HOWTO: The Concrete5 SEO Guide
From the blog:
“Is Concrete5 SEO friendly?” I’ve seen variations of that question popping up repeatedly over the years, so I’m hoping this post will clarify how Concrete5 relates to search engine optimization. To web crawlers a Concrete5 website will look very much the same as other websites. So a short answer to that question is that there’s no negative SEO impact with running a Concrete5 site. In fact, it was designed with search in mind, and comes installed with a number of tools to help you fine tune your website’s search engine performance. That doesn’t necessarily mean that all blocks and themes are built with SEO in mind. But for the most part Concrete5 will make your life a lot easier when it comes to search engine optimization.
Here I’m going to be touching on some of the Concrete5 specific SEO techniques as they relate to more general search engine optimization, with an emphasis on Google since it’s become most people’s go-to search engine. If you are new to how Google indexes and ranks webpages, you might want to take a moment to read Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. Veteran Concrete5 developers will be familiar with most of these SEO tips, but I’m going through this process with another site at the moment, so thought I’d write it down while it’s fresh in my mind.