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SEO URLs in OS 2.3.3.4?

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You have to install an addon. Either Ultimate SEO or SEO 5 (I don't have a link for this one).

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Mike, before you go through the effort to add SEO to your store, consider going to 2.3.4BS Edge, which has SEO built in and is up to date and is responsive (mobile friendly). It might be better to put in a little extra effort right now to get all caught up, which is something you'll eventually have to do anyway, as your host upgrades PHP versions.


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You do not need SEO Urls. 

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While using a URL that includes keywords can improve your site's search visibility, URLs 
themselves generally do not have a major impact on a page's ability to rank.

I would argue that even this is out of date.  When is the last time you saw a URL (of a properly set up ecommerce site) in (eg) Google?

Here is an example with no setting up, just an out of the box install of our osCommerce.  Wheres the URLs ??

no_urls.jpg.0eb5ebf7c72a6379351bbc303233d424.jpg

You could argue, and I would wholeheartedly agree that "Friendly Urls" matter.

Take for example a radio advert or a printed leaflet, which one of these is more easy to remember;

some-super-site.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=123
or
some-super-site.com/widgets/123

But this is *not* SEO Urls!


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This -> product_info.php?products_id=9

or this -> sombrero-galaxie-p-9.html

I talk about with my friend (works by Google), he informed me, that a link with the name in it is better, than without, because if u search, than the name in the link
helps to find the product or what else better. The search result don't show, that's right.

Sorry @burt in my opinion the " SEO Urls" helps in many reason.


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Are you talking about different things? Tiny breadcrumbs vs url SEO. This is nice discuss. :biggrin:
Lets go to the same platform.


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Hi All.

I would also like to know about the inbuilt Edge SEO, is it enabled by default, or do you have to enable it? My shop is not live so I don’t know how it is not possible to check. Is there a tutorial for this? Maybe someone out there in the know could organise one?

Personally I think the breadcrumb URL with the product name rather than a string of seemingly unrelated jumble of text and numbers is far better, and looks more professional. Would this not be a simple thing for you boffins to integrate into Edge?

Obviously for new users this would make things much simpler.

Regards Shaun

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