Page Metadata and SEO

What is it?

The Edit Metadata is a modal that you can use to specify the display image, title, and description of the page. This feature is available for pages in your Guides, API Reference, Changelog, and Custom Pages section.

By default, a title and description will be based on the document page title and description.

Edit Metadata Modal

Edit Metadata Modal

How to use

Here is how to access the Edit Metadata modal:

  1. For pages in the Guides and API Reference section, the Edit Metadata modal is found in the three dot menu above the page's title
  1. For pages in Changelog or Custom Pages, you'll find the modal by clicking the gear icon in the upper right (next to the Save button) and then choosing the Edit Metadata option
To access the modal, click on the gear icon next to the Save button, and click on Edit Metadata.

To access the modal, click on the gear icon next to the Save button, and click on Edit Metadata.

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Details

  • Setting the metadata title will only set the og:tile tag of the page. The <title> is controlled by the title of the document at the top of your Markdown page.
  • Changing the "Posted Date" and "Author" of a post is only available to Changelogs.

Examples

Here are some examples of how they will look on Twitter, Slack, and LinkedIn

A Twitter Card

A Twitter Card

On Slack

On Slack

On LinkedIn

On LinkedIn

Meta Tags for SEO

Individual Pages

ReadMe automatically populates the meta title tag and meta description tag of each page with content from the Title and Description fields.

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No Description

When the Description field is empty, ReadMe uses the first 300 characters of the body of your page as the Meta description instead.

Try viewing the source code for this page! This is what you'll see:

<meta property="og:title" content="Meta Tags">
<meta property="og:description" content="This description goes in the Meta description of the page">

Project-level Metadata

The description that you provide under Configuration > Project Settings will populate the meta name tag on all pages in your ReadMe project.

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<meta name="description" content="Beautiful documentation made easy.">