Read through the Frequently Asked Questions about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for your webjam.
SEO is useful mainly to people who have upgraded to Premium or use Webjam's Branded Services & who have domain mapped their webjam.
I want to make my webjam more visible on Search Engines – what can I do?
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a buzzword these days as everyone wants to have their pages ranked well in search engines. While discussing all of the intricacies of SEO would be too much for these FAQs, Webjam does provide tools to improve the SEO friendliness of your webjam. While these tips don’t guarantee an increased ranking, it will get you started in the right direction. Most of the changes to be made are within the ‘settings’ tab on your webjam.
Make sure your webjam pages are readable by the search engines
Under the 'settings' tab, ensure the pages you want displayed in search results are public. If a page is set to "Members of this webjam" (community only) or "Private", then they can’t be seen by search engines.
Make use of a small number of keywords
Decide on a small number of keywords that, if entered into a search engine, should find your page. Make sure that the word is used relatively often in the normal content of your page and site. Don’t just copy the word over & over as this will count against you, instead use the word in normal text. This can be very difficult to get right – we recommend that you read SEOmoz.org Beginner’s Guide to SEO to learn more.
Who gets the SEO benefits - Webjam or my site?
If you have upgraded your site to Premium and domain-mapped your site, then you won't lose any of the SEO benefits from your previous domain. Search engines, like Google, use the domain portion of the URL (e.g., the 'www.xyz.com' part of 'http://www.xyz.com/home') to determine who the page belongs to. So, if the site is domain-mapped, you get all of the SEO benefits and all of the power of the Webjam platform.
I don't want my webjam visible on Search Engines – what can I do?
The easiest way to make your webjam not visible to search engines is to make the webjam community-only or private. This will prevent the search engine from detecting your page and listing it.
Article: SEO glossary – demystifying the language of the geeks, by Judith Lewis, search director & journalist working in SEO and SEM Search Engine Optimising and Marketing
Google: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), also contains a PDF Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide
SEOmoz.org: Beginner’s Guide to SEO
High Rankings: SEO articles