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  • SEO principles
  • Improving the SEO of a WEBDEV site
  • The available tools
  • Using (or not) a static or AWP page of a site for SEO
  • Optimize a page and enter its keywords
  • Using the SEO wizard
  • Registering your site in the search engines
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SEO principles
In order for your WEBDEV site to be visited, the Web users must be able to find it. To do so, your site must come up the Web user types keywords corresponding to your site in a search engine.

Improving the SEO of a WEBDEV site

To improve the SEO of your pages, we recommend that you use AWP pages.
To optimize a site in Session mode, use:
  • a home page.
  • a section of the site in static mode. The static site will be used to perform the SEO and to start the site in session mode.
  • a section of the site in AWP mode. The AWP site will be used to perform the SEO and to start the site in Session mode.
Note: In AWP, to pass parameters between your pages, we advise you to pass parameters via the URL rather than using AWP contexts. Indeed, the URL content can be optimized while the AWP contexts cannot.

The available tools

To help you, WEBDEV proposes:
  • An SEO of each static and AWP page: for each page, it is possible to define a description and a set of keywords. These keywords will allow the Web users to access the page directly. You can also choose not to optimize a page.
  • A search engine optimization wizard, indicating for each page the improvements that can be made for SEO purposes.
  • The possibility to include or use a specific page as home page. This solution is used, for example, to optimize pages in Session mode, by associating keywords to the home page,. This home page contains all the keywords that will allow the Web users to find your site.
Using (or not) a static or AWP page of a site for SEO
To optimize a static or AWP page of your site:
  1. Display the description window of the page.
  2. In the "Details" tab, a specific area is used to manage the page SEO.
  3. You can:
    • Do not use the current page for SEO.
    • Optimize the current page by associating it with expressions and keywords ("Edit the expressions and the keywords").
Optimize a page and enter its keywords
To optimize a static or AWP page of your site:
  1. Display the description window of the page.
  2. In the "Details" tab, a specific area is used to manage the page SEO. In this area, click the "Edit the expressions and the keywords" button.
  3. In the "Description" tab of the SEO window, enter the description of the page. In most cases, this description appears when displaying the result of a search performed by a search engine. Tips:
    • Use short sentences, limit the number of words (up to 200 characters)
    • This description must entice the Web users to display the page.
      Note: This description can be dynamically modified using ..Description.
  4. In the "Keyword" tab of the SEO window, enter the keywords associated with the page. These keywords (or expressions) will be the keywords used to optimize the page: if a Web user types one of these keywords, the search engine will propose the corresponding page. The keywords are typed as follows: type the first keyword and press Enter to type the next one.
    Tips:
    • The first three keywords are the most important ones. Use common keywords and pertinent keywords.
    • The keywords must not be repeated.
    • Use variations (singular/plural, noun/verb, etc.).
      Note: These keywords can be dynamically modified by ..Keywords.
  5. Validate the page SEO and description windows.
Using the SEO wizard
To help you improve the SEO of your sites and pages, WEBDEV proposes an SEO wizard. This wizard can be used for a specific page or for all the pages of your project. This wizard examines the composition of site pages and indicates the possible improvements for maximizing the positioning of pages in the search engines.
Some examples of optimizations detected by the wizard:
  • The page title must be specified.
  • At least three keywords must be specified for the page.
  • The page description must be specified.
  • The alternative text must be typed for all controls that propose it (by using the keywords defined for the page if possible)...
To start the page SEO wizard:
  1. Display the requested page in the editor.
  2. On the "Page" pane, in the "Referencing" group, click "Optimize".On the "Page" pane, in the "SEO" group, click "Optimize".
  3. The SEO wizard starts. Double-click a suggestion to perform the corresponding optimization. The "Refresh" button is used to update the list of suggestions.
To start the SEO wizard for all the pages of a site:
  1. On the "Project" pane, in the "Web" group, expand "Referencing" and select "Optimize the referencing".On the "Project" pane, in the "Web" group, expand "SEO" and select "SEO wizard".
  2. The SEO wizard starts. Double-click a suggestion to perform the corresponding optimization. The "Refresh" button is used to update the list of suggestions. The results can be sorted by page or by type of advice.
Registering your site in the search engines
The SEO of a site is made on the search engines directly.
Note: Sometimes, the SEO of a site implies certain fees.
Two types of search engines are available:
  • the "Automatic" search engines:
    These search engines are based on automatic programs for analyzing the content.
    How can I get my site optimized?
    An "Optimize your site" link is often available for this type of search engine. Then, all you have to do is specify the address of the site and the email of the Webmaster. The site will be automatically monitored (according to keywords and to to the site content) and optimized.
  • the "Phone book" search engines:
    These search engines optimize sites that have been previously checked by human beings.
    How can I get my site optimized?
    An "Optimize your site" link is often available for this type of search engine.
    In most cases, the SEO procedure is as follows:
    1. Choosing a category for the site (leisure, culture, etc.).
    2. Filling out a questionnaire about the site to optimize: Internet address of the site, email of the WebMaster, description of the site, etc.
    3. Once your questionnaire has been sent, your site will be evaluated by a person from the company that manages the directory. This person will list your site if its content appears to be worthwhile.
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