GoMage Advanced Navigation v.4.2
I've seen better support
I bought this extension and although it fulfils my requirements, I must say it doesn't help to ease your mind without worries, when you know that if the developer goes AWOL your website might not function one day because a key won't be able at such point to be verified against the developer's server. For me it's absolutely the last time I'm buying an extension from Magento developer that requires an activation key, it's too risky if his server shuts down.
On another note, the solution you mentioned below for someone else, regarding adding disallow: /*?ajax=1 to robots.txt in order to prevent google's indexing, doesn't seem to work. I did add that, but after my website didn't function or responded at all for an hour, I noticed in the visitor's log that googlebot had been hogging my server''s resources for the past hour while indexing every combination of the products filtering of every single attribute combination. The thing is, I could see that the vast majority of the URLs did not include ajax=1.
Also, when I filter attributes in the layered navigation I don't see the URLs include ajax=1. So I'm not sure why disallowing ajax=1 to robots.txt should stop the indexing by google. Please let us know if anything else can be disallowed in robots.txt in order to stop the indexing.
March 24, 2013
This extension has been working fine for months.
However for reasons that I am currently unable to determine I came in to work to an "invalid key" error and no ability to browse our catalog.
Regardless of the reasoning, no advanced notice was provided and I find this rather unacceptable. Mission critical extensions shouldn't just shut themselves off with no notice. It could have cost us a lot of revenue if the issue hadn't been caught quickly.
March 6, 2013
Excellent Extension Go Gomage....
with this extension, your shop will be greatly appreciated by your visitors.
A number of advantages over Gomage Developers:
* Super fast support
* Advanced Extension
* Many can possibly
* Manufacturers logo exhibit
* ETC ...
* No disadvantage found,
* When do I report it!!
February 25, 2013
Purchased this plugin to provide advanced filtering functionality, and to an extent it works. Sadly the extension (and support) fails on a major issue: the ajax filters produce unreadable, indexed pages (e.g.
http://navigation.gomage.com/electronics/cameras.html?ajax=1&mode=list). A Google search for "?ajax=1&mode=list" shows more examples.
After alerting GoMage support their eventual "solution" was to add Disallow rules to robots.txt, which fails to address this key problem.
February 12, 2013
GoMage has excellent support and are adding new features all the time. Highly recommended.
January 30, 2013
Very good extension....recommend the install and CSS integration services also....fast response. This is a good developer and extension.
December 31, 2012
the extension is really amazing, we integrate it with no problem. and everything works fine. we faced some problems and tuning and also the support team fix it in ONE DAY.
Thank you and for sure we will recommend this extension to our client for the coming project
December 19, 2012
This Extension, is great works as advertised I have being working with this for 7 Month already without any problem!
December 19, 2012
This is a very cool extension. I have one question though, is there a way to hide this block from the search engines? Inchoo did a video, which explained the problems with layered navigation. I have found that google is throwing me thousands of issues with the layered navigation links.
November 9, 2012
Excellent extension. Customer Service works speed. Everything just perfect with modern theme.
November 3, 2012