The platform Brilliant Directories designed offers many features (dynamic or static) for using and manipulating SEO settings, variables, relating SEO data and more. All of this can change depending on many factors, so with all of this moving parts, it is hard to keep track on which SEO variables are used on each individual page, on each individual membership feature, on each content page, on each default or customized member profile, search result, event, photo or photo album, article and more. The system was built in a way that it offers multiple ways of customizing each individual part of the system, giving the freedom to make many changes and adapt the system to the admin needs. 

Not all SEO variables are used in specific pages, even more, some only exist on very specific places because they depend on the page type (eg: Content, data_category, account, etc...). This would create a very difficult situation if the admin would like to start working on the SEO settings in an advanced way, even if by default many SEO variables are correctly handled.

For example, there are 3 levels of SEO that can be used in regards to Members: SEO Templates, SEO Pages, SEO Members.


The top SEO level would be the SEO Templates Here it is possible to change the overall SEO template for all members, categories, pages and more. This affects the whole system.

To learn more, click on this article: How To Edit The SEO Settings Of Dynamic (Search Results) Pages

SEO Pages

The following SEO level is the Web Page SEO Settings. This will affect the SEO for a specific static page and any data inside of it. The Web Page SEO has higher priority than the SEO Template.

Click on this article to learn how to edit the information: How To Edit The SEO & Social Media Elements Of A Static Web Page

SEO Members

The last level is the Member SEO Settings. This will only affect that specific member. For example, how their profile page looks, what SEO settings they have working or disabled, even their custom URL. The Member SEO has higher priority than the Page SEO and the SEO Template.

To access and edit this information navigate to Members >> Search Members >> Locate the member >> Hoover over "Actions"  and click on "Quick Edit".

Click  on this article to learn more about How To Edit The SEO Elements Of An Individual Member Profile Page

If after making changes these do not work correctly, we recommend clearing the cache of the site by clicking on Developers >> Refresh Cache:

How To Refresh The Website's Cache

Last tip is that all SEO variables must be within the Percent sign "%".  So this is correct %full_name%, but this is not full_name.


This is because All SEO variables on the system are handled with the %% meta-characters.