Drupal and SEO: Designing and Building with SEO in Mind

Jun 28, 2019

DJ Kadamus

This will be a beginner talk to give users real-life advice on how to design and build a site with SEO on the mind.

You don't have to be super focused on the perfect SEO structure on each page and perfect meta information. Instead, you should be focused on making your website 'search-friendly' for external users, and creating a positive UX for on-site users.

This talk will cover the following:
- A super brief overview of SEO best practices
- Taking a step back and reviewing SEO in tandem with UX and design; including tips for designers on how to not forget SEO when wireframing and designing pages
- Reviewing how engineers can build and theme Drupal sites without sacrificing SEO
- A review of the Metatags module and what you should be using it for
- Website examples of good and bad SEO

An attendee should leave this session thinking "I knew some of that, if not most, but now I know how to put it into practice." SEO is way more simple than marketers make it out to be, and I want to make sure that all Drupal designers and builders feel confident that their work will be easily found on Google (or Bing if that's your flavor)!


Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.