Improving the meta title data on Domino Blog entries ( a passed on tip )

When you look at the Google results for Sean Burgess you will see that the title of the Blog article is clearly shown in Google whereas if you look at my current Google results you can see that the default template behaviour is just to use the site title – I think that Seans method is more informative.

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At ILUG 2007 Sean explained that you can change this by using the DXSubject  tag in addition to the DXTitle tag. Note that you can only do this where the page displayed relates to a single article otherwise there is no DXSubject value – took me a while to realise that 😉

In my case I created a new block template called HTMLTopWithSubject and used that on the Document and InlineCommentsDocument page templates.

Image:Improving the meta title data on Domino Blog entries ( a passed on tip )
Image:Improving the meta title data on Domino Blog entries ( a passed on tip )

Steve Castledine, the developer of the IBM Blog Template, has just posted a really useful guide to its configuration :

http://www.stevecastledine.com/sc.nsf/dx/domino-blog-theme-editing-and-tag-library/

Does anyone know why hot spot hyperlinks like the one above don’t always work in the blog template ?

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