Optimizing your website for search engines

Getting a high rank on Google and other search engines is an increasingly important part of building a website. With our Search Engine Optimization guide, you can easily optimize your website to make it more visible online.

Simply go to your Control Panel to access the Search Engine Optimization guide:


Step 1: Adding your website to search engines 

Check the "Add to Search Engines" box to start adding your website to Google and Bing.

Step 2: The title of your website

Search engines tend to appreciate clear and descriptive website titles. In this step we tell you more about choosing a suitable title.

Step 3: Optimizing your main page

Your main page (or index page) gets special treatment from search engines, since this is where your most interesting content is usually displayed. Therefore, it is important to keep it optimized for search engines. We show you how to add a suitable title and a good description to your main page, and how to enhance your main page content. 

Step 4: Your website footer

Adding your contact details to your website footer can improve your search engine rating.

Step 5: Optimizing your subpages

Optimizing your subpages further improves your search engine rating. In this step we tell you how to do this, and allow you to keep track of which subpages have been optimized.

Step 6: Adding a sitemap

A sitemap is exactly what it sounds like: a map of your website hierarchy. Apart from making it easier for your visitors to find their way on your site, it also allows search engines to index your subpages more thoroughly.

Step 7: Creating inbound links

In this step, we give you advice on linking from external pages in order to improve your search engine rating.

Article was last updated: 2014-03-04

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