Configure Meta tags and headings for store catalog (DEPRECATED)

SEO Tab functionality is deprecated and left active mostly for backward compatibility reasons. For newer versions of the extensions - please use SEO Templates instead.

Extension allows to set templates for category pages, product pages, Layered Navigation pages.

Go to the Catalog > Manage Categories. Select in the category tree a category to set SEO information. Open SEO tab. In the opened tab you can see three templates (forms), for which SEO values can be applied:

  • SEO of Nested (Child) Categories
  • SEO of Nested (Child) Layered Navigation
  • SEO of Nested (Child) Products

Extension also adds an option in Catalog > Manage Categories > General tab. It is called Page Header and using it you can change H1 for current category in frontend.

You can use variables for all SEO meta tags and descriptions from the list of variables. Check the variables for product, category and layered navigation pages: List of variables that can be used in templates.

Meta tags of the products and child categories have higher priority than meta tags defined by higher categories. It means, if category or product has own meta tags, they will be displayed on the page. If category or product meta tags are empty, meta tags will be generated using general SEO templates. Also product Meta tags have higher priority than category meta tags.

Meta tegs defined in SEO Tab can be overwritten by the same tags filled in SEO Templates and/or SEO Rewrite Manager.

SEO of Nested (Child) Categories

SEO of Nested (Child) Categories template allows to set SEO values for child category pages.

All SEO values from the category SEO tab are applied to the all child categories, but are not applied to the products and for the current category itself.
Fill in SEO of Nested (Child) Categories template at the category SEO tab:

  • Meta Title - allows to set meta title to the nested product categories.
  • Meta Description - allows to set meta description the nested category pages.
  • Meta Keywords - allows to set meta keywords the nested category pages.

  • H1 - allows to change category header. Example:

    For example, you have this category tree:
    category_tree_furniture.png
    Open the Furniture SEO tab. Change H1 value to H1 SEO Header.
    Child categories Living Room and Bedroom will obtain this pattern of SEO header. Parent category Furniture will not change his SEO header. h1_header.png

  • SEO description - allows to add additional SEO information about category. This field is not required, but can increase Google indexation. SEO description block is placed below the footer section of the category page. Example:

    seo_description.png

For Example, we have next category tree.
category_tree.png


Let's see a few examples for this tree:


  1. Select the Root Catalog and click the SEO tab. Set SEO values for SEO of Nested (Child) Categories template. All child categories (Furniture, Electronics, Apparel) and all their subcategories (Living Room, Bedroom, Cell Phones, etc) will obtain the same SEO information.
  2. After this action, open SEO tab of the category Electronics. Fill in another SEO values for SEO of Nested (Child) Categories template. SEO values will be applied to the all child categories (Cell Phones, Cameras, Computers), and their child categories (Accessories, Digital Cameras, etc) but not for category Electronics itself. Categories Furniture and Apparel and their subcategories still have SEO values from the Root Catalog. To apply SEO values for the current category, enable option Use SEO of Nested (Child) Categories for current category in the SEO General Settings.
  3. If you set SEO values at the SEO tab for category Camera, this SEO information will be applied to the child categories (Accessories, Digital Cameras). Category Camera will have SEO values from Electronics category SEO tab.

SEO values of the child category allways prevail over the parent categories. If you leave blank some fields at the category SEO tab(H1, Description, Meta Description, etc), child category will obtain meta tags from higher category. If the higher categories also don't contain meta tags at this fields, store default meta tags will be applied for category.


SEO of Nested (Child) Layered Navigation

SEO of Nested (Child) Layered Navigation template allows to set meta tags for layered navigation pages.

SEO of Nested (Child) Layered Navigation template do not applies SEO values to current category, where you set meta tags. It applies only to child category pages, when customer uses layered navigation filter. Products do not obtain this meta tags.
Layered Navigation meta tags of the child category allways prevail over the Layered Navigation meta tags of the parent categories.

Fill in SEO of Nested (Child) Layered Navigation template at the category SEO tab:

  • Meta Title - allows to set meta title the nested layered navigation pages.
  • Meta Description - allows to set meta description to the nested layered navigation pages.
  • Meta Keywords - allows to set meta keywords the nested layered navigation pages.
  • H1 - allows to change H1 header for the layered navigation filter pages. Example:

    Set H1 meta tag with variables: [filter_selected_options] [category_name] (Custom SEO H1) at the Furniture SEO tab. Layered navigation pages which include child categories Living Room and Bedroom will obtain this pattern of SEO header. Parent category Furniture will not change his SEO header.
    layered_h1.png

  • SEO description - allows to add additional SEO information for layered navigation pages. This field is not required, but can increase Google indexation. SEO description block is placed below the footer section of the category page. Example:

    layered_description.png

layered_seo.png

If you use AJAX Layered Navigation, SEO meta tags are not shown on the layered navigation pages. You can see them after page reloading. Google always loads the pages and systematically scan them, therefore Google will see these changes.


SEO of Nested (Child) Products

SEO of Nested (Child) Products template allows to set SEO meta tags for category products.
Fill in SEO of Nested (Child) Products form at the category SEO tab:

  • Meta Title - allows to set meta title to the nested product pages.
  • Meta Description - allows to set meta description to the nested products pages.
  • Meta Keywords - allows to set meta keywords the nested products pages.
  • H1 - allows to change H1 header for the product pages. Example:

    Set H1 meta tag with variable: [product_name] in NY (Custom SEO H1) at the Electronics SEO tab. All child categories (Cell Phones, Cameras, Digital Cameras, etc) will obtain this pattern of SEO header.
    product_seoh1.png

  • Short Description - allows to change product short description on the product page. Example:

    If you set Short Description for the Cell Phones category, all products from this category will obtain this short description. short_description.png

  • Description - allows to change product description on the product page. Example:

    If you set Description for the Furniture category, all products from the nested categories (Living Room and Bedroom) will obtain this description. description.png

  • SEO description - allows to add additional SEO information about products. This field is not required, but can increase Google indexation. SEO description block is placed below the footer section of the product page. Example:

    seoproduct_description.png

If you leave blank some fields at the category SEO tab (H1, Description, Meta Description, etc), products will obtain meta tags for these fields from the higher category. If the higher categories also don't contain meta tags, product default information will be applied for this fields.

product_seo.png

SEO of Nested (Child) Products meta tags of the child category allways prevail over the SEO of Nested (Child) Products meta tags of the parent categories.