1) 302 Redirect
Assign a Content picker control and assign the alias “umbracoRedirect”. This control allows you to redirect to a page on your site. Google will see a regular temporary redirect and shouldn’t penalise you, however I wouldn’t use this on a root node for obvious reasons.
2) Invisible redirect
Assign a Content picker control and assign the alias “umbracoInternalRedirectId”. This control is a better option to a standard 302 redirect. Umbraco will load the selected page transparently with NO URL redirection. This means that you won’t lose any SEO juice.
3) Url Name Change
Assign a Textstring control and assign the alias “umbracoUrlName”. This will allow you to change the webpage url. This separates the node name form the URL which makes creating landing pages more appropriate and keyword intensive.
4) URL Alias/s
Assign a Textstring control and assign the alias “umbracoUrlAlias”. This is a really cool control. It allows to create multiple URL aliases of the same page. For instance type in “terms, tcs, termsandconditions” the following URLs will be enabled:
It’s really powerful but don’t get too carried away. Multiple URLs to the same content can seriously damage your SEO.
5) Hide from menu
Assign a True / False control and assign the alias “umbracoNaviHide”. A bit of a throwback really but still used in 4.x XSLT systems. Used to hide page nodes in your navigation. By default the XSLT scripts had a condition to test for this property. I think the popular opinion for the Razor folks is to create your own controls. Handly anyway and expect to see it a lot on 4.x websites.
6) Hide from sitemap
Assign a True / False control and assign the alias “umbracoSitemapHide”. Similar to the previous property (umbracoNaviHide) and included here for completeness. I wouldn’t really bother with this one for 6.x websites.
There you have it.
Six of the best, that should be part of all your websites. I tend to stick them all in a tab called “Advanced Settings” which is Windows 3.1 retro. In most of my sites I also include properties to handle bespoke page titling and social media stuff…but that's another blog.