How to use the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO
In Yoast SEO Premium 21.0, we introduced a brand-new feature: the AI-powered title & description generator for pages and posts. In Yoast SEO 21.6, this feature is now also available for products when using both Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO.
No more stressing over crafting the perfect titles and descriptions for your content, as this tool is here to do the heavy lifting for you! The feature helps you speed up your workflow, by generating high-quality suggestions for your titles and descriptions for your search and social appearance.
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How can you benefit from generative AI in Yoast SEO?
Creating SEO-friendly titles and descriptions can be a hassle. It often takes a lot of time and requires you to really understand SEO best practices. This is now a problem of the past, because we’ve integrated generative AI into Yoast SEO.
The AI feature uses advanced generative AI to create engaging and creative SEO-optimized titles and meta descriptions. The feature uses one of OpenAI’s large language models, which is trained with massive amounts of data. It’s like having a personal SEO assistant who understands your content and provides you with optimal suggestions.
Where to find the AI title & description generator
With the AI feature, you can generate titles and descriptions for your search appearance, but also for your appearance on social media. Please note that you need to upgrade to the newest version of Yoast SEO Premium to use this feature for pages and posts. If you want to use the AI title & description generator for products, make sure that both Yoast SEO Premium and Yoast WooCommerce SEO are up-to-date.
You can find the feature when you go to “Posts” and edit any of your posts. Open the Yoast SEO sidebar in the top right corner and go to “Social media appearance.” Here, you’ll see a button called “Use AI” above the title and description fields.
How to use the AI title & description generator
Let’s take a look at how you can use the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO.
- Log in to your WordPress site
You’ll be in your WordPress Dashboard.
- Go to the post, page or products editor
In your posts, pages or product overview, click on the post, page or product you want to use the AI title & description generator for. This will open the post, page or product editor.
- Click the “Use AI” button
If you want to use AI to generate an SEO title or meta description, open the Yoast SEO sidebar and go to Search appearance to locate the “Use AI” button there. Do you want to generate a title or description for your social media? Then, click on Social media appearance and find the “Use AI” button there.
- Look at the AI-generated suggestions
The AI worked its magic! ✨ You’ll see five unique suggestions for the title or description. Check each of the suggestions and see which one fits your content best. If you select an option, the element in the preview at the top will also change, so you can immediately see how the suggestion looks in the search results or on social media.
- Happy? Select and apply the option of your choice
If you’re happy with one of the generated options, then click the button called “Apply AI title” or “Apply AI description” in the bottom-right corner of the window. This will apply the title or description to your content automatically.
- Not satisfied yet? Click “Generate 5 more” to get five new suggestions
Still not quite satisfied with the suggestions? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Simply click on “Generate more,” and voila! You’ll have five new suggestions to choose from. Keep exploring until you find the perfect match for your content.
- Finalize your title or description
These suggestions are not set in stone. In fact, we suggest that you fine-tune the generated suggestions until they resonate with your content. You’re in full control, and with a little creativity, you’ll have captivating titles and meta descriptions that truly stand out.
- Want to turn off the AI title & description generator?
You can disable the feature by going to Yoast SEO > Settings > Site features in your WordPress backend. Here, locate the AI & description generator block and switch the toggle next to “Enable feature”.
Ready to get started?
To sum up, you can now use the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO, which allows you to save a lot of time and effort. If you want more information about this tool, make sure to check out the FAQ: AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO. If you have specific questions about rate limits, check out the article Rate limits for the AI title & description generator in Yoast SEO.
Now, go ahead and start using the AI title & description generator yourself to take your SEO to a new level! 🤖