Editing Your Help Center's SEO Settings

Create unique SEO (Search Engine Optimization) customizations for your Help Center so you can optimize your pages and rank higher in search engine results. Define your SEO page titles and descriptions for each component of your Help Center. Get your brand online and make it easy for customers to find answers about your product without needing to submit support requests. 

What's more, Wix Answers offers dynamic placeholder text, so you don't have to customize each page title and description individually. 

To edit your Help Center's SEO:

  1. In the Wix Answers app, go to Settings > Support Channels > Help Center.
  1. Click the Domain & SEO tab at the top. 
  2. Click Edit next to the relevant language. 
  3. Choose a page to manage its SEO settings:
    • Home Page: The main page of your Help Center.
    • Category Page: The Help Center pages that display your categories and subcategories. 
    • Article Page: The Help Center pages that display article contents.
    • Search Results Page: The page customers view when they search for articles then click "See more results."
  4. Edit the page's SEO settings:
    • Page Title: 
      1. Enter the page title.
      2. (Optional) Click the Placeholders icon to add dynamic placeholder text.
    • Meta Description:
      1. Enter the meta description.
      2. (Optional) Click the Placeholders icon to add dynamic placeholder text.
    • Robots Meta Tag: Click the toggle next to each option you want to enable:
      • No Follow: Tell search engines not to follow any links on the page or convey link equity. 
      • No Index: Tell search engines not to crawl or include the page in search engine results. 
      • No Archive: Tell search engines to not store a cached version of your page.
  5. Click Save.
  1. Repeat steps 4-6 for each page's SEO settings.

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