Monday 30 July 2012

Get Metatag Page Descriptions for Google Sites Created in Apps

Happy Monday all!

Ok, do not fret you can get metatags in google sites created in Apps, however you may not see the page descriptions box when you click on more > page settings.

If this is the case then you need to log into your apps account and make a simple chanage.

Go to and log into your apps account in 'domin management' mode.

Click on domain settings, the click the radar button readinig Rapid release.

All you are doing is giving google the green light to add features rapidly as they shoot along.

Enjoy labelling all those pesky pages won't you ...

B x

Friday 27 July 2012

New Feature Alert! Improvement - Meta Tags & Search Snippets for Google Sites Pages

Good news! Something the Google Sites Top Contributors' team have been asking for (for a long time!) is meta tags for google sites pages. You should now be able to add page descriptions via the "Page Settings" dialog.

Click on more > Page settings > Add your page description and save.

That's it!
Meta Tags in Google Sites - A feature request from the Top Contributors' team.s

The thing that takes the time is the content ... BUT you need to make note of the dictionary's description of a meta tag, otherwise you will just be adding mindless keywords which, quite frankly, will look and sound like a big fat spam sandwich.


noun Computers .
a tag in HTML that is inserted at the top of a Web page chiefly to describe its content and provide keywords for use by search engines.

So, describe the pages content, briefly. It really helps if the content of your page has original content in the first place, then naturally your meta tag will also me original.

The content of meta tags is often used in search snippets too (aka search results text).

So, let me know how you go with this new mega exciting new feature!


Saturday 21 July 2012

Use An Image As Your Content Background

Similarly to my post about adding colour to individual page's content area background you can also add an image as background. Follow these quick instructions to jazz up your google site ....

1. Upload your image to your google site:

Click on more > Manage > Attachments > Upload your image > Once loaded click on view, later you will need to copy the very long url for the image ... so leave it open

Copy The Url From Your Uploaded Opened Image

2. Navigate back to the page you would like to add your background image to > Click on edit > Click in the area where you would like your image to appear as a background > Click on HTML > Insert the code found on this page:

Just replace the bold text with your copied image url from step 1 making sure you leave in the surrounding " ". 

And of course change the text to your own words.

(To get the url navigate back to your opened background image and copy the url from the address bar.)

3. All You Need To Do Now Is Save! Oh And Enjoy!

B x