Turtl Docs are naturally SEO-friendly and indexed by all major search engines. However, as always, there are a few additional steps you can take to ensure your content delivers maximum SEO benefit for your brand:
It's worth noting that when a search engine comes across a Turtl Doc it will automatically try to index it. If you don't want this to happen, read our SEO and Indexing guide to learn how to turn off indexing on Docs.
H1, H2, and H3 tags are on every Turtl Doc page. The top H1 tag is the title you give to the Doc, and the H2 tag is the description. The other H2 and H3 tags are the surf page heading and the subheading of each section.
1. Optimize your Turtl Doc
Here are some SEO tips worth bearing in mind when you're getting ready to publish a Doc:
a. Make sure your Doc title is descriptive and contains important keywords
The title you give will be indexed by search engines and used in search results, so make sure it's as relevant as possible:
We suggest making your title no longer than 60 characters.
b. Add a description to your Doc
Turtl lets you specify a description for each piece of content you create. These descriptions are used by search engines to index and display your content:
Your description will also be used by social media channels to provide more information about your content, so it's well worth providing one.
You can learn how to do this here.
c. Customize your Doc URL
Search engines can use the URL of a Doc to help determine what it's about, so setting a descriptive URL can help with search rankings and indexing.
You can specify a custom URL for your Doc by following the steps here.
2. Optimize your Turtl Doc domain name
By default, your Docs will be served from a domain name that looks something like
mycompany.turtl.co . This is ok, but your brand's domain will not accrue any SEO benefit from the content you create.
To address this, we recommend:
Setting up a CNAME with Turtl
This will mean that your content can be served from a subdomain of your main domain name (e.g.
content.mybrand.com) meaning that any SEO benefit will accrue to your brand's domain.
You can find instructions on how to do this here.