Title tags are displayed within search snippets on search engine results pages (SERPs) and appear as the clickable headline for the search result. They can have a big impact on your site’s overall SEO.
Adding your title tags in WordPress is quick and simple thanks to helpful SEO plugins like All In One SEO.
In this article, we will teach you how to add title tags to your WordPress content using the All In One SEO plugin.
- How to Add Title Tags in All In One SEO
How to Add Title Tags in All In One SEO
- After you have logged into your WordPress Dashboard, the next step is to install and activate the All In One SEO plugin.
- After the plugin has been installed, select which existing post or page you would like to optimize.
- From within a post or page, scroll down to the bottom until you see AIOSEO Settings. Under the General tab, scroll down until you find the Post Title field.
- Enter your desired title tag, then click Save draft at the top of the page or post.
*The All In One SEO plugin can be used on new posts or pages as well, but it is highly recommended that you create your content before attempting to optimize a page for SEO.
All In One SEO automatically keeps track of your character count and provides live feedback on your title tag length as you type it. Title tag best practices recommend keeping them to 60 characters or less.
Title Tag Previews in All In One SEO
Another useful feature built into All In One SEO is the ability to easily preview your title tags in both mobile and desktop formats.
In the Snippet Preview section, there are two icons in the top right corner. One looks like a desktop monitor and the other looks like a smartphone or tablet.
To preview the desktop version of your title tags, click on the icon that looks like a desktop monitor. For a mobile preview, click on the smartphone/tablet icon.
Smart Tags in All In One SEO
The All In One SEO plugin also has the ability to write title tags with the help of smart tags.
These smart tags can be added by selecting a tag from the options provided above the Post Title box, or by clicking on the View all tags link. Additionally, you can also type the hash character ( # ) in the Post Title field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.
For added customization, you can also enter text in the field or combine text with smart tags.
There are more than 20 smart tags at your disposal. They are:
- Post Excerpt: The current month, localized
- Post Content: The content of your post
- Separator: The separator defined in the search appearance settings
- Author First Name: The first name of the post author
- Author Last Name: The last name of the post author
- Author Name: The display name of the post author
- Category Title: Current or first category title
- Current Date: The current date, localized
- Current Day: The current day, localized
- Current Month: The current month, localized
- Current Year: The current year, localized
- Custom Field: A custom field from the current post
- Permalink: The permalink for the current post
- Post Date: The date when the post was published, localized
- Post Day: The day of the month when the post was published, localized
- Post Excerpt Only: The excerpt defined in your post. This will not fall back to the post content
- Post Month: The month when the post was published, localized
- Post Title: The original title of the current post
- Post Year: The year when the post was published, localized
- Site Title: Your site title
- Tagline: The tagline for your site, set in the general settings
- Taxonomy Name: The name of the first term of a given taxonomy that is assigned to the current post
Congratulations, you now know how to add and edit title tags using the All In One SEO WordPress plugin.
Want to learn more All In One SEO tips? Check out Setting Meta Descriptions In All in One SEO.