Wordpress does not have meta tags included in their scripts, but meta tags is one of the oldest ways which was used by search engine to rank your website. It is still used today.
There is some reason that Meta Tags is not included in Wordpress script. Anyhow it is good to add them if you would like to attract more readers from Search Engine or even getting a better ranking for certain keyword. Here are some meta tags which you could include:-
<meta name=”resource-type” content=”document” />
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”<?php bloginfo(‘html_type’); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo(‘charset’); ?>” />
<meta http-equiv=”content-language” content=”en-us” />
<meta http-equiv=”author” content=”Name Here” />
<meta http-equiv=”contact” content=Name@Domain.com />
<meta name=”copyright” content=”Copyright (c)1997-2007 All Rights Reserved.” />
<meta name=”description” content=”add description about your blog” />
<meta name=”keywords” content=”Gadget Blog, bla bla, your search engine keyword here” />
<meta name=”channel” CONTENT=”Technology Blog”>
<meta name=”Robots” CONTENT=”All”>
Check if you have meta tags installed?
I like to use Widexl Meta Check as they are quite specific and indicate how many charactor and words we could use for each meta tags. The error will be shown in red.
How to add meta tags to Wordpress?
To add meta tags go to wp-admin (Admin Login) > Presentation > Theme Editor > look for header.php.
Add this tags near:-
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />
Also, you could add <?php the_title(); ?> for description and keywords so that each post will have slightly different meta tags. This is the title of your post, which is most probably what you would like to be searched on.
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