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SEO Extended : Bulk Edit Meta Title and Description in WordPress

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SEO Extended : Bulk Edit Meta Title and Description in WordPress

Learning SEO takes time, and for a newbie blogger it usually happens after 6-8 month of blogging, the have to follow standard SEO procedure to ensure high ranking in search engine. One of the simplest and key search engine ranking factor is Meta Title and meta description. Both are part of On-page optimization, and if you have used a plugin like Easy WP SEO, you must be adding Keywords in your title and meta description. Chances are; you might have started adding SEO values after couple of months, and many of your old posts are still without SEO values, or is not optimized well for search engines.

One way is to, edit all old posts meta values one by one, which will take a lot of time. Today, I will be talking about SEO extended WordPress plugin, which is more like an extension for WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.

How to use SEO Extended WordPress plugin?

SEO Extended plugin works with WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, and it helps in editing all meta title and meta descriptions, from one page. This will not only be time saver, but will ensure that none of your blog post is without key factor for better ranking in search engine. This plugin is very simple to use, and all you need to do is, install the plugin and activate it. Now, you can Edit Meta title or Meta descriptions of all the posts from one page. Go to SEO > Bulk Title editor or Bulk Description editor to start editing:

SEO Extended WordPress plugin

As shown in above screenshot, you can quickly do few things like:

  • Add meta description for empty meta descriptions.
  • Replace old meta description with new one.
  • Similarly you can do the same thing for meta title

Your job is to make your post more search engine friendly, and write a better call to action meta-description to increase CTR from search engine.

At this moment, this plugin lacks few features like live character count, but we will have it soon in upcoming version of this plugin. Also, upcoming versions will be compatible with All in one SEO plugin. This plugin is certainly very helpful for those blogs, who is using SEO by Yoast, and have many old posts, which requires keyword targeting. You can’t do much on content level, but you can always improve the title and description part to improve the over all SEO score of the post. You can download the plugin from official repo here.

For the record, here are few things to keep in mind:

  • Meta title Length: Keep it fewer than 70 characters.
  • Meta description length: Keep it fewer than 156 characters.
  • Always add your target keywords in Meta title and meta description

Go ahead, and start editing your old posts, and improve on page SEO score. A good idea is to use SEMRUSH or Google Analytics JS bookmarklet, to find what keyword you are currently ranking for, and use EasyWPSEO plugin to further improve the SEO score of your post. Do let me know, how often do you edit your old blog posts?

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  • Jigar Doshi

    Hello Harsh,
    nice article.
    Although it is still not clear how to go about doing it. I’ve installed the plug-in, but I never change the meta description or all that cos am not that tech-savvy.

    Reply
  • Lakhwinder

    Great information harsh ! I think this plugin will save more time in implementing Meta tags in a website with huge list of pages.

    Reply
  • Sarang Dravid

    Really great post Harsh. I was looking forward for such a plugin to optimize my 3 yrs old content.
    I recently switched from All in one SEO to Yoast. I was not really making good use of All in one SEO being a newbie that time and with evolution in time I feel it easier with Yoast.
    I will use this extended plugin to edit meta tags for my older posts now, thanks a bunch again!!

    Cheers!

    Reply
  • Rahul

    This is a great info nice find Harsh for new bloggers who must have forgot to write these things before. Its play an important role in SEO.

    Reply
  • kapil heera

    nice plug in but i use All in one seo pack.

    Reply
  • Sushant

    Hi Harsh,
    I’m currently using All in One SEO Pack. Can you tell me which plugin is better All in One SEO Pack or WordPress SEO by Yoast ?

    Reply
  • Amar ilindra

    Nice plugin really but character count is main backlog and i hope it will be there in next update.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Amar
      True.. That’s an important feature, and hope to see author release an update soon.

      Reply
  • BlogIsMarketing

    I must say, nice find Harsh for new bloggers who must have forgot to write these things before and also for those who are new to Yoast Plugin.

    Even for those who want to revive there whole website.

    Reply

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