Can I turn off the display of tags that's showing above my header

  • Virtuous Bicycle



    There’s some very tiny text appearing in the space above my header image. The text is a listing of the TAGS that I entered describing my site.

    Is there a standard UI control panel to turn this off? If it involves modifying the theme, I’ll probably just leave it alone, until I’ve got time to learn more about CSS.

    My site can be viewed at

    Thanks all



    Kenneth John Odle


    They are not enclosed in any HTML tags, hence they are just simply showing up. How did you add them in the first place?

    In any event, these appear to be META description tags, which search engines now ignore. You can use them, but they won’t do a thing to improve your SEO.

    Virtuous Bicycle


    Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for looking.

    The text was added in Appearance, Graphene Theme Options, Advanced, “Custom <head> Tags”

    with the prompt: “Code to insert into the <head> element”

    I did not enter any HTML, I just wrote some words to describe my site.

    I’m not sure what it was that prompted me to do this, probably something I read somewhere.

    Do you suggest I delete the text? Or can I define it as tags while hiding it from the page?

    Many thanks,



    Kenneth John Odle

    Do you suggest I delete the text? Or can I define it as tags while hiding it from the page?

    The proper way to do this is to include it in a META tag, like this:

    <meta name="keywords" content="bike in NYC Traffic, Bicycle safety, Safe Biking Tips, New York City, #BikeNYC, Riding in Traffic, Traffic Safety, LCI, League of American Bicyclists, Vehicular Cycling, Stress Free Cycling in NYC, Private Bike Lessons, Learn to Ride a Bike, Bicycle Wellness Seminar, #CitiBikeNYC, Traffic Skills, Personal Bike Training, Private Lessons, Beginner's Bike Safety ">

    It has to be enclosed in an HTML tag of some sort. You can’t just add plain English.

    But, most search engines disregard this use of keywords. You can read about it here:

    They tend to look at keywords in page text, rather than what’s hidden in your code, because that’s what your visitors see. The key is to have just the right amount: not too many and not too few. A lot of us use the SEO by Yoast plugin, which is really good at analyzing that for you.

    Virtuous Bicycle


    Terrific Kenneth! Thank you so much!

    This is the first time i’ve built a site and it’s been up for over a year. I don’t even remember putting those keywords there, but their display in the header has been annoying me for a long time. The site looks so much better without that noise!

    Yes, I have the Yoast SEO installed and i do try my best to get at least a pale yellow, if not a green indicator. I understand about google not using Meta keywords anymore. I think I’d read that in Yoast.

    (btw, I didn’t erase them, I enclosed them as you suggested.)

    Till next time, thanks!


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