How to Use appendto() to Improve Website Performance and SEO Ranking

What is appendto() and what does it do?

The appendto() function adds a paragraph fill to an outline, dynamically generating content. If you have ever used the write and Outline functions in WriteOutline, you know what it does. With appendto() you can add a paragraph fill at any place in your outline, using dynamic content that is generated automatically.
The full syntax of appendto() is:

Header Title

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Item 4


[[NOTE: This is NOT an actual WriteOutline file, but you get the idea. ]]
[[END NOTE]]
[[NOTE: To see appendto() in action, open test.wlx from the WO_TESTS folder.]]
[[END NOTE]]

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How can you use appendto() to improve your website’s performance and SEO ranking?

The answer lies in a snippet of HTML code that you can add to your website’s footer to include a backlink to your site. This snippet will tell Google and other search engines that you have made changes to the content on your website, making it easier for search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing to keep track of recent changes, which in turn will improve your page ranking in the search results. The appendto() function is ideal for adding this important snippet of code to your website’s footer.
A concise answer is provided by using this guideline: appendto() just needs to be added to the end of your code. To explain why, let’s consider examples.
Let’s say that you have a web page on your website called “About Us”. You want to add a backlink to your site on that page. This can be done by adding a link in the footer of “About Us” (footer). It would look like this:

About Us

… and then something like this:
&Ta…

About Us

… and then something like this:

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Is there a downside to using appendto() that you should be aware of before implementing it on your website?

The only downside to using appendto() is that it does not come with any instructions. This means that the code generated by this function must be added to the footer of your website. If you do not currently have a footer, or if you are changing your website’s style, then there is almost certainly no space for this code to be added. You may want to place this code somewhere else, such as in the header or footer of your website, but if you do then ensure that the same code works there as well. On a larger website, this can be quite a challenge.
If you cannot use appendto() , then you will have to resort to using a function such as the following. The code below is placed in your website’s footer and generates the same output as appendto() . This means that it may be used without fear of interfering with your website’s design.