Configuring search engine optimization (SEO) settings

Configure how locations in your digital workplace interact with public search engines (e.g., Google, Bing, etc.).

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Considerations and caveats

  • Non-cascading: SEO settings are unique per location and don't cascade to nested locations (e.g., the SEO settings of a blog channel do not apply to the articles published on it).
  • Anonymous access: Search engines can only access pages that are open to the public (have anonymous access enabled).
  • Digital workplace search: These settings don't affect your digital workplace's search functionality.

Who can do this

  • Workplace Administrators
  • Space Administrators (if the object is within their Space )
  • Members with Edit Access to the location
  • Members of groups with the Edit SEO role

Where can this be done

  • Pages (including the Home page of a Space)
  • Member Directory
  • Pulse page
  • Blog channels and articles
  • Calendar channels and events
  • Folder channels, folders, and files
  • Forum channels and topics
  • Microblog channels
  • Task channels
  • Wiki channels and wiki articles

How to configure SEO settings

  1. Go to the location that you want to edit.
  2. Select  Actions followed by Advanced.
  3. Under Search Engine Optimization, configure the available settings. You can find descriptions of these settings in the SEO Settings section below.
  4. Select Save to apply your changes.

SEO Settings

SEO settings reference table
Setting Description
Page Title

Enter a new Page Title for the location. This title appears in browser tabs and bookmarks and will have your digital workplace's name appended to it (e.g., News Center - Customer Care).

By default, browser tabs and bookmarks will use the location's title followed by your digital workplace's name.

Meta Description Enter a description of the location. This will be displayed in the search results of public search engines.
Meta Keywords Enter a comma-separated list of keywords relevant to the current location. Public search engines will take these terms into account when serving search results.
Meta Robots

Select how public search engine crawlers interact with the current location. Each of the following options can be enabled/disabled:

  • NOINDEX: Requests that public search engines don't index the current location.
  • NOFOLLOW: Requests that public search engines don't follow links on the current location.
  • NOARCHIVE: Requests that public search engines don't store copies of the current location.