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MetaGenerator plugin automatically generates description and keywords meta tags by pulling text from joomla content. With this plugin you can also control some title options and add canonical url meta tag.

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OK! This plugin I use for more than 4 years on different web sites and it saves a lot of time for webmaster by allowing website optimization in few steps, by using this together with Joomla! default settings. It automate job of web master by adding automatically keywords, The only one reason I get 4 star to author is canonical settings in this plugin that could be very dangerous when it comes to SEO. I suggest author to improve canonical settings, because for now by following constructor description this plugin cause some importan error.

If you activate canonical tag in this plugin as author suggested with entering URL like this http://www.example.com main pages is not indexable that show a lot of seo software analysis tools, for example seo doctor, but all other pages are have properly set canonical tag. If I correct error and enter URL like this, full path, http://www.example.com/ then main page is OK, but all other pages are not indexable because their URL get one more slash /. And page, for example about-us, look like this www.mydomain.com//about-us.

I hope that autor will consider these changes and publish new plugin with properly set canonical tag, or to exclude that option from the plugin. Plugin is free, I appreciate this, but if this has serious error like this, than free can cost much more when judges come to crawl website, for example google bot, ect.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your feedback.

There is no error and no problem of using canonical URL with or without slash, it is just about preference. Pick up what version do you prefer and use it. The only problem with Metageneratos is that it doesn't let you to choose what version of the URL you prefer and only support top level domain URL without slash.

If you don't belive me, read this from Google Webmaster Blog and from Matt Cutts:

- http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.es/2010/04/to-slash-or-not-to-slash.html
- http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization/

Very good!


Posted on 16 July 2013

It seems to be a very good component to me. Unfortunately it doesn't fit my needs because I'm looking for a component which also writes the keywords into the database, so Joomla's related-items-plugin is able to compare them. If you only need it for SEO it is, of course, excellent.



So top of the cream would be the optional feature to let the component add the automatically generated keywords to the database.


I wish I could put in ten stars! This plug-in works perfectly for canonicals!!! When I converted to 2.5, I changed my navivigation and lost my inbound links. So I recreated an unpublished menu for the hidden pages to recreate the old pages, which gave me duplicates in search. The plug-in was easily installed and HAS PERFECT CANONICALIZATION FOR JOOMLA 2.5!!! Thank you very, very much!


Very good


Posted on 11 June 2012

Very usefull and easy. In the global configuration must be disabled the show site name in title or you have it doubled


Hesitant at first!


Posted on 03 February 2012

I was looking for two things, keywords taken from articles to populate Meta description and tags. This did it and best of all, IT'S FREE. Can't get better than that, thanks!


Great little plugin


Posted on 26 September 2011

This is a great simple plugin, that took a load of work out of my hands. It does exactly what it says. The beauty is that it doesn't override manually set Titles, descriptions or keywords. So it just fills the article you forgot.


High quality product


Posted on 21 September 2011

Blacklist and golden words - a smart feature. For half an hour, i optimized the keywords in almost every article of up to 90%, great plugin, thanks to the developers for a very high quality product, you saved us a lot of time and effort.



PS: I really did not understand why Canonical URL


Thank you very much!


Posted on 21 August 2011

Plugin is very good, he decided to challenge my canonical url. Tested to Joomla 1.6 and 1.7, meta tags work perfectly


Works very well for me on Joomla 1.6. Developer's been very helpful and promptly answered any question.

Be noted that it pulls meta from and for articles only, which was exactly what I needed. A really good extension altogether.


Well, I installed this plugin in my joomla 1.6.1, and what I get as the meta page description on EVERY page, is the information from the site footer. FOOTER! Same thing on every page. In other words it is not drawing text from the article at all, but from a random module, in the footer. I have no idea how that even works. But it is disastrous. Uninstalling.

Owner's reply: Let me say that Metagenerator v2.0 for joomla 1.6 is still in Beta phase and bugs is expected to be found so you can go to my discussions group in order to get it working for you and all other users who can have the sample problem.
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ContentAds

Free | Affiliate Systems | Juan Padial
2.5 3
Score:
98
9 reviews
Content ads is a plugin intended to maky easy to insert google Adsense or other ad code into your joomla content. Currently there is 5 positions available with full css control for each one: before content,top content,inside content,bottom content and after content.
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Scontent

Scontent

Free | Social Display | Juan Padial
2.5
Score:
93
16 reviews
Scontent is a joomla plugin + joomla module. Scontent plugin currently has the following features: - Vote up or vote down - Bookmark and share using addthis widget - "Quote this" - Flag/report abuse - AlphaUserPoints integration Scontent module shows a list of best or worst articles based on the votes count from the plugin.
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CB reCaptcha

Free | Community Builder extensions | Juan Padial
2.5 3
Score:
90
22 reviews
This Community Builder plugin shows reCaptcha widget on registration and password/username reminder forms. You can also choose myCaptcha mode and the captcha image and code verification will be done on your server.
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Sh Currency Converter

Free | Currency & Exchange | Juan Padial
2.5 3
Score:
78
5 reviews
Sh Currency Converter is a joomla module which provide a currency converter. The data is taken from yahoo finance and it uses ajax to load the results. Also compatible with no-javascript users.
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Blog Calendar Reload

Free | Articles Display | Juan Padial
2.5
Score:
73
18 reviews
*****Version for joomla 1.5 is only in "securtiy updates" mode****** Blog Calendar is component + module for Joomla. The module let you choose a date to get all post published on that date and the component give the layout to show the posts. -Choose articles from all categories or choose the categories to work with. -Show author name or username. -You can select if you want to show fulltext, introtext or cut the text in a specified number of words followed by "read more" (when cut the text you can also choose if you want to clean xhtml tags or not). -The rest of options are all you can find for a joomla's article and you can choose your own settings for the component or use global configuration from your joomla site.
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Multishare

Free | Social Share | Juan Padial
2.5
Score:
0
2 reviews
Provide a social bookmark widget for your content articles using most popular widget: Addthis, Sharethis and Tellafriend (SocialTwist). If you use other service, also you can add the code from any other provider. So you can use whatever code form whatever bookmark service you want to use (even more, if select "other" option you can enter any type of code to display on your content). Also you can enter the id of sections, categories or content where you don't to load the plugin. What make Multishare plugin special is that if you decide to use Addthis you'll can take control over all options: -Title/name of Addthis frame....of course you also can choose the text and background colour of the title. -Enter you logo image URL and backgound colour to display on Addthis window. -Choose the language on Addthis menu with a very simple two letters code: en (english), es (spanish), it (italian), pt, de, fr, ..... -You can also use a custom button image by entering the image url. -Choose the bookmark services you want to display and their order, just write their name separated by comma: facebook, live, google, yahoo, digg, ... and all the services supported by Addthis (visit addthis website to view the complete list). Even you can type email or print and you'll have "send to a friend" and "print current page" tools.
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MetaGenerator

Version:
2.0.4
Developer:
Juan Padial
Date added:
Jan 15 2010
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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