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SEO Friendly Categories

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Improved Control over Category URLs for SEO. Flatten your URL structure and drastically improve your SEO.
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Overview

SEO Friendly Categories

If your store has a complex categories structure with many levels of subcategories, Magento will create really long URLs for the products in these subcategories, including the full categories hierarchy in the URL.

This can be a real drag for your product SEO since Google usually pays attention only to first few words in the URL.

Our FREE SEO Friendly Categories Magento extension by Activo allows you to flatten your URL structure by using only the product name or the last subcategory name in the URL.

So instead of mystore.com/category/subcategory1/product_name.html you will have just mystore.com/product_name.html in your URL.

And likewise for categories, instead of mystore.com/category/subcategory1/subcategory2/subcategory3.html you will have just a mystore.com/subcategory3.html

You can even customize how that subcategory will look in the URL like by using the URL Key parameter in the category configuration.

Highlights

  • Drastically improves your categories' and products' SEO
  • Gives you full control over product, category and subcategory URLs
  • Creates flat URL structure for categories
  • Uses Magento's own URL rewriting mechanism for improved compatibility
  • 100% FREE
  • Check out our Other SEO Extensions

    Our Bulk Images Upload and SEO for Large Catalogs Magento Extension now also includes SEO features and allows to rename imported images using the product title for improved image SEO. Check it out at our page above or on Magento Connect here.

    Installation

    You can use the Magento Connect Manager to install this extension directly from Magento Connect. Alternatively you can download the package from our own site and follow the installation instructions on our page here.

    Installation from Magento Connect

    You can also install this extension directly from Magento Connect if you are running Magento 1.5 or newer. In this case the installation process is even easier:

  • Log into your store admin panel and go to System / Magento Connect / Magento Connect Manager. You will be prompted to log in again.
  • In the Magento Connect Manager screen enter extension key to install: http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/activo_categoryurlseo and press Install.
  • After the extension is downloaded, press "Commit Changes" and you are done!
  • Configuration

    To configure the SEO Friendly Categories Magento extension, please go to the System / Configuration menu at your admin panel click the SEO Friendly Categories under ACTIVO EXTENSIONS section on the left. You will see the configuration menu, which is very simple - you can just enable or disable the short SEO friendly category URLs.

    Please note that once you change this setting, you need to go to System / Index Management and reindex data for Catalog URL Rewrites.

    One additional benefit: Magento will create the URL redirects from the old category links to the new, short ones, so all old links will still work perfectly fine.

    Installation and Configuration Screencast:

    To see a demo video, visit our product pag: http://extensions.activo.com/seo-friendly-categories-for-magento.html.

    Magento Editions Compatibility

    Community Edition: 1.5.0.1 and above.

    License

    This extension is released under the Open Software License v. 3.0 (OSL-3.0). Please read the full license agreement here: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/OSL-3.0.

    Community Support Forum

    Have any questions regarding this extension? Need help with installation and/or configuration? Have some good tips and tricks about using it? Please visit the support forum for the SEO Friendly Categories extension here.

    More by Activo

    Check out more Magento Extensions by Activo on Magento Connect here: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/developer/activo

    Also don't forget to visit our main page: Magento Extensions for Advanced eCommerce by Activo — see our latest news and upcoming releases that didn't make it to Magento Connect yet!

    Release Notes

    Bugfix

    2012-10-23 19:14:34
    • Version number: 1.0.4.1
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Fixed the package to install from Magento Connect

    Bug fix, compatibility with latest Magento release

    2012-10-23 18:53:57
    • Version number: 1.0.4
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    This is mostly a compatibility release to fix some minor compatibility issues with Magento 1.7.0.

    Fixed the double slash issue with new Magento release.

    New Feature

    2012-07-27 06:48:56
    • Version number: 1.0.3
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Added the ability to manually specify a global top level string for refined SEO control. The new top level string will be prefixed to all categories and can also be prefixed to all products if the 'Use Category Paths for Products URLs' is set to Yes.

    Minor bug fix

    2012-06-21 19:56:00
    • Version number: 1.0.2
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Fixed an issue with double slash for newer (>1.6) versions of Magento.

    Ready for Magento Connect: SEO Firndly Categories

    2012-03-01 20:46:46
    • Version number: 1.0.1
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    This simple FREE extension can flatten your store URL structure and drastically improve your SEO in just few simple clicks.
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    This extension was developed by and is supported by activo

    SEO Friendly Categories 4 5 20 20
    perfect! I love this extension! It's greate! It works on magento 1.7.0.2 very well. It made my category url struct simple and concise, and It provide the ability to add url path prefix such as cat/ for my category url, for example: top level category: old url: http://test.com/my-category new url: http://test.com/cat/my-category second level: old url: http://test.com/my-category/my-second new url: http://test.com/cat/my-second March 7, 2013
    Works perfect to me on Magento 1.5.1. We defenatly see improovement ! November 6, 2012
    Thank you for this extension. Just wanted to write a quick review dealing with with this company. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable, great with helping out even on a free extension. If anyone is looking for professional work done with their site, I would definitely look into using activio to reduce any headaches. From a long history of communicating with developers you can tell ones that know what they're talking about. These guys know efficiency. Thanks, Ara July 30, 2012
    im still seeing www.mysite.com/product1.html instead of www.mysite.com/cat1/product1.html Reindexed and cache is disabled, did not resolve. May 19, 2012
    It's working great with CE 1.7. Thanks a lot! May 7, 2012
    Hello guys, Install went fine, after install when i went to activate at sytem gt;Configuration found 404 error. in side the control panel. I have multi store install but i tried to select the default store still not working. ... any suggestion would be highly appreciated. April 20, 2012
    Hello, Nice extension. I had some problems with // but i fixed it Nice one. April 12, 2012
    Hello, Your extension works great for categories but I have a bug with product URLs : Category URL : http://www.domain.com/category -gt; it's ok Product URL : http://www.domain.com//product.html -gt; the double slash between the domain name and the product page means a 404 error How to delete the unwanted slash ? March 27, 2012
    Great work! Install in less than a minute and it just simple works! Thanks ever so much! March 12, 2012
    Works flawlesly in magento 1.5.1 Installs in a minute without any problems. Thanks for the goodwork! March 7, 2012
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