The SEO tag will respect any of the following if included in your site’s
_config.yml (and simply not include them if
they’re not defined):
title- Your site’s title (e.g., Ben’s Awesome Site, The GitHub Blog, etc.), used as part of the title tag like
Home | Ben's Awesome Site.
tagline- A short description (e.g., A blog dedicated to reviewing cat gifs), used as part of the title tag like
Ben's Awesome Site | A blog dedicated to reviewing cat gifsinstead of
Ben's Awesome Site | Long description about a blog dedicated to reviewing cat gifsthat would be used when
page.titleis not defined.
description- A longer description used for the description meta tag. Also used as fallback for pages that don’t provide their own
description, and also as part of the page’s title tag if neither
site.taglinehas been defined.
url- The full URL to your site. Note:
site.github.urlwill be used by default.
author- global author information (see Advanced usage)
twitter:card- The site’s default card type
twitter:username- The site’s Twitter handle.
You’ll want to describe them like so:
twitter: username: benbalter card: summary
facebook:app_id- a Facebook app ID for Facebook insights
facebook:publisher- a Facebook page URL or ID of the publishing entity
facebook:admins- a Facebook user ID for domain insights linked to a personal account
You’ll want to describe one or more like so:
facebook: app_id: 1234 publisher: 1234 admins: 1234
logo- URL to a site-wide logo (e.g.,
/assets/your-company-logo.png) - If you would like the “publisher” property to be present, you must add this field to your site’s configuration, during the validation of the structured data by Google Search Console, if the
logofield is not validated, you will find errors inherent to the publisher in the Structured Data Testing Tool
social- For specifying social profiles. The following properties are available:
name- If the user or organization name differs from the site’s name
links- An array of links to social media profiles.
social: name: Ben Balter links: - https://twitter.com/BenBalter - https://www.facebook.com/ben.balter - https://www.linkedin.com/in/BenBalter - https://github.com/benbalter - https://keybase.io/benbalter
google_site_verificationfor verifying ownership via Google Search Console
webmaster_verifications: google: 1234 bing: 1234 alexa: 1234 yandex: 1234 baidu: 1234
lang- The locale these tags are marked up in. Of the format
language_TERRITORY. Default is
The SEO tag will respect the following YAML front matter if included in a post, page, or document:
title- The title of the post, page, or document
description- A short description of the page’s content
image- URL to an image associated with the post, page, or document (e.g.,
author- Page-, post-, or document-specific author information (see Advanced usage)
lang- Page-, post-, or document-specific language information
Note: Front matter defaults can be used for any of the above values as described in advanced usage with an image example.