How does the live optimisation feature work?

The live optimisation feature is a feature in the editor that gives your page a score that’s based on SEO elements. To know more about the editor take a look at this article. If you want to know more about creating a page, go to this article.

This article shows you how the live optimisation feature is structured. While writing your text in the editor, multiple suggestions to improve your text appear in the sidebar on the right.

These suggestions tell you how to improve your text for the search engines and also how to structure your text for your readers. Following these suggestions, will raise your optimization score!

Your page score is based on multiple SEO rules. This score shows you to what extent your page is optimized. The score depends on the factors below the page score.

An example is the factor that is indicated by the grey arrow – this is the page title. The page title is not only important for you, it’s also important for search engines. Think of a catchy title that will trigger a user to visit your website when it’s listed in the search results.

A well-optimized page title contains at least eight characters, three words and your keyword. The page description is indicated by the black arrow. With a page description you’ll make sure that users get to know what your website is about. Your page description should contain at least nine characters, two words and your keyword. The image below shows what your page title and page description look like in the search results.

The orange arrow in the image above is pointing at the page score. Your page score is based on multiple SEO rules. This score shows you to what extent your page is optimized. The score depends on the factors below the page score.

An example is the factor that is indicated by the grey arrow – this is the page title. The page title is not only important for you, it’s also important for search engines. Think of a catchy title that will trigger a user to visit your website when it’s listed in the search results.

A well-optimized page title contains at least eight characters, three words and your keyword. The page description is indicated by the black arrow. With a page description you’ll make sure that users get to know what your website is about. Your page description should contain at least nine characters, two words and your keyword. The image below shows what your page title and page description look like in the search results.

The red arrow is pointing at heading 1 (H1) / the header. This is used as the title of your text. A heading 1 is a readable introduction of your page. Make sure your heading 1 / header contains your keyword.

It is also important that you use a heading 2 to 6, indicated by the green arrow. You can use these smaller headings in your text to highlight or summarize paragraphs. A heading 2 to 6 should also contain your keyword. To know more about creating headings, take a look at this article.

The orange arrow in the image above is pointed at bold text. Using your keyword in bold text will indicate to the search engine that your keyword is important.

The grey arrow is pointed at italic text. Make sure you’ll use your keyword in an italic text at least once. The body is indicated by the black arrow. The body measures the overall content of your page. This is based on the number of words in your text, which should be at least 239. Keyword density is also important, this should be at least 1%. Keyword density is based on the number of times your keyword is mentioned in the text.

Optimizing on different text types

The rule set option allows you to choose between an article/blog page and a product page. These two text types have a different rule set in the field of SEO. You can choose article/blog page for optimizing pages that contain a significant amount of content, like blog posts. When you want to optimize a page that has less content, like a product description page for a webshop, you should choose product page. This rule set is a bit less strict on content size. When you click on rule set, you can choose between article/blog page and product page. Now your text will be optimized based on the right rule set!

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Tip: want to get more structure when creating several pages? Use projects to keep it organized! Take a look at this article to know more about creating projects.

Tip: to make sure you’ll have a quick start you can follow the tour. This tour introduces you to all the features and possibilities of Textmetrics. You can start the tour by clicking the Tour button in the menu.

Watch a video on how to use Text Editor (including live optimization feature)