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New Feature: Allow clients to update SEO fields using PageLime

This is another quick feature post, this time, about editing SEO fields (title, keywords, description) on pages with PageLime. We’ve allowed account administrators to update page SEO fields and metadata for some time, but we were undecided on how to lay out the feature for end users. The general feedback has been split into two groups: the group that thought their clients should only have access to change the page title, and the group that thought all metadata should be exposed so that it can be managed by all PageLime users.

Our compromise is a new SEO feature that can be turned on from the Site Features screen for each site. The feature will allow PageLime users to update a page’s title, keywords, and description meta tags. Also, the SEO fields work seamlessly with Content History (if you have it enabled on a site).

To give the SEO feature a test drive, turn it on for a site as shown below:

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Once the feature is enabled, a new button will appear on the Page Editor toolbar on the right:

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The SEO Button

Clicking this button will bring up a overlay that allows you to update the three standard SEO fields: Page Title, Description, and Keywords. You will also notice a little preview of what a page result might look like in Google.

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Ultimately, we don’t feel that this is our last play in SEO management for a site or that the user experience for the feature is 100% polished. This is just a quick release that people have been asking for, that takes care of a real user need. Next, we’ll focus on improving the user experience of the SEO form, and perhaps adding other fun SEO tools (such as keyword suggestions).

Feedback is welcome!

6 Responses to “New Feature: Allow clients to update SEO fields using PageLime”

  1. wieb says:

    I tried this yesterday, and it pulled up the page title from the page, but not the description or the keywords (that were already in the meta data).

    I added them again. I’m guessing that this show over wrote my original meta tags.

    I think it is good for our clients to be able to update these fields as they have a feel for how people are finding them.

    Thanks!

  2. Emil says:

    Hey Cindy, I just sent an email over to help figure out why the original meta tags were not pulling up.

  3. Chris says:

    How will search engines index pages I’ve edited with PageLime beyond the META title and description tags? I want to use PageLime for a client’s website so she can very easily update and edit it. However she is very interested in moving up in the search engine results page for keywords about which she writes on the site. Say she adds a new article on a page about the importance of eating plutonium as part of a healthy diet. Once Google indexes the page on a non-PageLime site, I would imagine her page would come up pretty high in the search results for “plutonium healthy diet”. Will the same happen for a PageLime edited site?

    I’m really excited to try this out, but want to make sure the content of the page users see will be reflected in Google search results.

    Thanks!

  4. Emil says:

    Chris,

    The content published by PageLime is just plain HTML, so search engines will treat it the same as if it was a part of the page. We do not use AJAX or IFRAMEs or any such trickery to load content in. The same goes with meta keywords, description, and page title.

  5. Ryan says:

    I bet your client will rank high for that keyword phrase —> who in their right mind searches for anything “plutonium” and includes the words “health diet” along with it… geez :)

  6. Alexander says:

    Just a question, does the SEO editing feature actually edits the instead of just Page ?

    As it seems when I’m using it, the meta title doesn’t get edited.

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