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Search Engine Settings

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for your Smart PDF

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Written by Kevin McGrath
Updated over a week ago

Please note that Search Engine Settings are only applied to Smart PDFs, not Traditional PDFs.

Because Smart PDFs are built with web technology they can be easily indexed by search engines. To access the Search Engine Settings for your publication click the 'Publish' link on the editor screen:

Then click the 'Search Engine Settings' link to show the options:

There are 5 different search engine settings that you can adjust:

1. Prevent search engines from indexing this publication
If you do not want search engines to index your publication you should check this option.

2. Hide company name in the title bar
Beacon will by default display your company name in the title bar of the browser window when someone accesses your Smart PDF. If you do not want your company name to be shown you should click this option.

3. Meta Title
"Title tags are displayed on search engine results pages (SERPs) as the clickable headline for a given result, and are important for usability, SEO, and social sharing. The title tag of a web page is meant to be an accurate and concise description of a page's content."

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4. Meta Keywords
"Keywords are ideas and topics that define what your content is about. In terms of SEO, they're the words and phrases that searchers enter into search engines, also called "search queries." If you boil everything on your page — all the images, video, copy, etc. — down to a simple words and phrases, those are your primary keywords."

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5. Meta Description
"Meta descriptions are HTML attributes that provide concise summaries of webpages. They are between one sentence to a short paragraph and appear underneath the blue clickable links in a search engine results page (SERP)."

Save Changes

If you make any changes to the Search Engine Settings you should click 'Publish' or 'Update' at the bottom of the screen to save the changes:

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