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Best Joomla seo plugin?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kikou, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. kikou

    kikou Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hi,

    Joomla is new to me, I started to create my own template, I wanted to know what plugin free or paid would you recommend for SEO, url rewriting.

    I would like my url to be like /mykeywordpage.htm.

    Also what can I do to secure Joomla.

    Any tips is welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. jay2success

    jay2success Registered Member

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    I will recommend the following
    SEO:
    1. Joomla built-in SEO. Go to "Global Configuration" on joomla backend and enable all options on "SEO Settings" box. You must also rename htaccess.txt in your hosting to .htaccess
    2. sh404Sef. This is the best free SEO plugin but now you have to pay for it because it's becomes commercial component. You can build your own rewriting url if you learn how to write the plugin. This plugin also have honeypot protection so your website can be more secure. You can get the latest free version here:
    Code:
    http://www.jaredritchey.com/sh404sef-free-download/
    Security:
    1. Install jSecure plugin to secure your admin url.
    2. Install sh404sef for honeypot
    3. Fix joomla permission issue by installing suPhp if you have access to WHM. Depends on your server, this is the biggest joomla problems because you have to enable 777 permission to folder and 666 permission to files. This is not secure. The way to fix it is to install suPhp for your server.
    4. Install LazyBackup (for daily backup) and JoomlaPack (for full backup) and place the backup folder outside your root folder.

    Hope this helps. Contact me if you need freelancer to help your joomla website ;)
     
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  3. kikou

    kikou Junior Member Premium Member

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    Thank you jay2success you post is really useful.

    I will start implementing them ASAP.

    Kikou
     
  4. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i vote sh404sef as well

    i would also install jsecure as well to mask the administrator login page

    make sure when you use sh404 you turn on the advanced settings and familiarize yourself with the settings, you will need to select an option for it not to do friendly urls without index.php at the front of the url...

    i like joomcloner for doing backups and moving sites as an alternative to joomlapack

    hth
     
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  5. deign23

    deign23 Regular Member

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    Recommending 3 useful extensions.

    1. use sh404SEF component. perfect for Joomla SEO. Enable it in the advance tab and use this with .htaccess to disable index.php in your URL. (Ex. http://yourdomain.com/index.php/article1.html will be changed to http://yourdomain.com/article1.html)

    2. use SEF_Service_Map as your sitemap component. Install it with its extension (Ext_SEF_Service_Map) to work well with sh404SEF. Useful for quick indexing with Google. Also included is a Pingback feature. Just add more Host.

    3. use JomComment component as an added feature to your site.

    bonus:
    also install JoomSEO plugin for better read more performance.

    It's all free. Get them here.
    HTML:
    http://www.joomlaautoblog.info/component/option,com_rokdownloads/Itemid,4/id,58/view,folder/
     
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  6. macpaulos

    macpaulos Regular Member

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    May not be 100% on this, but doesn't .htaccess require you being on a linux hosting??
     
  7. deign23

    deign23 Regular Member

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    most of the time .htaccess is used in Apache Server and is present to protect your files from being hacked.
     
  8. kikou

    kikou Junior Member Premium Member

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    Thank you all, I have being busy customizing. This will be really useful.:)