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Questions tagged [seo]

Search Engine Optimization is the set of steps that can be taken to improve your page rank in search engines. Topics include: sitemaps, metadata, canonical links, search pagination, h1 and title tags, and url format.

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How to set noindex on components

Anyone who can tell me how I can disable the component users to provide search engines the noindex, means: <meta name=robots content="noindex" /> for example in all Joomla instances, the URL /...
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How to make Category Links noindex

Is there a way to make all my categories to be "noindex"? (Plugin or even better default joomla way) Right now crawlers find the category URLs and thus create duplicate content on search engines. ...
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Joomla tag links in articles url problem

Having the latest Joomla 3.9.1, when I insert tags in articles, the url when I hover over the tags under the article from a category blog page is example.com/component/tags/tag/my-example-tag. I have ...
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How to deal with Duplicated Content / URLs in Joomla?

I just found out a major SEO issue and while I have solved it for the time being; I am trying to figure out why it may have occurred in the first place and if there was mistake or is it something to ...
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How to change the home page to be domain.com/blog?

A client wants to build a new Joomla website in two phases. The first phase is a very simple website with mainly a blog. The blog would appear on the home page. The second phase will include the rest ...
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SPpagebuilder accordion +Fetch as Google problem

Recently i purchase theme based on SP PageBuiler and description says it is included as Pro version. But SPpagebuilder forums required their subscription witch i of course don't have... And theme dev ...
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Custom component with Ajax filter and SEO

I started the development of my first Joomla component a few months ago but I needed to stop, because other projects. Now I'm back to work. The thing is, my component is displaying a list of items ...
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ways to analyse ttfb for a joomla site

my site's ttfb is very high. www.farafan-market.ir I used to use jch-optimize plugin to enhance the page load. then when i enabled joomla system-cache plugin, ttfb reduced to under 1 second. bun ...
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Creating unique page titles for blog pages

How do I set unique page titles for blog pages like these? /news?limitstart=0 /news?start=3 /news?start=6 These are pages of blog articles from my blog page on my site.
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Meta description Error

I'm a newbie in joomla CMS. I have this problem: even if in Meta Description of the artiche there's the correct description, I notice that meta description tag of resulting page is like that: [...
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Redirect problem

Over the last couple of years I have taken over a website made up of several parts, ie there were some traditional html pages, a php “wiki” installation and a similar php “knowledgeable” installation. ...
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Custom template creates multiple H1 tags on same page

I´m new to Joomla and started on my own template. Using this code to get articles: <jdoc:include type="component" /> Output multiple tags on the same page... This is, as far as I know, bad ...
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Joomla incorrectly displays the modules of the homepage on blog articles page

The Blog article URL is like the following: http://example.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166&Itemid=140. It only shows the modules that are assigned specifically to ...
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TimeToFirstByte problem in joomla

my site was working fine till a few months ago thanks to "jch plugin" and "cache plugin" and page load time improved to 3 seconds and response time under 1 second. but suddenly response time went up ...
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Best Joomla 3 extension to add microformat SEO metadata

What is the best Joomla 3.3 extension to effectively manage the structured metadata (microformat) in the pages of a site created with Joomla 3.3. Currently I'm using JoomSEF 4.5.3, but I'm not ...
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Canonical tag problem in Joomla articles

look at the URLs below: 1. /essays/technical-essays/180-technologies/247-megapixel 2. /essays/technical-essays/247-megapixel 3. /essays/technical-essays/technologies/247-megapixel 4. /essays/...
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unwanted categories and pages shown on the website

pages like this open in my site and won't throw 404 page: > https://www.farafan-market.ir/component/content/article?id=242: > https://www.farafan-market.ir/component/content/category/175-other ...
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duplicate content for an article URLs [duplicate]

look at the URLs below: 1. /essays/technical-essays/180-technologies/247-megapixel 2. /essays/technical-essays/247-megapixel 3. /essays/technical-essays/technologies/247-megapixel 4. /essays/...
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Language code 'en' not removed from URL

I'm trying to set up a multilingual site for Danish and English (US) languages. I've turned on the option "Remove URL Language Code" in the Language Filter plugin. This does remove the "da" codes from ...
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Joomla page title is not article title for some articles

I am using version 3.6.5. After some SEO inspection, we realized that some article pages are using duplicate page titles (the site name being the page title). I compared the article whose page title ...
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things to consider when choosing an eCommerce template

I'm a web designer working for a cctv company. the website is built with Joomla CMS and i'm working on it for almost 2 years. i have seo and speed problems with the template. i'm considering changing ...
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Joomla Robots.txt and Google

Google says my site is not mobile-friendly, though my site is responsive. see the photo below: As you see the site is not opening correctly in the preview. Then I commented out the following ...
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Why Joomla 3 add Canonical tag to current page and made it unindexable?

Joomla adds canonical tag to almost all pages that refers to themselves, so they will not be indexable (I checked URLs by Doctor SEO extension in FF) and they are not shown in google search result (i ...
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How can I remove Structure Data from my content

i like to remove the structure data from my content. How can I do that? for example: itemprop="headline" itemprop="articleBody"
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Multple urls for a product with multiply categories

I have a cctv camera shop and I'm using the last version of joomla and virtuemart. I have a "bullet hd camera" the categories are: camera --> hd-camera --> bullet-hd-camera bullet-hd-camera is ...
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Meta Title is not showing in Joomla website for Article pages

I am facing an issue where Joomla article pages are not showing Tag. While it shows other meta tags as below : Here is the URL of testing version site : http://dev.innvonix.in/enlight/ How i can ...
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Joomla Redirect without changing url

I am looking for a way to redirect joomla to a different page without changing the url in the address bar. We currently have a site setup that when it encounters a 404 page (eg. site.com/fake-url) it ...
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Redirect K2 article url after alias change

I need to change the alias of a K2 article from id-alias1 to id-alias2. The issue is that search engines have already indexed the url with id-alias1 so I need to use a 301 redirect from id-alias1to id-...
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How Useful Are Meta Descriptions & Keywords

When writing Joomla articles I tend to leave out the meta information under publishing options, but should I be including it and if so, what benefit (if any) will I notice as regards page ranking? I ...
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How to remove Content with 410 Status code

so I have a Joomla Website with a lot of content (10k+ items acumulated over the last 10 years). I want to remove the Content of the first 5 Years because it costs a lot of Crawler Budget for Google. ...
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Is it safe to use `Use URL Rewriting` option?

I'd like to remove index.php from joomla URLs. Though I'm little worried that this can affect keyword positions in google. Is it safe to turn this parameter ?
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How Can I Get Rid Of Category Pages in Joomla

I have created several categories in my Joomla site to keep my articles organised but I have noticed that Google can see these categories and the category id and name is being added randomly to the ...
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Multilingual Site Map joomla

I have a multilingual Joomla 3.6.5. My question is how can I create a sitemap for the installed languages? I know that extensions exist for doing that, but if you don't want to use it how is this ...
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Custom message by menu item

One of my clients wants to display a message for SEO purposes on each page (menu item) and I know this can be easily solved with several modules of the type "custom html" each one assigned to its ...
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Does it influence SEO if I make short url for all pages in my site?

1) Is it OK if i make short URL for almost every article in my Joomla! site like http://myjoomlasite.com/4rhd789d? 2) Is it OK if some of the articles has more than one menu? 3) What is the best way ...
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301 Redirect all K2 Items (or Joomla! articles) to the Parent Category

I have a Joomla! + K2 site that uses categories as main landing pages with articles filling in various sections of the page. Thus, I don't want articles to be seen or indexed by Google individually. ...
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Joomla redirect with HTTP Status Code (redirect component vs .htaccess)

First of all, this is not the same question as can be found here: (Redirect URLs using Redirect component or .htaccess). What I want to know is what HTTP Status Code (for e.g. 301, 302, 303, etc...) ...
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How to get high score on Google PageSpeed Insights with Joomla 1.5?

with testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com i tested an old Joomla 1.5 website and i got really bad results. I managed to working on some points and it was succesfull. Now i have a few points open. Eliminate ...
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What is the best way to switch an existing Joomla site from http to https (SEO)

What is the best way to switch an existing Joomla site from http to https (SSL), technically and also from an SEO approach. 1st, i had a rule in my htaccess but it was not perfect : RewriteCond %{...
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Crawl errors in Google Search Console

6 months ago I completely deleted my old 2.5 Joomla site and replaced it with a new site using a new template. Now in the Google Search Console there are thousands of crawl errors. All the errors are ...
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Add querystring parameters and generate a SEF URL

we have a custom PHP script which is running under JUMI to perform and display some data. The custom script is accessible to a SEF url such as http://www.mysite.com/jumi-script which is a ...
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Unblock template and media in Robots TXT for Google Webmaster Tools?

I've been working a lot with SEO for clients lately and I've noted that they are requiring access to the template in Webmaster Tools now to establish that a site is mobile-friendly. Google is ...
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Correct usage of robots.txt

With the recent Google update, a correctly configured Robots.txt file is even more important than before. The updated Robots.txt from Joomla now allows the templates directory (or rather does not ...
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redirecting index.php urls on non-index.php urls

my site's URLs open in both with and without index.php. see below: www.example.com/index.php/en/support/download-center/softwares www.example.com/en/support/download-center/softwares how can i ...
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redirect component in joomla doesn't work

When i redirect a page to another page in redirect component, It doesn't work. in my site when i write something at the end of the url, it redirects on the home page. for example http://www.farafan-...
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Joomla 3 and Google Security Issues - Security Issues

I have site on Joomla 3.6.2 Stable. In this week I get mail from google about "Security Issues". When I login to webmaster tools there was this message Hacked with spam A hacker may have ...
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There is no h1 tag in the home page

There is no h1 or h2 tags in my site's home page. I guess that's a very bad thing for SEO. By searching i found out that one way to solve this is to override root/components/com_content/views/...
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Delay in loading home page modules

In some sites in their home pages, as u scroll down, modules appear one by one. I think this enhances page load time. How can i do this in Joomla? Is it doable? Is there a plugin or something for this ...
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Why can googlebot crawl to author page while I never actually show author link on my website?

My website is built by Joomla3.6+k2 2.7. Today I find out that Google Webmaster indicates that "Googlebot found an increase in server errors". On the "Crawl Error" page, I see something like the ...
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How to change Virtuemart Top Level Category Meta-Title and Meta-Description?

I have created a menu structure to show my products like this: TOP LEVEL CATEGORY -> PRODUCT CATEGORY A -> SUBCATEGORY A -> SUBCATEGORY B -> PRODUCT CATEGORY B ...and so on. ...