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Managing Your Site with Website Builder

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Managing Page Properties

Now that you have built your website, it is important to get it ready for the search engines. You can do so by providing relevant content as well as by entering titles, descriptions and keywords for each of your pages using the Page Properties feature of the Website Builder Tool.

To access page properties, click on the Properties icon in the list of pages under the Website Overview tab.

Figure A. Accessing Page Properties from Website Overview

page properties

If you are in the process of editing your pages in the Design & Layout, Page Editor or Add-ons areas of the tool, you can right-click on any of the pages in the left panel and select the Properties option.

Figure B. Accessing Page Properties from Left Panel

page properties from left menu

There is also the Properties area in the top panel under the Page Editor tab where you can choose to edit your password list or keywords for the current page.

Figure C. Accessing Page Properties from Page Editor

page properties from page editor

Use the Page Properties popup to:

  • Specify your page title that should include a couple of keywords or search terms that visitors would use to find your website in the search engines.
  • Enter up to 3 keywords for each page.
  • Provide a page description or a brief narrative about the intent of the current page that should also include your targeted keywords.

Note that titles, descriptions and keywords specified for individual pages will override the SEO information entered at the global site level.

Figure D. Page Properties Popup

page properties popup

Once you have finished entering keywords, click the Analyze Page button to evaluate how well your current page is optimized for the search engines. The analysis focuses on three areas: (1) the overall amount of text on the page, (2) keywords used in text and (3) keyword density or how often your keywords appear throughout the page. Based on the analysis results, you can adjust your keywords or text used on your page.

In addition, you can use the Page Properties popup to:

  • Change the page name that appears in the site navigation.
  • Show or hide the page from the site navigation bar.
  • View the last date and time when the page was published.
  • If you have an Intro Splash Page, set the time in seconds for displaying this page before it shows your homepage.

Use the drop-down list in the top right corner of the popup to select other pages on your site.

Click the Password Protection option on the left to enable password protection for the current page.

Figure E. Enabling Password Protection for Individual Pages

page passwords

By default, password protection is disabled for all pages on your site. To enable password access for a specific page, select Enabled on the Password Protection screen in the page properties. In the Manage User Access area, provide usernames and passwords for visitors who will be allowed to access this page. Make sure to select Yes in the Allow Access column. You will be required to add, at least, one user to this list. Keep in mind that:

  • You will not be able to password protect your homepage.
  • You can enable password protection for the entire website under Website Properties.

Click Save and Apply to save your changes. As always, make sure to publish your website for the latest page properties to take effect on the Internet.

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