Setting the SEO Title and Description Format for Categories

Did you know that All in One SEO can automatically generate SEO titles and descriptions for your categories?

This can be a huge timesaver if you have lots of categories.

This article will help you with easy to follow steps to automatically generate SEO titles and descriptions based on formats you can create.

To get started, click on Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu and then click on the Taxonomies tab.

Search Appearance in the All in One SEO menu

You should see a section for Categories where you’ll see the PreviewCategory Title and Meta Description.

Category settings under Search Appearance

The Preview shows an example of how your categories may look in search results based on the Category Title and Meta Description formats you set.

Setting the Category SEO Title Format

To set the SEO title format that will be used to automatically generate SEO titles for your categories, click on one of our smart tags shown above the Category Title field.

Adding a smart tag to the Category Title field

You can also type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

Typing the hash symbol displays a list of available tags to choose from

You can also enter text in the Category Title field or combine text with the smart tags.

Whatever you set in the Category Title will apply to all your categories. However, you can override this in the Edit Category screen where you’ll see a Category Title field in the AIOSEO Settings section. This feature is available in All in One SEO Pro only

Setting the Category SEO Description Format

You can set the SEO description format that will be used to automatically generate SEO descriptions for your categories by using the Meta Description field.

This field works in the same way as the Category Title field. You can select from one of the smart tags displayed above the field, or type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

Meta Description field in Category Settings

You can also enter text in the field or combine text with smart tags.

Whatever you set in the Meta Description will apply to all your categories. However, you can override this in the Edit Category screen where you’ll see a Meta Description field in the AIOSEO Settings section. This feature is available in All in One SEO Pro only

That’s all! You’ve now set the SEO title and description formats for your categories.

The documentation for Category Title Format can be found in our Title Settings document here.