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SEO friendly URL FROZEN: osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.4.1 CE

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When I installed the 2 other times I could see this contribution under Configuration but now I can not see it there.

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I am stuck. I can not find the module in the admin panel.

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If you never set this add-on up in your admin then it's not to blame for your issues! I would imagin that in the 2 or 3 times you have installed other seo add-ons you have managed to mess up your redirects. I would recomend restoring your test site from your last known working backup.

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I have just added you as an administrator and sent you PM with login

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7 minutes ago, vampirehunter said:

would you say its better to install chemos seo url instead of ultimate seo urls 5 pro for BS?

 

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24 minutes ago, vampirehunter said:

would you say its better to install chemos seo url instead of ultimate seo urls 5 pro for BS?

Here's a link to the pros and cons by @raiwaThey both work in a BS shop.  I don't run multi-language shops so I can't say which is better for that situation. But I think the deciding factor should be if the addon will work with the google sitemap addon, which is a far more important addon. Only Ultimate SEO works with that addon. Changing the code to allow SEO 5 to work with it is on my list of things to do but it's way at the bottom so I don't expect it to be done in the near future.

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Just to clarify.

The add-on works fine, the issues were with the self hosted server setup. Once the server issues were sorted out the add-on installed without any issues and works as it should.

Now they just need to setup the add-on as they require it.


 

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Hi

I'm looking for an addon if it exists or a solution to use my own frendly URL. Now we use a rented shop but I want to go back to oscommerce.

Now our urls:
domain.com/product-uique-name
domain.com/other-product-name

without any code and .html

I know it is easier if seo url tool when you create the url from the product name and put automatically at the end of url  p-id000.html or any similar but i don't want this because i don't want 301 redirects to lose the current urls.

I would like to enter manually seo url for all each products.

Is there a solution to this?

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26 minutes ago, accesid said:

Hi

I'm looking for an addon if it exists or a solution to use my own frendly URL. Now we use a rented shop but I want to go back to oscommerce.

Now our urls:
domain.com/product-uique-name
domain.com/other-product-name

without any code and .html

I know it is easier if seo url tool when you create the url from the product name and put automatically at the end of url  p-id000.html or any similar but i don't want this because i don't want 301 redirects to lose the current urls.

I would like to enter manually seo url for all each products.

Is there a solution to this?

No, but OpenCart allows you to do that if i am not mistaken.

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50 minutes ago, accesid said:

Is there a solution to this? 

follow guidelines given by Google and you should be fine.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6033086?hl=en


 

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1 hour ago, Hotclutch said:

No, but OpenCart allows you to do that if i am not mistaken.

Thx to answer. Yes you are right, the rented shop is based on opencart... but we have a lot of problem with that...

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opencart generates a lot of duplicate content, can be a real mess to clean up, especially when going back to osCommerce, because some of the parameters are the same, like sort.

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On 5/8/2019 at 6:33 AM, accesid said:

I know it is easier if seo url tool when you create the url from the product name and put automatically at the end of url  p-id000.html or any similar but i don't want this because i don't want 301 redirects to lose the current urls.

Well, it is possible to still handle incoming old-style URLs (/product-name) alongside your new osC-style URLs (product-name-<code><id> etc.). You could simply 301 redirect them to the new osC-style. If it's more than a few dozen instances, however, it would become a burden to add them to .htaccess as individual redirects. It would be better to do as other stores and CMSs do, and send any URL not recognized as a real path + file to a PHP SEO routine. Internally, it would look up the routine and parameters matching the input name, and send control to the right place (header() call). It could even handle the osC-style SEO in this way, rather than in .htaccess. It's not trivial, but I'm sure it could be done. I don't know if it's possible to show it as a 301 status doing this, but at least your old store's URLs will still work.

Come to think of it, Is your request to not 301 (redirect) the old URLs, but simply accept them? That can be done too, whether in .htaccess or in an SEO routine.

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On 5/8/2019 at 11:33 AM, accesid said:

Hi

I'm looking for an addon if it exists or a solution to use my own frendly URL. Now we use a rented shop but I want to go back to oscommerce.

Now our urls:
domain.com/product-uique-name
domain.com/other-product-name

without any code and .html

I know it is easier if seo url tool when you create the url from the product name and put automatically at the end of url  p-id000.html or any similar but i don't want this because i don't want 301 redirects to lose the current urls.

I would like to enter manually seo url for all each products.

Is there a solution to this?

I think you will be better suited by the free module at https://www.johnbarounis.com/coding/oscommerce/seo-friendly-urls-addon

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21 hours ago, MrPhil said:

Well, it is possible to still handle incoming old-style URLs (/product-name) alongside your new osC-style URLs (product-name-<code><id> etc.). You could simply 301 redirect them to the new osC-style. If it's more than a few dozen instances, however, it would become a burden to add them to .htaccess as individual redirects. It would be better to do as other stores and CMSs do, and send any URL not recognized as a real path + file to a PHP SEO routine. Internally, it would look up the routine and parameters matching the input name, and send control to the right place (header() call). It could even handle the osC-style SEO in this way, rather than in .htaccess. It's not trivial, but I'm sure it could be done. I don't know if it's possible to show it as a 301 status doing this, but at least your old store's URLs will still work.

Come to think of it, Is your request to not 301 (redirect) the old URLs, but simply accept them? That can be done too, whether in .htaccess or in an SEO routine.

Thx. for this advice, I think is a good idea.

But I'm afraid... More seo specialist sad this structure (product-name-<code><id>.html) is not a good choise beacause Google don't like this structure.
I'm not a seo specialist and I see that many (more and more) pages are really using the other structure (/product-name). Why?
Is it really so important in google ranking what kind of structure is in website? 

 

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5 minutes ago, accesid said:

But I'm afraid... More seo specialist sad this structure (product-name-<code><id>.html) is not a good choise beacause Google don't like this structure.
 

Nothing wrong with that format. Hope you're not paying that SEO specialist.

Since you mentioned that you're using Opencart, and it sounds like your real issue is poor performance, then you should take note of my previous post. Opencart generates duplicate content that needs to be handled.

 

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1 hour ago, Hotclutch said:

Nothing wrong with that format. Hope you're not paying that SEO specialist.

Since you mentioned that you're using Opencart, and it sounds like your real issue is poor performance, then you should take note of my previous post. Opencart generates duplicate content that needs to be handled.

 

I don't pay for this SEO specialist.

The shop we are using is not a real opencart shop but an opencart-based rented shop. There's a lot of problems with it.
(I was looking for SEO professionals and companies to help us because the prices are good for our products and there are only a few buyers. And they couldn't solve it. But I think we made a big mistake because the products were given a bad name, we named wrong. The ex. "Sku 10W 4500K T65 Light Bulb" and I think when the custommers are looking for the bulb they spell "Light Bulb 10w ... " not invert)
Now I want to migrate from the current shop, beacause some times we have a lot of problem with it and seo specialist sad that oscommerce is not a good choice because de url structure. I used oscommerce before 2010 it was good then.
I know, SEO has changed a lot since then but oscommerce has also changed.
Only with this url structure wasn't everything clean to me.

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First of all this person is not an SEO specialist, if they are forwarding this kind of advice.

Secondly i have seen this type of situation before with Opencart, and the issue is not the SEO URL. You have to know how to configure Opencart if you are going to use it.

Nothing wrong with osCommerce even now SEO wise.

The correct thing for you to do would be to switch back to osCommerce and use the SEO URLs that everybody else uses - Chemo's or FWR Media's.

But be warned just switching to osCommerce won''t improve your SEO. You're stuck with a mess of URLs from what i know of Opencart, and you need to clean that up.

 

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