The most common Joomla SEO mistakes
Mastering the Web is a never ending learning process. You can learn from both good and bad examples. Unfortunately most of us are learning from their own mistakes. A well known situation is that you got a brand new Joomla site, latest tricks, stunning design, appealing content, but you miss a key ingredient of the success: the Visitor. And you've wondering, why they aren't coming, despite your SEO efforts as sending out marketing e-mails to your closest 10.000 "friends" and spending nice money in buying incoming links and lots of postings on every imaginable social marketing site, blog and forum. It's not obvious, but the problem may be in what you did, and not in what you missed. Anyway, here's a mix of things usually Joomla webmasters are doing wrong. Learn from, and try to avoid these most common mistakes!
The site name/title
There is a setting in the Joomla site configuration, which is often overlooked or used to hold allmost nothing, in best case the URL of the site, the Site Name. You're asked during the install to fill the respective field, and you generally have no clue what to write in that box.
So, what's wrong with that? The site is working, regardless what you wrote there...
You may think one can wrote here anything crosses his mind, right?
The wrapper module
One of the most common questions about working with Joomla! is how to embed video in articles. The reason this is a problem is that embedding inherently creates risks because of what might be embedded.
To SEF ot not to SEF - is this a question?
I'm joking, of course, but this is a real issue - from SEO perspective is a "to be, or not to be" type of question. To have some humanly readable URL's is key for your SEO success these days. And if Google and/or Bing does not loves you.... you are on the "not to be" side.
- Update the Site form field via URL parameter
- URL Routing | Joomla Tips
What the alias field is for?
Sometime we are forgotting the very basics when we are thinking about the SEO for our Joomla website. Did you asked yourself this simplequestion:
What the alias field is for and how to use it to your advantage?
Where is my feed URL in Joomla?
Today Google returned 500K+ hits for this question, so apparently many of you having problems locating it. The answer is simple: nowhere... or... everywhere...
ROTFL. Let me explain.
Page 2 of 2