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  1. Hello, Any files you download are downloaded in the .zip format. So you would need a program such as Winzip to unzip the downloaded file. Once unzipped you be able to open the folder and find all files you need including instructions. Hope that helps.
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    Header Tags SEO

    I apologize for being vague in my question. If you follow this link below and view the page source with your browser, hopefully you would be able to see what I'm talking about. I was just wondering if the page title could be auto generated in the description and keywords meta tags. I know it is possible to place page title in the keyword tags with Header Tags SEO because I accomplished that by making adjustments in text control. http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?...;cart=775224046 After viewing page source, you should notice that the artist name and album title are mentioned 3 times in the meta tags. Also, the artist name and album title is saturated throughout the page, so the text does support the meta tags. Selling media is a more detailed approach than selling general items. I have my work cut out. In the description meta tag, the artist name is mentioned first followed by some other text. I was wanting know if HT SEO could do the same with some minor code tweaking. More importantly, I would have to get album titles and artist names to echo several times throughout the page. I'm not trying to beat out the competition yet. I'm seeking to perform better in the search engine results. Thanks for taking a look and fast replies.
  3. Hello everyone, I have Ultimate SEO Urls installed and some of my pages are being flagged for duplicate content i.e. duplicate meta descriptions and duplicate title tags. I've just discovered that categories with multiple pages are the main ones getting flagged. Urls like: http://www.mysite.com/-c-3.html & http://www.mysite.com/-c-3.html?page=2&amp...=2a&op=list are being flagged for duplicate titles and thus duplicate descriptions. They are indeed different pages, but with the use Header Tags SEO, same titles are generated. My goal is to have Category Page 1, Category Page 2 as titles for multiple pages. Is there any fix so Ultimate SEO Urls can handle 'page=2&sort=2a&op=list' better and give a better title in Header Tags SEO? Please help or post a link to a possible solution. I have searched all over this thread but I'm a php novice and don't know if I found the remedy or not. Thanks for reading and any help given.
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    Header Tags SEO

    After studying the reasons that my pages were flagged for duplicate title tags: (1) Categories that have more than one page. The link has page=2&sort=2a&opt=list appended. I have Ultimate SEO Urls by Chemo installed. This also evident with All Products, if you have that installed. (2) Sub-categories with the same name but listed under different categories. For example, Sub-cat "action" under Movies category would have the same title as sub-cat "action" under the Video Games category. Reasons I believed for being flagged for Duplicate meta descriptions: (1) Products that appear in a list besides its product page would be flagged because it has 'op=list' appended to the url and would indeed have the same description. (2) More than one product that have the same description such as 'No description available'. I should have known that was a no-no. My conclusion is Ultimate SEO Urls have a minor issue with how category urls are rendered & it maybe cause a minor conflict with Header Tags SEO. Hopefully I have shed some light to those who have Ultimate SEO Urls & Header Tags SEO installed. I acknowledge this may be the wrong place to post this issue so I will create a post in tips & tricks to this post so it may help others.
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    Header Tags SEO

    Hello Jack, Is this scenario possible with Header Tags SEO? On most competitor's websites that sell the same products as myself, I've noticed the same things when I view the page source. This is how their meta tags are set up or generated: <title>Artist CD Title</title> <meta name="description" content="Artist CD Title on sale for $9.99 at [website] then it gives an excerpt from the actual description"> <meta name="keywords" content="Artist CD Title followed by a list of keywords"> (1) To me that is a strange generation of meta tag content (2) Obviously it works because all the competitor's I compared were on the first two pages of Google's search results. I used to have better or just as good placement. I know that doesn't substitute for well written content and good page structure. I guess another question would be how SE bots read webpage content? Left to right, top to bottom as humans do or in some specially programmed manner. Would that be a possible solution to the duplicate content issue I've been concerned about in the other forum? I'm trying to get my website ready for the holiday season and want it to be in good shape. Also, it seems my website is being visited by googlebot often and its constantly updating content daily. Thanks for any help and/or guidance.
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    SEO Assistant

    Adding that feature would be great and make others feel better. Google being the leading SE, most SEO efforts and modifications are built around Google's policies. Maybe one day you could place a feature in SEO Assistant first that could find which pages are flagged by Google as Duplicate Content. This may help others: Log in to your Google account if you have one and go to Webmaster tools. Click on the website for which you have submitted a sitemap. Once there, click on 'content analysis'. If you have any pages flagged for duplicate content, they would be found there. At the moment I have pages flagged for duplicate meta descriptions, short meta descriptions, missing title tags, and duplicate title tags. I included this information so it may help someone solve these isses they may be experiencing. Also, hopefully Jack can add features to both Header Tags SEO and SEO Assistant to help us out with these issues. Thanks for any help and comments.
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    SEO Assistant

    Thanks for the reply. I was simply giving the link to the article to get a better understanding for myself and others who may be intimidated by Google's policies on duplicate content. After installing this contribution and Header Tags SEO, I'm more comfortable about the content of my pages. I believe it solved my duplicate content issue. One thing is for sure, SEO is an going process. Maybe after Googlebot crawls my site again some of the flagged pages would get 'de-flagged'. The contribution you referred me to is kind of vague in its purpose to me or my lack of knowledge of SEO could be the factor. I may install and draw my own conclusion. I installed SEO Assistant and none of my pages are in the supplimental index so I believe my rankings in search results have suffered due to Lack of content and lack of keyword distribution. I installed both SEO Assistant & Header Tags SEO. Great work. Please forgive me for sounding like a dunce in my previous post. I was just alarmed. Thanks for responding.
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    SEO Assistant

    Hello Jack (or anyone that supports the idea) The following url leads to an article that talks about Google saying that no sites will be penalized for duplicate content but they will be affected. After looking in Webmaster Tools in my Google account I found that Google flagged several pages for duplicate content, titles and meta tags. http://www.lilengine.com/news/google-dupli...this-issue-480/ How can this be fixed? Is there any way to use Header Tags Controller to avoid duplicate content? Sounds like a job for Jack! Can a contribution be made to avoid duplicate content? Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
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    Manual Order Maker

    Thanks for the reply. I was figuring maybe placing a field at the top of create_order.php, for example, "admin id". Also, the admin should nt be able to proceed until a correct ID Then after that, link that to the monthly sales report contribution so sales data can be exported in excel. I have some ideas but I'm quite a novice at PHP. I know how to install contribs and solve errors. Maybe add a field to the SQL query in an update version or the database table name admin_id. I hope this can be accomplished in th near future. Thanks again.
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    Manual Order Maker

    Hello, I've installed this contrib and it works great so far. At the moment, I haven't installed the latest update. I'm planning on taking phone orders soon. I'm wondering if you could add some code that would have the salesperson to enter a name or code when taking an order that would allow me to determine which salesperson entered an order. I need this in case if there is a problem with an order and I know who to ask about it. And for salesperson tracking purposes such as commission and other activities. And of course generate a report. If possible, later I would like to link this to a multi level contrib. Basically, I would like to create a new user with limited admin access and create a code for that person if he/she takes an order over the phone. Thanks. Hope I was clear enough with my request.
  11. Has anyone seen any success with this contribution? I'm wondering if this will help with page ranking and thus help avoid being sandboxed by Google. I know when you're in the sandbox your organic results visitors will suffer. This sounds like a great solution to SEO headaches. What about performance in organic search results? Any improvements? Thanks for your comments.
  12. Hello, I have version 2.76e installed. When I try to download a text file to edit I get this error: Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #1 is not an array in /home/discxpre/public_html/admin/easypopulate.php on line 600 Here is the line of code the error is referring to: $row2 = array_merge($row2, tep_db_fetch_array($result2)); It also happens when I try to download to temp directory. I've read that it could be the array_merge function is incompatible with PHP5. If anyone can help with this code, please do. Any help is appreciated. Or should I download the latest best version?
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    Dynamic SiteMap

    I have this same problem. Does anyone have a fix for this? I think Google has a problem with the ? because it says that the ? means the page is dynamic. Thanks for any help.
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    Dynamic SiteMap

    I have a question. I have an Google XML Sitemap by Chemo installed. It does a great job because the Googlebot visits my site regularly. I don't want to overkill Google with multiple sitemap contributions and violate their terms. Should I install Dynamic Sitemap or not. I appreciate any advice given, thanks.
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    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    I will wait on the new version. It sounds great. Thanks for your help.
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    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    dynamoeffects, I'm using the version I downloaded from Paypal's developer website. Obviously you've picked up on that. So you know how your module is suppose to function. I will install your version. So I can receive better support. Downloaded your version. It doesn't have any admin files. Does it need any? Thanks.
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    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    dynamoeffects, thanks for the quick reply. I tested the payment flow in live mode and found... 1. A guest adds an item in the shopping cart basket, they are taken to a page where they are asked to log in to Paypal. 2. Then the guest is taken to the checkout_confirmation page, not to the shipping page where they select a shipping method. I'm guessing it's a configuration error on my behalf or I screwed up the code somewhere. I hope I gave enough details so someone can help me. Thanks.
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    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    Hello, I've downloaded the latest version of Paypal WPP. It works fine on sandbox. However, in live mode the shipping does not get charged. Also, in admin the shipping charges are not reflected on the invoices nor in the order edits area. I also have Google Checkout and Authorize.net AIM installed so I can offer convenient ways to purchase. I've searched this forum, it seems as if I can't find a solution. Has anyone experienced this before. Please help me. Thank you all.
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    [Contribution] - USPS Methods

    Hello all, I just installed the USPS shipping label contrib. Now I get this error during checkout. It worked fine before. Thanks for any help.
  20. Hello all, I was wondering if it was possible to charge the customer a flat shipping rate and then print a USPS shipping label without the price showing on the label. For example, a customer buys a product and I charge him $2.75 for 'Standard' shipping including handling. That would classify the same as 'First class' with USPS. Basically, I want to be able to print a First class label with barcode with the postage I paid hidden, although I charged a flat fee? Please point me in the right direction.
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    SiteMonitor

    Jack, After trying that, I only get this error: Warning: chmod() [function.chmod]: No such file or directory in /home/discxpre/public_html/admin/includes/functions/sitemonitor_functions.php on line 211 Cannot change the mode of file (/public_html//admin/testfile.php) Notice the double slashes after public_html in the above line. So how do I approach this problem with my host? Or what changes within admin/includes/configure.php should I make? Thanks.
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    SiteMonitor

    Jack, Thanks for all your help. I've tried all the chmoding options that I know of 444, 666, 755, 777. Still no luck. I did change how the path is called in admin/includes/configure.php to get rid of double slashes in the file path. I may have disturbed something there that I should have not tampered with. What code should I look at in admin/includes/configure.php and possible changes to be made? Everything seems to be in working order. I've performed all tasks as prescribed in the instructions except the cron job. It told me that alterations that were made to certain files that I made changes to and to the google sitemap files (Googlebot may have crawled my site). So, it's working fine. I just hope those errors hasn't caused any vunerability to the scanned files.
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    SiteMonitor

    Jack, I contacted the host. The only conclusion they come up with is to put in a support ticket. I temporarily disabled the password protection to see if that caused the confusion, no luck. What permissions do i need to set and on which files? Or do I need to correct the first problem first?
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    SiteMonitor

    Thanks for the prompt response. When I removed that section of code, I get these errors: Warning: file(/admin/sitemonitor_configure.php) [function.file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/discxpre/public_html/admin/sitemonitor_configure_setup.php on line 160 Warning: fopen(/admin/sitemonitor_configure.php) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/discxpre/public_html/admin/includes/functions/sitemonitor_functions.php on line 210 Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/discxpre/public_html/admin/includes/functions/sitemonitor_functions.php on line 220 Cannot write to file (/admin/sitemonitor_configure.php) I believe it's something in the code that comes before the error codes. I'll replace the code for now until the situation is resolved.
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    SiteMonitor

    Hi Jack, I tried chmoding the file to 0666, but get the same errors. Here's the line of code relating to the errors First error-Line 160 of sitemonitor_configure_setup: $fp = file($filenameConfigure); Second error-Line 211 of sitemonitor_functions: if (!chmod($filename, 0666)) { Everything seems to be working fine except those 2 errors. The admin section of sitemonitor works and I receive the email. To get off topic, just a bit. What you think about creating a logo for this mod just as hackersafe and comodo to display on our Osc stores. This mod serves the same purpose as their product and may be more effective. The only major drawback is the shop owner not checking emails everday. Or better yet, this mod sending a SMS text message. Just a couple of small ideas I needed to run by you before I forget them.. Thanks for your help.
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