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Webflow SEO Checklist by Higglo Digital

This 10 step checklist covers the essential steps that you need to take to get the most benefit from Webflow SEO!

Step 1.

— Head to your page settings.

Scroll down to the area shown in this image.

— Place your Title Tag here.(60 characters or less.)

— Place your Meta Description here. (160 characters or less.)

— Make sure to complete this for each page.

— Feel free to jump to Step 11 while you're in the page settings.

Step 2.

— Click on Publish in the top right of Designer.

Enable all Advanced options shown in this picture.

— This helps with page load speed.

Step 3.

— Go to Project Settings. (Top left of Designer.)

— Click on the Publishing tab.

— Set your Default Domain. We strongly recommend the "www." version.

-Not setting a Default domain could cause duplicate content. This could hurt rankings or even de-index the pages from Google.

-Most DNS managers (I.E. Google Domains) do not support the "non www." version. Also know as the "root domain". Yours may, check with your DNS manager.

-Want to host on the root domain/non www. version with Google Domains? We have a solution! Email Us!

Step 4.

— Click on the SEO tab.

Disable Indexing of your webflow.io domain.

Step 5.

— Setup your robots.txt

— Click this button ↓ and paste in your robots.txt

Enable Auto-generate Sitemap.

Step 6.

— Place your Google Site Verification code here.

— You will find this in your Google Search Console settings.

— Place your website URL in the Global Canonical Tag URL section.

— This needs to match your Default Domain.

Step 7.

— Click on the Fonts tab.

— Upload your font files manually.

Click here to learn how to download you Google fonts.

— Setting up your Fonts this way speeds up your website.

Step 8.

— Click on the Integrations tab.

— Place your Google Analytics Measurement ID here.

Step 9.

— Head back to the Designer.

— Go to the Assets Panel. Keyboard shortcut is "J".

— Hover over any image and click the gear () icon.

— Add Alt Text to every image.

— This helps with SEO and  Accessibility.

Step 10.

— Click on any link in your project and set the Preload option to Prefetch.

— This improves the UX a lot and makes navigating between pages much faster.

— You may not want to use this on every link if there is an excessive amount like within a nav bar or footer.

Step 11.

— Head to your page settings.

— Scroll down to the Open Graph settings.

— What are open graph settings? They show up when sharing your website link on social media.

— These are easily filled in by sharing your page title tag and meta description.

— However you may want to use different settings for your social media. There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer

— To get your image link, head to the asset panel.

— Hover over the image you want to use and click the gear (⚙) icon.

— Click on the link icon.

— Paste that link in your Open Graph URL.

If you need more help with Webflow SEO, we would be happy to help! Give us a message here or reach out via email! :)