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This article was published on May 10, 2016

Github Pages now have a dedicated SEO plugin to help you get noticed

Github Pages now have a dedicated SEO plugin to help you get noticed
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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

If your blog or product landing page is using GitHub Pages, it can now be optimized for SEO.

By adding a simple {% seo %} to your site, GitHub will automatically add SEO metadata to each page. It even accounts for the page title, in addition to the description, canonical URL, next (and previous) URL and post metadata.

When you share a post to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or other social networks, the tag makes sure content is displayed richly.

The functionality comes courtesy of the Jekyll SEO plugin, which GitHub says “provides a battle-tested template of crowdsourced best-practices.”