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Joomla! Search Engine Optimization by Ric Shreves

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Chapter 2. Configuring Joomla!'s SEO Options

Out of the box, Joomla! includes a number of options that can be configured to provide a basic search engine friendly site, and lays the groundwork for your on-going SEO efforts. In this chapter we look at the default options, what they mean, and how to optimize them. While the default SEO options in Joomla! provide you with basic features you need, such as Search Engine Friendly URLs, this is just the beginning of what you can — and should — do to optimize your site effectively.

The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Creating basic Search Engine Friendly URLs
  • Optimizing URLs
  • Using URL aliases
  • Controlling the title tag
  • Creating and optimizing your metadata

Setting up Search Engine Friendly URLs

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