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* generate SEF URLs
* advanced SEF URL management
* generate and manage metadata (component - based)
* can override default metadada generated by component or Joomla (title, meta tags)
* keywords management
* duplicates management
* 3rd level domain support
* support for other components through extension modules; each component extenstion has own configurable parameters
* multilinguality support (JoomFish) and URL localization
* UTF-8 URLs support
* URL caching
* URL source tracing to help allocate problematic code
* 301 Redirections management
* 404 Page Not Found customization
* online upgrades and extension installations
Support for many Joomla components: AdsManager, AlphaContent, Contacts XTD, Community Builder, Datso Gallery, DocMan, EZ Realty, Fireboard forum, Glossary, iJoomla Components, JE Comparison Charts, JEvents, Jomres, Joomlaboard, JoomFish, Joomla Tags, Jomres (Joomla Residents), Portfol, Seyret Video Component, SMF Bridge, SOBI2, Marketplace, Mosets Hot Property, Mosets Tree, ReMOSitory, RSGallery2, VirtueMart, Zoom Media Gallery. ...
at the moment, there is more than 100 extensions available directly from ARTIO - see http://www.artio.net/en/joomsef/artio-joomsef-extensions for complete list, plus many more from 3rd party developers.
1. Any extra parameter cannot be handled in JoomSEF. If there is extra parameter then the whole site will become blank(a pure white screen).
2. In Joomla 1.5 we have a option to Filter "Archived Articles" in frontend, This is not working after installing JoomSEF
There are some more issue still which i dont want to mention here, may be all of these are because of a single problem.
I personally feel that this component is not worth buying.
I think that is not true.
We are using article archives on our own site and they work just as they should.
So the problem may be in some speific configuration of your site.
Also, handling of extra parameters in URL work fine, if you configuration (filtered variables, non-sef variables, etc.) is correct.
I do not like this component.
It works badly with Joomfish and creates lots and lots of aliases to the same page. I would recommend sh303SEF over this component every time.
I just write this review as a service to those new to using these SEO components. By now most probably realize that the setup can be tricky.
ON that point I wish to note that recently I installed the latest sh404 native for 1.5.x. An impressive-looking component, one I am anxious to dip my toe into, cautiously. Upon installing and attempting configuration, I was greeted with instructions on .htaccess configuration which are clearly describing and earlier-generation .htaccess file. So, the instructions regarding commenting-out and commenting-in no longer apply. The new 1.5.x .htaccess file looks like it has improved on this SEO compatibility with 3rd party extensions. I'm just guessing, as I've found no documentation from anyone regarding how to set (or ignore) the .htaccess for the newest version. As I said, the instructions--although very clear and helpful, for their day--pertain to an earlier version.
A link to the 'Wiki Documentation' which is flagged as 'NEW' is no help either, as it simply links to more old info at the Author's site.
All of this pertains to sh404.
Now, let's look at competitor ARtio...
First, the developer's download link to the newest version actually links to an earlier one. I've not received an answer on this yet (but it is Easter weekend as I write, so I'll be patient.)
Second -- and the main reason why I'm writing this review -- anyone who wants to try ARtio, whatever version, should be forewarned regarding complete incompatibility with sh404 previous installations, even if you THOUGHT you had uninstalled.
I will let this Forum post speak for itself:
a lot of questions in these forums are related to:
After installing JoomSEF, there are SQL queries visible over my page, why is that?
or other problems, that have however the same cause - previous installation of sh404sef.
Please make sure that if you had sh404sef installed previously in your Joomla site, that after uninstalling it, also all its DB tables were removed successfully, especially the jos_redirection table.
These components - JoomSEF and sh404sef use the table with the same name, however, there are not fully compatible, so JoomSEF cannot write to jos_redirection table created by sh404sef and that leads to many error, often hiddeous ones.
Also note that sh404sef does NOT clean its table on uninstall by default, so you will most probably to do this manually.
The process to follow is:
Uninstall JoomSEF (if already installed)
Check your database using a DB tool such as phpMyAdmin and check if table jos_redirection exists. Please, note that other table prefix than jos_ may be used, this depends on your DB + Joomla configuration. If it exists, delete it. If other sh404sef tables also exist, you may delete them as well, but the other tables are not conflicting with JoomSEF, so it does not matter if thet stay in your DB.
The word 'hiddeous' [sic] pretty well says it all.
Just a word to the wise... don't assume that the components can co-exist or that they fully uninstall. These are points that should be made more prominent.
Maybe you did not note that MyBlog is not among the supported components. Then you should either use standard Joomla SEO for it or non SEO at all. This can be configured in JoomSEF.
For more complex components, JoomSEF cannot work properly without special extensions.
Artio is very easy to install and setting the plugin FireBoard not have to do anything else. FireBoard works perfectly. Artio is easier to configure than sh404.
Highly recommended not to get into complications.
Thank you for this wonderful extension.
1. Easy Install
2. No 404 page error
3. 404 page with option to assign itemid
4. Compatible with Jcomment
1. Compatible with Fireboard, Jreviews, Adsmanager (titles are NOT placed on SEF URL)
2*. CB SEF URL profile reads: www.root.com/profiles/username rather than www.root.com/username
3. 301 redirect did not work out of the box
4. Custom redirect did not work out of the box
5*. Does not add unique id to articles for better search engine indexing
6. Not Free (for the version without credits)
Hello, I think you were not testing quite right... 1) there is support for Fireboard, and Adsmanager -- see http://www.artio.net/en/joomsef/artio-joomsef-extensions.
2) unique id to articles can be added - you just need to turn it on in configuration
3) 301 redirect are working (not sure what you mean by out-of-the-box?)
Do yourself a favor and use sh404SEF, it's free and better.
The problem the customer had was not caused by JoomSEF, but by incomplete configuration. The solution is described in our FAQ.
We admit, that the response to support ticket was not timely as we would ourselves like it to be; however we guarantee no support feedback times (unless agreed by paid support agreement).
Even when this was not our product fault, we have agreed on a partial refund with the customer (ignoring the purchase conditions approved by the customer that refunds for already downloaded software cannot be made).
Here's the problem so you all can avoid it. After you go through the purchase process, they land you on a page to enter your license number, but that number is already filled in. Don't be duped into thinking it's the license you purchased! It's not. It's the one that comes with their credits. Look in your inbox for the license number. I did, but that email went to my spam folder so I didn't see it. Thinking I didn't need it, I submitted the license number they gave me, and then my site was infested with their credits, not only at the bottom of every page, but even in other unwelcome places. Three days later, I'm still trying to get help removing it.
Other than that, it's a great program. Just proceed cautiously on install.
The key to getting this site going is to follow the instructions very carefully. I can only speak for Apache servers - but when I got this component running I wondered what all the trouble was - it ran like a dream. Almost straight out of the box.
The stumbling block is usually the .htaccess file.
Copy the .htaccess text exactly as in the documentation and make your own .htaccess file. Do not allow the component to generate its own file if you do not have one in the root.
There is a minor addition to the .htaccess coding for sites in a subdomain - but follow the instructions. Disable the core joomla SEF module if you have this and have SEF switched on in global configuration. Leave Apache rewrite off.
The url's appearing are sweet .htm - you would never know you were on a dynamic site.
OK not everything runs with Joomsef - but if the component doesn't - no sweat, 'skip' the component in Joomsef's configuration.
I am still getting to grips with this component but no other has as many additional plugins.
The documentation is good - those who complain about this component have not paid sufficient attention to detail. I crashed my site four times in the space of 30 minutes but did not give up.
It is worth the effort!
I love when people make good products for free. This component just works!
I WOULD NEVER RUN A SITE WITHOUT JOOMSEF!!!
I'm using Joomla 1.5.2 and when I originally installed (with no problems) JoomSEF, as soon as it was enabled, I received an error message when I tried to view the front end of my site. My .htaccess was sorted, and none of the other usual gremlins seemed to be the problem. Once I disabled JoomSEF the problem went away... After a lot of frustration, I gave up trying to get JoomSEF working and opted for a more basic approach to getting my site SEO'd up by downloading a Joomla SEF patch from joomlaatwork.com. For those of you who don't know, this gives you an "SEO" tab in your site's Global Configuration.
Anyway, even though this worked well, I wanted JoomSEF for a number of other reasons, including getting SEF URLs for Fireboard (JoomSEF have a free extension which is excellent). So, I reinstalled JoomSEF, and suddenly it worked! I hadn't done anything else to my site, so something in the joomlaworks patch fixed my problem.
Now JoomSEF is working properly I've been able to clean up my site from an SEO/SEF perspective and I really would recommend this extension to anyone who wants to rank well.
Though not as many options as sh404sef, this is definitely worth a look! I use it on one of my private sites (A community site) and it worked flawless. Though I do not recommend this free version for commercial sites due to the Copyright tag. (In the paid version it is possible to disable the tag)
Im using another SEF, really dont worth install it,please dont waste your time, efforts pagerank etc etc, Its really a shame. sorry author, but you need to fix this ASAP, Im really frustrated and disapointed.
Hi, you do not write any details here say what to improve or so. I would bet, that if you had any problems, it was just a matter of wrong configuration. JoomSEF is just a tool to help you improve SEO, but it will not do it with no effort at your side. It cannot do miracles, if it is configured wrong. Sorry.
As for the Advertisements, I do not have a problem with a small straight forward ad in the footer or a link to your site. I think the problem with the meta tag ads is that you are using this SEF component so that you can control the meta tags, and then you realize there are ads in them. I think if you wanted to include a banner ad of some sort, everyone would have less of an issue with it. It seems sneaky to people the way that the ads are in the meta tags. If you want to have your ads in a free version, I feel that is OK, just have a banner or text ad instead of the meta ones.
If you're looking for something to boost your Google ranking stay away from this.
At first I was happy, thinking that my visits at Google Analytics were going down just because of the change. Than I decided to buy and install Joomla Tags with it. Well, for the tags to work it was necessary to disable the JoomSEF. Joomla Tags is also another terrible software with an even more terrible support, and worse: you have to pay for the software.
Then I looked up for support at Artio's page and voilá: nobody answers.
In the support forum I found a way to remove the spam, a tip another user. However, spam is really bad for your SEO, it comes in the tags. It's something the Google bot sees and you can only see it in the code (see source code of you page in the browser and you will find links to a hotel in Prague!).
Then I noticed how many duplicates of the same page Joomsef generates. It's a disaster, because visits go to different URLs for the same page, so you'll naver know the real number. It also scrambled my static links to the inside pages, awful!!!!!!
Don't use this, find another software.
Bad support (I'd say actually NO SUPPORT AT ALL), and if you are putting this to improve your ranking at Google than just stay away because it does exactly the opposite.
Hello, I think you got that a bit wrong.
As regards duplicates, you can eliminate them quite easily with correct settings and a resonable way to create a content of your site. You can find more information about that in documentation.
As regards the so-called "spam links", those are just generated in meta tag "generator" so that does not really affect Google as you say.
I think your rating dropped just because you did not set the configuration right.
As regards support, did you pay for it Or do you expect to get just all for free? The component plus support? If so, then we are really sorry, but we have to make our living out of something, so we primarily support paying customers.