MediaWiki wikis search engine optimization (SEO)

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Search engine optimization (SEO) aims to put your public wiki on the first page results of search engine like Google or Bing.

Why WikiPedia is often on the top 3 results ?

Because Wikipedia uses MediaWiki. Search engines give importance to key words which are present in some part of website page like :

  • url or web adresse
  • <Title> tag
  • <h1> tag

Google recommends to

  • write unique title tags on every page
  • use words in url
  • use <h1> tag

MediaWiki fills these 3 parts with page name that you can choose.