I'm on a discussion forum about beginner SEO and affiliate marketing. There are some people on the board that say the All in One SEO pack automatically creates a meta description based on your content when you DO NOT fill in the manual description for a post or page.
They also say that this is better for beginners than filling in a manual description.
So, three questions. Does all in one SEO actually create an automatic meta description even when you do not fill out the manual one?
If so, is it just the first 120 characters of the post (I think I read this somewhere) or is there an algorithm & what metrics are used to create this auto description?
Lastly, in your opinion, do you think not filling in the fields is a wise path for beginners in SEO?
Thanks! I'd love to hear some feedback.