Getting started

Getting Started
I have tried to make this plugin as simple as possible to get started.
The quickest way to get started is to install the plugin.
When a page is viewed the Meta tags will be rendered into the page header of every page.
To change any of the following defaults go to Dashboard->System & Settings->Environment->Search Engine Meta Tags

The best way to get data into the Meta Tags is to make sure that every page has a Page Title if a page title is not set then the default title will be used.

The description meta tag is derived from the page description. You can set a default page description Go to Dashboard->System & Settings->Environment->Search Engine Meta Tags
When a page doesn't have a description this will then be used.

By setting a default image this will make sure that every page will have an image in the meta tags that represents your site.
When the image is selected first the image attribute is checked to see if it is set, if so then this ismage is added to the meta tags for the page.
If this is not set then the Concrete5 page thumbnail is checked, if this isnt set then the default value is set.

Page Attributes
Every page can have seperate Title, Description and Image attributes set. When these attributes are set they will be used.
The attributes are set in exactly the same way as any Concrete5 page attribute.

Order of precedence
This Applies to the Image, Title and Description meta tags.
For these tags there is an order that the value is selected. If you have set a page level attribute that is used, otherwise the standard page value is used, if that is empty the page meta value is used and finally the site level default is used.

Testing your Search Engine meta tags
To test that your data is rendering correctly and to see what the Google search enigne will see they provide a test tool.
You need to have a google account to use this tool, you can register online for immediate access.
Visit enter your page url and the debugger will show you what your data will look like in the Google search indexes.