With Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode PRO, you can start optimizing your website for search engines from the day one. We know how important SEO is, so that’s why we have added the SEO tab on top of the settings page.
Here, you can start working towards better SEO by writing title, meta descriptions, and analyzing the content.
SEO Snippet Preview
Use the snippet preview to see what your page is going to look like on Google and other search engines. If you are about to have a coming soon page for a few weeks or maybe even months, it is crucial that you prepare it well for search engines.
Write one or several words that you want to rank for. The plugin will use your keyword to measure how good the rest of your content is when it comes to SEO.
SEO Analysis will show you Good Results (green), Potential Improvements (yellow), and Problems (red) with your content. Once you write down the target keyword, title and meta description, take a closer look at the analysis. After inspecting the results, you will be able to go through the content one more time and make it better for SEO.
Page SEO Score
As you change SEO settings on the page, the Page SEO Score will change. The goal is to reach as close to 100 points as possible.
Write a title for your coming soon page that will show up in search engines results (take a look at the snippet preview to see what it will look like). Recommended format: Primary Keyword – Secondary Keyword – Brand Name with length up to 60 characters.
Write a description of your page. It will be visible to search engines, but also to people who stumble upon your site in search results. Because of that, write for humans, not search engines! This text will incite people to click on your site on Google. Length should be 50 – 300 characters.
Exclude Search Engines?
The option is turned off by default. If enabled, search engines will always see your normal page, never the coming soon one. We do not recommend enabling this feature.
Block Search Engines
If your site is already indexed and you’re just taking it down for a while, enable this option. It temporarily discourages search engines from crawling the site by telling them it’s under construction by sending a 503 Service Unavailable response.
Choose an image that will be used as a favicon (site icon). A favicon is displayed in users’ browsers, as well as in the bookmarks. Make sure the image is square (1:1 ratio). PNG will do just fine, about 64x64px. Don’t go over 256x256px.
Social Preview Image
Choose an image that will be used for social sharing. Image ratio should be 1:2. Facebook recommends 1200x630px or not smaller than 600x315px.
Please note that Facebook, Twitter or other social media may still show your old social media image. In that case, you should wait a few hours before the image is updated on all social media sites, or you can manually purge the social media cache. To force Facebook to load your new image, please go to the Facebook Debugger, enter your URL, and click “Debug” button. Check your site and info and scrape site information manually by clicking the “Scrape button”.
For Twitter, please open the Card Validator. Enter the URL of your website, and click the “Preview Card button.
Google Analytics Tracking ID
If you would like to track your coming soon page via Google Analytics, you will need the Tracking ID. Enter only the Google Analytics Profile ID, ie: UA-123456-99.
To find the ID, please:
- Open your Google Analytics account and choose the site/property you’re working on
- Go to Admin -> Tracking Info -> Tracking Code
- Copy the Tracking ID (ie: UA-123456-99) and paste it into the plugin’s settings
Tracking Pixel & 3rd Party Analytics Code
If you want to track your coming soon page via Pixel or any other Analytics Tracker, you can paste the code here. Copy&paste the complete code, including the opening and closing <script> tags. The code is automatically outputted in the page’s header section.
Facebook Page URL
Full URL to your Facebook page, including the https:// prefix.
Twitter handle name including the @ sign, ie: @john.
Documentation didn't help? Contact support!
Customers who purchased and have a valid PRO license - contact our support via the contact form built into the plugin or use the general contact form. If you're using the later method please include your license key in the message or contact us via the email address used when purchasing. This speeds things along.
Using the free version? We have you covered too. Head over to the forums. First look at older threads and if you don't find anything useful open a new thread. Support is community-powered so it can take some time to get an answer. If you need premium support this second - upgrade to PRO.