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ninjaNeen

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byninjaNeen, September 16, 2007
Google Maps by Reumer
I've used this on a couple of sites now and it's really easy to use and looks great ! When I initially used it and had problems with the configuration, Mike was really helpful and fast to reply.

I'd highly recommend using this great tool to get the latitude and longitude to use with this plugin: http://www.gorissen.info/Pierre/maps/googleMapLocationv3.php

Nice work Mike, thanks very much :o)
byninjaNeen, April 10, 2007
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
JoomSEF
I'm very sorry I didn't try this before I paid $30 for the version without an ad. What a waste of time. The concept is great and at first glance it seems to work. However it creates multiple versions of the same page, creating an absolute mess, eg.

babies/childcare-2.php - index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=47&id=25&task=view
babies/childcare-4.php - index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=52&id=25&task=view
babies/childcare-5.php - index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=48&id=25&task=view
babies/childcare-6.php - index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=50&id=25&task=view
babies/childcare-7.php - index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=60&id=25&task=view
babies/childcare.php - index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=32&id=25&task=view

The documentation gives no explanation as to how this component actually works so at first I had no idea how this would affect indexed pages. I created a sitemap using an external tool and it found ALL of the multiple URLs for the same page. What a mess !! The only way to get rid of this is to set Exclude source info (Itemid) to Yes, but that messes up a lot of functionality in your site, so not very useful.

There is no support at all on their forum and they only provide paid support. Even if you paid them $30 for this component.

A complete waste of time and money.
Owner's reply

Hi,

the new version provides toools that greatly help to reduce number of such links, although experienced users are able to prevent them also with the older version.

As regards, the support we try to help on our forums and we require paying for support only in case when the issues are related to customers site configuration, conflicts with 3rd party extensions, etc.