Channels ▼

Joydip Kanjilal

Dr. Dobb's Bloggers

SEO Enhancements in ASP.NET 4.0

September 22, 2010

ASP.NET 4.0 is a web application development framework that ships with Visual Studio 2010.

With ASP.NET 4.0, you have excellent support for Search Engine Optimization. There are now two new properties in your Page class -- Keywords and Description. You can use the Keywords property to use a keyword for your search. The Description property of the Page class can be used to specify a text that describes the keyword.

Also, you can now provide SEO support in your ASP.NET 4.0 applications both programmatically as well as declaratively in your markup code. The code snippet below illustrates how you can achieve this programmatically:

public partial class TestWebForm : System.Web.UI.Page
{
      protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
   {   
      Page.Keywords = "SEO Optimization";
      Page.Description = "SEO";
   }
}

To do the same declaratively, use the description and keyword meta tags in the header of your web page. That's it! You're done.

Related Reading


More Insights






Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

 
Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.
 


Video