Article SEO
  • 18 Nov 2022
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Document360 offers several ways to customize your article metadata to make the most out of SEO. You can update the SEO metrics within a few seconds. It'll help in yielding organic traffic to your knowledge base.


Meta title

The Meta title is the title that is shown on the search engine results page (SERP). The meta title is also referred to as the SEO title. The Meta title differs from an article title and will appear on a search engine result page, or when the article link is shared on social media or other websites. This allows you to optimize a title to include more keywords that relate to your product than you would in your knowledge base.

Updating the SEO title does not change the title of the article in your knowledge base. By default, the SEO title is the article title you entered when you created it. SEO title will not change with article title changes, you can change it manually.

How to add/update the Meta title?

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  1. Navigate to the desired article/category page, click Article settings/Category settingsSEO
  2. Enter the desired title in the Meta title field

The optimal meta title length is 50-70 characters (including spaces)

  1. Click Save

Meta description

Similar to the meta title, the meta description is the summary that will be returned on a search engine result page or when the article link is shared on social media. The Meta description should be short, concise, compelling, and descriptive of the content within the article.

SEO description generator

In Document360, you can utilize the SEO description generator feature to generate the meta descriptions. This AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered feature will yield the best meta description for your articles and category pages based on the content.
For more information, visit the SEO description generator article.

How to manually add/update the Meta description?

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  1. Navigate to the desired article/category page, click Article settings/Category settingsSEO
  2. Enter the desired description in the Meta description field

The optimal meta description length is 120-160 characters (including spaces).

  1. Click Save

How to generate meta descriptions with the SEO description generator?

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  1. Navigate to the desired article/category page, click Article settings/Category settingsSEO
  2. Click the Generate meta description button
  3. The best meta description is generated based on the article/category page content
  4. Click Save
  • Make sure you have enough Credits* to perform this operation.
  • You can update/generate meta descriptions in bulk. For more information, visit this article

The featured image will appear with the SEO title and description when the article link is shared on social media or other websites. To add a featured image to your article, you must first upload it to the Drive.

How to add a featured image?

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  1. Navigate to the desired article/category page, click Article settings/Category settingsFeatured image
  2. Click Upload an Image
  3. Choose the desired image from the Drive menu and click Insert
  4. Click Save

How to remove a featured image?

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  1. Navigate to the desired article/category page, click Article settings/Category settingsFeatured image
  2. Click Remove Feature Image
  3. Click Save

Excluding an article from search engine results

You can exclude the articles/category pages from external search engines and search results.

How to exclude from search results?

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  1. Navigate to the desired article/category page, click Article settings/Category settingsSEO
  2. Select the checkbox Exclude from external search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc
  3. Click Save

How do SEO metrics appear on the search result page?

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  1. Featured snippet
  2. Meta title
  3. Meta description

Check out the below tutorial video:


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