Increase your website visibility with the SEO Meta Fields app
Gain control over your website’s titles, meta descriptions, and images in Google and social media.
Search engine optimization, or SEO for short, is really a no-brainer. If you run a customer-facing business or organization of any kind, or want to just showcase your hobby, you ought to get found on the web in the first place.
SEO does just that: It’s a collection of techniques to make your digital offerings talk to the search engines—primarily Google.
In the Enonic content platform we have thought of this, of course. We want your website to succeed, so we have an app for that: “SEO Meta Fields.”
Installation and use of SEO meta fields
“SEO Meta Fields” is an app, which means it’s an optional application you can insert into your Enonic site, just like Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and HubSpot.
Starting the app is super-easy. Just add it to your Enonic account and activate it on your site, and then you’re on. The next time you edit a page, you will find the SEO options on the left panel within your content form.
In the SEO options you can override title, description, and the image that will be shown when sharing on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Just type in what you would like and upload the right image—before saving, publishing, and doing business as usual.
We have more exciting apps in store: Check out our guide to Enonic Market »
Don’t forget the widget!
In Enonic you don’t need to enter each article or piece of content to get an overview. Instead, you can get a quick glance at information like SEO from the widget on the right panel in the navigation.
In the widget you can see information like details, version history, dependencies, and SEO. The SEO Meta Fields option provides a summary on what content is delivered externally to search engines.
You can find the widget in the tree structure for your content:
You also have the option to hide the given page from external search engines. Why on Earth would I do that, you ask? This can be useful on for instance “thank you” pages or other pages you don’t want to appear on search engine results pages.
For the techies
On the more technical side, it’s worth to mention that the SEO meta fields app adds Open Graph, Twitter Cards, Google Search Console, and canonical meta-tags to your Enonic site.
If you want to read even more technical stuff, check out our documentation on Github.
See also: Changing headless CMS forever: Enonic + Next.js »
“The image won't show!”
If you have set a new title, description, and image for your page, but it won’t show up when sharing on e.g. Facebook or LinkedIn, use the Facebook sharing debugger tool or the LinkedIn post inspector, respectively.
The SEO Meta Fields app is a great SEO tool to easily boost your visibility on Google and other search engines. If you haven’t activated it for your Enonic site yet, we strongly recommend you doing so.
Either way, it won’t hurt you if you just try it out and experiment. In fact, we encourage experimentation with Enonic all the time.
Happy hunting for more and more relevant visitors!
First published 28 November 2018, updated 12 August 2022.