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[SOLVED] Inserting Meta Tags Homepage: Yoast SEO


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Old Jul 14, 2011, 01:54 PM
skamatics
 
5 posts · Mar 2011
Hey, I'm not very familiar with editing wordpress and configuring the theme files. I've searched and didn't find what I was looking for. Perhaps someone could give me guidance.

I am using Atahualpa Version 3..6.7 and I believe the latest version of Wordpress.

I am looking to edit the meta description, title and keywords of my static homepage. At the moment, I have no meta content for my homepage. I am using Yoast SEO and it does not give me the option to add meta tags to my static homepage. I do not wish to use Atahualpa's seo.

My question is...

What files do I need to edit to insert the meta content for my static homepage?
What exactly is the format for the meta title, descrption, keywords etc.?

Any help is greatly appreciated...thanks!
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 01:57 PM
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23,576 posts · Mar 2009
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Start by applying the patches found in the new version and updates forum
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 02:07 PM
skamatics
 
5 posts · Mar 2011
I have applied the ones as they pertain to me...the Yoast Seo and Double Title Patches.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 02:29 PM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
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You should install ALL the patches as the issues that are mentioned may not be the only things they pertain to.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 02:53 PM
skamatics
 
5 posts · Mar 2011
Okay, I installed all the necessary patches.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:05 PM
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so have you looked at the SEO settings that the plugin provides?
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Yoast SEO has metakey words turned off my default since search engines use them very little if at all for search ranking. See yoast.com/meta-keywords
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 10:47 PM
skamatics
 
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Juggledad: Yes. I see the option for providing the title and meta description template for the homepage but I don't understand where to put the description. Am i misunderstanding the word template...is that where I put my unique homepage description?

With the Yoast Seo plugin, am I missing out by not having a meta description for my homepage?

Thanks
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 05:57 AM
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Yes. I see the option for providing the title and meta description template for the homepage but I don't understand where to put the description. Am i misunderstanding the word template...is that where I put my unique homepage description?
the way to check is put something there, view the page and then look at the source and see what it did. Does it create a meta description?

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With the Yoast Seo plugin, am I missing out by not having a meta description for my homepage?
That is a judgment call that you must decide. If you do a search you will find this link n google: http://www.google.com/support/webmas...y?answer=35264 which says:
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While accurate meta descriptions can improve clickthrough, they won't impact your ranking within search results.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 07:15 AM
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The Yoast SEO plugin adds a section to each page and post with one box labled
"Meta Description:"
If you don't see the SEO section go to screen option and turn it on.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 10:52 AM
skamatics
 
5 posts · Mar 2011
Hey, it worked, thanks!

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