Monday, 4 March 2013

15 SEO Elements SquareSpace can do for you

Founded 10 years ago, Squarespace is a SaaS-based content management system (CMS) which is composed of a website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. The service allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites and blogs. In 2012, SquareSpace had a completely new system featuring a more free form and flexible layout system. Added portfolio templates, responsive designs which work well on mobile devices. This version added a true developer platform allowing full control of all HTML, CSS and Javascript files. And ofcourse SEO:

Hereunder are 15 SEO Elements SquareSpace can do for you

  1. Has a Clean HTML markup
  2. Has its own Powerful Blog
  3. You can validate the site with Google+ profile so that google Author Rank Will be enabled for the posts.
  4. You have full control over the ordering of your page titles, even down to being able to create different title schemes for your homepage vs item pages and collection pages.
  5. Automatically generates and links a proper sitemap.xml, which enumerates every single URL on your site, with proper priority, for perfect indexing even if you use a Javascript heavy template.
  6. Generates proper meta tags for all pages.
  7. Generates proper tags to associated RSS feeds for your pages.
  8. Automatically generate a correct robots.txt, link your sitemap, and exclude all Squarespace service/search endpoints.
  9. Image descriptions are converted to ALT tags properly.
  10. All primary pages on your Squarespace site contain clean URLs that are easily indexed and read.
  11. Generates proper rel="canonical" tags that ensure search engines are picking up the proper versions of your pages when content exists at more than one URL.
  12. Given multiple domains, Squarespace will redirect users and search engines to the right domain and use rel="canonical" to fix these references.
  13. Generates proper Facebook open graph tags that are used when your links are shared on social services.
  14. Squarespace is a paid service that aggressively fights spam.
  15. Add a geolocation to the pages.

SquareSpace Awards

  1. In 2011, Squarespace Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena was named one of Crains New York's Top Entrepreneurs of 2011.
  2. In September 2012, the company was listed in's 50 Best Websites of 2012.
  3. In December 2012, the company was ranked #2 Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain's New York.
  4. In January 2013, the company placed #45 in Forbes' annual list of America's Most Promising Companies.
  5. In January 2013, Squarespace Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena was named one of America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35 by Forbes.
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