What are Member Search Results Pages?
"Pretty" URLs and "Not So Pretty" URLs
Why Have 2 URLs For The Same Page?
The search engine on the site uses all of the information in the "Not So Pretty" URL to drive some of the advanced search functionality such as Service Areas, Search Radius Distance Calculations, and more.
However, a "Not So Pretty" URL like this is not as desirable for sharing on social media, sending in an email, or for SEO purposes.
The system automatically creates a "Pretty" URL version of member search results pages for all of the reasons listed above.
(Note: The "Pretty" URL version of a member search results page will have mostly the same search results, but does not take into account some of the advanced features mentioned above.)
Where Can I Edit the SEO Elements of a Member Search Results Page?
Editing SEO Templates From The Front End
Edit SEO Templates From The Admin Area
If the latest version of the SEO Templates has been installed, there should be "45 Custom SEO Settings" (SEO Templates) available, starting with ID #100:
If the latest version of the SEO Templates has not been installed on the site and the admin would like to replace the current SEO Templates with the latest versions, please feel free to submit a ticket to request that these be installed on the site. Our Support Team will be able to assist with this request.
Using the search box on the right side of the screen will allow to easily search for any existing SEO template :
Member Search Results SEO Templates
#204 - Search Results - Members - Country Only
This is the SEO Template used when only a country is searched for.
"Pretty" URL example of this type of search results page ("United States" is the country): http://www.demobootstrap.com/united-states
"Not So Pretty" URL example of this type of search results page: http://www.demobootstrap.com/search_results?sid=&tid=&location_value=united+states&country_sn=US&location_type=country&swlat=18.9106768&nelat=71.3867745&swlng=172.4458955&nelng=-66.95028609999997&lat=37.09024&lng=-95.71289100000001&faddress=United+States&place_id=ChIJCzYy5IS16lQRQrfeQ5K5Oxw
#225 - Search Results - Members -State / City / Main Category
"Pretty" URL example of this type of search results page ("New Jersey" is the state, "Madison" is the city, and "Food" is the main category): https://www.demobootstrap.com/new-jersey/madison/food/bagel-chateau-of-madison
"Not So Pretty" URL example of this type of search results page: http://www.demobootstrap.com/search_results?sid=17&tid=506&location_value=Madison%2C+NJ%2C+United+States&city=Madison&county_sn=Morris+County&adm_lvl_1_sn=NJ&country_sn=US&location_type=locality&swlat=40.7399439&nelat=40.777214&swlng=-74.4446059&nelng=-74.39216590000001&lat=40.7598227&lng=-74.41709700000001&faddress=Madison%2C+NJ%2C+USA&place_id=ChIJI-fYekymw4kRrerf8h65X1A
Editing SEO Elements
Here is an example of what the Search Results - Members - Country Only SEO Template looks like, with the different areas that can be edited:
Click on the Display Settings option to add/edit bread crumbs to the Search Results SEO templates easily:
About Each Element
The H2 element is a secondary Heading element of a page. This is where it appears on a member search results page:
Extra Page Content
This is used for adding additional content to the body of the page. Here is an example of adding some additional content to the body of Country search results pages:
All content added here for member search results pages will appear in a tab that says "Read More" on the live site:
When clicking on the tab, the content will appear here:
If this content is added to the SEO Template for member search results pages for countries, then it will appear on all country search results pages. For example, here is the same content appearing when we click on the Read More tab after doing a location search for Canada:
Variables can also be used in the extra body content area to make relevant content appear depending on the search results page that is being accessed.
For example, when using the %Country_name% variable to insert the name of the country that is being searched into the content of the country search results pages:
Meta Title, Meta Description, and Meta Keywords
Social Media Title, Social Media Description, and Social Media Image
In general, we recommend not editing the Social Media Image in individual SEO Templates, as the system already takes a number of factors into account to automatically share an optimized image for every given page on the site.