Oct
29
2012

Optimize Your Joomla Site To Boost Performance

Optimize for Joomla website

Once you have your Joomla site up and running, you should consider optimizing it to streamline the experience to your end users. If you don’t optimize your website, the load times could be slow, resulting in a poor customer experience. There are several ways that you can optimize your Joomla site. First, you can utilize a .htaccess file and cache all your images, scripts, javascripts and CSS among other things. Second, you can add components into your […]

May
30
2012

Drupal Vs Joomla

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Require your website developed – puzzled among Drupal & Joomla (Joomla vs. Drupal)? Both Drupal as well as Joomla users have their personal split of faithful followers who assert their individual genres to superior than the additional. There is always going to be the comfort height and the common bias of the faithful users of each one of the categories but such biases ought to in fact not come in the way at the time […]

Feb
19
2011

Sitemap in robots.txt

Robots.txt

Are you a SEO-conscioncious webmaster? Of course, you are! And you allready have a nice, standards-compliant XML sitemap! Congrats! You even had submitted it to the Google! Great! And you think you can enjoy from now that well-deserved pina colada, right? Hold on, you have some important tasks to do! Very recently the major searchengines agreed to extend the robots.txt’s functionality. Until recently this little txt file in your root has served mostly to deny […]

Feb
19
2011

Joomla! Tips: customize robots.txt

robots.txt

One of the poorest sides of Joomla! is that it does allow multiply URLs be the very same page. Which for search engines usually means duplicated content. The effects from this are not very clear, however it is better if this can be avoided. What I usually do with robots.txt and some other tricks, in order at least to have my page look more clear in the webmasters tools. 1. Very common thing is that some […]

Jan
28
2011

Joomla 1.6 SEO: Recommended Settings

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With the release of Joomla 1.6.0, two new SEO options are available in the Global Configuration of the Joomla Administrator. This blog will present a short overview of all the available Joomla 1.6 SEO settings, with recommended values for each of the settings. – Search Engine Friendly URLs Description: Select whether or not the URLs are optimized for Search Engines. Default value: No | Recommended value: Yes Most people on the web seem to agree on this […]

Jan
18
2011

Review: Joomla 1.6 Boosts Business-Friendly Features

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Joomla has long been a popular option as a content management system, and has been used to run many large sites and business portals. Traditionally, Joomla has competed well not only against fellow open source CMS products such as Drupal and WordPress, but also against commercial content management products. But, despite this success, Joomla has had a few major weaknesses, especially when it came to user management and access permissions. However, the recent release of […]

Jan
15
2011

5 Essential Joomla SEO Tips For Beginners

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Joomla is not search engine friendly by default. You need to put some work into improving this. The main thing that you notice when you start your SEO work on Joomla website is the URL or each page. The page URLs produced by Joomla are not search engine friendly. They have always query parameters, which doesn’t give much information for search engines to properly index and rank those pages. When you do on-page search engine […]

Jan
11
2011

How to Speed Up – Optimize Joomla 1.6 Performance?

speed-up-joomla

Site optimization is a factor when it comes to ranking well in search engines. The speed at which your site loads increases website usability for users on mobile devices and slow internet connections, decrease bounce rate and enables bots to crawl your site faster! When configuring your Joomla 1.6 website there are several check list items that you need to check to make sure that it is performing at its best. Performance Check List GZip […]

Oct
11
2010

How to clear Joomla cache

clear-cache

Joomla creates the pages of your website dynamically when they are needed. So rather than having lots of complete pages stored on the webserver, Joomla instead creates each page on the fly when needed, by accessing all the content you have stored in your joomla database. This process of building each page of the website dynamically can be sped up quite considerably using the Cache. Without the cache turned on every time someone visits your […]

Sep
2
2010

.htaccess and robots.txt files in Joomla

Apache .htaccess

Last month, in our article SEO, Joomla! and your Template we explained that before visiting the pages on a web site, search engines (for instance Google and Yahoo) check for the presence of instructions about the web site on its server. These instructions can be given by two files that are distributed with Joomla! and are normally found in the top level of your Joomla! installation: htaccess.txt and robots.txt. Both of these files can be […]

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