Understand and improve your SEO - FAQ

PageCloud offers a ton of flexibility when it comes to optimizing your website for search engines (SEO).

Below is a list of the most important strategies for on-page optimization and how to adjust them within PageCloud.

If you’re new to SEO, we’d recommended checking out our comprehensive guide on SEO Basics.  

  1. Custom Domain Names

PageCloud allows you to set up custom domains through any Domain Registrar.

  1. Title Tags and Meta Descriptions

You can easily customize your page title tag and meta description so that each individual page will show up exactly the way you like in search results.

  1. URL Structure

You can name each individual page within PageCloud’s dashboard.

  1. Heading Tags (H1 - H6)

Unlike most website creators, PageCloud’s text editor allows you to easily add heading tags to any text box without affecting the font style and size. This means optimizing for search won’t affect your design. 

  1. Image SEO: Alt tag and Title tag

Use PageCloud’s palette to quickly add image tags such as Alt and Title.

  1. File Names

Any file added to PageCloud will retain the original file name. PageCloud also adds a custom ID parameter to the image to ensure that the file can’t be accidentally overwritten by a different file sharing the same name. You can also use the R+O shortcut to rename any selected file.

  1. Keywords

Meta keywords can be added to any page through the PageCloud palette. 

  1. Image Optimization (for Page Speed)

PageCloud currently does not automatically shrink image sizes to the users viewport. As such, it’s recommended that users reduce the size of their images before they are uploaded to their website. 

  1. HTTPS

PageCloud provides HTTPS for sites within the PageCloud domain. If you attach your custom domain to a PageCloud page, you will want to use a service such as Cloudflare to provide the SSL certificate. 

  1. Custom Tags (ex: Language, Canonical, etc.)

PageCloud offers full access to the source code, so custom tags can be added to the head of each page. You can use the PageCloud palette to ensure correct position within the page. 

  1. Page Redirects (301)

PageCloud currently does not offer native redirects. For now, we recommend users set up 301 redirects through their domain registrar. 

  1. Custom 404 pages

PageCloud includes the ability to create custom 404 pages. Each site will have a default 404 page included which users can manipulate like any other page.

  1. Mobile Optimization

PageCloud has a mobile viewport that users can adjust to offer a fully optimized mobile experience. Unlike most website creators, PageCloud offers unlimited customizations in Mobile Mode.

  1. Open Graph

Open Graph tags can be added directly to the head of your page within PageCloud. 

  1. Sitemap.xml

PageCloud automatically creates sitemaps for each PageCloud site. You can access your site’s site map by adding /sitemap.xml after your .pagecloud.com address or your custom domain if you've set one up. 

  1. Robots.Txt

PageCloud automatically creates robots.txt pages under your sitename.pagecloud.com address instructing it not to crawl this domain. This is done to ensure that search engines are not indexing your temporary address as we want to prevent it from outranking your custom domain. 

The default behaviour for your site when a custom domain is attached is to provide no robots.txt file, which is equivalent to having a robots.txt file that is set to allow all crawlers on all pages. This will ensure that search engines are indexing your pages so you can begin building your SEO ranking.

  1. AMP Project

PageCloud does not currently participate in the AMP project. 

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