I have been blogging from the past three years. And one thing that I didn't care about was to add Meta Description for every page. I was, unfortunately, fallen for the "Google doesn't care about Meta Descriptions" trap, and recently did I realize that adding a short, concise description wouldn't hurt. Plus this would bring in greater visibility/CTR from the Search Engine Result Pages.
Now, I have around 1000 pages of content spread across my site. I was looking for a plugin -- as my site is hosted on WordPress -- that could help me bulk edit/add Meta Descriptions. I couldn't find any; however there is plugin which promised to mass edit MD, but the thing is, because I use Yoast SEO Plugin, I can use this plugin to mass edit excerpts -- not MD.
I asked the author of the plugin if it's alright to replace MD with excerpts, and he said no: http://foliovision.com/seo-tools/wordpress/plugins/foliopress-descriptions
So, is replacing the Meta Description string with Excerpts a bad idea?
Any help is highly appreciated.