Meta tags are part of the HTML tags that describe your page content to search engines. The Meta tags appear only in the page’s code and anyone can check them via source code (Ctrl+U) or using an SEO browser extension.

In short, Meta tags are key things for all search engines that appear in the HTML code of a website page and tells the search engine what the page is about, and they are the first impression and point of contact for all search engines.

Squirrly SEO Metas handles all the main SEO METAS for Google and other Search Engines like Title, Description, Canonical and more.

Access SEO Metas

Go to Squirrly > SEO Settings > SEO Metas from your WordPress Dashboard.


Optimize The Titles

By activating this option, Squirrly SEO will add the Title tag on each page of the website and remove any duplicates.

Note! If you don’t want Squirrly to add the Title tag and let other SEO plugins to add it, just switch this option off.

Once you activated the Title option in Squirrly, you can now setup the Squirrly > SEO Settings > Automation to set the Patterns for the Title for each post type. You can also setup the Title for each URL using the SEO Snippet .

Example:

 <title>Squirrly SEO Pricing</title> 

Optimize The Description

By activating this option, Squirrly SEO will add the Description META tag on each page of the website and remove any duplicates.

Note! If you don’t want Squirrly to add the Description META tag and let other SEO plugins to add it, just switch this option off.

Once you activated the Description option in Squirrly, you can now setup the Squirrly > SEO Settings > Automation to set the Patterns for the Description for each post type. You can also setup the Description for each URL using the SEO Snippet .

Example:

<meta name="description" content="Looking for prices? You can see how much a Squirrly SEO subscription costs here. We have Free Plans, PRO Plans, Business Plans and Agency Plans." />

Optimize Keywords

Even if this option is not verified by Google anymore, some search engines are still looking for it to check the focus keyword.

By activating this option, Squirrly SEO will add the Keywords META tag on each page of the website and remove any duplicates.

Note! If you don’t want Squirrly to add the Keywords META tag just switch this option off.

Once you activated the Keywords option in Squirrly, you can now setup the Keywords for each URL using the SEO Snippet .

Example:

<meta name="keywords" content="keyword 1, keyword 2" />

A major problem for Search Engines is to determine the original source for documents that are available on multiple URLs. 

Canonical links are used to fix this issue and to prevent the duplicate content on multiple platforms problems.

By activating this option, Squirrly SEO will add the Canonical META tag on each page of the website and remove any duplicates.

Note! Switch Canonical option OFF in case you use an AMP plugin to redirect the mobile pages to an AMP website. This way Squirrly will not remove any canonical information used by the AMP plugin.

Example:

<link rel="canonical" href="https://plugin.squirrly.co/squirrly-seo-pricing/" />

Add Dublin Core Meta

By activating this option, Squirrly SEO will add the Dublin Core META tag on each article of the website and remove any duplicates. The Dublin Core will load only for Articles and will add the Title, Description, Publisher, Language, Date and more.

Note! If you don’t want Squirrly to add the Dublin Core META tag and let other SEO plugins to add it, just switch this option off.

Example:

<meta name="dc.language" content="en-US" />
<meta name="dc.language.iso" content="en_US" />
<meta name="dc.publisher" content="Cristina Coroiu" />
<meta name="dc.title" content="How Many Pages Should You Try to Rank on Google at a Time" />
<meta name="dc.description" content="How many pages should you try to rank on Google at a time?" />
<meta name="dc.date.issued" content="2019-05-24" />

Add The Post Tags in Keyword Meta

By activating this option, Squirrly SEO will add the Post Tags in Keyword Meta. For option needs the Keywords Meta option to be active as well.

This option is not needed by Google but some search engines are looking for the keywords in Keywords Meta.


Add Robots Meta

This option is very important to be active because it will activate the Visibility option in Squirrly SEO snippet and Automation.

Once you activated the Robots option in Squirrly, you can now setup the Squirrly > SEO Settings > Automation to set the Visibility for each post type. You can also setup the Visibility for each URL using the SEO Snippet .

Robots META example:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

Add Snippet in Frontend

This option will activate the Squirrly SEO Snippet for each page in the frontend so you can customize the SEO for every single URL on your website.

Note! If you don’t want to use Squirrly SEO Snippet in the frontend, simply switch this option OFF and use it only in the dashboard.

SEO Meta Assistant – Completed

Once you activate the main Meta options, Squirrly Settings Assistant will switch to green and you can go and setup the next section.

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