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.
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:
So top of the cream would be the optional feature to let the component add the automatically generated keywords to the database.
PS: I really did not understand why Canonical URL
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.
Currently the 1.6 Beta is not applying any meta desc information. Otherwise, seems to be working excellent! I love the blacklist and gold list features.
You refer to "save and close" so I assume you are using the beta version for joomla 1.6. As beta version, bugs are expected. You should go to the extension discussion group to talk about this; anyway, "save" and "save and close" are working here and metagenarator is not breaking those joomla functions.
At first it used the same keywords for every page as it was grabbing the text from an article in a module and stopping there (a bug?). My q&d fix was to edit metagenerator.php to strip the first 50 chars of $thecontent so it skips over the troublesome text (line 126: $thecontent = substr($thecontent, 49);). I know there's a better way to do it but this method took less time than writing this review.
It seems you are not using last version. First, Metagenerator dosen't use sbstr() anymore, it uses joomla JString::substr for utf-8 support. Also what you are doing stripping the text is an option in last version.
Thank you very much for your review!!
Thanks for this plugin.
But I figured out a big problem:
As soon as you publish a module (ex. mod_newspager) to show within the article you are currently viewing the meta tags are used from that module!
In the case of mod_newspager the meta description and the meta keywords of the first article showed in that module are used instead of the description and keywords from the real article!
Neighter Google nor me like that.
So please fix it with the next release (I tested version 1.2.4).