Where & How To Add Meta Data To Your Magento Store (1.x)

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Inspired by a recent question I answered on the Magento Forums, I have decided to collate a list of all the places you should input Meta Data for your Magento store with short clips and guides on how to do it.

Default For Your Store

How to add the default meta title & meta description for your Magento store:

  1. Hover over System
  2. Click Configuration
  3. Under General click Design
  4. Open the HTML Head tab

To add a default Meta Title update the Default Title field with your optimised text. You can also add a Title Prefix & Title Suffix that will be added to all Meta Titles here.

To add the default Meta Description update the Default Description area with your optimised text.

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Home Page & Other CMS Pages

How to add a meta title & meta description to the Home Page and other CMS pages in Magento:

  1. Hover over CMS
  2. Click Pages
    • This is a list of all the content managed pages within your Magento
  3. Click the page you wish to add meta-data to
    • This will open the Page Information area

To add a Meta Title update the Page Title field with your optimised text.

To add a Meta Description navigate to Meta Data, then add your optimised text in the Description field.

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Category Pages

How to add a meta title & meta description to your Magento categories:

  1. Hover over Catalog
  2. Click Manage Categories
    • This is a list of all your Magento categories and their settings
  3. Click the category you wish to add meta-data to
    • This will fill in the right-hand side with the information for that category
  4. Ensure you are on the General Information tab (this is the default)

To add a Meta Title update the Page Title field with your optimised text.

To add a Meta Description add your optimised text in the Meta Description field.

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Product Pages

How to add a meta title & meta description to your Magento product pages:

  1. Hover over Catalog
  2. Click Manage Products
    • This is the product grid
  3. Find & click the product you wish to add meta-data to
    • This will open the product information

To add a Meta Title navigate to Meta Information, then update the Meta Title field with your optimised text.

To add a Meta Description navigate to Meta Information, then add your optimised text in the Meta Description area.

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