Check this out. I’m casually checking on my blog posts using Ubersuggest and my notion database, when something I’ve seen before finally pops out. Today I learned something new about blogging.
I’m on my way to writing my first 144 blogs and on this website (Dobedo) I have 47 so far. 48 now, with this one.
One of the things that haphazardly starting a blog before my website “lobby” was ready is that I left a lot of metadata clear.
You don’t really want metadata clear. So I’m in WordPress, looking at Ubersuggest on my left, chasing down the specific pages I need to update Metadata next to it, and my work on the right. As I like it.
I’ve done a few and I finally notice the line about the meta description.
The Title. It has bubbles like “Title” and the most curious one — “Separator”.
Blammo. That’s it. That’s the thing I learned today.
Somewhere in WordPress I can change my settings to have a a vertical line instead of a dash. Pretty cool. Here’s what I mean.
When I click the Yoast plug in on Worpress and edit the Google Preview I see this:
So I finally (after 47 blogs) decided to click that [insert variable] button. The options I get are the same as the plum-colored buttons under SEO title.
At first I was like, what is that? But I can see it’s that horizontal line.
I’d rather it be a verticle line so I’m going to search for where to change that. I wonder what other variables I could come up with.
For the meta description, I would find this ‘insert variable’ tool more useful on my Shopify blog. But since you can’t have a Shopify shop with a WordPress blog, I’ll just have to type or (or ask ai for) the meta descriptions. Typically I skip the robot unless I need a little work-buddy. Writing is my zone of genius. So fi I can just get in the flow, which I usually can, I turn into a blah blah blah machine.
Then, with the help of some internet writing tools I love, I can edit myself into a blog that pleases both the readers and the robots feeding the content.
**goes on a journey to change my separator type**