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#21   FWR Media

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:04

Two contributions need to be added to this thread, both require PHP 5.2+:

Ultimate Seo Urls 5 - Modern Seo Urls for PHP 5

KissMT Dynamic SEO Meta & Canonical Header Tags

#22   toyicebear

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 13:01

Update:

The original Header Tags has no further development or support.

New improved version can found here: Header Tags SEO V 3.0


cDynamic Meta Tags v1.0 development has been dormant for awhile.

But a new and more advanced meta tags add-on with just as easy install exists here: KissMT Dynamic SEO Meta & Canonical Header Tags (Requires PHP Version: 5.2.0+)



Ultimate SEO Urls is still being developed and supported, but now there is also a new more streamlined alternativ available in ULTIMATE Seo Urls 5 (Requires PHP Version: 5.2.0+)

#23   yourm9

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 18:41

Hi may be a stupid question, but how do i change the title on my index page?

Thanks in advance.

#24   toyicebear

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:36

Hi may be a stupid question, but how do i change the title on my index page?

Thanks in advance.



You install one of the mentioned meta tags add-ons and follow the included readme instructions.

#25   vish123456

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:19

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#26 ONLINE   toyzonline

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:11

Lately there seems to be many questions regarding seo, sef urls and meta tags...so as to make the search for info a bit easier for newbees i have added some elemetary info:

1. SEO/SEF Urls

In the osCommerce shop admin let - Use search engine friendly urls (In development) - be set to "false"

(Setting them to true might give you the dreaded error message: Error! Unable to determine the page link! )

If you want to change the url format , use on of the seo/sef urls contributions.

The most used one, which also has easy install and work together with most other contributions is: Ultimate Seo Urls

For other alternatives look here...

2. Meta Tags

Standard osCommerce 2.2 does not have any meta tags solution so you will have to install one from the contributions section.

The 2 most used ones are, Header Tags Controller and cDynamic Meta Tags.

There is also this one, header tags for novices , which is said to be an easy install. (Have not tested it personally, so i can not give any pros and cons on this one)

For more info and more alternatives look here....

3. Site Map

4. All Products Page

5. Google XML Sitemaps

6. Google Base/Froogle feeds



Thanks for the info I have used many of them now.......

#27   rudolfl

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:58

Some more SEO tips

1. Check your generated sitemaps and feeds!
I found (may be it is fixed by now), if you use SEO URLs, sitemaps are generated with non-SEO URLs. You may want to modify sitemaps generation code to fix the issue.

2. Also, make sure that all URLs through your site have same domain name. If your site is www.mysite.com, both www.mysite.com and mysite.com (note the absense of www prefix) will bring up your site, but, it seems, that search engines do separate them!

3. Add following to the .htaccess file: (modify as suited)
# Cache control
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 month"

This controls cache in user browsers. In my case, it instructs browser to keep copy of pictures and CSS files for 1 month before refreshing. This speeds up page loading a lot at customer end.

Rudolf

#28   Jack_mcs

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 13:53

Some more SEO tips

1. Check your generated sitemaps and feeds!
I found (may be it is fixed by now), if you use SEO URLs, sitemaps are generated with non-SEO URLs. You may want to modify sitemaps generation code to fix the issue.

This shouldn't happen if you are using Ultimate SEO 2.2d and Google XML Sitemap SEO. They work fine together and don't require code changes to get them to work.

#29   marketingarts

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 15:12

Header Tags Controller is now Header Tags SEO and does not work with (the more important seo plugin) Ultimate Seo Urls

Please update the first post in this thread as I have just spend several days working this out. There also seems no easy
way to remove the Header Tags SEO plugin. I am going to reinstall the cart from scratch to remove it because it seems
like less effort and thankfully, I did not install on a live cart.

I found that http://www.oscommerc...tributions,8015 does work with Ultimate SEO Urls. It provides basic
meta tags for products, manufacturers and categories.

#30   toyicebear

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:01

Disregard last posters info, it is not correct. Header Tags SEO does work just fine with Ultimate SEO Urls.

But for those who wish an easier install, then both Easy Meta Tags and KissMT Dynamic SEO Meta & Canonical Header Tags are easy to add and works just fine with Ultimate SEO Urls.


HeaderTags SEO works well together with the Ultimate SEO 2-2.2 series mod, BUT if you use one of FWR medias Ultimate SEO Urls (USU 5) mods , then some adjustments might have to be made to make them play nice together especially if you use "standard" and not "rewrite" mode.

Edited by toyicebear, 12 October 2011 - 01:07.


#31   todaysofficegc

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:37

Can somebody walk me through how to add a community add on? I don't get it. When I access my ftp, on don't see any files on the server that would resemble a normal website. I'm in the public html folder but nothing show up and when I try to "install module" when logged into the admin section, nothing really happens.

Thanks!

#32   toyicebear

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:03

To install an add-on.

1. Download the wanted add-on. (make sure its a full version and not just an upgrade)

2. Read and follow the install instructions included in the add-on.

#33   todaysofficegc

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 20:04

Thanks. /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

What's the best way to backup the database and files of an oscommerce store? The manual says to do that. I downloaded everything locally via ftp just now but it wasn't much.

Any ideas would help.

#34   toyicebear

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 23:52

Thanks. /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

What's the best way to backup the database and files of an oscommerce store? The manual says to do that. I downloaded everything locally via ftp just now but it wasn't much.

Any ideas would help.


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