How to SEO your Weebly website in under 30 minutes

With Kyle Roof

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SEO for Weebly Overview:

Ready to dive into search engine optimization for your Weebly website? You've come to the right place!

I’m Kyle Roof, an SEO, I’ve been on stages all over the world teaching SEO, and today I’m here to walk you through the essentials of optimizing your Weebly site for search engines in under 30 minutes.

I’m not going to overwhelm you with an entire SEO program, instead, today, I’m just going to teach you how optimize the most important pages of your website for search engines, it’s like the 80/20 of SEO and requires no SEO or technical experience. As long as you have a basic understanding of Weebly, and a spare 30 minutes, you’re good!

Kyle Roof

On Page SEO for Weebly

To get your Weebly website noticed by search engines, you’re going to be learning what’s called ‘on page SEO’, which I like to call the meat & potatoes of SEO.

It’s a great place to start because you are completely in control, it requires no technical knowledge and it’s fast and cheap (practically free).

What is on page SEO

Wondering what on page SEO is and how it can boost your Weebly site?

On Page SEO is exactly what it sounds like - implementing search engine optimisation techniques on your web pages. It involves optimizing various elements on your web pages to enhance visibility and rank higher on search engines.

It’s everything that’s happening on your site - content, code, elements. 

What are some of the on-page elements you can optimise? (Don’t let this list overwhelm you, POP makes this easy, even for a beginner)

  • Meta Title 
  • Meta Description
  • Headings and subheadings H1-H6
  • URL slug
  • Image optimization
  • Keywords
  • Content aligned with Search Intent 
  • Internal Links
  • UX and UI 
  • Website speed 
  • Mobile friendliness and mobile-first approach
  • Accessibility 
  • Canonical tags 
  • Schema implementation

What on page SEO is not?

Everything that you do off your pages - duh. That includes link building, PR, social media, citations, reputation management, and more. 

On page SEO isn't just about tweaking your site settings or changing your domain name. It's not about spamming keywords or overloading your page with unnecessary content. Good on page SEO focuses on providing value to users and maintaining a balance between quality and optimization. It's not a one-time setup; it requires consistent updates and monitoring. Simply put, on page SEO is not about quick fixes but about sustainable strategies that improve your Weebly site's performance over time. The goal is to make sure that the site's content, layout, and structure are in good shape to attract and retain site visitors while also ranking well in search engines.

That doesn’t mean you should only do On Page, and forget about link building. On page is a great foundation, mainly because it’s totally within your control. 

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Tutorial begins here:

What you’ll need to SEO your Weebly website?

So, what will you need to SEO your Weebly website?

  • A website built on Weebly (If you don’t have this, click here to browse their products)
  • An idea of which page you first want to SEO on your website (if you dont know, choose the home page or a product / service page)
  • An idea of the perfect ‘keyword’ or phrase for this page (for what Google search do you want this page to appear?)
  • A subscription to POP (PageOptimizer.pro). (click here to browse plans, any plan is suitable)
  • Downloaded POP Chrome Extension
  • A spare 30 minutes.

Weebly & POP

In this tutorial, you will be using a combination of both Weebly and POP to do your SEO.

Optimize your content effortlessly and watch your rankings soar. Whether you're new to SEO or a seasoned pro, POP helps you unlock the full potential of your Weebly site. Interested in how to SEO your Weebly website with POP? Let's dive into the details!

What is POP?

POP, or PageOptimizer PRO, is a powerful SEO tool that's a game-changer for optimizing your Weebly site.It's perfect for beginners and it works perfectly with Weebly.

POP takes the guesswork out of creating web pages for search engines such as Google. Just input the ‘keyword’ or phrase you want to rank and let POP create an easy to follow SEO plan for your Weebly website, but I’ll be showing you the step-by-step.

Why use POP?

Wondering why you should use PageOptimizer PRO (POP) for your Weebly site?

⚠️You do not HAVE to use POP for your on page SEO. But in my opinion, you should.

POP is a game changer when it comes to SEO. It helps you optimize your content so you’ll rank higher on Google search. You won’t need any advanced skills to get started. With POP, you can make on Page SEO adjustments easily, ensuring your Weebly website gets the attention it deserves. It’s designed to guide you through the process, showing you exactly what content changes are needed. This tool dives into the nitty-gritty details, so you don’t have to, making your life easier.

POP uses an advanced algorithm to calculate precisely what the winning competitor pages in Google are doing to win their on page SEO and get top Google rankings.

POP will score your page out of 100, against your top Google competitors and then create a perfect content ‘recipe’ for your page. It will then help you create or update the page content in a best-practice, SEO manner.

If you use POP and follow the instructions it is almost guaranteed you will start to see an increase in impressions, ranking keywords and traffic to the page within a few weeks.

Give POP a try and see the difference it can make in your search rankings!

If you do not want to use POP, I would advise you to place your ‘keyword’ or phrase into the H1 and the Title of the page and preferably in the URL too. I call this the ‘quick & dirty SEO method’. However, this is a bare minimum approach, it’s not scientific and I can not guarantee it will help your traffic.

"Super motivating!"

"My website is just a couple of months old, so it’s in the sandbox period. I had written an article about a phrase related to sales using memberships. The first attempt at the article was nowhere near the first 5 pages on Google; in fact, I could not find it at all though it had been indexed. I ran the article through POP and it had a score of 15%. I decided to rewrite the entire thing and scored 87%. Within two days of rendering, I found my article ranking #2 for the same phrase. This is super motivating!"

Navin Krishnan


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Ready to turbocharge your Weebly site with some killer SEO? It’s time to get that content Google-ready!


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On-Page SEO Process Overview

There are 3 parts to the on-page optimization process. 

  1. Score your page's SEO: Run your page through POP (5 minutes). This will score your page for SEO (out of 100) and provide a checklist of recommendations for you to update on your page to improve your SEO score. 
  2. Optimize your content: You can then choose to follow the recommended page updates manually (approx. 1 hour), or with POP AI (approx. 15 minutes). The process is basically the same, just the AI will do the work for you if you choose POP AI.
  3. Add your optimized content to your website: (10 minutes) If you created your SEO content in POP AI, you will need to transfer that content in to your Weebly website using your web editor.

And walah! SEO perfection in 30 minutes.

1. Score your page's SEO using POP

First up in our guide, let's dive into scoring your page's SEO with PageOptimizer PRO (POP).

Login to your Weebly

Login and navigate through to the page you want to SEO. Note: Please login to your web builder using Google Chrome. 

Choose a keyword for your page

If you have not done so already, choose a keyword for your page. Let’s say I have a recipe site, I might be optimizing for my ‘Orange Chicken’ recipe, so the keyword I choose might be ‘Best Orange Chicken Recipe’

Now to Run POP on Your Page

Login to POP & select 'On Page Optimization'. 

Type in the main keyword you want the page to rank for. You can also add up to 3 other related keywords if you wish.

Select the language and choose a specific region where you want the page to rank.

  • Enter the URL of the page you want to optimize.
  • Give your page a name that will be visible in the Page Folder (keyword is a good idea).
  • Select “Next” and you’ll soon get your Content Brief Optimization Score.
  • Feel free to browse through the Content Brief section to check out all the SEO tips for the page you want to rank.

And there you have it! Your POP Page Report! 

PS: If you need additional help, you can also checkout how to generate your first POP report with a Chrome Extension from our help center.

2. Step-by-step video tutorial on Weebly SEO with POP

Follow along, and you'll get your Weebly site SEO-ready in no time.

  • Open the POP report you created in the previous tutorial. 
  • Click over AI Writer and click “Start”.
  • You have 3 options to choose from when it comes to content generation - POP AI Writer can optimize and rewrite the currently written word count (page length), it can create new, optimized content for the target word count (recommended), or you can select a custom word count.
  • There are 6 steps you need to complete to get to the AI Writer finish line. 
  • Select the target word count and then click “Next”. 
  • Now you’ll be in “Rich content” section where you can add suggestions for bold terms, italic terms, images, lists, forms, frequently asked questions, and table of contents. Add the quantity of the chosen components and click “Next”.
  • Now you can choose your competitors that AI will use as inspiration for writing your optimized content.

Additionally, below the competitors, you can write the tone of your content, the author, and put your brand name in. Click “Next”.

  • In the Page title area you can choose if AI should rewrite your titles or not. 
  • In our case, our “Orange Chicken Recipe” did not have a Page Title so we can’t use the first option ‘Use my title for AI inspiration’. We will choose competitors’ titles for AI inspiration. Click “Generate”.
  • Generate sub-headings (H2s and H3s) in the Sub-headings section. You can choose to keep them as is when working on a page that already has them. 
  • We encourage you to adjust your H2 and H3 subheadings here until you are happy with them. These will form the outline for your page content.
  • In the Main content area you can choose AI to rewrite the existing text on your page or to let AI generate new original text. You can also supply POP AI with examples of the text you would like to see on your own page. You can for instance copy paragraphs from your own or a competitors site. POP AI will re-write them to make them original, and optimize the SEO at the same time.
  • Click “Generate Main Content”. This step takes less than 5 minutes.
  • Now you can ‘Check the Optimization Score’. You should see the score improve to close to 100. This means your page is now SEO optimized.
  • Download your optimized content piece. You have 4 options: Plain text, html.txt, .html, and docx.

You can also see an in-depth step-by-step tutorial on using the POP AI writer here in our help center. 

3. Add your POP optimized content from POP into your Weebly page

Now it's time to add that POP optimized content into your Weebly site.

There are multiple ways to transfer your content from POP AI to your Weebly page. The first way is to open the AI Writer, download the article and transfer it to your site - just follow the previous step above. 

The second way is to download your content as plain .txt or html.txt. Here’s how to do it:

  • Download .html from POP AI Writer to cover all the bases since you can open these documents as a local host in your Chrome browser.
  • Once downloaded, this is how it would look like opened in local host. Here you can check how your paragraphs, strong tags, headings and other types of rich content will appear. 
  • If Weebly allows access to the html backend, you can copy-paste the html directly.

  • The easier way for most people is to just copy and paste the text directly from the browser into your editor in Weebly. 

4. Check the content using the POP Chrome Extension

After you’ve optimized your content with POP, it’s time to check your work. Using the POP Chrome Extension, you can easily analyze your page’s SEO performance.

Download POP Chrome Extension for free here (1 minute) Download POP Chrome Extension.

  • Ensure you have the Weebly editor open on the page you are working on. 
  • Copy the secret key for the report run inside POP / or log into your POP account with your credentials.
  • Select the page run from the Page runs list that matches your editor.
  • Choose where you’re editing - the website editor for the page or Google docs.
  • If you’re using your website editor (which you should be), click Start now on the POP Chrome Extension and the extension will do its thing and report back to you with your Optimization Score.
  • This should show the same score as you saw within the POP AI earlier. 

And boom! You should now have your first POP SEO optimized page using Weebly.

Congratulations, you've done it! In under 30 minutes, your Weebly site should now have a fully optimized page using PageOptimizer PRO (POP). With POP, on-page SEO is a breeze, making sure your content shines. If you've followed along, your Weebly page is primed for better search engine rankings, thanks to targeted SEO strategies. It's pretty amazing how quick and easy it is to SEO your site with the right tools. By integrating POP with your Weebly website, you've taken a big step toward boosting your site's visibility. Keep optimizing and watch your content climb the ranks. Happy SEOing!

Now repeat this process for each important page on your website to maximize the chance of growing your SEO traffic and turning that traffic into customers!

SEO results from other POP users

The client had 142 clicks and 3.59M of total impressions
This company had 36.3K of clicks in total
The company saw 420K clicks and 12M of total impressions
The company had 322K total clicks
The client had 2.1M clicks and more than 92M of total impressions

Advanced SEO Bonus

If you've nailed the basics, it's time to dive into some advanced SEO with PageOptimizer PRO (POP). This bonus guide is all about taking your Weebly site to the next level.

Bonus 1: Monitor your website using Google Search Console

When you're optimizing your Weebly site with SEO, don’t forget to track your progress using Google Search Console.

Google Search Console is the best platform to measure growth in SEO metrics over time. I highly recommend you install this on your site and learn the basics to track your SEO performance

Bonus 2: Setup SEO Alerts using POP Watchdog

One of the coolest features in PageOptimizer PRO (POP) is the POP Watchdog. It helps you monitor your Weebly site's SEO performance effortlessly.

What is POP Watchdog?

POP Watchdog is a unique POP feature that will monitor your pages and alert you when something has changed due to modifications made by competitors or because of a Google update.

Why is it important to set it up?

SEO is an ongoing process, and your competitors don’t rest. When you optimize a webpage, it doesn't guarantee long-term optimization. This is where Watchdog steps in. After configuring it for a critical page, like a key revenue-generating page, Watchdog keeps an eye on it. 

You can schedule when you want to be updated - every week, every month. Watchdog will then let you know via email if there’s work for you to do. 

How to set it up?

Check out the video on how to set up POP Watchdog.

Bonus 3: Take the free Ultimate On Page SEO Workflow course

Don't miss out on our free course! In the Ultimate On Page SEO Workflow course, I will guide you through my full on page SEO process as we build our first content silo together using POP and your website builder.

Start course (no sign-in required)

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about how to nail SEO for your Weebly site? We've got you covered!

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How can I optimize a Weebly site to improve search engine rankings?

To optimize a Weebly site, update page titles with relevant keywords, write compelling meta descriptions, and submit your sitemap via Google Search Console. Perform keyword research and integrate them naturally into your content. Regularly update your site with high-quality blog posts and, if possible, add schema markup for better search engine understanding.

What are some limitations of Weebly's SEO capabilities, and how can users work around them?

Weebly's SEO limitations include no support for headers beyond H2, restricted external software installation, and basic blog features. Work around these by maximizing H2 tags, using external SEO tools, focusing on high-quality blog content, and regularly backing up your site offline to safeguard your content.

What role does high-quality content play in improving SEO for a Weebly website?

High-quality content is foundational for SEO success on Weebly. Regularly publishing blog posts with relevant keywords and ensuring URLs are easy to read helps improve search engine rankings. Weebly's themes support SEO with responsive designs and fast loading times, which further enhance your site's visibility.

Is Weebly good for SEO?

Yes, Weebly's user-friendly tools and features make the procecss of improving your site's visibility simpler, allowing you to focus on creating quality content and building backlinks.

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