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Include SEO fields in Categories CSV Import

Status: New Idea
by BeerSodaSports 2 weeks ago - last edited Tuesday by Community Manager

Categories CSV Import - should update Category Table fields :Image, Category Name and Advanced Options: SEO Page Title, SEO Description, and Category Permalink. Please vote for this

Status: New Idea

Changing the Filename of uploaded images (For better SEO)

Status: Hurray! We're Done!
by kvdweijden on ‎05-25-2016 10:46 AM - last edited on ‎06-02-2016 03:27 PM by Employee Moderator

Hey, 

 

Google has a lot of ways to check if your site is relevant to the keywords that users are searching with. One of these ways is to check the URL path of images. For example, when a page would be www.example.com/candle.jpg, the image "candle" would appear in google images and also Google recognises this page "example.com" does something with candles, and therefore the pageranking will increase on the word "candle". 

 

When you upload an image to your Weebly page, Weebly changes the name of the image you're uploading. So when I upload an image with the name "Candle.jpg", Weebly changes this to for eaxmple "2373015_orig.jpg". This is not the most optimal thing for SEO. Allthough it's possible to change the ALT tag of the image (you can make ALT="Candle"), it would be much better if the filename itself would be candle.jpg as well. This would realy fill google images with your images. 

 

So for the best ranking in search engines it is absolutely necessary to be able to control the name of the images. I sugest Weebly is making it possible to control the filename for a better SEO! 

Status: Hurray! We're Done!

Hi, @kvdweijden!

 

Thank you so much for your suggestion. Our Product Team loved the idea, and they have just made it a reality. Please check out the new feature, and let me know if you have any additional feedback.

 

Thanks again, and enjoy your day!

Erin

Weebly Community Manager

HTTPS Encryption / SSL Option for all Packages - SEO Best Practice

Status: We're Working on It.
by BizTechCoaching ‎09-29-2016 01:52 PM - edited ‎11-09-2016 08:39 PM

Now that Chrome has been updated to basically shame websites that are not secured, it would be good to have the option to purchase and enable HTTPS/SSL for any paid site since this is a best practice for SEO. I saw in another community post that there are no plans at this time to make this option available for anything below the Business package but I hope that is reconsidered if there is enough user support. Weebly is a great platform and keeps getting better, but it would be unfortunate to have to accept that using Weebly means that you will not be able to adhere to certain SEO best practices.

 

For reference, here is the post from the Google Webmaster Central Blog back in 2014: HTTPS as a ranking signal

HTTPS should be free for all sites

Status: New Idea
by MarijkeD on ‎01-24-2017 11:53 AM - last edited on ‎01-24-2017 12:31 PM by Community Manager

To rank higher on google, HTTPS (secure site) is a must. Other website builders such as Jimdo now offer this free for every level of their paid subscription sites. (see: https://www.jimdo.com/2016/12/13/stay-secure-with-https-on-your-website/)

When is Weebly planning to do this? If not soon, a lot of people will go to other providers!

Add H1 header tags to help pages rank on Google

Status: We're Considering It.
by gle7211 on ‎05-25-2016 01:01 AM - last edited on ‎08-04-2016 09:49 AM by Community Manager

Please re-engineer Weebly's page title system to use an H1 header tag as the page's title. This is critical to SEO and a serious issue for customers who care about where their pages rank in Google. If I had known about this serious deficiency I probably would have not chosen Weebly. Customers deserve the best SEO practices from Weebly in the way it translates its drag and drop editing into code.

 

In fact, please have Weebly hire an SEO expert to look over Weebly's entire system to incorporate best SEO practices. This H1 tag deficiency isn't the only problem that needs to be rectified. It appears SEO wasn't on the radar when Weebly was developed. 

 

http://www.verticalmeasures.com/resources/seo-tutorial-videos/using-h1-tag-improves-search-engine-ra...

Status: We're Considering It.

Thanks for your suggestion @gle7211! The Weebly team is now considering this idea, and I'll let you know when I have another update.

 

Thanks, and enjoy your day!

Erin

Fix For Duplicate Title Tags in Google Search Console

Status: New Idea
by pongli a month ago - last edited a month ago by Employee Moderator

I noticed that Weebly's blog archives is causing duplicate title tags in Google's search console.

Wish Weebly could:

1. Fix this issue

2. Release a DIY solution for us

3. Let us change the URL of the blog archive so we could avoid duplicate title tags.

 

I love Weebly but sometimes I want to bash my head on the wall for a solution!

Having .html at the end of every page seems antiquated makes the site seem less professional. I understand that the pages will still load and redirect if the .html is left off, but it would look much cleaner if they could be left off completely.

 

I would also like to see the option to have the 'www' removed from the URLs. Rather than redirect the non-www version to the www version, I would like to have the opposite.

Generate Permalinks for Scheduled Blog Posts

Status: New Idea
by MrsHallWays on ‎12-19-2016 04:23 PM - last edited on ‎12-20-2016 09:18 AM by Community Manager

Currently, we can only get a secret draft link of any post before it's published, and once the post goes live, that draft link doesn't take anyone to the live post. We need to get a permalink so that we can share the link with others and/or schedule promotions in advance of the post going live. Other blogging platforms do this and it's very useful.

Alt text on all pictures, icons, and thumbnails.

Status: New Idea
by jazzyexpo on ‎05-26-2017 02:08 PM - last edited on ‎05-28-2017 06:59 AM by Community Manager

Per Google all pictures including icons must have alt test. They use it to identify what the picture is. Also Google will derank you if you do not have alt text (this is per Google). They have videos about it with that guy named Matt from Google. We use our key words in the pictures to get a better ranking with Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines. Currently on my product pages, you can upload pictures for the thumbnails, but you can not add alt text. This does not make any isince if it is a google mandatory thing. Also your logo must have alt text.

Permalink for scheduled blog posts

Status: New Idea
by akagarwal on ‎12-03-2016 11:22 AM - last edited on ‎12-04-2016 09:00 AM by Community Manager

A key feature of blogging is linking blog permalinks to help each other out and many blog posts are scheduled. Weebly needs to provide permalinks for scheduled blog posts so that others can use them on their scheduled blog posts so that they can all go live one after the other and be linked.

 

I know other bloggng sites allow this feature but weebly currently does not.

 

Thanks!

Retain filename for store images SEO

Status: New Idea
by stoffkarussell on ‎06-13-2017 02:11 AM - last edited on ‎06-13-2017 07:25 AM by Community Manager

Dear community,

 

on the Weebly website https://www.weebly.com/seo/images

paragraph four says

Image URL and Filename

Adding keywords to your filename is another image SEO practice designed to provide even more weight to your target keywords. Search engines will look at filenames in images for context on an image, giving you another opportunity to rank in image search and help with your page's overall topical relevance for a given keyword set. 

When you upload an image to your website in Weebly the URL will automatically match the filename. So your image URLs will look like www.yoursite.com/yourfilename.jpg. This gives you another important image seo tool, an image URL with the keyword. An optimize image URL helps your image rank in image search and makes it easier to link and share your image. So make sure to create short, contextual filenames for each image that features important keywords.
 
I found out that this does not work so far. I think it is a must feature for shops as otherwise SEO is getting really hard to realize. It will help us to get a much better SEO ranking.
 
So please vote and get it done as soon as possible Smiley Wink
Diana

Better SEO: Web pages organised into folders

Status: New Idea
by danjharrin ‎06-17-2016 11:53 AM - edited ‎08-11-2016 12:16 PM

I know that you can sort pages into parent and child in the weebly editor, but this hierachy does not show in your sitemap - all the urls are in the same folder and there is no seperation.

 

For friendly urls, automatic redirects could be put in place to save the user typing out the whole url.

 

For example...

At the moment...

  • A URL looks like this example.com/subpage4, which looks nice but has no hierachy

It should...

  • Have the urls sorted into folders according to the page's parent and child folders and files, like example.com/page2/subpage4
  • And then have a redirect from example.com/subpage4 to example.com/page2/subpage4

 

Google understands these URLS better too.

 

Weebly needs this feature to match up to it's competitors.

Ability to "leverage browser caching" (Test My Website with Google)

Status: New Idea
by ACK123 on ‎07-29-2016 04:57 PM - last edited on ‎08-03-2016 03:23 PM by Employee Moderator

I ran my site through Test My Website with Google. One of the recommendations was to "leverage browser caching". I contacted Weebly for help on how to do this, but they said it's not possible.

 

Please improve whatever Weebly's code is so that browser caching is leveraged, or give us the ability to do it ourselves.

 

Thanks.

Please Fix Sitemap Problems for Better SEO

Status: New Idea
by BizTechCoaching on ‎03-09-2017 08:21 AM - last edited on ‎03-09-2017 10:51 AM by Community Manager

When I switched my website to Weebly, I ran into some indexing problems that were partially due to the Weebly-generated sitemap. As I further investigated, I noticed a range of issues with the Weebly sitemap that should be corrected:

 

1) Homepage is listed as www.mysite.com/index.html rather than www.mysite.com in sitemap.
Here's why that matters (technical explanation): This led to my homepage not being indexed by Google and it kept the non-www version of my homepage in search results while removing the sitelinks that used to show up under my homepage since they were all updated to the www version of the urls which no longer matched the homepage. My solution was to manually create a sitemap that just listed the homepage and I uploaded it to Google Search Console. That ultimately worked after a few days so now the www version of my homepage has been indexed and is showing up in search results instead of the non-www version. The downside is that I lost that sitelinks that used to show up under my homepage. I'm hoping that they will show up again eventually but it's unfortunate that switching to Weebly has had a negative impact.

 

2) Update date/time (lastmod) should be page-specific but all time stamps get changed to the last time the website is published. This does not give Google accurate information about the frequency of when content is being updated and will lead to Google simply ignoring it eventually. The real issue is that Weebly does not allow publishing by individual page, so this likely can't be corrected until larger platform changes are made.

 

3) No Priority Field - the homepage should have the highest priority and then sub-pages should have a reduced priority based on their importance.

 

4) Parent/Child hierarchy not reflected in sitemap. This is a larger issue about URL structure that impacts the sitemap.
For example, if you offer 3 services and each has a page, then you should have www.mysite.com/services and www.mysite.com/services/service1. With Weebly, it just shows up as www.mysite.com/services and www.mysite.com/service1. Google can better index the pages if it can understand the hierarchical structure of the site.
Here is a related post on this topic: https://community.weebly.com/t5/Vote-on-Features/Better-SEO-Web-pages-organised-into-folders/idi-p/1...

 

I realize this is a very technical request but it matters, especially if you are switching over your site from a service that has a different URL structure.

 

 

Remove site title from SEO title

Status: New Idea
by EYES on ‎09-21-2016 08:09 PM - last edited on ‎10-20-2016 06:16 PM by Employee Moderator

Now in browser head line, Title appears as (site title - page title) and it is little long.

I want one option for off the show site tilte for displaying just page title.

Thanks

Meta Keyword Per Blog Post

Status: New Idea
by Hausofboo on ‎07-04-2016 12:13 AM - last edited on ‎07-07-2016 05:19 PM by Employee Moderator

Hi Everyone,

I've been search high and low for options to input meta keywords per blog post to improve SEO. Not for Page but for individual blog post. Customer Support has confirmed this feature is currently not available and I think this would be a useful feature to add into future release - hopefully in near future. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

Blogging tags underneath each post

Status: New Idea
by zarahoffman on ‎07-25-2016 07:57 AM

Could Weebly show tags underneath each post?

URL Structure and SEO optimization (custom SEO friendly URL's)

Status: New Idea
by henryxiao2016 on ‎05-31-2016 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎06-03-2016 12:50 PM by Employee Moderator

I have trouble to create a URL at Weebly to cater for the demand of Search URL requestion. 

 

For example, I am launching Youtube.com and has one sub-column is "economics", and will post a article entitle at "china-economic figure about Shanghai." 

the URL will be great if it is "www.youtube.com/economics/china-economic-figure-about-shanghai.html.

 

The url can be set by:

- page name

- article title

- customized. 

 

And welcome to peers to vote and look forwarding Weebly can update the functure, which is standard request for Search engine. 

 

Thanks, 

 

 

 

 

Ability to Optimize Images (Test My Website with Google)

Status: New Idea
by ACK123 on ‎07-29-2016 05:02 PM - last edited on ‎08-03-2016 03:23 PM by Employee Moderator

I ran my site through Test My Website with Google. One of the recommendations was to "optimize images". I contacted Weebly for help on how to do this, but they said it's not possible.

 

Please adjust Weebly's code so that it optimizes images, or give us the ability to do it ourselves.

 

Thanks.

no follow links

Status: New Idea
by IngridL on ‎05-09-2017 03:04 AM - last edited on ‎05-09-2017 11:56 AM by Community Manager

Please add an easy option to add no follow links on weebly.