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Admin Dashboard Settings Part 8: Focusing on SEO: What should the new site’s meta description be?

Whatever we do, we will eventually need to focus on our SEO too, as this will help attract contributors very much. There are certain easy ways to do these in Q2A. I have discussed some of them as sidenotes in my older posts, and will not re-discuss them again, however, there are some very obvious ways to increase SEO, in a fair way, which will be discussed in this post. I hope that things like keywords for specifiic pages are taken care of by Q2A, using question tags, etc.

In this post, I will only describe the meta description.

 

  • <meta description=”…”></meta> 

This can be changed at

admin/layout

, and should represent what the site is about. Something like

A question and answer site about advanced Physics, from graduate-level and beyond, including Theoretical Physics, Phenomenology, and Experimental Physics. On-topic subtopics include String Theory, Loop Quantum Gravity, String Phenomenology, advanced Quantum Field Theory, and Experimental Techniques.

would probably do. This not only describes the site, but also gives some important keywords for search engines to analyse. At least these kinds of descriptions were encouraged in Wikia help pages for SEO, and Wikia’s “webinars” (videos pertaining to Wikia) for SEO. I don’t see why this wouldn’t apply to Q&A sites, or really any site, too.

 

 

Is there any objection against this? Any better ideas?

I think one more important thing would be customising the title tags,. Not sure if this is possible in Q2A.

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3 Comments

  1. Dilaton says:

    Darn I had to look up what the heck SEO is … 😀

    I like the suggested meta discussion of the site, maybe we could also mention there that PhysicsOverflow will be rather mathematics friendly too (conversly to Physics SE which migrates everything looking too “mathy” away at best and mercyless shoots it down in the worst case).

    For example mathematical topics like category theory, algebraic topolicy, geometric topoligy, etc … are highly relevant in nice theoretical physics such as string theory and should therefore be welcome too IMHO. I generally think we should be much less picky concerning allowing rather mathematical questions generally …

    So maybe we could say something like

    A question and answer site about advanced Physics, from graduate-level and beyond, including Theoretical Physics, Phenomenology, and Experimental Physics. On-topic subtopics include String Theory, Loop Quantum Gravity, String Phenomenology, advanced Quantum Field Theory, Experimental Techniques, AND physics relevant mathematical topics

  2. […] [DONE] Edit the site description. (discussion) […]

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