Increase your Squarespace website's visibility to search engines in 3 easy steps - video tutorial
One of Squarespace's biggest selling points is that ALL of their websites & templates are optimized for search engines by default. This means you aren't left struggling with plugins and don't have to spend hours trying to learn the in's and out's of how to optimize your site for SEO. Nope, Squarespace takes care of all of that on the back end and it's glorious.
But did you know that there are a few quick and easy tricks that will make your Squarespace website even MORE compatible with search engine visibility?
That's right, in about as long as it'll take you to watch this video tutorial, you can be on your way to an even more SEO friendly Squarespace website. What's not to love?!
Follow these 3 (ridiculously easy) steps to make your Squarespace even more visible to search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing (lol) today!
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This article is part of my series on Squarespace SEO. I have so many tips to share on the subject that it would have been crazy to put it all in one article! There are many misconceptions about Squarespace SEO which is why I've dedicate so many posts to this topic. Enjoy!
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Increase your Squarespace website's visibility to search engines in 3 easy steps
In this video you will learn:
How to add or edit your site's description
How to update your site's SEO description
How to update page descriptions
You'll also learn about how certain Squarespace templates do or don't show site & page descriptions, and how to make the right choice for your website.
1. How to add or update a site's description
Home menu > Settings > Basic Info > Enter or edit site description
This is where you can put in a quick overview or bio of your website. Note: the site description will display on a few Squarespace templates (including the popular Five template) so be sure to keep this in mind if you're working off of those templates.
2. How to update the SEO descriptions
Home menu > Settings > SEO > enter SEO description
This field can appear in the search engine results for your website. Stick to a short & general descriptive sentence (or two) that takes care of the overall website content.
3. How to update page descriptions
Home > Pages > click gear icon next to the page to open the page settings
Fill in the Navigation title and Page title fields. Note: Page titles appear in browser tabs and search results, and are indexed by search engines. The page titles can be "beefier" (e.g., Lottie Legal LLP About Page) than the Navigation titles which should be much simpler since they only appear in the navigation menu (e.g., About).
You can also add a page description but this step is optional. This is similar to the Site description and SEO description but is focused on a particular page. NOTE: filling out this field may affect the text that appears on your site as well as what appears with your website in search results. Be sure to test this out to see if/how it affects your template (as you can see from this tutorial, the page description field DOES show up in the Harris template used in the demo).
Squarespace is so great because they take care of all the heavy lifting in SEO but by doing these 3 easy steps, you'll make your website even more attractive to search engine results. Sounds like a no brainer to me so give it a go today and let me know what you think!
Now it's your turn to tell me, have you thought about SEO before? Have you edited or updated these particular settings yet? Did you find that they affected how your template displayed?
Leave me a note down in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them. No matter what type of website you have, it will benefit from SEO so I encourage you to start where you are and work on improving your SEO a little bit every week.
If you want more SEO goodness, be sure to check out my Squarespace SEO page for all resources on the topic.
You can also sign up for my newsletter (right here or below), where I often share Squarespace SEO tips, tricks and high-quality exclusive content. I send out emails to my list every week and while I don’t talk about SEO every time, I can guarantee that you’ll still find the newsletter topics interesting, entertaining and worth your time.
Finally, shameless plug : hit me up with any specific questions you have about Squarespace SEO and your website because I’m your girl. You can reach out to me directly if you’re interested in working together on your website and we can talk about whether or not you would be a good fit for my consulting and ongoing services. I can’t take on every request to do SEO consulting but I do pick a few websites and businesses to work with every month and I’d love for you to be one of them.
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