SEO Plugin for Episerver

The following documents and videos will guide you through the process of using SiteAttention Episerver SEO plugin.

These will be updated on a regular basis and in accordance with new releases.


1. Installation

After installing the SiteAttention through the Episerver Nuget store, you need to activate and configure the plugin.

When first installed you will see the following under CMS →Admin mode → Tools → SiteAttention:

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If you press the License info you will see this

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If you have a license key type it in and press Save. You can request and generate a new license key here. The Instance ID should only be filled out if you are moving from a previous installation.

Choosing the Generic Settings button, will give you the following (additional configuration options are described under configuration below):

Select CMS→Edit Mode:

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In your docking panel, select Add Gadgets

and Choose the SiteAttention Gadget:

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2. Signup and Subscription

Here you can enter your information (license key) if you have one (described in the section 'activating from website'), or press Signup and Subscribe to register from the plugin:

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If you choose Sign Up and Subscribe, you will have to fill out the required information to get started. Try for Free will provide you with a full 30-day access to SiteAttention. The License key will be filled out in settings automatically and you will also receive on in the email provided during registration.

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3. Registration

There are two ways of activating SiteAttention – using our website or directly from the plugin.
Using the plugin, fill out your information and press Try for free (the partner key is for registered SiteAttention partners only):

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When registering from the plugin, you will also receive an email with account activation to enable your account on our website. This will provide you with access to your subscription and your dashboard:

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4. Activating your account

After you have registered you will receive the following email:

If you have registered from the plugin, you license info will automatically be inserted. If you have purchased from the website, you will have to go CMS →Admin mode → Tools → SiteAttention and enter your license information and press Save :

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5. Configuring SiteAttention

Go to CMS →Admin mode → Tools → SiteAttention and select Generic Settings:

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You need to configure the settings to tell SiteAttention what each property is used for. Typical information that is important for a search engine is the general page content, the page title and the page description.


Generic settings are applied to all page types that have not been marked Custom Settings. It is possible to map a number of properties to indicate important page information. Enter a single property name or enter a list of comma-separated property names for each property type. You can add as many as needed.

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In the example above, all page types with a property called SEOTitle or MetaTitle will be expected to store the Title of the page. When giving recommendations, SiteAttention will base this on the content in the actual property on the page. 
Another example is that all properties named MainBody, SecondaryBody or MainContentArea will be expected to contain page content. You can also map custom Header fields (the last three items) if they are set in your Episerver setup. These fields need to be added to the Rich Text content as well. Note that the properties are separated with a comma.

6. Setting up custom settings for a page type

As Episerver can be customized, dependent on installation, you can setup individual settings for different page types. To do this, start by selecting a page type on the main window and a view similar to the following example will appear.

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Select Use custom settings for this Page Type and the following expanded view will appear:

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By clearing Only show selected built-in properties you will see all built-in properties, which in most cases are not useful for SEO. 
It is also possible to show properties of other types than String, LongString and XhtmlString, but in most cases other types than these three are not useful to map. 
To do a custom mapping you select which property you want to map and then what kind of content it will have in it by selecting it from the drop-down list as follows:

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The alternatives are the same alternatives as in the generic settings so look there for more information about each option. 

Press Save to store the new mappings.

Download SiteAttention Installation Instructions