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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 can I make all pages urls of my joomla 3 web site have the .html extension?

How can I make URLs showing the .html extension in all my pages? For example, http://localhost/site/contacts.html I use joomla 3.
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404 with active URL rewriting

I am trying to accomplish clean URLs. I have turned on URL Rewriting in the Global Configuration. I have renamed htaccess.txt to .htaccess and left it as it is, except for RewriteBase which I ...
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Joomla K2 tags don't work with SEF

I created a multilingual web site(blog) and everything worked fine, except filtering by tag. My web site is on Joomla 3.4.3 and I am storing content using K2 ver. 2.6.9. My articles have tags and ...
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SH404SEF : How to redirect a URL to home?

In my site I have installed SH404SEF. For my homepage, I use a Single-Article menu item that holds an article with title Home Page. Now I am getting an issue with duplicate homepage URLs. The ...
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Where is K2 tag search page controller/view located?

I want to exclude K2 tag pages from being indexed by search engine by adding $document = & JFactory :: getDocument(); $document->setMetaData('robots', 'noindex'); to it's controller/view code....
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Component doesn't use route Joomla 2.5.28

I'm doing some work on an old joomla website which I can't upgrade at the moment. I have booking component that has a search module which than redirects to component url like this: mysite.com/...
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Block K2 tag pages from being indexed by search engine

I have K2 blog and some articles have tags. When people click on tag e.g. "summer" they get all articles related to "summer" but that creates duplicated content. How can I set all K2 tag pages to ...
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Alter style on Menu Item(s) when Menu Type Type used is Alias in Administrator Template

When creating an Alias to a single article, the content editors keep making this mistake where they select an Alias which has the same/similar title to the 'Single Article' Menu item. When an alias ...
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How to hide robots.txt from users?

As robots.txt can be found: site.com/robots.txt everyone can see it, including also bad thinking persons. How can I hide the robots.txt from everyone except the search-bots?
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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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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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K2 Different Url same item

I can't manage how to solve this problem with K2. I have had a problem regarding this url: mysite.com/category/1/item-1 and mysite.com/category/item-1 and I managed to solve it using the .htaccess ...
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Redirect component is showing a lot of links with index.php at the end of URL

I keep a regular watch on the the Redirect Component and lately I have noticed a lot of 404s being registered that is a bit confusing. For instance, there is a SEF link like /books/new-book which ...
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Crawler finding URLs with ids and catid

While trying to generate a sitemap with a crawler, it is finding some really weird URLs which is not giving a 404 and displaying incorrect content on the wrong section. So for example, I have a Menu ...
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Why is Joomla 3.2 SEF working for links to menu items but not links to articles not published in a menu?

I have SEF, URL re-write and Add suffix all enabled and htaccess.txt renamed .htaccess. If I link to a menu item, SEF works fine. If I try to link to an article from the Content tree as opposed to the ...
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Unpublished internal link still generates a 200 OK and View not found message

I am facing a really weird issue and can't figure out what is going on here. An internal menu item (added by clicking 'Article') was unpublished and I was expecting the 404 to be generated. But when I ...
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Menu Item incorrectly displays category view with list of categories and link to categories

I created a menu item with alias 'sci-fi-offer' and the full path /fiction/offers/sci-fi-offer. I changed the menu item to an url for the time being and it looked and worked all fine but I got some ...
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Facebook Share - Remove: “The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages…”

When I try to share anything from facebook, I get the default description: The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages of various types using extensions. There are 5 basic types ...
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Meta data hierarchy in Joomla

Can anyone explain the meta hierarchy in Joomla, please? I see the global meta, but also at the article detail, category and menu level. I assume that the global is intended to serve as the crawled ...
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Redirecting multilingual url

I'm having a hard time redirecting URLs on multilingual Joomla site. New site has following URL structure: http://sitename.com/[language]/[pagename].html and old site URL structure is as follows : ...
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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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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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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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Menu Item loads any article content when ID passed in the URL instead of showing 404 error

I am having a very strange issue where I have a menu item called /foo which loads article Item 1. Now if I do /foo/2, I would expect this to generate a 404 page since I don't have a sub menu item '2' ...
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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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Is there a way to reduce document waiting time?

Our document has a very high waiting time and very low receiving time. Is there a way to get the document to start receiving earlier?
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Google still indexing old URLs

I am using Joomla 3.0 for my site Last month, I have submitted my site to google using Google Web Master Tools Last week I installed category listing plugin called 'DM Pinboard'. Because of this ...
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How to generate absolute urls in joomla 3

How can i make all my links in joomla including menu items and article links absolute links and not relative ones? and of course, without hacking the core files.
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How to change the title tag?

On each page I get the option of meta description and keywords but don't get Title. Where can I change what appears under the <title> tag.
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Joomla 3.x Search Engine Friendly URL for Articles

I've got a website using Joomla 3.x. The menu items are as follow: Home Category A (alias: cat-a) Category B (alias: cat-b) where Category A and B are in Category List type. Also I have set up two ...
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Bad configuration of Externallogin extension causing search engine indexing problem

Brief Overview My Joomla website has a strange problem with search engine robots. I checked ALL the standard things a webmaster can do to make sure it is not a trivial issue with robots.txt file or ...
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How to remove the 'index.php' from URL's?

I was wondering if it is possible to remove the 'index.php' that is shown in every URL.
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How to append the site title to all pages except the front page?

In the Joomla 2.5 Global Configuration under SEO, there is the option to "Include Site Name in Page Titles", with the options "After", "Before" or "No". However, how do you include the site name ("...
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Sitemaps with Xmap on Joomla 2.5: (how) can I improve them?

I have a small personal website, bilingual, say namesurname.joomlafree.it, made with Joomla 2.5 (remote installation). I have created with Xmap two sitemaps, one for italian language, one for english. ...
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How can I create custom page titles for blog articles?

I can specify custom page titles by editing menu options and editing Page Display -> Browser Page Title but how do I do this for blog articles which do not have individual menu options?
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My 404 page returns a 500

Joomla is correctly detecting when a page is not found, and redirects me to the error page I have setup. Unfortunately, I've found that the error code being returned is a 500, instead of a 404, and ...
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I'm using sh404SEF on HostGator. What should I do with my .htaccess?

I'm new to sh404SEF, but I understand it is widely used. I host with HostGator. I'm using sh404SEF primarily to generate search engine friendly URL's. sh404SEF advertises that I can do this without ...
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Custom canonical urls using sh404SEF

Currently my site is using the sh404SEF plugin (Joomla 3.2) to add canonical urls to every page. This is working, however on the index page its outputting: www.example.com/?view=home instead of ...