SEO Tools

Zesty.io has an SEO toolset to help you optimize your sites across all search engines which includes the following: SEO tab tools

  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Redirects
  • Robot.txt
  • Spice Crawler™

Content SEO sidebar tools

  • Meta Page Title
  • Meta Page Description
  • Meta Keywords
  • Sitemap Priority
  • Canonical Tags

SEO tab tools

Google Webmaster Tools

The home screen of the SEO tab shows Google Webmaster Tools. Users will only see Google Webmaster Tools if their site is registered with Google Webmaster Tools. If the site is not registered with Google Webmaster Tools, users have the option to submit their site for registration from this screen. seo tab home screen shows Google Webmasters tools if the site is registered

Redirects tool

The Redirects tool has several sections: creating redirects, creating mass redirects, and viewing all created redirects. If the 301 redirect is not checked, a 302 redirect will be created. seo-tab-home-screen-shows-google-webmaster-tools

Robot.txt creator

A Robot.txt file is used to tell user agents, typically search engines, which parts of a site they can crawl. For example, you can instruct specific search engines to not crawl your site. robot.txt files are used to allow and disallow search engines to crawling your site

Spice Crawler™

The Spice Crawler™ crawls your site for broken links and suggests way to fix broken links if any are found. robot.txt files are used to allow and disallow search engines to crawling your site

Content tab SEO tools

Under the Content tab in the Site Manager, each page (this includes page groups) have SEO tools in the right-hand sidebar of each page. under the Content tab in the Site Manager, each page has its own SEO tools in the right-hand sidebar

Meta Page Title

The meta title is used by search engines in their search results as the result title. The maximum amount of characters they show is 65, but your title may be longer. The Meta Page Title field is auto-filled from the first text field on the page when the page is created. It can be edited afterwards as well. meta page titles are auto-filled on page creation from the first text field on the page and used by search engines as the search result title

Meta Page Description

The meta description is used by search engines in their search results, shown in the paragraph below the search result title. The maximum amount of characters they show is 160 therefore this field is limited to 160 characters. This field will be auto-filled from the first textarea field on a page. Auto-filling from other types of text boxes is not currently supported. Be aware, if there are more than 160 characters in the Page Description field, the text will not be saved. meta page titles are auto-filled from the first textarea field on page creation and used by search engines as the search result description

Here is an example of Page Title and Page Description in action: shows how the Page Title and Page Description fields are used in search results

Meta Keywords

Keywords are comma separated words or phrases that describe your page. In 2011 Google denounced keywords; keywords are only used against your page ranking. Use them with caution. Here is an article with more information on Google and keywords.

the keyword field uses comma separated words or phrases to describe your page

Sitemap Priority

Sitemap Priority helps search engines understand how often they should crawl pages on your site. The default setting is 0.5 for each page, with the lowest setting at 0.1 and highest at 1.0. There is also an option for "do not display in sitemap". set sitemap priority by selecting a number from the dropdown

Canonical Tags

Canonical tags help search engines understand authoritative links and can help prevent duplicate content issues which may help your ranking. Canonical tags are are not enabled by default. Learn more about the effect of canonical tags here. canonical tag options in the right-hand sidebar of the Site Manager

Helpful Terms To Know

SEO Tools: Getting Started