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Page Titles and Descriptions for SEO (5 posts)

  1. rayprince
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all

    I've just joined up so glad to be on board.

    I'm using WordPress and my question is:

    How can i add page specific page titles and page descriptions so that i can optimise them with my keywords/phrases?

    It appears the only way you can do this is by having the actual post titles with the keywords in, which isn't ideal. And the page description seems to come from the first few words of the post.

    Compare this with a page say designed in Frontpage, where you can add the keywords and description independent of the content?

    I'm using the semiologic pro theme and would appreciate any help in this matter.

    Thanks!

    Ray

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, if you think a webpage designed in FP does better in SE than a WP blog... I have nothing to add.

    Actually, any well-designed WP theme adds the post/Page title in the <title> metatag in the head.

  3. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Besides the fact that keywords and descriptions are all but moot, nowadays. :o)

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    All that aside, modifying your theme to show content BEFORE the blog name is a popular notion these days. Here's a snippet of my theme's header.php:

    <title>
    <?php wp_title(''); ?>
    <?php if(wp_title('', false)) { echo ' &raquo; '; } ?>
    <?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
    </title>

    I'm partial to this plugin as well: http://guff.szub.net/2005/09/01/head-meta-description/

    Not sure how much it matters anymore... but I figure it can't hurt?

  5. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah, I'm accomplishing that with Optimal Title. Does basically the same thing. Then again, you get h4xor points. ;o)

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