Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

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Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby GKillian » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:24 am

I've been building websites for a number of years but I've never used Joomla. I've been considering it for a while but not sure how the well the cms does in the serps. Any advice? Obviously many use Joomla, but how is it for seo in general. And does anyone have any tips for SEO in Joomla? ??? I appreciate any input anyone might be able to provide before I take the next step :p

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby euoceo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:28 am

You posted in the Joomla! 3.0 forum, but if you plan on using Joomla! for the first time on a website you need to use 2.5. 3.0 release is more for devlopment and not meant for production.
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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby GKillian » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:38 am

I see, thank you euoceo. I appreciate your input. I'll look in to 2.5

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby Amass » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:38 pm

Here, this tutorial can help you if you have further questions. Good luck!
http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/getting-started.html

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby Quazar-X » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:05 pm

If you have used Druple, Joomla will be very easy for you.
On SEO view, Joomla is good, but not the best. You can opt for extensions like sh404sef to manage SEF urls.
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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby MosherCharles » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:05 am

HI ! I know there are many FAQs on Joomla SEO but Joomla has built-in SEO functionality. The SEO tab in Global Configuration takes care of global SEO settings for your Joomla site.

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby Chris » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:37 am

There is NO SEO setup in Joomla Global Configuration. (SEO=Search Engine Optimization)
There is a SEF setup in Global Configuration. (SEF=Search Engine Friendly)
These are 2 different things.

SEF is NOT needed to be indexed by Google.
SEO is important to be indexed properly by Google and relies on content, title, keywords etc.
There is no failure until you give up.

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby WilliamSmths » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:21 pm

So far I only found one all-in-one premium plugin for onsite SEO.

You can't go wrong if you find solutions for all the common SEO 'problems' one by one, there's plenty of help.

Metatags, Titles, Headings, SEF urls what you are after in the first round.

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby UKEZ » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:09 pm

Chris wrote:There is NO SEO setup in Joomla Global Configuration. (SEO=Search Engine Optimization)
There is a SEF setup in Global Configuration. (SEF=Search Engine Friendly)
These are 2 different things.

SEF is NOT needed to be indexed by Google.
SEO is important to be indexed properly by Google and relies on content, title, keywords etc.



I will ask the question over in the 2.5 section, but while im here can you tell me if their are any good "free" SEO plugins for 2.5. I don't mind paying for one so long as I don't have to keep paying for updates over and over again.

That's one thing I miss about Wordpress, lots of very good free SEO plugins.

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby hostking » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:42 am

Joomla may have some SEO plugins in the plugins site. Check it out

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby datatrond » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:18 pm

I've been using Joomla since it's birth, and really love it. Needs some adjustments though, but then it works great for SEO.
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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby guyoz » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:42 am

First time is always a hassle.
Dont expect it to be a smooth ride the first time, but im sure you'll appreciate the stability afterwords.

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Re: Never Used Joomla as my CMS - Need Advice

Postby pishro » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:59 pm

GKillian wrote:Obviously many use Joomla, but how is it for seo in general. And does anyone have any tips for SEO in Joomla?
hi guys! ;)
I suggest please see these Articles:
Higher Rankings and Basic SEO for Your Joomla! Website
http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue ... -basic-seo

Quazar-X wrote:You can opt for extensions like sh404sef to manage SEF urls.
please see this Articles:
Enabling Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs


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