Project Properties

In order to adapt a project upon its completion, open the project’s Properties. Here, you have five tabs at your disposal.

Website Data

In this form of the Project Wizard, you enter your website’s basic descriptions. Most form fields are already filled out by Hello Engines! with the information the software has found on the website in question.

This information is also sent to search engines during Automatic and Manual Submission.

If you would like to change the filled-in information, you can do this here manually.

If certain information has not been filled-in as it is not (yet) to be found on your website, you may fill this data in manually.

  • URL: Enter the project's URL. Normally, this is the main page of your website project, e.g.

  • Description: Enter a description for your website.

NOTE: You can vary your description that is submitted to search engines, by splitting it into multiple parts with different variables.
Hello Engines! uses the following delimiters { } and |
{This} {is|was} {my|our|the} {first|latest} {website|project} {for fun|submission|this year}
Hello Engines! will use a variable from within each unit marked by the brackets.

  • Local File: Instead of entering a URL, you may click on this button in order to analyze an HTML file stored on your PC.

  • Update Screenshot: Creates another preview thumbnail of your website.

  • Update Site Age: Updates the date when your site was firstly registered.

  • Load from Template/Save as Template: All of the above information you may also load from a template instead of typing it in manually, or else save in form of a template in order to use it again in future projects.


On this tab, you find the following details concerning search engines and keywords:

  • Preferred Search Engine: Here you may choose the search engine which you prefer. In the drop-down list, Hello Engines! offers you some search engines to choose from.

  • Max. Matches: Defines how many results should be checked in the preferred search engine.

  • Primary Keyword/Phrase: Determine the keyword for which your website shall be optimized. This keyword may be a single word or a phrase, and you may type it in manually or select it from the drop-down list. The drop-down list in question offers keywords that correspond to the content of your website or that are proposed in the list of additional keywords below.

  • Alternate Keywords for the Home Page: Proposes additional key phrases for your site’s home page.

  • Load from Template/Save as Template: All of the above information you may also load from a template instead of typing it in manually, or else save in form of a template in order to use it again in future projects.

  • Add Keywords: A click on this button opens up a window in which you may manually enter up to 15 keywords.

  • Load from Collection: Via this button you may load keywords from the corresponding selection.

  • Load from File: This button lets you load keywords from a file, e.g. a text file or a CSV file.

Access Data

This tab provides the following options:

  • Default Filename on Server: Here you may choose the standard file, e.g. index.htm(l) or default.htm(l).

  • No access to source files: Check this option if you do not have direct access to the source files. In this case, the software will download the files in write-protected mode. If you uncheck this option, i.e. if you can access the source files, the buttons and fields below will become activated.

  • Website Location: Choose here where the website is located. You may select from Local System, FTP Server and SFTP Server. According to your location selection, you will then enter the location’s access data below.

  • Test Connection: Click here in order to test your connection settings.


This tab allows you to modify the analysis settings which Hello Engines! uses by default.

  • Max. Link Level: This option determines the level up to which Hello Engines! will analyze links, i.e. how 'deep' the software will scan your website’s links.

  • Max. number of pages: Here you determine the maximum number of documents that shall be analyzed by Hello Engines!.

  • Max. ranking results: Determine how many positions among search engines will be analyzed. Usually, only the top 10 are queried.

  • Scheduled Ranking/Submission: By means of this function, you can let the ranking query and/or the submission to search engines be carried out automatically. A click onto the button Settings opens the Windows Task Planer who helps you to configure the precise settings.

When you are ready, click OK to save the changes or Cancel to discard the changes.