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Control access to published calendars
You can make your published Trumba® calendar easier for people to find through a web search, limit access to your calendar, or make the calendar completely unsearchable.
By default, when you publish a calendar, the calendar is set to be unsearchable. That means search engines, such as Google, will not index the calendar, the calendar page hosted on the Trumba website will not appear in search results lists, and the calendar will not be listed on the Trumba Connect searchable calendars page.
If you want your calendar to be indexed by search engines and appear in search results lists, you can change the default setting.
To make a calendar searchable
If you publish a calendar of events that you want the public to attend, it's to your advantage if your calendar shows up in search engine results lists. When you publish your calendar in Trumba Connect, you have several options for improving the likelihood that your calendar will be found.
To help your audience find your calendar, you can:
All of this information appears in the content and URL of an index page that Trumba Connect creates automatically each time you publish a calendar. This index page is optimized for search engines. People who locate the page through search can browse event information for the next 100 or so upcoming events and click a link to navigate to the page on your website where your calendar is embedded.
Useful calendar and web names
The calendar name is a descriptive name that appears at the top of your calendar's index page. Choose a name that provides specific information about your organization and events. For example, don't use a general name, such as Events Calendar. Instead, use a descriptive name, such as River City Musical Society Performance Calendar.
The web name is a name that appears as part of your index page URL. Because search engines give words in URLs high precedence, choose a descriptive rather than a vague web name. For example, don't use a web name such as musical_events. Instead, use a descriptive web name such as river_city_musical_society_performance_events.
URL of the page on your website where your calendar is embedded
A link to this URL appears at the top of your calendar's index page. People who locate your index page can click the link to go directly to your embedded calendar. If you don't provide a URL, Trumba Connect makes a best guess about what the URL should be.
The description gives you the opportunity to add rich information about your organization and events that might not appear elsewhere. For example, compare a vague description, such as Society events calendar, with this much richer one: River City Musical Society sponsors a variety of performances by classical and jazz soloists and bands. Tickets available through TicketMaster or at the door.
Keywords are words you think people would use to search for the type of events included in your calendar. For example, if you publish a list of upcoming performances at a music venue, you might include the types of music in the keyword listing. The following list includes a few basic tips for choosing keywords.
When you publish a calendar, you have the option of providing a geographic location that describes where the events take place. Providing the location gives your potential audience one more way to zero in on your calendar. For example, if you include the location River City, Washington with your musical society events calendar, you increase the likelihood that people searching for local music entertainment will locate your calendar.
To specify calendar and web names, calendar address, keywords, description, and location
If you want to restrict access to your published calendar and prevent it from being listed in the Trumba Connect searchable calendars directory, you can password protect it.
Alternatively, if your site is part of a secure network, such as a company intranet, you could create secure URLs to make your calendar available only to people who have access to your secure network.
To require password access to your published calendar
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