MediaWiki training course Search engine optimisation

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Goals of the training

  • Knowing best pratices to improve search engine position
  • Knowing forbiden things by search engines and avoid it

Topics covered by this MediaWiki training course

  • Google advices
  • Improve its wiki structure in a SEO way
  • Using Semantic MediaWiki to automaitcally improve the structure
  • Using Google and other SEO tools

Introduction

  • Google advices
  • Choosing a good page's name : impact on url and title and h1 html tags
  • Displaying a h1 and/or title tags different from url
  • Displaying a unique description for each page
  • Editing alternative text for pictures
  • Allow only few external websites to be followed by search engine bots

Improving its wiki structure

  • Helping pages moves with redirects
  • Unindexing useless pages (page by page or by namespace)
  • Configuring article path

Automate SEO with Semantic MediaWiki (SMW)

  • Rewriting title and h1 tags with semantic values
  • fill in the field "alt" of pictures

Improving PageRank Sculpting thanks to SMW

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