smartcrawl implementation questions

Hi,
Some questions regarding smart crawl:

- do you recommend processing rss feeds?
- is there an advantage to case sensitive matching?
- should prevent duplicate links be on? can that help with seo?
- are the custom keywords global or page by page?

  • James Morris

    Hello cornelius_butler,

    I hope you are well today.

    - do you recommend processing rss feeds?

    Can you clarify your question here? Are you asking if you should aggregate (curate) feeds from other sites on your own?

    - is there an advantage to case sensitive matching?

    Not really, but when you do link building you should use variations that are more natural. For example, if you are link building a product for Blue Widgets, you may want to capitalize the words, but in meta, it doesn't matter.

    - should prevent duplicate links be on? can that help with seo?

    Yes, and you should set your canonical URLs as well. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en

    - are the custom keywords global or page by page?

    In the Titles & Meta section, the only tab that gives you the option for keywords is the Homepage and that is because, on many blogs, this is a dynamic page where you cannot access it via the Pages menu. So, this is the only page you need to set the keywords on in Titles & Meta. If you are using a static frontpage in Admin -> Settings -> Reading, you can opt to set the keywords there instead.

    All other pages/posts will require editing the keywords individually. There are no global keywords, which is a very good thing! :wink:

    I hope this clarifies a bit.

    Best regards,

    James Morris

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