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ContentKing’s auditing suite comes with a default configuration for each Issue. The default test parameters are based on industry surveys and best practices within SEO, and are therefore universally valid. However, if you are a power-user and want to gain full control over the test parameters used by ContentKing, you can use Issue Configuration.

Issue Configuration allows you to fine-tune ContentKing’s test parameters to your needs. Thanks to this feature you can get even more relevant and more personalized reports about the issues present on your website.

What Issue parameters can be configured

The Issue Configuration allows you to adjust the following parameters:

  • Required on – defines the scope of the issue
  • Length units – you can switch between pixels or characters
  • Minimum length
  • Maximum length

By nature, not all of the above-listed parameters are relevant for all Issue types. For example, Length units, Minimum length, and Maximum length are relevant to content-related issues like Page Titles, Meta Description, Content Headings, Twitter Cards, and Open Graph.

However, they are not relevant to the other Issue types like Links, Images, and Canonical links.

There are also Issue types for which the Issue Configuration is not available. This applies to Issues related to:

  • Domain
  • Robots.txt
  • XML Sitemap
  • Analytics

Example use cases

If you are still trying to understand how Issue Configuration could work for you, we have a couple of examples that might help you figure it out:

Meta Description

As we explained in our last year’s blog post, Google enforces different meta description lengths in different markets. If you feel that ContentKing’s default length settings don’t fit your website’s audience, you can now easily set custom lengths. ContentKing will then follow these new minimum- and maximum-length rules and audit your website accordingly.

By default, ContentKing will only test Canonical Link Issues on indexable pages. However, you might want to make sure you got the canonicals right on the non-indexable pages as well.

Using the Issue Configuration, you can change the Required on parameter to All pages. ContentKing will now test Canonical Link Issues on both indexable and non-indexable pages.

How to configure issues

Changing the issue configuration is simple:

  1. Open Issues and choose the issue you want to configure
  2. Click on the Issue Configuration button in the issue’s header
  3. In the window that appears, tailor the rules to your needs
  4. Click on Save

Who can use Issue Configuration

Issue Configuration is available for users on the Pro plan under our Standard pricing, and for users on the Growing Agency and the Pro Agency plans under our Agency pricing.

If Issue Configuration isn’t available under your current plan, you can go for the free plan upgrade trial, which allows you to try and use our premium features for two weeks in your account.

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