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In order for your website to appear in search results, it will need to be indexed first. This is accomplished through the use of an XML sitemap. A sitemap is a file that provides a 'road map' of all of your important pages in your website to ensure that Google will discover them when crawling the web.

Here at SiteBlocks, we automatically create a sitemap of your webpages and it is enabled by default. Overtime, popular search engines such as Google will eventually locate and index your website using this sitemap. If you'd prefer not to wait, you can try submitting your website's sitemap manually by visiting the Google Search Console:

Once you claim your domain or website as property on the Google Search Console, you will be able to submit your sitemap URL through the Sitemap tab:

We also encourage you to check that your Sitemap in the Website Settings section of the editor is enabled (it is by default). For more information about managing your sitemap and how to access it, your can read our wiki article about Your Sitemap.

If you would like to create your own custom sitemap, you can learn more about writing sitemaps from the following support wiki by Google:


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Alt text acts as an "invisible" description of your image that can only be seen when viewing the source code of your website. Adding alt text to your images is not only helpful to increase accessibility (as this will help with the readability of your website on screen-readers) but it is also hopeful to improve your website's SEO. This is because alt text will inform the search engine what your image is about so it can appear in related searches.

How To Add Alt Text to Images on Your Website

Once you have added your image in an Image Element to your page and have selected your image, you are ready to create your alt text!

Simply double click on the image to open the image editor, from here you can visit the Alt Text tab. We recommend creating alt text that is both specific and brief.

Note: For more information on how to add an Image Element, please see our Image Element wiki article.

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Google Analytics 4 is the newest generation of Google Analytics. Google Analytics 4 properties combine app and web measurement.  If you created your Google Analytics account after December 2021, you will likely have a Google Analytics 4 measurement ID (format: G-XXXXXXX).

Once you have added your website as property on Google Analytics, please follow the below steps to obtain your Google Analytics code:

Obtaining your Measurement ID

1. Open Google Analytics and visit the Admin panel via the button in the bottom left corner of the left menu pane:


2. Select the Setup Assistant.

3. Select Data Streams.

4. Click the Global Site Tag dropdown to view your tracking ID code.

5. Click the Copy symbol in the top right corner to save your code to your keyboard.

Adding your Google Analytics 4 Measurement ID to your SiteBlocks Website

To add your Measurement ID code, you will need to paste it into the header of your website. Simply go to SITE > Site Settings > Head Tag and paste your Measurement ID code from step 5 into the text field. Remember to save your changes.


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Managing your Page SEO

Page SEO

Custom Keywords are used by some search engines for indexing your website. Keywords should be in a comma-separated list (eg: hockey, sport, NHL).
The Description will be used in the meta tags when people or search engines visit your website. Most search engines will use the description for a summary in their search results.
The meta tag information added here will be specific to the page you're modifying the settings for, and not for your entire site! To create meta tags for your entire site, please add them to the Keywords area in the Head Tag section of your Site-wide Settings.

Where to Find
Clicking the "SITE" button in main toolbar, as in the below image, will bring up the "SEO" option in the menu.

Note: Page specific SEO settings can also be managed in the "PAGES" section of the Toolbar. Here you can select the cogwheel icon on the page you wish to manage to bring up the "SEO" sub menu.

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Your Sitemap

You can submit your sitemap directly to Google via the Google Search Console. This makes it easier for Google to crawl and index your site.

Obtaining your sitemap:

You can access your sitemap by typing in the URL as follows:

For example, if your website is: 

Your sitemap URL would be: 

Note: We recommend submitting your sitemap after making any changes to your website. Such as creating new pages, or adding new images that impact your website.
In order to successfully submit your sitemap to Google, you must first verify your domain with Google Search Console. Once verified, Google will identify you as the site owner.

Editing your sitemap:

1. Click "SITE" in the main left toolbar
2. Click "SEO" in the submenu
3. Click the Sitemap Tab to access your sitemap settings.

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