Pages

The RSSeo! Pages tab provides a general overview of your site's pages from a SEO point of view.

Here you can manually add pages for inspection or automatically add them via the RSSeo! Crawler. The general overview displays:

  • Page URL - the URL of the added page
  • Page Title - the title of the page
  • Page Level - you can define a level for the added page. This applies only to those added manually.
  • Page Grade - estimated grade for each page. RSSeo takes into consideration the following configurable options (within the RSSeo! Settings tab: URL is Search Engine Friendly, duplicate title tags, title tag length, duplicate meta description, meta description tag length, number of meta keywords, headings, images without the alt attribute, images without the height or width attribute
  • Last Crawled - date of the last refresh that was performed on the page or when the page was last crawled
  • Status - Published/Unpublished
  • Page Modified - Displays if the page has been modified or not
  • Add to sitemap - Select whether the page will be added to the sitemap or not
  • Refresh - You can click this option in order to refresh the page
  • Hits - The number of times the page has been visited
  • ID - The page's internal id provided by RSSeo!

For each page you can view and edit all the SEO data:

  • Custom SEF URL
  • Page Title
  • Page Meta Keywords
  • Keyword Density
  • Page Meta Description
  • Canonical page: RSSeo! allows you to choose the canonical version of a certain page, by including in the header of each non-canonical URL the rel="canonical" attribute. This is useful when you want to remove duplicate Joomla! content and consolidate the Page Rank of a single page.
    For mode details, you can check the below video tutorial.
  • Page frequency: is used to indicate search engines how often is the page content updated - hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or never. By default, the page frequency value is set to weekly.
  • Page priority: is used in the XML sitemap, to indicate search engines the importance of a certain page within the entire website. You can choose from 0 to 1.0, where 0 is less important and 1.0 is considered the most important page. By default, RSSeo! sets the page priority to 0.5
  • Page level: this represents the hierarchical page level
  • Restore original: this will restore the original metadata for the page.
  • Status: set publication status
  • Robots: you can use on each crawled page the meta robots tag to indicate search engines robots which page should or shouldn't be indexed. These are the default values:
    • Index, Follow: Yes/No/Off - if set to yes, the page content will be indexed and followed by the search engines robots
    • Archive: Yes/No/Off - if set to no, the search engines won't archive a copy of the page (won't display the cache version).
    • Snippet: Yes/No/Off - if set to no, the search engines won't display the page snippet
    • ODP: Yes/No/Off - if set to no, all the information submitted to the Open Directory Project won't be used in the title and description of the page.
Simple View

For a quick editing of all your pages metadata, while viewing the Pages tab switch to the Simple View. While in Simple view you won't have to access each page separately in order to view and edit the following SEO data:

  • Page URL
  • Page Title
  • Keywords
  • Description
  • Page Level
  • Page grade
  • ID
 
The CUSTOM METADATA area

Starting with Version 1.18.0 you can add meta tags with custom Name and Property attributes. Of course, the content of these meta tags is also fully customizable.

  • Add more button: adds another custom metadata row
  • Type: Name / Property - the meta tag's attribute
  • Name: The attribute's name
  • Content: The meta tag's content
 
 
Watch the video tutorials:

Ep. 13 - Optimize meta keywords and meta description for each Joomla! page with RSSeo!

Ep. 77 - How to specify the canonical version of a Joomla! page to prevent duplicate content

Besides this, some additional RSSeo! checks can be performed. For each of these items additional information and explanation will be displayed:

  • Search Friendly URL: The page URL is (not) search engine friendly! Search Engines prefer pages without dynamic parameters. Use an extension for Joomla!/default SEO parameters to make URLs more friendly and get a better index on search engine results page.
  • Duplicate title tags: All the pages on your website should have unique page titles.
  • Title tag length: Google uses the title tag to display the page in search results. Try to use more than 10 characters and create a unique title that will reflect accurately its content.
  • Duplicate meta description: All the pages on your website should have unique page meta descriptions.
  • Meta description tag length: Try to use more than 70 characters (including spaces) and create an unique meta description that will reflect accurately its content.
  • Number of meta keywords: Try to limit the meta keywords of each page around 10 keywords. Some search engines may ignore the rest of the keywords.
  • Headings: Headings are important because they announce search engines what will be the content underneath them.
  • Internal/external links: This will check the number of internal and external links on the page.
  • Page Images: the number of images the current page has.
  • Images without the alt attribute: Try to limit the number of images to around 10 on each page.
  • Images without the height or width attribute: Google guidelines recommend to use the "alt" attribute, describing accurately in a few words the image. Don't abuse it by using too many words because Google might consider this a spam method.
  • Images with descriptive names: Setting the width and height attributes of an image will speed up page loading and improve the user experience.
  • Keyword Density: You can also calculate the density of your keywords on a specific page. All you need to do is enter the keyword(s) you want to calculate the density for in the "Calculate keyword density for" field and click Apply. The result will be displayed at the bottom of the page in this field.
 
Check for page loading time and page size
  • Page loading time: Search engines recommend to reduce the page loading time to make the web faster.
  • Page size: When this value is minimum, the page loading time will decrease. This item can be further checked by providing a report on loaded elements (in milliseconds) for the page in question.
 
 

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