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Improving the SEO of your Muse website

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Improving the SEO of your Muse website

Hello, and welcome back to Creative Quick Tips. My name is Justin Seeley and today I'm going to give you a quick tip for improving the SEO of your Adobe Muse websites. By default, when you're planning and creating your site in Muse, you probably do as most of us do and name your pages things like Home or About Me, Contact, Portfolio. And that's all well and good when you're in the planning stages but for SEO and bookmarking purposes, giving pages generic names like this isn't really what we would consider a best practice. And therefore, it'd be nice if you could add a prefix indicating exactly what website's Home or About page you were actually on, when someone's viewing it in a browser.

Let's take a look at how we can accomplish this in Muse. Now you could go into each page individually and add this but why not just add it to the master page, making it flow across your entire website? That would be really, really cool. So let's just go ahead and find the Master page down here. I've just planned out a basic site in Muse, no big deal and what I'm going to do is just double-click on a Master. So you just double-click on whatever Master pages you have and then in the Page menu, go down and choose Page Properties and inside of Page Properties, you're going to start off inside of the layout section. Just go to Metadata and then right down here, is a Page Title Prefix and so here, I could type out something like justinseeley.com and then I could put in you know, the double arrows or I can put in you know, a little hyphen or whatever the case may be and then I'm just going to hit OK.

And once I do that, it's now applied and if I close this up, anytime I'm working on one of these pages and I preview it in the browser, I'll just go to File and I'll choose Preview Page in Browser. Watch when it opens up. Look here at the top, justinseely.com, home, indicating exactly what website you're on and where you are at all times. So let's jump back over to Muse and it works for all the different pages. If I open up the About Me page, again, File > Preview Page in Browser, same thing, About Me. So this is just a really, really small thing but it makes a big difference in the grand scheme of things because it's going to help people know exactly where they are.

It's going to make their bookmarking experience better. It's also going to improve some of your search engine optimization and so it's just a really good idea to add something like this into your Muse website that you create. So again, just remember to always do that on the Master page. If you have multiple Masters that you're applying, just go ahead and do it to all of the different Master pages that you have. That way in goes across your entire site and it's populated automatically without you having to do anything else.

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