What’s the use of a website if nobody can find it on Google? Here, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is vital for your online visibility. However, to make sure your site appears in the search results, it is not enough to use the right keywords in your content.
Boxmode provides you with everything you need to optimize your online presence. It has SEO tools for individual pages as well as the entire project. Let’s take a closer look at both.
Project SEO settings
You can access your project’s SEO settings in the dashboard. Go to the Projects section and click on the ellipsis icon next to the required project. In the context menu, hit Project Settings.
Scroll down to the SEO section. Here you can find the following SEO tools:
Generate a file that provides search robots with recommendations as to which pages to crawl. You can learn more about robots.txt in our blog article.
Generate a file that contains the information for search engines about pages that need indexing. Find out more about sitemap.xml in our blog article.
If you connect a custom domain, it’s necessary to verify it in Google Search Console to make it visible to the web, improve its search ranking, and have an option to analyze your website users. Learn more in our Help Center article.
On-Page SEO settings
Apart from the page’s general settings, you can also control the page’s SEO settings. To access them, open the dropdown menu in the top panel, сlick on the ellipsis icon next to the name of the selected page, and choose Settings in the context menu.
In the opened menu, select the SEO tab. There you will find the following settings:
- Page title
This is your page’s name that appears in search results as a clickable link and in browser tabs. It must be concise (30-70 characters) and informative, giving visitors and search engines a clear idea about the page’s content. Don’t forget to introduce a relevant keyword in your title tag to make it searchable.
This is a summary of the content presented on the page (160 characters max). It appears in search results right below the title, providing users with more details about the content they can find on the page. Using keywords in the description can help you boost your page’s visibility.
These are words and phrases that characterize the page’s content. They are relevant to what people are searching for in Google. You can enter several short- and long-tail keywords (separated by comma) that define what content on the page is about. This can help you increase your position in search results.
- Canonical link
If the page is very similar or identical to another page on your website, you can insert the URL of the master page in the field. This way, you tell search engines they should consider this page as the authoritative source. This helps you avoid the issues with duplicate content, which can undermine your website ranking.
- Block search indexing
Web robots (search engine crawlers) inspect a lot of web pages and index content on them. In such a way, they gather data from the site and service it to users. Toggle the switch on if you don’t want web robots to index the page. As a result, it won’t appear in search results.
- Disallow crawling links
This option restricts search engines from crawling the links on the page. Toggle the switch on if you don’t want search robots to scan/follow the links on the page (for example, when you are not sure of their trustworthiness).
Don’t forget to configure the SEO settings for individual pages and the entire project to ensure your website remains visible online all the time.
You can also adjust the links’ advanced settings that include SEO parameters. Learn how to do that in the corresponding article.
We hope this post helped you understand how you can adjust SEO settings for pages and projects.
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