SEO Settings for Page and Project
What’s the use of a website if nobody can find it on Google? SEO (search engine optimization) is vital for your online visibility. To make sure your site appears in the search results, it is not enough to use the right keywords in your content. That is why Boxmode has ensured that you have everything needed to optimize your online presence.
Boxmode provides SEO tools for individual pages as well as the entire project. Let’s take a closer look at both.
Project-Related SEO Settings
You can access your project SEO settings in the Dashboard. Go to the “Projects” tab and click on the settings icon (three dots) next to the required project. in the contextual menu, hit “Project Settings”. Scroll down to the SEO section.
You will find the following SEO tools:
- Robots.txt: Generate a file that provides search robots with recommendations as to which pages to crawl.
- Sitemap.xml: Generate a file that contains the information for search engines about pages that need to be indexed.
Page-Related SEO Settings
You can also control the SEO settings of specific pages. To access them, open the dropdown menu in the top user panel, сlick on the “Settings” icon (three dots) next to the name of the selected page, and choose “Settings” in the contextual menu.
In the newly opened menu, select the “SEO” tab. There you will find the following settings:
- Page title: The name of the page that will appear 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.
- Description: A brief 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 will find on the page. Using keywords in the description can help you boost your page’s visibility.
- Keywords: You can enter several keywords (separated with comma) that characterize the page’s content. This may help search engines index your pages better.
- 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 to tell search engines that it should be considered as the authoritative source. This is required to avoid the issues with duplicate content, which can undermine your website ranking.
- Block search indexing: Toggle the switch on if you don’t want search engines to index the page. As a result, it won’t appear in search results.
- Disallow crawling links: 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 as well as the entire project to ensure that your website remains visible online all the time.
Theory is good, but practice is better!