Page Specific SEO
When working on web pages in Solodev CMS, all of your meta data is based on the content of the page which is crawled when it is created. This populates the meta information tab in the process. When you update the content of a web page, the meta data will also update. You can also manually modify the meta information.
|Title||The title of the file as it will be displayed on both the back and front end|
|Rank||The ranking of your file (1, 2, 3) relative to other files|
|Menu Name||Name of the file or folder when displayed as a navigation or menu|
|h1 Title||The h1 title that will be displayed on the front end of a website|
|Meta Keywords||Keywords attached to the file that will help improve SEO optimization|
|Meta Descriptions||A description of the file that will help improve SEO optimization|
|Description||Description of the page, file or folder|
|Header Code||Code that can be added to a specific page|
Solodev CMS has incorporated key SEO text fields that allow you to enter your Meta Data into our core resources to help optimize your site's SEO visibility.
Best Practice - Think about what your website is about, decide on some keywords that describe it (and that might be used to find it), and then use those keywords consistently, both in the meta information as well as in the content itself.
Consider the following as well when choosing meta keywords and meta description text for your web files:
Use Keywords in Your Title
- A page’s title directly affects its ranking in many search engines. Generally the closer a title is to the exact words that a potential visitor searches for, the higher it will appear in the search engine's resulting listings.
- The title is also used to identify your page in the results. Text you place in the title field of your web page will appear in tab of someone's browser when they view it. The title should be short and descriptive.
- The page's title is also used in history lists, favorites lists, and bookmark menus to identify your page.
Use Keywords in Headers
- Think of your headers as hierarchical dividers. Use them consistently.
- The higher the level (H1, H2, etc) , the more prominently the header should be displayed.
- Make sure your headers are nested. Only use an H3 tag if an H2 tag is present. Only use an H4 tag if an H3 tag is present, and follow this pattern for all uses of the heading tags.
Don’t use keywords where they don’t make sense. It is their natural and consistent use that is rewarded. Avoid repeating keywords endlessly and meaninglessly, such as in a small font or hide it with the same color as the background. This is a black hat SEO tactic and can get you banned from search engines' results.
Listing Explicit Keywords
While not as valuable as it used to be, you can explicitly tell search engines exactly what your page is about by specifying a list of relevant keywords in the meta keywords field of the STML file. Use a combination of very unique and more general words to describe the contents of your page. Using a greater number of words is not necessarily better either. The closer you match what a prospective visitor types the higher you are likely to be listed in the search results.
Providing a Description of Your Page
Search engines try to help visitors distinguish between results by adding information about the individual pages next to their URLs. Some search engines let you specify the description that should appear next to your page. When a visitor sees a list of links that match their keywords, the description of your page may help it outshine the competition. An easy way to do this is to take the first sentence or two of body copy from your Web page and use that for the meta description content.