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SEOSimple Plugin

This Joomla (1.5/1.6/1.7/2.5/3) plugin simply takes the starting chunk of text from the page’s content and applies that as the value for the meta description tag in the page’s head. Search engines often use a Web page’s meta description in the SERPs, and as such it is important that these meta descriptions have relevant text related to the page’s content.

NOTE: This plugin generates the meta data "on the fly" when the page is loaded, it does not save the meta data to the content's meta data fields seen in the Joomla editor. These fields can then be used to override the auto-generated meta description generated by this plugin. To see the plugin at work, you must view your page's source in your browser.

** SEOSimple 2.0 Features **

** Ability to customize how the front page meta description is handled. You can choose between having it auto generated based on the front page's content, or using the default Joomla site-wide meta description.
** HTML page title configuration. Set your page titles in three different ways:
1. [CONTENT TITLE] | [SITE NAME]
2. [SITE NAME] | [CONTENT TITLE]
3. [CONTENT TITLE] (Joomla 1.5 default)
You can also customize what the separator is (in this ex. it's a pipe |, but can be any character).

** Additionally, you can customize the front page of your site's title tag in a number of different ways (or not at all). Layouts include:

[Disable - Use Joomla Default]
[Custom Title] | [Site Title]
[Site Title] | [Custom Title]
[Custom Title]
[Site Title]
[Site Title] | [Default Title] *NEW*
[Default Title] | [Site Title] *NEW*
[Custom Title] | [Default Title] *NEW*
[Default Title] | [Custom Title] *NEW*

** *NEW in 2.0* We have added the ability to set your category pages to "noindex, follow" -- a common meta robots setting for such pages to avoid duplicate content penalties.

All feedback is greatly appreciated and will go towards making future versions even better. Enjoy!

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2014-03-05
Reviews: 10
We have realized that numerous articles on our site had no meta whatsoever. This free plugin does good job at producing correct meta data. Instead of numerous hours of correcting issue or go into paid solutions - this developer had an interesting approach to create meta. Script is strong. Thank YOU!!!
2013-08-05
Reviews: 1
A very useful extension. I have now proper search results.

Besides it works for J3+ though produces a number of strict warnings' because of some deprecated code standards. But this doesn't matter for a production web-site as PHP warnings should be disabled. Removig calls by reference like &JFactoy -> JFactoy solves this minor issue.
2013-02-19
Reviews: 1
Thank you very much !! helped me work out many issues i was worried about with just a few clicks.....
The video tutorials on your site are excellent help also !
Thanks again !
2013-02-03
Reviews: 1
A must have plugin for sure. I used it and started getting results on google in matter of minutes. I am not sure what i do to improve the results, but this surely is an immaculate plugin. Thanks
2012-12-15
Reviews: 9
This plugin worked wonders! Within 1 hour of installing it Google had indexed my site and without the hassles of other SEO components.

Thanks a million!
2012-11-18
Reviews: 4
Download the extension, install it & enable from the plug-in. It take not more than one minute to complete the setup.

After few days, my website is indexed by Google.

Pro: SEOSimple is very very very... simple to setup and use.
2012-09-19
Reviews: 7
A must have extension.
Really simple and powerful plugin.
Thanx, man.
2012-07-17
Reviews: 1
It saved me a lot of time and money to be honest, a big thank you to the developer and a ish to keep up the excellent work!!
2012-06-15
Reviews: 10
A couple things I like about it and are great for me, 1.) It leaves my meta descriptions alone that I already entered and 2.) It adds to the ones I completely forgot about.

And I love the different options concerning site title/page title/custom title and so on.

Nice job. Oh yeah, it's free. Beats paying 147 bucks ;-)
2012-04-18
Reviews: 2
Thanks to the developer for sharing his skills to the joomla community.

The professionalism is right there,he allows users to give credit for the services provided or allows you to remove it.

I ask everyone to Please support all the developers by displaying their name while using their free products.

Excellent work!!
2012-04-11
Reviews: 1
It works like a charm. However, it does not support unicode font for website use it. For example, this happen in meta description: Hãy kiềm nén trái

Hope this will be supported
2012-02-23
Reviews: 5
This extension is very nice. It changes the META-DESCRIPTION automaticly! You don't have to remove the backlink to SEOSimple because you can't see it in the front-end of your website.
2012-01-29
Reviews: 3
a *must* have.

Makes life on Joomla 2.5 so much easier in regards to all the little SEO settings.

Installed in seconds and kicked in right after.
2011-12-11
Reviews: 5
There seems to be a bug in the plugin. The frontpage parameters don't work on a website with multi languages. I want to just leave to fontpage meta to the global config but the plugin just pulls the text from the homepage.

I think a multilanguage issue
2011-11-11
Reviews: 7
So simple, and so important to looking better for search engines! Very painless install. Wonderful job!
2011-10-29
Reviews: 1
Really simple to use and works well! Nicely done!
2011-10-18
Reviews: 1
Just installed it, and think it's great.

Had to do some digging to know to view 'page source' to actually see the results. I was looking in the meta data fields at the article level.

Not sure if I missed something in the documentation, but if it's not there, would be good to add it (might be good to add this note to the description text at the plugin module).

Thanks for making this plugin freely available!
Owner's reply

Hi Brad, thanks! And great point about being clearer regarding how the plugin works. I've adjusted the description text above to better reflect this and help avoid any confusion with the plugin's use.

2011-10-13
Reviews: 1
Speechless...
GREATTT..!! i love this!! :)
I have been using this plugin since a year ago.!!
2011-09-29
Reviews: 2
Instructions were straight forward and easy to understand. I implemented SEOSimple easily after reading the documentation with no problems configuring the plug-in.
2011-09-21
Reviews: 1
This plugin works really nice. It does what the author says it does, thanks for sharing this useful tools to improve joomla in the SEO area.
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