General Recommendations

Recommendations for additional seo extensions

The TYPO3 core ships the whole API and the needed fields to have all necessary technical SEO.

Besides that, there are lots of tools you can use to optimize your rankings.

If you install additional SEO extensions in TYPO3 make sure you check the following recommendations:

  • The extension should stick to the core fields where possible

  • The extension should stick to the core behaviour where possible

  • The extension could extend TCA with additional helpers for your editors, like:

    • Readability checks

    • Keyword and content checks

    • Previews

    • Page speed insights

Some of these tools might need external services, others can work completely on-premise.

Recommendations for the description field

Danger

Current state of SEO research states that the description should be either lovely crafted by hand, of left our completely. (end of 2019)

If you are unsure contact an expert.

  • Duplicate meta descriptions should only be used under specific circumstances

  • Duplicate meta descriptions should only be used on a few pages

  • Leave the description empty if you do not can provide one

  • Provide an engaging explanation of your page, to ensure people will be motivated to visit your site

  • If SEO is not your thing, get professional help