At the bottom of the draft of a post there is a box to put keywords. In the sidebar menu in classic editor there is a place to add tags. To be on the safe side I have been using both and putting the better keywords in the keyword box

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zydegeaux Premium
One more thing. I have made pages for recipes and for reviews. Say Recipes is a parent page and I have child pages for Italian, Mexican, Cajun, Salad, Sauces and dressings .etc. under each of those are child pages for each recipe. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and so in.

For each actual recipe I research keywords and put them in the recipe. The child-parent pages as well as the parent recipe page I have just been writing a short descriptive phrase without looking for keywords.

Should I go back and rewrite those to include keywords?
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Labman Premium Plus
No, just view the pages on Google Search Console once they have been up for awhile and you will see what Google has identified for keywords in the existing content. Then, you can write another article targeting the new keywords that they have identified (after checking Jaaxy to see which are worth the time)
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zydegeaux Premium
These aren't articles. Just headings for categories of recipes. I had just been writing a descriptive phrase like Best Italian Recipes just in case somebody saw them they wouldn't see a blank page.

Since nobody answered me for a few hours I have been looking up keywords to incorporate into the descriptive phrases.

I'm sure Best Italian Recipes is a keyword that would be difficult to rank for
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Twack Premium
I like Martin's answer. I have never used the 'tags' box but I might start using it now.
Rightly or wrongly, I only put words from the title in the keywords box.
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Abledragon Premium
Hi there,

Tags (and categories), as used in WordPress, are part of WordPress' filing system.

If you consider WordPress (your website) as a filing cabinet, because it contains all your content, then categories are the equivalent of drawers in the filing cabinet and tags are the equivalent of folders within each drawer.

As an example, if I have a category of WordPress, into which I put all articles I write on WordPress, then I would want to file different subjects within WordPress more accurately. So I would have a tag called 'Plugins' and a tag called 'Themes'.

Then each article I wrote on WordPress Themes would go into the 'WordPress' category and the 'Themes' tag.

The keywords that you put into the field below the edit window are the result of your keyword research and analysis. I don't actually use that keyword field but, if I was, I'd be putting both WordPress and Themes in my keywords field.

The keywords, however, are for the search engines. Tags are for filing related articles in order to help site visitors (and the search engines) find related content.

Cheers,

Martin.
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Twack Premium
You have cleared this up for me Martin, thank you. I have now 'followed' you as that seemed appropriate.
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Abledragon Premium
You're very welcome - glad to have helped!
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zydegeaux Premium
So basically unless I know how to use tags as a filing system I am wasting my time putting keywords into it.
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Joezout Premium
Well you seem to have a good answer on this one.
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megawinner Premium
Hi Neil! The difference is keywords are part of the content and it helps to give the point of your content. While tags are written by the author of the content to tell something about the content. Cheers!

Florentino
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zydegeaux Premium
What do you put in the keywords box? I wouldn't think repeating the same keywords as in the content would be effective
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megawinner Premium
Mostly, I put the main point of the content and that point/s should also be found in your content. I put some of my headings on my paragraphs as my keywords. But you got to arrange it in order to fit in.
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