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*** See Demo Video here: http://www.youtube.com/user/jjextensions#p/a/u/1/zZ5snRkHEbg ***
Smart SEO is a powerful plugin developed for Joomla Based websites. This plugin has many advantages designated to overcome problems that every SEO expert and non-expert encounters when working with Joomla! websites.
Smart SEO does not remove or edit you existing meta-tags! your current tags will be used unless you have not specified any other values for them using the plugin.
You can always go back to using them by clearing all the fields on the Smart SEO panel and clicking apply.
With Smart SEO you can edit Meta tags and title attributes for every page and component!
*Minor Release 0.7D.1*
Minor bug fixed for both Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 Versions
*NEW VERSION 0.7D*
Following up with requests from our users, we've added a tiny (yet great) feature - character counters! now you know exactly how long your meta data is!
*NEW VERSION 0.7C*
The new version includes a great new feature - Indicating lights! now you can quickly tell if you've added information for the current page, just by looking at the top panel!
Also in this version, as asked by many of our users:
Added an ACL option for the plugin, allowing you to set Smart SEO Panel visibility option for a certain user access level and up!
This is great if you have someone else doing your SEO for you and you don't want them to have Super Admin access to your website.
Changes in Installation process:
please notice there are now two file in the download package.
1) unzip the package first - don't install it!
2) Select the one of the two zip file according to your Joomla version (1.5.x or 1.6.x)
3) Unzip the right zip file, and install each of the zip files found in it.
4) install each zip file from the package separately.
5) install com_smartseo.zip first
4) then install smartseo_v0.7D.X.zip
Smart SEO has been tested on:
I tried on multiple occasions to contact JJExtentions for support, but they have NO SUPPORT on there site. All I could find was an email drop down on their Menu under Contact.
If you need SEO simplification. This is NOT THE ANSWER!!!
I never realized it, but about 3 months ago ALL meta descriptions and key words dropped from EVERY page. My SEO Ranking is dropping.
There have been no updates to the extension and the support forum is dead.
Today I am switching to EFSEO which seems to be much better supported.
I installed it, enabled plugin, but begun having some trouble with JS libraries not loading, etc. The toolbar could not be moved, closed, etc. I mailed them and after some days, they sent me a totally new version, re-designed, and working awesome. The toolbar can be "minimized" and it does not interfere with user tasks
- 1) After you pay for the product and download it, the only way to obtain a new release is to purchase it all over again.
2) Support forum is dead
3) The last build of this barely works on Joomla 2.5 (even though they updated their JED to say it does).
4) When the software doesn't work, and you email customer support, if they can't solve it for you they just ignore you.
5) The product will just STOP working on a site that where it once worked due to "permission" issues; and really there is no way to fix it because... the developers have NOT, and I repeat, have NOT updated this extension properly.
This extension used to work and when it did, it was amazing... but good luck getting it to do anything right now other than break. Sometimes it might work, most of the times it won't work and the developers website is, like I said, dead. They are still selling a 1.7 version which is super buggy while claiming it works on 2.5. Go ahead, spend $25 and tell me that you can get it to work on 2.5.
I have a Joomla/Virtuemart site and was quite excited to see SmartSEO with a lot of good reviews. It installed easily and seemed to work. However changed data was not been saved and reverted to the original data on page refresh.
I tried a few things I found in posts by people with the same problem - none of which worked for me.
*** My main gripe is the lack of support - it is non existent ***
I read the reviews here and saw the devs tell someone else to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any problems. So I have emailed this address a couple of times with my problem without any reply. I also CCd in the address used to accept my payment - no reply.
I have submitted a support ticket via the devs website - again without reply.
I have also added a post in the devs support forum - again again without reply. The support forum has a few posts asking for help - without reply.
I am not a new user, and have used many plugins across many sites. However when paying money to use a COMMERCIAL version of a plugin/component I do expect even the most basic levels of support.
The only positive is that it was not expensive to purchase and try out. For me it has not worked and I have now moved onto another solution.
We installed on a Joomla 1.7 site and had a couple issues - support was fast and excellent - issue was resolved in hours.
It works as advertised and we plan to use it on all sites going forward.
Excellent work, thank you
If you're using Smart SEO for Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7 you can temporarily change the access level for which the panel displays using the plugin settings screen and enter meta data for these pages as a guest.
In future versions, Smart SEO will have a backend component view as well to allow this functionality in a more structured manner.
Thanks for your input :)
The JJExtensions Team