Article SEO
  • 14 Jan 2020
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Document360 offers several ways to customize your article metadata to make the most out of SEO.


Adding an SEO Title

The SEO title differs from an article’s main title in that the SEO title will appear in a search engine result page, or when the article link is shared on social media or other websites.

This allows you to optimize a title to include more keywords that relate to your product than you would in your knowledge base. Setting the SEO title does not change the title of the article in your knowledge base. If an SEO title isn’t added, the main title will be used.

To add an SEO title:

  1. In the article you wish to add an SEO title to, open Article Settings.
  2. Click SEO.
  3. Enter the desired SEO title in the Title field.
  4. Click Save.

Adding an Article Description

Similar to the SEO title, the article description is the summary that will be returned on a search engine result page or when the article link is shared on social media. An article description should be short, concise, compelling, and descriptive of the content within the article.

To add an article description:

  1. In the article you wish to add an SEO title to, open Article Settings.
  2. Click SEO.
  3. Enter the article description in the Description field,
  4. Click Save.

Adding an SEO Image

The SEO image will appear with an SEO title and description when the article link is shared on social media or other websites.

To add a featured image to your article, you must first upload it to the File Manager.

To add a featured image:

  1. In the article you wish to add an SEO image to, open Article Settings.
  2. Open the Featured Image dropdown.
  3. Click Upload an Image.
  4. Choose an image from the file manager menu.
  5. Click Save.

To remove a featured image:

  1. In the article you wish to add an SEO image to, open Article Settings.
  2. Open the Featured Image dropdown.
  3. Click Remove Featured Image.
  4. Click Save.

Excluding an article from search engine results

When checked, Document360 will exclude the article from external search engines and search results.

To exclude an article from search results:

  1. In the article you want to exclude, open Article Settings.
  2. Click SEO.
  3. Check Exclude from external search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
  4. Click Save.

Robots.txt

The robots exclusion standard, also known as the robots exclusion protocol or simply robots.txt, is a standard used by websites to communicate with web crawlers and other web robots. For more information, see Google’s robots.txt documentation.

To edit robots.txt:

  1. In Settings, open Article Settings and SEO.
  2. In the Robots.txt area, click Edit.
  3. Enter your changes and click Save.
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