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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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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How to remove category from URL?

I have a little problem - I want to remove categories and submenus from URL in Joomla 3.9.3. Of course, I did basic things like removing ID from URLs, but removing category is like a milestone for me. ...
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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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URL's in search results page are wrong and not the URL of the article assigned menu item

I have Joomla 3.9.21 which has SEF URL's enabled. All works perfectly, except for the search results page. For example, this is the SEO link to an article (which is assigned a menu option whose root ...
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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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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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Is there a way to disable "silent" Joomla pages?

For example: index.php?option=com_contact&view=categories&lang=en Perhaps you have never used this contact component and there is no menu item created for it, yet for most Joomla websites ...
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How to redirect website from non www to www ( Windows +Wamp+Joomla)

I have an issue here where I have already added line below into .htaccess file, AllowOverride all in httpd.conf file, enabled Use URL Rewriting from Joomla, but none of those work. Did I miss out ...
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How to remove Content older than a specific date 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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how to set <title> tag from article title with custom menu entry?

I am searching for a option to use the article title as a page title if I have defined a custom SEF-menu item. The only way which I have found is to set the page title via the menu item. But this ...
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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 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 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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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's system-cache plugin, TTFB reduced to less than 1 second. ...
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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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Difference between article meta description and Google result's presented text

I'm using Joomla 3.9 for posting my articles. I've recently noticed the meta description appearing for my articles on Google and the ones I've written in Joomla are different. It seems Google is just ...
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How do I set the Page Title from within ChronoForms?

I am trying to set the page title, meta description and meta keywords to improve SEO on a ChronoForms v4 page by adding a Custom Code action in the On Load section: <?php if ($form->data['...
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How to have article page use a template other than the one of its category?

Let's say I already have a menu_item_A set as a "category blog" page of category myblog, and the template associated with it is templateA. When I go to this page and click one of the articles, if ...
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How do i remove the id from Joomla 3 URLs using code

I know this question has been asked before, I think I've read most of the answers: make a menu item for the article hack the core (router) use a paid SEO extension like sh404sef use rewrites None of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...) ...