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September 2021 Newsletter

Drupal Changes Coming Up

Versions and Relaunches and SEO Implications, Oh My

Drupal 7’s end-of-life was originally scheduled for November 2021. However, given the impact of COVID-19 on budgets and businesses, this date has been extended until November 28, 2022. Read what this means for sites on Drupal 7.

In that same announcement they mention that Drupal 8 will still be end-of-life on November 2, 2021. They believe upgrading from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 will be relatively easy.

If you will be relaunching your website, please contact us ahead of time by email at so we can discuss and coordinate, to ensure your search experience transitions smoothly.

Setting up for Federalist Websites

As Easy as 1, 2, 3

For our customers already publishing their sites on Federalist, and for those thinking about migrating to it, please see these specific instructions required to integrate with your Federalist website.

  1. Do some set up in GitHub
  2. Talk to us and do some set up in’s Admin Center
  3. When you’re ready to launch, update your GitHub setup

Read the full documentation

On a side note, soon Federalist is becoming Pages. It will continue to offer the same services, just with a new name. Read more.

The <main> Element and Other Semantic Tags

Get Search Engines to Index the Right Content for Better Discoverability

Website structure can have a significant impact on the ability of search engines to provide a good search experience. We recommend you include a few basic SEO components on your website to help search engines target the valuable content and exclude distractions.

Particularly important is the <main> element. This element should surround the page title and the “actual” text of the page, and should not include any redundant text, like navigation, breadcrumbs, etc.

Read more, with examples

Release Notes

Want to learn about the latest features, fixes, and focuses of the Search team? We post monthly Release Notes on our website.

Read the Latest Notes

September 01, 2021