Even better than usual, Ascend Vegas gathered customers, partners and key Epi personnel.
This year, I got an opportunity to hold a lab on how Episerver helps editors and developers out with SEO as well as how a developer can, with very little effort, honour the technical SEO.
Out of the box, Episerver offers a good basis + some built-in features:
Aside of built-in features, I've also demonstrated two commercial and two non-commercial add-ons:
While the first two are rather self-explanatory, the last ones focus on 1) SEO manager - helps with page moves (keeps a history of all previous page URLs and 301-redirects the users to the new ones) + is essential when releasing a new site - gives possibility to redirect a bulk of old URLs); 2) Gives a game-like score for the page together with suggestions on how to make it better by adjusting the content. The websites available: SEO manager and SiteAttention.
The challenge of packaging a lab to 45 minutes, where the audience should do some live coding together with you, made me scope down the number of snippets. All code is available on github (applied to AlloyTech) and the latest commit shows how to:
The presentation available here.