6 May '24

Winning at SEO, 100%

DocsHound customers get a 100% SEO ranking

Adi Kurian Adi Kurian

DocsHound's mascot dressed up in a futuristic outfit, with sunglasses on, with Google symbols to his right and a matrix of symbols to his left, showcasing how DocsHound's knowledge base software has 100% SEO

It’s better to win than to lose. Especially at SEO. But what if writing metatags is not your life’s calling?

Our previous blog post, Instant Docs, Automatically Branded, discussed how the DocsHound takes care of the documentation authoring pain-point.

But there’s an additional step that many would ideally avoid. That being – after making the content parseable to your audience, you have to make it parseable to a machine, i.e. Google.

We find that most of our customers do not find writing metadata to be a marathon of meaningful work. So we automated that, as well.

We find that most of our customers do not find writing metadata to be a marathon of meaningful work. So we automated that, as well.

How is DocsHound’s AI so good – 100% even – at SEO?

Automatic Heading Hierarchy

When you create content using DocsHound’s AI article generation tools, the generated documentation is automatically organized with primary headings and sub-headings that are semantically related and appropriately grouped. These headings and sub-headings are then tagged as H2 and H3s, reflecting their hierarchy within the content.

Automatic Descriptive Keyword-Rich URL Structure

The generated headings and sub-headings, given their semantic relevance to the document itself, are keyword rich. On publish, DocsHound translates these headings to then drive a descriptive, keyword-rich URL structure.

We spent a lot of time optimizing the way DocsHound generates the headings such that they infer strong meaning while being as concise as possible. In addition to making the docs easier to read, this signals to search engines what the pages are about.

In Article Navigation for Immediate Answers

In addition to this, all descriptive headings and subheadings are linkable and have jump links. This means you can direct customers to the exact section of a document that answers their specific questions.

Intelligent Cross-linking

Giving your customers an ability to get a deeper dive on a topic or feature of your product (that they may not even know exists!) drives onboarding, product education, and engagement. As such, it’s good to cross promote your content through links.

And again, what’s good for your customer’s experience with your docs is often also good for Google’s experience with your docs.

As such, we made DocsHound’s linking functionality such that links made on DocsHound are perma-links. Meaning that even if you change the name or placement of the document that is being linked to, the link will not break.

Meta descriptions are also created, as is alt text for the images, and we also optimize for social platforms by automatically generating polished open graph images that reflect well on your brand.

We are excited DocsHound customers rank well on additional PageSpeed metrics that we will cover later this week. Stay posted.