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Joomla! SEO/SEF Guides - Read This Before Posting

Postby Leftfield » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:46 pm

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Basic Joomla! SEO/SEF Settings:
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Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla!, Novices and What is Joomla all redirect to here:
http://docs.joomla.org/Beginners#Addres ... timization

How to setup SEF URLs:
http://docs.joomla.org/SEF_URLs_in_Joomla!_1.5

IIS6 and SEF URLs using Joomla 1.5x:
http://docs.joomla.org/IIS6_and_SEF_URL ... oomla_1.5x

Configure and Troubleshooting SEF URLs:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2300167/Jooml ... t-SEF-URLs

Fixing Broken Site When SEF is Enabled:
http://docs.joomla.org/SEO#Fixing_Broke ... is_Enabled

Change SEF suffix from .html to .htm:
http://docs.joomla.org/SEO#Change_defau ... ml_to_.htm

SEF extensions:
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... gement/sef

Add Content Metadata:
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... a-metadata

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Download documents:
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How to setup SEF URLs (.pdf):
download/file.php?id=66455

Configure and troubleshoot SEF URLs (.odt):
http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/tas ... ised-1.odt

How to remove "WWW" from your Domain Name and Why it matters(.odt):
http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/tas ... omain6.odt

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Other SEO Guides:
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Google SEO Starter Guide available in 40 languages:
http://googlewebmastercentral.[URL banned]. ... in-40.html


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Basic Tutorials
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What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ?
- http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... swer=35291
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization

What is SERP (Search Engine Result Page) ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_results_page


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Google SEO Guidlines
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Google Webmaster checklist
http://www.google.com/webmasters/checklist/

Anatomy of a search result
http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... wer=159206

URLs in Sitemaps
A Sitemap file can contain no more than 50,000 URLs and be no larger than 10MB when uncompressed. If your Sitemap is larger than this, break it into several smaller Sitemaps. These limits helps ensure that your web server is not overloaded by serving large files to Google.
Resource : http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... wer=156184

Sitemap don't look accurate ? (Submitted url vs Indexed url in Google Webmaster)
http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... swer=80488

Sitemap FAQs
http://googlewebmastercentral.[URL banned]. ... -faqs.html

How often does Google crawl the web?
http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... swer=34439

Google has "ignored" Meta keyword
Explanation from Matt Cuts - Google team :
http://googlewebmastercentral.[URL banned]. ... a-tag.html


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Other tutorials
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Put custom Meta Keyword and Meta Description in section and category
Joomla’s default SEO doesn’t have feature for create custom meta keyword and meta description in each section and category, we can use this extension for fix this issue :

SC Meta - Section Category Meta Manager : http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... adata/7559 With this extension, we can avoid duplicate meta title and meta description on Google webmaster

Get rid of ID in section, category and article in URL
HP Router : http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/5973/details

Change or Remove Site title (for default is Welcome to the Frontpage)
There are a lots of questions about this topic
http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_remov ... 2_title%3F

How to check Nofollow and Dofollow backlink status ?
If we use Firefox browser, we can use this add-on :
NoDoFollow : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5687

Redirect from Non-WWW to WWW
Use .htaccess
Put this code :

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RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.com [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Right after this code :

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RewriteEngine On

Change domain.com with your domain Name

Use extension
SEO Canonicalisation Plugin : http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... adata/5355

Official Webmaster help center site
- Google : http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/
- Yahoo : http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/search/siteexplorer/
- MSN / Live / Bing : http://help.live.com/help.aspx?mkt=en-u ... webmasters

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