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  • I don’t use an SEO plugin, but I do want to add a meta description to my homepage because Google is not reading my homepage, therefore not displaying a useful description snippet. says…

    Meta description tags: Google sometimes uses <meta> tag content to generate snippets. High-quality descriptions can be displayed in Google’s search results, and can go a long way to improving the quality and quantity of your search traffic.

    Google understands the following meta tags:
    <meta name=”description” content=”A description of the page” />

    Right now I have this in my header.php…
    if ( defined(‘WPSEO_VERSION’) ) {
    } else {
    bloginfo(‘name’); ?> <?php wp_title(‘ – ‘, true, ‘left’);

    Note: I don’t have WP SEO installed so that’s redundant for starters.

    How can I modify above to add in meta name and content tags -only- to my homepage?


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