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Using SEO to title and describe your resources

Discussion in 'Tes Authors' Group' started by tesAuthorTeam, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. tesAuthorTeam

    tesAuthorTeam Administrator Staff Member TES Authors' forum host

    Our SEO wizards have 'conjured' up some tips which you'll hopefully find useful. 'SEO' stands for 'search engine optimisation' - by using tips like those below, you can help improve resource visibility in Google and other search engines. Have a go and tell us what you think.

    Creating a resource title and description – best practice advice


    Title:

    · When titling your resource, think about what someone looking for the resource would be searching for.

    · Keep your title concise (keep it between 25-30 characters with spaces if possible).

    · Include any key words or phrases right at the start of the title.

    · If you think the year or phase is important then include them, but after the key descriptive words/phrases.

    Description:

    · The first 300 characters (including spaces) should clearly describe what the resource is about, elaborating on the title.

    · Don’t stuff your description full of your chosen keyword, two or three mentions is enough.

    · In the rest of the description include a sentence that explains the subject matter of the resource, and how it will help learning. For example, if your resource is a 3D shapes worksheet, explain briefly what a 3D shape is and how your resource will help students be able to identify them.

    Images and PDFs:


    · Include the name of your resource in the file name of both your resource and the accompanying image.


    EXAMPLE:


    Title:

    3D shapes worksheet


    Description:

    This worksheet is designed to help year 4 pupils learn more about 3D shapes, such as cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders etc. The exercise is suitable for all abilities and will help children identify each shape and should take around 30 minutes to complete.


    3D shapes are shapes with three sides; faces, edges and vertices. In this worksheet children will have to identify different shapes from within a range of different scenes. I’ve used this exercise with both year 3 and year 4 students, and you can make the exercise more interesting by asking them to colour in the shapes.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  2. Polly_Glott

    Polly_Glott New commenter

    Please correct: you're to your. Poor. Thanks.
     
  3. tesAuthorTeam

    tesAuthorTeam Administrator Staff Member TES Authors' forum host

    Thanks for the correction.

    This advice has since been updated and the blog can be found here.
     

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