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How To Configure Your Weebly SEO Settings

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Hostwinds offers a several of options to help make building your website quick, simple and very easy. In addition to our Softaculous Apps Installer (which can install services like WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, and more), we also offer Weebly so you can build your website. Weebly is a drag-and-drop website builder that lets you build your own site with little or no coding experience required.

It is important to note that the information provided in this guide is for informational purposes only. The premium features and changes that are made after the time writing this guide may be different and will be displayed to you in your Weebly account when editing your site through Weebly. Please open a ticket with our Support Team if you do have any questions so that we can help.

Weebly’s Settings are able to be customized to fit the needs of your site. In this article, we’ll go over the SEO tab in your Weebly Settings, discussing what every option is, and how it affects your site.

Accessing SEO Settings

To access your SEO settings, just follow these steps:

Step 1: From your cPanel, select Weebly.

The Weebly option in cPanel

Step 2: Click on the Edit button to select the site you wish to edit.

The Edit option to choose the site to edit on Weebly

Step 3: Select the Edit Site button on Weebly to edit the site in question.

The Edit Site button to choose the site to edit in Weebly

Step 4: At the top of your Weebly panel, select the Settings option.

The Settings option in the Weebly panel

Step 5: On the lefthand of your Weebly panel, select the SEO tab.

The SEO tab for the Settings in Weebly

SEO Settings

Site Description

The site description is where you describe your website for the search engines. Key words are sometimes scanned from the site description, and it is also shown during the search results as the blurb under your website.

The site description option in Weebly's SEO Settings

Meta Keywords

This field is for putting in all the keywords that match or describe your website or its content in as few words as possible, separated by commas for each key word.

For example, a car website might have the following keywords: car, cars, automobiles, car site, car blog, auto

The meta keywords option in Weebly's SEO Settings

Footer Code

This is where you place the code for certain footer elements, such as the Google Analytics tracking code.

The footer code option in Weebly's SEO Settings

Header Code

The header code is where certain widgets or codes are input for your search engine optimization, such as the Google Webmaster Rools verification meta tag.

The header code option in Weebly's SEO Settings

Hide Site from Search Engines

This is an option you can toggle on or off to determine if your site will be indexed by search engines. When it’s grey, this means your sites will be indexed and ranked on search engines. When it is activated, it will hide your website from being scanned by search engines.

The hide site from search engines option in Weebly's SEO Settings

301 Redirects

This section allows you to add any redirects to the links on your website. For instance, if you had a link that read and you now have that information at, you can set a 301 redirect to point the old link to the new one.

The 301 redirects option in Weebly's SEO Settings