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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
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    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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    SEO Friendly Categories 4 5 20 20
    DO NOT INSTALL This product does what it says it will do, which is flatten your categories and even perform a re-index to 301 the previous URLs to the new ones. Unfortunately, if you are using this for SEO purposes, it will do much more harm than it will good. Something I noticed after installing this product is that every time I performed a reindex for the URL rewrites, it would result in hundreds of additional rewrites in the URL Rewrite Management, which was approximately 1 for every product in my store. What will also happen is any additional product you add will have a number apprehended to the end of the URL. For example: www.store.com/PRODUCT-###.html You cannot add a product to the store without a number being assigned, and every time you reindex your site, the number and URL will change! This is a much bigger SEO nightmare than the default categories! After uninstalling this product, I had to delete thousands of rewrites, but the store is functioning correctly again. April 3, 2014
    Great idea, works and easy install... 5 STARS! Great idea. Should work for SEO. Works as described. Just flush the cache, re-index everything, log out an log back in. Thank you! PS Can't beat that price December 5, 2013
    and what about sitemap.xml your module works fine with my 1.7.0.2 but just after i verify a new generated sitemap.xml and categories structures are with long way. i don't think it is very SEO friendly. can you explain if it is important or not to have same structure in front and in sitemap.xml? I'm not expert but i think both must be similar? August 5, 2013
    Worked Straight away Great module, I have been looking for something like this for a long time - thanks!!! July 25, 2013
    Excellent extension! A small problem ("Reindex Data i'm receiving the following error ") but solved The install itself went fine however when i go to system > index management > Catalog URL Rewrites > Reindex Data i'm receiving the following error - An error occurred while saving the URL rewrite. Solved quickly by deleting the core_url_rewrite mysql table and System > index management > Catalog URL Rewrites > Reindex Data. Thank you for this great extension! July 21, 2013
    Working Brilliantly Now ! Continuing with my previous review i have now got this wonderful extension working. I have no idea why but it just worked this time round, perhaps it was just incompatible with 1.7.0 (i'm now on 1.7.2). Anyway the extension now works flawlessly and is a true asset to any magento store. My category url paths are now much shorter and easy for google to understand. This is a must have for seo and will surely give a little ranking boost. Thanks ! July 19, 2013
    Beautiful We wrestled with this issue for SOOOOOOOO LONG; Contacted our Theme Developer (Commative) and some programmers, NO ONE had an easy Solution. This is a GODSEND! Details: I did need to restart my the "container" in PowerPanel to access the backend Magento options under Configuration Re-index Data under Index Management in order to see the effects of the extension July 16, 2013
    Works as promised Installed on Magento 1.6.2 and after reindexing worked as promised. April 10, 2013
    Does what it should This is just what I was looking for and it works perfectly on 1.0.7.2 Thanks! April 9, 2013
    Not working, breaks url rewrites Hello, I installed this extension through magento connect following the instructions to the book. The install itself went fine however when i go to system > index management > Catalog URL Rewrites > Reindex Data i'm receiving the following error - An error occurred while saving the URL rewrite. I would love to use this extension as it would most certainly improve magento's poor seo category structure but the above error is preventing me from doing so. If this is error is corrected im certain this would be a 5 star extension. April 8, 2013
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