of the settings. (blue button in image above)
You should know about “Meta Keywords”
Let me give you the full history of the meta keywords tag’s demise. In September 2009, Google announced officially what was already true for years back then: “Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking”. Matt Cutts explains it in a video:
Bing said at one point, in a guide about how to optimize your page:
“It was abused far too much and lost most of its cachet. But there’s no need to ignore the tag. Take advantage of all legitimate opportunities to score keyword credit, even when the payoff is relatively low.”
But the fact is that Google’s YouTube pages and MSN pages etc. still are using Meta Keywords until now, so we should consider again about what Matt Cutts said in the video. Obviously the quality content is the most important but Web Dux think the fact has told us that although meta keywords is not important as before, it still have worth to there.