Synonyms and keywords template

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Charmaine Patel, M.D. [2]


The purpose of synonyms and keywords is to help search engines locate the content, and to let authors know that a topic appears on a given page so that duplicate pages are not created.

Where Do I Find Synonyms?

Where Is The Content Located On The Page?

Synonyms and keywords are listed at the top of the page.

What Is The Syntax Of The Content?

  • Type {{SK}} into the edit box. On the page it will appear like this: Synonyms and Keywords:
  • List the synonyms. The general method of listing is to capitalize the first letter of the first synonym, and thereafter only capitalize letters of proper nouns.
  • Separate each synonym with a semicolon and a space.

For example, for a condition called hereditary nephritis, the synonyms appear as such:

Synonyms and Keywords: Hemorrhagic familial nephritis; hematuria-nephropathy deafness; hereditary deafness and nephropathy; Alport syndrome; X-linked nephropathy and deafness

What If Someone Searches For The Synonym?

  • The synonyms should be created into redirects, so that anyone searching for the synonym will be directed to the disease page you are creating.
  • First check that the synonyms do not already have pages that exist. This is to avoid duplicating content for the same disease.
  • Creating a redirect:
    • For example, to create a redirect so that someone searching for the synonym Alport syndrome would be directed to the hereditary nephritis page, type Alport syndrome into the main search box on Wikidoc.
    • If the page has not been created, it will say "There were no results matching this query".
    • Click where it says "create the page Alport syndrome on this Wiki!", which will take you directly to the edit box.
    • Type in the edit box #redirect:[[hereditary nephritis]]
    • Click the save button at the bottom of the edit box.
  • After you have created the redirect, test it out by searching for the redirect you created.
  • You can also create redirects for alternate spellings or errors that could be made when searching for a disease. For example, you could create redirects for "Alport's syndrome" or "Alpert syndrome".