Having your website display properly in search engine results pages (SERPs) is crucial for shaping perceptions and driving user clicks. An upcoming episode of SEO Made Easy explores strategies for optimizing your site name in Google.
While the teaser highlights the importance of this tactic, here is an expanded guide with actionable tips you can implement immediately.
Why Proper Setup of Site Name Matters
When users search for your brand or content, you want your site to stand out clearly in results. An adequately displayed site name builds recognition and trust.
If your site name is convoluted, shortened, or displayed inconsistently, it creates a poor experience that can negatively impact click-through rates. Users may become confused or doubt the legitimacy of unfamiliar variants.
By controlling how your brand name appears, you drive clicks more effectively and shape perceptions in your favor.
Use Structured Data to Optimize Site Name
As the video hints, structured data can optimize how your site name is displayed in SERPs. Specifically, leverage Schema.org markup on your homepage to convey your brand.
Some key steps:
Add organization schema with your official brand name.
Implement logo schema to display your logo alongside the name.
Use social profile schema to show your verified social accounts.