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1. Overview

Meta tags play a crucial part in SEO for any Magento store. This information will be read by the search engines to evaluate the content of the site to decide the search result ranking. Meta title and meta description also affect how the site appears in the search result page. Meta Tags Template for Magento 2 helps to create all of this powerful information automatically for all products in your store.

2. How Does It Work?

2.1 Extension Settings

Extension setting

Please go to Store ⇒ Configuration ⇒ BSSCOMMERCE ⇒ Meta Tags Template and start configuration.

In General Enable: Choose Yes to enable the module or choose No to disable it. The module can be enabled/disabled on the Store view level.

In Product Setting:

  • In Max Product Meta Title Length: Choose the maximum number of characters for product meta title (should be about 70-71 characters).
  • In Max Product Meta Description Length: Choose the maximum number of characters for product meta description (should be about 160 characters).
  • In Max Product Meta Keywords: Choose the maximum number of product meta keywords (should be about 30 words).

In Category Setting:

  • In Max Category Meta Title Length: Choose the maximum number of characters for category meta title (should be about 70-71 characters).
  • In Max Category Meta Description Length: Choose the maximum number of characters for category meta description (should be about 160 characters).
  • In Max Category Meta Keywords: Choose the maximum number of category meta keywords (should be about 30 words).

2.2 Product Meta Template

Add New Product Meta Template

Please go to Marketing ⇒  SEO & Search ⇒ Product Meta Template and start configuration.

Choose Add New to create a new product meta template.

In General:

  • In Enable: Choose Yes to enable the template or No to disable it.
  • In Name: Choose the name for the template.
  • In Scope: Choose the scope (store view, website) to apply the template. You can choose multiple store view/website by hold Ctrl and click.
  • In Category: Choose the category to apply the template for all products under it.

Choose Scope

  • In Replace Current Meta Data: Choose Yes to replace all existing meta data of products with the new meta data in the template, otherwise choose No.
  • In Replace Current Description: Choose Yes to replace all existing description of products with the new description in the template, otherwise choose No.
  • In Apply for Sub-categories: Choose Yes to apply the template for products under sub-categories, otherwise choose No.
  • In Priority, choose priority for the template. In case the product is under multiple categories with different templates, the priority settings will be considered for the affected meta template to avoid conflict. The smaller number will be prior.

Priority

In Template Settings:

  • In Meta Title: Write the meta title for products. You can click on Insert Template Variables to choose the variables we provide.
  • In Meta Description: Write the meta description for products. You can click on Insert Template Variables to choose the variables we provide.
  • In Meta Keyword: Write the meta keywords for products. You can click on Insert Template Variables to choose the variables we provide.

Template Settings

  • In Short Description: Write a short description of the products. In the WYSIWYG editor, the Insert Template Variables will not be shown. Click on Show/Hide Editor to show the regular text area with variables.
  • In Description: Write a short description of the products. In the WYSIWYG editor, the Insert Template Variables will not be shown. Click on Show/Hide Editor to show the regular text area with variables.

Lastly, click Save Template to finish the settings.

Save Template

2.3 Category Meta Template

Please go to Marketing ⇒  SEO & Search ⇒ Product Meta Template and start configuration.

Choose Add New to create a new product meta template.

In General:

  • In Enable: Choose Yes to enable the template or No to disable it.
  • In Name: Choose the name for the template.
  • In Scope: Choose the scope (store view, website) to apply the template. You can choose multiple store view/website by hold Ctrl and click.
  • In Category: Choose the category to apply the template. You can choose multiple categories by hold Ctrl and click.

Category Meta Template

  • In Replace Current Meta Data: Choose Yes to replace all existing meta data of categories with the new meta data in the template, otherwise choose No.
  • In Replace Current Description: Choose Yes to replace all existing description of categories with the new description in the template, otherwise choose No.
  • In Apply for Sub-categories: Choose Yes to apply the template for sub-categories, otherwise choose No.
  • In Priority choose priority for the template. In case the categories are under multiple categories with different templates, the priority settings will be considered for the affected meta template to avoid conflict. The smaller number will be prior.

Setting

In Template Settings:

  • In Meta Title: Write the meta title for categories. You can click on Insert Template Variables to choose the variables we provide.
  • In Meta Description: Write the meta description for categories. You can click on Insert Template Variables to choose the variables we provide.
  • In Meta Keyword: Write the meta keywords for categories. You can click on Insert Template Variables to choose the variables we provide.
  • In Description: Write a short description for the categories. In the WYSIWYG editor, the Insert Template Variables will not be shown. Click on Show/Hide Editor to show the regular text area with variables.

Lastly, click Save Template to finish the settings.

Category Meta Template Settings

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