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  1. Hello everyone, I'm using the EDGE edition. I want to place add to cart and wishlist buttons in a box in the huge white space next to the product image. What area in product_info.php do I edit to accomplish this? I'm doing this to get all the buttons above the fold and for UX Thanks
  2. Text Slider

    This module displays text on the home page and, after a settable time, the text slides away. The text is still visible to the search engines and to your customers, if they click on the link, so this allows for better SEO as well as space management. Currently only available for the Responsive version, though it should work in some later 2.3.4 versions.
  3. I was reading an article about Google's ranking factor called Rankbrain. From what I gathered, it uses user intent and artificial intelligence to rank pages. The article demonstrates how simply changing a search can really shift the results. It is suggested that Rankbrain is one of the top 3 ranking factors along with links and content. @Jack_mcs your HT SEO module has help us a lot. How can we use your module to achieve better rankings based on Rankbrain? Read more here https://neilpatel.com/blog/how-rankbrain-works/?utm_campaign=subscribers-18&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers
  4. Hello, As I'm not able to find something on this in the forum: I just want to ask, whether there is the possibility of reorganizing products to new categories without loosing googles indexing. Is there a solution to save the urls right now and to make an redirect to the new location? Thank you and have a nice day
  5. Hello, Has anyone ever applied the queries data in the Search Analytics section of Google Search Console (GSC)? I'm unsure as to which direction to go. I want to use this data to increase impressions and click-through. Also, to build better meta descriptions to be more compelling in the serps. I'm using @Jack_mcs Header Tags SEO addon and would like to plug this info in the right places. I have attached a screenshot of some queries. Thanks for your time!
  6. Hello, I've been reading on SEO trying to get an understanding of as much as possible. Internal linking has grabbed my attention lately. For those unfamiliar with internal linking, it's linking of one page to another on the same website. In order for the linkage to be effective, there must be some relationship shared between pages linked together. Internal linking is also one of the more than 200 ranking signals considered by Google. This practice is for three reasons according to Moz: site navigation, establish information hierarchy and help spread ranking power around the website. I don't know about anyone else but from experience, the links in the header and footer receive the most internal links. Which leaves the body of the product page and category pages lacking in authority. I know you're thinking, "Isn't that the job of the breadcrumb?". My opinion is the breadcrumb helps but the only effect it has is displaying the trail in the serps. I'm unsure if it does anything otherwise. That's the purpose of this thread: For shop owners to weigh in and share their practices as well as their opinions. Internal Linking hasn't been discussed in detail in this community, if at all. So here's an open platform for shop owners and coders to participate and help move OSCommerce a step further. Maybe a module or few can be developed from a healthy discussion. We all know @@burt and others are eager about advancement of OSC. There's gotta be a solution to help spread the "link juice" from the index page to the the category and product pages. Who knows? It's worth a try. Here's my questions to OSC community: (1) What are your experiences and practices with internal linking? (2) If you've done anything with internal linking, what did you do and how you did it? (3) What effects did it have on your over SEO efforts and search engine rankings? Remember no serious questions or comments are dumb! Let's have a healthy discussion and move OSC forward. Suggested reading: Moz: https://moz.com/learn/seo/internal-link Quick Sprout: https://www.quicksprout.com/university/how-to-get-more-engine-traffic-with-internal-linking/
  7. I have a site built with osCommerce 2.31, has seo url add-on, already runs ok for about 7 years. Recently I found some pages just started to go behind day by day on google search result,some even just disappeared at all. I then did fetch as google on those pages, they immediately came back on first or second page on google search result, even along with MANY MANY competitors. But this result only lasted for day or two, maybe maximum three days, they would go back to their previous positions again or even worse, some just disappeared at all. Can anyone help to explain why this happened? Thanks.
  8. Hello, As I browse around the internet looking at websites of the major players, I notice a few things they all have in common. I haven't done anything with OSCommerce in a while but I thought about the SEO discussions and decided to post. One is how their headers are set up. Search in the middle, logo to the left and something administrative or special to the right. I know that's not too exciting for some of you. And they all have a very special deal at the very top. Seems like that's where they "set the tone" if you will. From what I'm seeing, not much investment goes into rest of these multi-million dollar websites. Headers are dazzling but the rest is not so. Another is they invest much in banners and pictures. All I see are large banners that capture theme or an ongoing special. Also, themed images for categories also. Click on the categories and see a lot of product pictures and prices. That's it. With those images they are X-selling and upselling. And yes a huge banner at the top of every category. Finally, I notice a network of internal linking and ratings stars. I do realize everything I mentioned been important for on-page seo but there's more emphasis on them now than ever. So I guess that's the trending content structure for large e-commerce sites. There's nothing major when it comes to the literature side of content but there's a lot going into the visual aspects. What do you guys think?
  9. Hello fellow osCommercians. This is the support topic for the addon SEO Friendly Urls. SEO Friendly Urls is a new addon for the osCommerce CMS that will change the default urls into what a modern website's urls should be! (at least that's what I think) I will shortly add the zip file into addons page. (I just wan tto grab this topic link in order to add it into the addons page) Example: of SEO Friendly Urls: www.mystore.com/product_info.php?products_id=17 will be www.mystore.com/scarves/oval-crystal-scarf Urls possible structure examples : * www.mydomain.com/category-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-category-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-sub-category-alias/sub-sub-sub-category-alias e.t.c. www.mydomain.com/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-category-alias/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-sub-category-alias/sub-sub-sub-category-alias/product-alias e.t.c. * Can also add any desired extension. Can also add language alias. Example with language alias: www.mydomain.com/en/category-alias/product-alias Extras: You can also create alias for core pages such as specials.php, reviews.php For example you could change specials.php to specials (www.mystore.com/specials) ------------------- EDITED: Here is the addons link: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/9371 P.S. I did not added this topic url to the addons page. Damn, I forgot. P.S. I hope I don't break any rule this time.
  10. Hi all, a fake HTTP/HTTPS URL recorder and administration redirection add-on just ready for population. This would be usefull when moving contents to new place or lost something from your new v2.3.4 shop. Features in the first version automatic url recording automatic fake URL redirection handler CSV export/import editable URL redirection mode online help dashboard info modul * wildcard character Add-on place for install: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/9321 Upload Usage 1. Add New URLs If you would like upload new URL redirections from csv file, then leave empty the "redirects_id" column value "redirects_id";"old_url";"new_url";"date_added";"latest_hit";"last_modified";"error_code";"priority";"counter";"url_redirects_mode";"url_redirects_status"; "";"product_info.php?products_id=100";"";"2015-06-01 13:09:27";"";"";"302";"1";"0";"301";"0"; 2. Update URLs After edited downloaded csv file save it and upload for activate modifications for the live site. 3. Error in Uploads If you try upload an exists URL when is not set or without "redirects_id" than the table will not be upgrade/add the record. Thanks to @@altoid who donated the project.
  11. hello, i presently have HeaderTags_SEO_V_3.2.7 by Jack. but we are changing to bootstrap. Does this addon --HeaderTags_SEO_V_3.2.7 --by burt, have a category description area? where each category is able to have a description added to the page from a text box provided in admin area. thanks
  12. Hello, I have started building a seo urls mechanism. So far I have managed to display: Categories links examples: www.mydomain.com/category-alias/ www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-category-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-sub-category-alias/sub-sub-sub-category-alias e.t.c. Products links examples: www.mydomain.com/category-alias/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-category-alias/product-alias www.mydomain.com/category-alias/sub-category-alias/sub-sub-category-alias/sub-sub-sub-category-alias/product-alias e.t.c. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.mydomain.com/specials.php => www.mydomain.com/specials www.mydomain.com/products_new.php => www.mydomain.com/products_new e.t.c. It requires apache mod rewrite and catalog php files such as ( index.php, specials.php, products_new.php ) to be placed under a folder lets say "pages" and leave in the main catalog folder only one file called index.php which will handle requests and address to the right php file. So if we are going to the specials page the "root" index.php will require the pages/specials.php which is the same file as specials.php but without the require('includes/application_top.php'); because it is already called by the root index.php. The seo urls slugs are stored in db (for products are saved in: products_seo_url located in products_description table, that way you can have different slug depending on selected language ) ----------------------------------------------- What do you think? Are you interested? Should I continue developing it?
  13. Hi there, We are building our online store, and would like to integrate with a good SEO addon. We have looked into JackĀ“s seo addons and FWR media, however, still uncertain which is better to go for. We would really appreciate it if someone could let us know what are the differences between the two, as well as the Pros and Cons Thanks.
  14. Hi, I have deicided it is about time I turned Register Globals off on my site, and so have been trying to do this on my local version. I have made the necessary changes according to this mod: osCommerce 2.2ms2-060817 Register Globals Off Workaround for PHP4 and PHP5 This mod was created by Jiri Stavinoha from magic seo url. Upon turning Register Globals off everything worked fine until I turned my Ultimate SEO URLs package on. When I do this the category and product pages display the error: FATAL ERROR: register_globals is disabled in php.ini, please enable it! It is only the pages that have had their urls modified by the Ultimate SEO URLs package that come up with this error. What really baffles me is that a site wide source code search for "FATAL ERROR: register_globals" reveals no matches. It is also worth mentioning that I first used a different contribution to make my site compaitible with Register Globals off. The other contribution resulted in exactly the same errors. My head is going scabby from all the scratching and so if anyone can help me out it would be much appreciated.
  15. the url looking like normal url, there is no seo url. http://www.yoursite.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_4&products_id=1 not changing to : http://www.yoursite.com/Hardware/Graphics-Cards/Matrox-G200-MMS/
  16. hi actually i was looking for a Category Description Add-On for 2.3.3.x but could not find anything that works and during my search here (osC Forum) i read people mentioning SEO Add-Ons which include Categories Description so you could have SEO and Description in one. I searched for SEO and found this. SEO Header Tags - RELOADED http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8864 I just love this add-on and its to bad it doesn't get the same attention as the other SEO add-ons. why is that i wonder? great job on this one burt! :thumbsup: this contribution reminds me of an old add-on i used in the days of osC 2.2MS2 called header tags controller. it also has the category description field in the admin but won't show up in the category in the front end. maybe i'm misunderstanding that function so if burt or anyone else could shed light in this i would really appreciate it. and is this add-on compatible with ULTIMATE Seo Urls 5? thank you and regards Tsimi
  17. I am using the Ultimate URLs contribution and have a issue, I have amended the name of a product and therefore its link has changed from a to b, as seen below: (a) domain.com/great-product-p-12.html (B) domain.com/awesome-product-p-12.html The problem is that I only want (B) domain to work and I want (a) to now go to a 410 page. The reason why I want this is because google is duplicating the page and therefore penalising me for duplicate content. Does anyone know how I can resolve this simply? I dont want to just 410 the page in htaccess as this is a much bigger issue across many products. Any ideas? Thanks, Chris
  18. I am looking to create a google feed for my instance of osCommerce. However, I have the ultimate SEO URL's 5 installed on my 2.3.1 instance. How do I get the product URL's for each product at they are not stored in the database in the products table? Any help would be appreciated.
  19. Hi there, Sorry if I have not posted this to the correct area, but not sure where it should go. We have designed an oscommerce site is conjunction with another company. We have designed the front end and they have created the backend for us. The website is called www.thelogocentre.co.uk We want to be able to make the URLS SEO friendly so that they will run as www.thelogocentre.co.uk/parentcategory/childcategory/productname rather than how they do at present. We have asked the company to make these changes and they are quoting 32 hours work for this. Although I am not offay with oscommerce, I am with Joomla and Wordpress and know that these have simple plugins that can be installed. I have found this one: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2823 Basically what I want to know is, are we being taken for a ride when they quote 32 hours work and should the above plugin (or better one) work? OK they have heavily cuistomised the system so that it is updated via a excel spreadsheet by the customer to populate the site, so I am not sure if this is the reason why it would take so long to implement. We also want to be able to make the pages have individual meta tags and again they are quoting 24 hours work - is there also a plugin that could resolve this? Sorry for all the questions but this was our first OSCOMMERCE site and we want to be able to offer it more, but at the prices our development company are charging we are not sure this will be viable! Thanks for your time. Tony
  20. Hi everyone I have installed Header SEO tags in a shop so I can make unique titles, meta descriptions and keywords. - But I can make it show the same titles on ALL pages or it shows the unique title on the frontpage, while all the other pages has their URL as title. I have some screen pics here: http://imageshack.us...s/8/seher2.jpg/ http://imageshack.us...842/seher1.jpg/ Hope you can help Sebber