By SiteWizard LLC on
We've added some new functionality in the Page Settings
windows (both Basic and Advanced setting screens). We have included help pop-outs with recommendations on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
. The help pop-outs have tips and guidelines for writing a Page Title
that is "search-engine friendly." Just hover over the help icons for Title or Description to see the SEO information.
We also added some instant feedback on the length of your Title and Description. Search engines care about the length of the text in these fields, so we added indicators to show you the length as you type. The color indicates whether your text is too long (red), too short (black) or just right (green). Remember that search engines generally don't penalize you for writing too much text, but your text may be truncated in the search results.
You may also notice that the Keywords box has been removed from the Basic settings dialog. According to our research, the major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) no longer value the Keywords meta tag; they ignore it. We removed it from the dialog to discourage users from investing effort on managing a keyword list. The Keywords box is still available on the Advanced settings screen, but it may be removed in the future.
We will be releasing two Search Engine Optimization guides for business and churches in the near future. Stay tuned for more announcements.