Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) FAQ

Before we get started, it is important to make clear that this is not a search engine optimisation guide. This FAQ will tell you what Vimsy does and how that effects SEO. It is up to you to educate yourself about the way search engines index content. SEO is a constantly changing and evolving process and it is important to stay on top of industry trends.

By default Vimsy is well optimised for search engines and for most users it shouldn't need to become a primary concern.

What are the SEO fields for in my Channel, Collection, Sub-Collection and Video settings?

The SEO fields in your Channel, Collection, Sub-Collection and Video settings are provided as a way to override the default information that most search engines will use for your Vimsy Channel or content. By default, search engines will use the Title, Description and other corresponding 'Detail' fields for indexing your content. If the text you've put into these fields is not particularly search engine friendly you may wish to use the SEO fields to override these. 

Key takeaway: There is no need to set a custom SEO title and description for every piece of content you add to Vimsy.

Does adding my videos to Vimsy create 'Duplicate Content'?

The simple answer is no. The videos you add to Vimsy are embedded from their source location. (Youtube, Vimeo or Wistia.) This on its own does not count as duplicate content. 

Our only suggestion would be to make sure that the title, description and other text used on your video page is different from content that exists elsewhere on the internet. However, in our experience, unless you're deliberately and excessively duplicating content across your channel or the wider internet then you shouldn't run into any issues while using Vimsy.

Is there any way to hide my channel from search engines?

Using the Permission settings in your Channel settings, you can either require that users must be logged in to access your channel or you can restrict your channel to specific users or user groups. These settings will require all users to be logged in and will hide the content of your channel from the public, including search engines. The same is true for any collections, sub-collections and videos you apply these settings to.

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