SEO Keyword Hound - Metaboxes - SEO Keywords

The SEO Keywords Metabox

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Metaboxes are the useful draggable boxes found while editing posts or pages. 


You must save or publish the page/post before The SEO Keyword Hound panels appear.

The SEO Keyword Hound uses three metaboxes and this guide will cover the SEO Keywords Metabox.

Quick Start

When you start working on a page, the SEO Keywords will be empty. You can click the button Get Sample Keywords and the plugin will fetch some suggestions for you.

 They are based on the title, category and tags of that page or post.

Save and you the plugin will add these words for you.

Now, let's master this metabox!

Breaking Down The Metabox

Learn more about each
  1. Keywords Panel
  2. Statistics Panel
  3. Control Panel
  4. Global Panel


Keywords Panel

This section shows the keywords that are currently related to the page. 

  • Search - Use this to search for specific keywords.
  • Keyword - Clicking a keyword allows you to edit it. It's possible to reorder keywords by dragging and dropping them. Dragging an alternate keyword will affect the whole cluster.
  • Branching icon -  Show or collapse the alternate keywords view. 
  • + Keyword button - Manually add a keyword.


Statistics Panel

Here you can find the current status of the keywords in your text. Clicking a main keyword allows you to edit it and clicking an alternative keyword allows you to edit the alternate keyword list.

If you are comparing them to a competitor or to a snapshot, the compared status will appear in a highlighted color to the right of your current page content.

Note: Current page keyword numbers reflect what is found when the frontend of your website is crawled. This means that if you have updated your content with additional keywords, you must hit "Publish" to refresh your on page stats.

  • Statistics table - You can change the sort order in the "Order by" toggle in the lower right.
  • Keyword Notes - Hovering the mouse shows a preview of the notes and clicking allows you to edit them.
  • Keyword Options - A collection of options for each keyword
    • Main keywords
      • Edit keyword - Statistics for changed keyword will be updated after post save. All keywords are standardized for lower case.
      • Alternate keywords - Add or remove alternate keywords. Separate multiple entries with commas. Suggested alternatives: plurals, alternate spellings.
      • Web search - Shortcut for looking up the word in different search engines. Same effect as clicking the keyword.
      • Thesaurus - If the Thesaurus API is properly configured, this option will open a pop-up with the definitions fetched by the service. You can select them and either add them as new keywords or add them as alternate keywords to a primary keyword.
      • Google Analytics - Opens the Google Analytics report. 
      • Mark in Content - Highlights the keyword in the content area. Note: Works only in the visual editor mode.
      • Pin Keyword - Pin keywords to the draggable "Pinned Keywords Box" to keep keywords and their stats in view while simultaneously editing the page or post's content. You can view the status of pinned words separately. 
      • Merge Keyword - Combine two primary keywords. Select which keyword to merge into from a dropdown menu of all primary keywords. A merged keyword will carry over all its alternates. This cannot be undone.
      • Remove Keyword - Delete a primary keyword and all of its alternatives. This cannot be undone.
    • Alternate keywords
      • Web search - Shortcut for looking up the word in different search engines. Same effect as clicking the keyword.
      • Google Analytics - Opens the Google Analytics report.
      • Make Primary Keyword - Turns this alternate keyword in a new main one. This cannot be undone.
      • Move to Other Keyword - Migrates this alternate keyword to another keyword.
      • Remove Alternate Keyword - Deletes it. This cannot be undone.
  • Refresh and Close: These options will be available when you are comparing your keywords. They affect the comparison only.


Control Panel

Shows the current number of words in the text and the monitored keywords, including alternates.


Global Panel

Here you can change settings that will affect all keywords.

  1. General Keywords Settings (Cog Icon)
    1. Google Analytics - Opens a Google Analytics page with the stats for the current keyboard
    2. Recalculate Statistics - Refreshes the statistics.
    3. Take Snapshot - Saves the current page status as a snapshot.
    4. Compare Snapshot - Compares the current page content to a previously saved snapshot. 
    5. Notifications - Enable notifications for this page. Enter the email address for notifications to be sent to. 
    6. Reset Count - Choose if you would like to reset the count for notifications on this page. This will cause the day counter to return to zero, triggering a notification to be sent after x number of days as defined in the plugin settings.
    7. CSV Import and Export - Download or upload CSV files with the full keyword list, including primary and alternate keywords. Does not include statistics.
    8. Comma Delimetered Export - Provides a list of all keywords separated by a comma. Can be easily copied to the clipboard.
  2. Add NoteManage the notes for this specific page.
  3. Show Pinned KeywordsActivates a draggable box that displays selected stats of pinned keywords. Can be moved around your screen while editing page content to keep essential keyword opportunities in view. Example:

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