Today we are adding a new feature to our WordPress.com Business Plan that will make it easier for visitors to discover your site. Our new Advanced SEO tools will help you optimize your site for search engines and social media sharing. Let’s explore!

Custom Meta Descriptions

Typically, search engines will pull text from the post content to create a description that shows up in search results. You can use Advanced SEO to customize the meta description with a summary that does a better job at captivating readers and potentially increase the post’s search page ranking.

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Custom Title Formats

To help improve your search page ranking, you can customize how page titles appear for different sections of your site. You can reorder items such as ‘Site Name’ and ‘Tagline,’ and add custom separators between the items.

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Search and Social Previews

Before you publish your new post or page, you can use the Advanced SEO preview tool to see how it will look on a variety of networks.

social-preview

The preview will use the custom description you set in the Advanced SEO meta description settings so you can get an idea on how a post or page will look on the WordPress.com Reader, search engines like Google, and social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.

Get Going

We hope these new tools will help business site owners on WordPress.com to effectively market themselves and become more successful. Don’t have the business plan? Click here to learn more.

If you’re ready to start customizing your SEO content, head over to https://wordpress.com/settings/seo or the post editor to get started!

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