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SEO Issue with Store Views
 
MSchenk1979
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HI there, this is my first time posting on the Magento forums.  I am an SEO analyst and I work with the development team to make sure Magento implementations don’t negatively impact our strong SEO profile.

I am seeing an issue that seems to coincide with our upgrading to a new CMS design with Magento.  We have two stores, under a single domain.  We also have a Spanish version of our site, on the same domain, accessible by simply toggling a switch on the page.  The URLS stay the same.

The issue I’m having is that I’m seeing Google trying to access pages of our site that shouldn’t exist.  Odd combinations of searches, in Spanish, in one store view, showing up in the other store view (one store is for people, one for pets, if you search for items on the pet side, people items shouldn’t show up and vice versa).  The problem is appears like this (I’ve changed the name of our site, to protect the mostly innocent.  Hehe

http://www.humansite.com/petsite/catalogsearch/result/index/?___from_store=petsite&___store=ps_spanish&p;=4&q;=keyword1+keyword2+keyword3

I don’t know if anyone else has seen negative SEO issues from the store views and catalog queries, but any expertise would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks!

 
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Mirasvit
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Hello,

Magento is really not ideal from the point of view of SEO. Very many obvious functions are implemented not quite right. I recommend to use ready magento extensions. For example, Advanced SEO Suite. It fixes a lot issues, including generation of proper xml sitemap.

 
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dht28
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Not only magento, so, you develop any website with ugly url that\’s not good for SEO. \"yoursite/petsite/catalogsearch/result/index/?___from_store=petsite&___store=ps_spanish&p;=4&q;=keyword1+keyword2+keyword3\" I think it is not friendly. If you develop website with multiple store views. I suggest:
- Rewrite url (friendly for SEO): system / configuration / Web / SEO / Use Web Server Rewrites => YES + .htacess.
- Optimize url for multiple store views: system / configuration / web / URL Options / Add Store Code to Urls => YES. If you have 2 store views English (code: en) and Spanish (code: sp) you will have two url for each store view: yoursite.com/en and yoursite.com/sp

About SEO, you must have plan for onpage and offpage.
Good luck and success!
TienDH

 
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techflirt
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Your SEO will never be impacted by this practice. I have setup and configure several stores by same ways and did not find any issue.
To complete magento SEO practice you can refer http://www.techflirt.com/magento-seo/

 
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