Renee Lodens emails us asking, “Is there a way to bulk copy the Yoast SEO
meta descriptions to the excerpt field?” Also, is this considered
duplicate content? Well, let’s start with the first thing. It’s probably easier to do it
the other way around. If you put the description that you want
in the excerpt field, then in the back end,
in the Yoast SEO Titles & Meta section, you can use excerpt short code
for meta descriptions and then we will automatically put
your excerpt in your meta description. That’s easier. You can do it the other way around too,
but then you’d have to code a bit. Is this considered duplicate content?
No, it’s not. Because they’re different things,
used for different purposes and your meta description will only show up
in the meta data, will not be shown on the page. and Google considers these
two separate things. So this might actually work well for you
if you write really good short excerpts that fit well into your metadescription. Good luck.