Keyword Settings

The Meta Keywords features are disabled by default in All in One SEO. This is because meta keywords hold no value in today’s SEO. This post from Google explains why they no longer use them.

However, the Russian search engine Yandex does still use them so this article is meant for our Russian users. If you’re targeting Yandex then you can enable these features by clicking on Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu and then going to the Advanced tab and setting Use Meta Keywords to Yes.

Use Meta Keywords setting in All in One SEO

This will enable the Keywords field in the AIOSEO Settings on the Edit screen for your content. You can add meta keywords to any content such as a post, page, category, tag, etc. by editing the content, and clicking on the Advanced tab in the AIOSEO Settings section.

Keywords field in the AIOSEO Settings section on the Edit Post screen

Type your keyword in the Keywords field and press Enter. Repeat this to add more keywords.

Adding a meta keyword in the Keywords field

To delete a keyword, click the X next to the keyword.

Deleting a keyword from the Keywords field

In addition to adding your own meta keywords, All in One SEO can also generate keywords from the categories each post is assigned to or from the tags added to a post.

To enable this, click on Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu and then go to the Advanced tab and set Use Categories for Meta Keywords and/or Use Tags for Meta Keywords to Yes.

Use Categories for Meta Keywords and Use Tags for Meta Keywords settings

Finally, All in One SEO can automatically generate the meta keywords for your post archives from the keywords you’ve set on the posts in that archive.

To enable this, click on Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu and then go to the Advanced tab and set Dynamically Generate Meta Keywords to Yes.

Dynamically Generate Meta Keywords setting

This setting will generate the keywords for the homepage (when set to display latest posts), the static Blog page, category and tag archives, and date and author archives from the keywords you’ve set on the posts within that archive.

Use Keywords

Use Keywords is set to Disabled by default. This is because Meta Keywords hold no value in today's SEO. This post from Google explains why they no longer use them.

However, the Russian search engine Yandex does still use them so this article is meant for our Russian users. If you're targeting Yandex then set Use Keywords to Enabled.

Use Categories for META Keywords

Enable this setting if you want All in One SEO to use the names of the categories that your post belongs to as the Meta Keywords for that post.

Use Tags for META Keywords

Enable this setting if you want All in One SEO to use the names of the tags assigned to your post as the Meta Keywords for that post.

Dynamically Generate Keywords for Posts Page

Use this setting if you want your Meta Keywords for post archives to be dynamically generated from the Meta Keywords of the posts within that archive.

This applies to the homepage (when set to display latest posts), the static Blog page, category and tag archives, and date and author archives.