Introduction

URL Canonicalization , VirtueMart extensions, SEO & Metadata

Aimy Canonical creates a canonical link tag for your website. If your website can be visited via more than one URL you can set the preferred domain name and protocol (http, https) with this plugin. For search engine optimization (SEO) you prevent the duplicate content problem by defining a canonical URL.


Aimy Canonical is easy to use and set up within less than 5 minutes: Install the plugin, type in the URL once for all of your website's pages in the plugin configuration and save your changes!

Additional Pro Features:

  • Set custom canonical path (in Joomla! articles, categories, tags and menu items)
  • Enables VirtueMart Canonical SEF URLs
  • Support for more third party extensions (i.e. HikaShop)
  • Add query strings for pagination (i.e. ?start=4)
  • Includes workarounds for broken SEF URL paths
  • Custom handling of trailing slashes (canonical URL paths)
  • Automatically removes unnecessary canonical link tags (cleanup head)
  • Allows to redirect on canonical URL mismatches

What is a canonical link tag (canonical URL)?

A canonical link tag can be set in the head of an HTML-document.
If content of a website can be reached via more than one URL, the canonical link tag defines its original source. It helps search engines to index the correct page and prevent indexing duplicate content.
Please note that the canonical link tag is a recommendation for search engines only - it is not guaranteed, that it will be used.

When do I need to set a canonical link?

Typical cases to use a canonical link are:

  • the website can be reached via http and https (protocol)
  • the website has more than one domain (my-website.com and mywebsite.com)
  • there is a print version of the website
  • The URLs include query strings (?value=1)
  • An Joomla! article is pointed to by two menu items (for example single article instead of using an alias)
  • the website uses pagination
Functionality
Automatically and manually add canonical links. Allows you to delete parameters (requests) from the canonical address.
Ease of use
It took me about three minutes to install, configure and test the plugin.
Support
I did not need to contact technical support. Everything is already very clear.
Documentation
Good description of options on the plugin page. There is also PDF documentation and tooltips in the plugin itself.
Value for money
The plugin is worth the money. Since it allows you to automate almost all the work.
I used this to: Insert canonical links and redirect settings on blog pages. I also added some canonical addresses manually.
Functionality
best thing for me is: custom canonical removal of final slashes.
Ease of use
setting up in no time without reading the documentation. everything works as described.
Support
perfect and very committed... reply the same day and helped me with a special problem.
Documentation
not really necessary, but available. every function is explained.
Value for money
absolutely... this plugin is worth every cent and especially the good support.
I used this to: for several sites, which are all very seo affine, to help with duplicated content.
Functionality
Canonical links in Joomla aren't very well implemented but this plug-in fix all of that, it's actually the only extension of this kind.
Ease of use
Beginner? set it up and forget about it. Advanced user? Create your custom canonicals & redirects and more advanced options.
Documentation
Very detailed and easy to understand, did a great job explaining more advanced options, available for download in PDF format.
Value for money
Free basic version. PRO Ok if you need custom canonical, but could be better if it offered a version that could be used on more domains.
I used this to: Mostly to automatically set canonicals for several sites of mine, one of them I also use custom canonicals and redirect.

Excellent



Posted on 08 April 2019
Functionality
Excellent
Ease of use
Easy
Support
Excellent
Documentation
Excellent
Value for money
Ceap
I used this to: Laxary
Functionality
It works perfectly. Stable and smooth.
Ease of use
Very simple
Support
Support is fantastic. They are great!
Documentation
Excellent
Value for money
Very Good vs competitors
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Aimy Canonical PRO

Version:
20.0
Developer:
Aimy Extensions
Last updated:
Apr 20 2020
Date added:
Nov 16 2015
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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Compatibility:
J3 J4 Alpha
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