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JV-Relatives ComponentModulePlugin

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JV-Relatives = Related Articles + Keyword Tags Listing + Social Media Buttons for Sharing.

JV-Relatives (JV-REL) is an advanced Joomla related articles and keyword tagging extension suite. JV-Relatives improves Search Engine Optimization for your website, increases the time the user spends in your website and decreases user bounce rate. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed!

Related Articles: JV-Relatives will list down the links to related articles for the displayed article in Joomla content either by prepending/appending/in predefined position in Joomla articles or even show it in a module. The related articles list can be shown with thumbnails of images with left/top/center alignment, title and text.

JV-Relatives obtains the related articles by scanning the meta keywords of other articles in your website. Additionally, hyperlink will be provided for each of the related articles, in the list. The related articles are chosen based on the keywords configured for the displayed article.

JV-Relatives improves article readership and dramatically increases your ability to retain your visitors for longer periods of time, by displaying closely related articles in Joomla. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! The related articles block can also be manually set to be displayed anywhere in the article, by adding {jvrelatives} tag in article content!

Keyword Tags Display: JV-Relatives further enhances your Joomla website Search Engine Optimization, by displaying the article meta tags and meta keywords in pre-defined positions in the article. The links to related articles will be displayed at the bottom, or left, or right, of the article as configured.

Social Media Buttons: JV-Relatives also displays a set of social networking buttons which again can be placed above or below the article. These buttons allow the reader to share content or like and share it in facebook, add it to Google+, Linked In and post tweets via twitter as well

3PD Components Support: JV-Relatives can display related articles, tags and social media buttons for :

1. Joomla Core Articles
2. K2 Items
3. EasyBlog Posts
4. Cobalt CCK 7 and Cobalt 8 Records

There could be cases where you even use components like AceSEF and sh404SEF to generate meta keywords and store them in their respective component tables. It can even pick up meta keywords generated by AceSEF and sh404SEF, and scan and display related articles!

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Reviews: 1
Although component is perfect, support is excellent. For each question, i got a very satisfied answer and i can solve all my problems. Thank you, Sniranjan. :)
Reviews: 2
Congratulations to the teams that were able to meet my expectations on this component. Everything I was looking for! thank you
Reviews: 17
I loved this extension. It is very useful and the support is excellent. I had some small problems and they have been outstanding drying time to fix it.

Nice to be addressed as well.
Reviews: 1
I was in need of Related Articles for one of my customers.
I've found this as one of the top rated and I can confirm that:
1.It works as expected and with a robust set of features to customize.
2.MORE IMPORTANT: if you need help the support is fast and professional.

Good Work!
Reviews: 1
I installed it as directed and it crashed my site. Now I am spending the night restoring the site.
Owner's reply

Thank you for posting the review.

You had created a ticket at our website on this issue and we had asked for more information as the error that you encountered was a php library error and nothing to do with JV-Relatives. You just responded with this review at JED without giving any further info to even start the investigation.

I wish I could have helped you further had you shared the info that we requested. To emphasize, there has not been a single instance of JV-Relatives crashing a customer website in the last 5 years. I would still request you to provide the info so that we can help you further.

Reviews: 1
This is a great component and plugin. Maybe you can give a module so it would be a perfect one!

Great support from the team.
Reviews: 1
It took me a long time to find an extension that really made a big difference in my website. I discovered JV Relatives and everything said about it is true. I really needed an extension that would allow my visitors to extend their stay and discover more articles. This extension is worth every penny. It works seamlessly into my site, and added that extra punch! Thanks for making this extension and I really hope more joomla users discover and use it.
Reviews: 3
This extension does precisely what I had hoped it would do: it offers suggest reading for articles with the same tags. This keeps the reader engaged and helps to lower the bounce rate, important for SEO. It also inserts social media "like" and "share" buttons, which also helps drive traffic.
After installation, another component was stacking up the social media buttons. I submitted a ticket to the programmer and got an immediate response for the solution. Elapsed time from ticket to fix: 70 minutes. you'll agree that is extraordinary support. I'm pelased to recommend this extension and its programmer.
Reviews: 4
This plugin works as described. Support is fast and provided to JV community via quality forum.
This plugin can be fully customised so everyone can setup this under specific needs. You can control data, sections, categories setup and many more. Code is clear and advances. Timestamp is enabled. Thanks to JV relatives for this great plugin.
Reviews: 1
I never like to spend money on plugins since just about any thing you want to do you can get for free. I needed a plugin that did cross refrence linking. I have thousands of articles that needed to be cross refrenced that are in different sections. This was the only plugin that did want I wanted. I had to contact support because I was not following directions properly. Support pointed out what I was doing wrong and even fixed my problem for me.

I never take the time to write reviews about anything really. But the makers of this plugin deserve credit where credit is due. Great plugin in and great customer support.
Reviews: 1
I can not tell you how nice it is to get what you paid for. Easy to install and setup and it does what it says it will do. The best part is the support. I had an issue, posted in forum and the same hour had an answer. Another time I posted a suggestion for a feature and on the next update they added it. Even though this review is for this extension. I would have no problem recommending any of their products. Great job and thanks!
Reviews: 1
I downloaded and installed this plugin to help with lowering the bonce rate on my blog based site.
I was attracted to it as it is promoted as working with the azrul 'myblog' component, which I use.
I had several teething problems (which were not serious) and was very impressed with the prompt responses I received from the support guys. Both times I had a reply within minutes and the issue was solved quicker than I expected.
The plugin is now working well and I am monitoring stats hoping to see my bounce rate fall.
Reviews: 7
i was sometimes disappointed after buying a premium extension.
This one is different and well worth the expense. Install, set the parameter and done. Very easy and reliable. I had few questions and the team answered competent in no time.
I use it for a newspaper site with hundreds of articles, if you run a site with lots of articles - this is the thing you need.
Reviews: 2
In October 2008 I bought JV-Relatives and since then I am thrilled by this product. The setup ist very easy, there are many features and it works absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this plugin.

The support is excellent, too. The Support Staff spent several hours on investigating a problem (it turned out that it had nothing to do with the JV-Relatives), even though it was easter holidays (!).

Thanks a lot for your great work and great support!
Reviews: 6
I bought JV-relatives (and also JV-contentlinks) for our sites and since then, we've had great results in search engine ranking and our bounce rate has gone donw.


Because these two components makes it visibly very easy for the users to read other parts of the site.

When you're reading one article, JV-relatives shows the users, like, 10 other exciting articles and many people do read on.

This makes your usres happier, Google-bot sees your bouncerate is going down and thus gives you better rankings because you have proved to Google, that your site has great content (if not, the bouncerater would be higher)!

The support for this component is fantastic - Vinjay does a GREAT job and responds in a polite and nice way!
I really support the JV-components and plugins!
Reviews: 4
This just keeps getting better and better. One of the most straight forward plugins to use, but it improves my sites so much. Well worth the low cost and fantastic for lack of complexity. The new options to help with customisation are great.