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December.27.2012

Some tips for SEO in Joomla 3.0

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Everyday there are countless websites set up on the Internet and thousands of websites built with Joomla. So if you are not actively implement the ads for your website on the search engines, it’ll gradually be forgotten.

 

 

Joomla Users certainly are very interested in Joomla SEO. Beside the basic support functions Joomla SEO Setting, there are too many different choices so that you can feel overwhelming.

In the previous versions (Joomla 1.5; 2.5), we have some strong SEO plugins such as Set Generator Tag, SEOSimple, SEO Pagination, JoomSEF, J!Redirect 301, SH404sef…At the latest version - Joomla 3.0 has been many changes in the support of SEO, but some extensions will not suitable.

When you are logged in Joomla 3.0, you can see the basic SEO settings and the Metadata setting on the Global Configuration.

In order to support SEO better, Joomla also has released many SEO Joomla 3.0 plugins. In this article, I’ll show you some tips and plugins which can help you SEO website Joomla 3.0 better. Notice that, SEO is what we do every day. It’s a long term strategy - not a quick step.

The first, Use general SEO best practices to your Joomla site. Remember not to rely completely on Joomla’s function to do all of the work for you.
1. Insert Title tags:

The Title page is what can be seen in search engines as click-able blue headlines of webpage. Including unique Title tag in each page is better than repeating it in every page on website. Make sure the title tag contains at least your main keyword.

2. Don't use too many keywords in your pages:

Do not exceed keyword number! It’s necessary to have some keywords which best describe your main products/items you want more people to know in your posts. However, this must not be overdone. Make sure that you utilize variety of keyword type such as : exact keys, extra keys, click here, see more, exact URL,.... to approach to more specific and potential customers. Let's use keyword suggestion tools such as: Keyword tool - Google Adwords, Word Tracker... to save time for keyword-searching.

3. Use the Meta tags for Joomla Website:

The Metadata Settings are in Global Configuration of Joomla Setting, Menu item edit screens and in Article edit screens. The important Meta elements are the tittle tag and Description tag. Take your time and keep the title tag should not exceed 70 characters, and the description length should around 160 characters. After that, let your primary keywords put in your title and description tag.

4. Apply internal and external linking plan effectively

Try to make use of internal and external links strategy to place your web higher on Search engines. Related-links connected internally in website is preferred by Google bots and mainly aims to give more necessary information to readers. You can create compelling content that the readers want to share with others. If the content is good, bloggers and other site owners will link to it. This is so-called viral marketing and plays an essential part to popularize the web just by good content.

5. Create a sitemap to get Index Google

You must create a sitemap, an xml file that contains links to every page on your site. After you have created a sitemap, you must submit your site and your sitemap to Google and many other ping tools to get indexed. When your website is new, Google will crawl the sitemap that you submit and after that, Google will be able to read your website's content faster.

The second, Use Joomla SEO Plugin Extensions.

SEO plugins are great way to help make sure that you’re optimizing your content for search engines. Here are some highlights plugins support for SEO in Joomla 3.0

1. SEO Glossary:

It's easy to install and a good feature. It does not have multi-language support but you can easily convert the language file to your language. With SEO glossary, you can create multilingual dictionary, glossary, glossary of abbreviations, and much more....

Now it's compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3.0

2. SEO- Generator (Joomla 1.5 - 3.0):

This plugin is highly appreciated. It automatically generates keywords and description for each article to help with SEO. It also gives you the ability to set different title configurations, robots meta tags and Google webmaster verification keys. But it's preferrable to insert your keyword by hand to be sure about what you want to focus.

3. Easy Frontend SEO (EFSEO):

You can control all important metadata manually and automatically. With this plugin you may change and add meta information (title, description, keywords, generator and robots) very easily at the frontend. It does not matter which component you use. The plugin active on every page of a Joomla, website and may be used correspondingly.

4. SEF Translate:

SEF Translate permit to translate yours site content to all languages that Google Translate or Bing (Microsoft) translate support.

This component is used for SEO and SEF, it permits to extend yours site content in some times. The more languages it has, the bigger yours site is, the bigger yours URLs site map is

5. ByeByeGenerator:

Quickly install and easy to use. If you need to change that metatag, this is for you. This extension allows you to change or remove the tag entirely - even from your RSS and ATOM feeds!

Joomla is an open source software package, if you don’t find an SEO plugin that you need, you can always build it by yourself. In addition, you can get community supportsfrom forums to blogs, YouTube tutorials, Joomla offers an incredibly active community ready to help answer your SEO questions.


Thanks for reading!

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