FAQ: The AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO
In Yoast SEO 21.0, we’ve introduced a new feature in Yoast SEO Premium: an AI-powered title and description generator for posts and pages. With Yoast SEO 21.6, this feature has also become available for products if you are using both Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO.
In this article, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about this feature.
The AI title & description generator is exclusive to the Premium version of Yoast SEO and the Premium bundles. It is not available in the free version of the plugin. You can use this feature for posts and pages. If you want to use this feature for products, you will need Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO.
If you have Yoast SEO Premium, you can use the feature for post and pages. When you have Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO, you can use the feature for products as well. You cannot use the feature if you only have Yoast SEO and you will need to upgrade to the Premium version to use the AI title & description generator.
However, it’s worth noting that while we’ve decided to cover the costs for now to better understand its usage and make improvements, this feature may become a paid service in the future.
If you want to use the AI title & description generator for posts and pages, you need the newest update of Yoast SEO Premium. Do you want to use the feature for products, then you will need both Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO. You can find all products and bundles in our shop.
After you have upgraded to Yoast SEO Premium or both Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO, the AI features are available to you. To use the AI title & description generator, log in to your WordPress site and go to the page, post or product editor. You can use the AI feature for all pages, posts and products, except for attachment pages. In the editor, you will find the generator in the Search appearance preview or Social appearance preview.
Locate the “Use AI” button above the title and description fields. Clicking on the button will trigger the AI to generate five unique suggestions for the title or description. You can then review and select the one that best fits your content. Read more about how to use the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO.
The feature is still in beta, which means that the feature is currently in a testing phase. This means it may still undergo some improvements or adjustments undergo before it becomes fully stable. While it’s available for use now, it’s recommended to keep in mind that there may be occasional issues or changes as the developers gather feedback and refine the feature. Your input during this time is highly appreciated. You can use the help beacon in Yoast SEO to send us your feedback and if the issue persists, please contact our support team for assistance.
There are rate limits in place to prevent any single user from overwhelming the system with an excessive number of requests. Read more about the rate limits for the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO.
Currently, this feature is included in Yoast SEO Premium and both Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO. We’re covering the extra costs for the AI feature to better understand its usage and make improvements, but it may become a paid service in the future.
You can use the AI title & description generator for both new and existing posts, pages and products on your WordPress site. The feature is available in the post, page or product editor, allowing you to optimize your content regardless of when it was created.
The AI-generated title and description assist you in creating optimized titles and descriptions to improve your content’s visibility and click-through rates. However, the quality of suggestions may vary and do not directly impact your search engine rankings. You can use Yoast’s SEO analysis to finetune the generated suggestions and tailor them to your specific content needs.
Yes, you have full control over the generated suggestions. You can review the AI-generated titles and descriptions and fine-tune them until they resonate with your content. To do so, select the suggestion of your preference and apply it to your content. Then, edit the suggestion in the Search appearance or Social appearance preview in Yoast SEO.
Yes, the AI title & description generator supports all languages. However, the performance may vary for lesser-resourced languages compared to English.
We have set a few rate limits to ensure a smooth experience for all of our users. Read more about the rate limits for the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO.
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If you see this message, we are currently unable to provide titles or descriptions for your page because of OpenAI’s strict ethical guidelines and usage policies. If you want to use AI, please remember to avoid any explicit content, such as violent or sexual material.
Unfortunately, no. In order to create a secure connection,
wp-json/yoast/v1/ai_generator/callback needs to be publicly accessible on your website. If we cannot reach it, we cannot establish a connection and the AI feature will not work on your website.
The AI title & description generator is turned on by default in after the Yoast SEO 21.6 update. You can disable the feature by going to your WordPress backend and navigating to Yoast SEO > Settings > Site features. Look for the “AI & description generator” block and switch the toggle next to “Enable feature” to turn it off. If you want to enable the feature again, switch the toggle to turn it on.
If you wish to withdraw your consent for the AI usage terms, we’ve made the process straightforward for you. Navigate to ‘Users’ and then to ‘Profile’ in your WordPress dashboard. When you scroll down, you will find a ‘Revoke Consent’ button. By clicking on it, you will withdraw your consent.
We’ve gone through the most frequently asked questions about the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO. If you have any other questions about this feature, please contact our support team.