Title attributes are effective in providing information about a clickable link. When you hover your mouse on a hyperlink, a text will appear over the word or statement. You will also see the URL of the destination link.
Because of its usefulness, title attributes are used in Menu items, text, and images. For this particular post, we are going to discuss title attributes in WordPress navigation menus.
Importance of Title Attributes
The use of title attributes is particularly beneficial to your audience or followers. You see, your site visitors will have the option of following a link or not. Since they will know where they will be taken when they click on a link, it will save them a lot of time.
If you are after SEO benefits – well, there really is no guarantee that using title attributes will help with your site’s ranking. The truth is, there are SEO experts who claim that the use of title attributes is beneficial in ranking web pages. The reason for this is that you can use keywords on the additional text when creating hyperlinks. Still, there are SEO experts that claim otherwise – they say that having title attributes will not contribute to SEO at all. On a side-note, if you do want to go down the SEO rabbit hole, check Hustle Life for some decent resources around ranking (and monetising) websites.
If you are particularly interested in adding title attributes to your WordPress site’s Navigation Menus, there really is no harm in doing so. Sure, you can place your website’s targeted keywords there, or simply make the link informational.
So, if you believe that adding title attributes is good for your site’s SEO campaign, then do it. You can also do it if you just want your site to be user-friendly. Read on as we’ll show you how in the next section.
How to Add Title Attributes in WordPress Navigation Menus
Here are the steps to adding title attributes to navigation menus:
Step 1 – On your WordPress Dashboard, go to the Appearance option and choose Menus.
Step 2 – Inside the Menus section, click on the tab that says Screen Options (this is located on the right-hand corner of your computer screen).
Step 3 – You will see the Title Attributes section with a tick box next to it. Click on the box to put a check inside it – this will activate the Title Attributes functionality on your WordPress site.
Step 4 – Scroll down the screen to see all the available menu items. When you click on a menu item, it will expand and show you the title attribute section. You can now fill up the blank space with your title attribute.
Step 5 – Just repeat the process for all the menu items you want to edit and add title attributes to.
Step 6 – Visit your website to see if the title attributes on your navigation menus are all working.
Should You Add Title Attributes to Your WordPress Navigation Menus?
We really think that adding title attributes to a website is beneficial to both the website owner and the users. Just think about it – if it’s good for SEO, then that could help with your site’s ranking. In the event that it’s useless for SEO, it will still be advantageous to your readers. You have nothing to lose in this situation so we say, while you’re building your website – go for it!
Rebecca’s strengths are in SEO and data analysis, but she also knows her way around WordPress pretty well, and is in charge of finding specific WordPress problems that people have, and then offer solutions.
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