In this article we will discuss the basics of website search engine optimization and give a checklist for web site owners (business or personal) to guide them through the optimization process.
Below you will find questions to ask yourself and put down on paper prior to speaking with a professional search engine optimizer. Try to answer these questions for yourself. Bring this list with you when you meet with your perspective SEO. Having these answers will help your optimization process go much smoother.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media Optimization (SMO)
Search Engine Friendly (SEF)
This is just a base for questioning yourself and your SEO. The more information you gain about SEO the more useful you will be in the optimization of your web site or Blog.
Joomla! 1,5 has a built in function to make your URLs search engine friendly. SEF URLs do not contain ? and a bunch of numbers, instead they are converted to a readable URL that contains hyphens between the words, An example of a SEF URL would be joomla-sef-urls.html all lower case.
To create SEF URLs in Joomla open the Joomla admin in a browser. In the top menu bar go to: Site > Global Configuration.
Open Global configuration. Ther will be three tabs, site – system- server Under the tab site on the far right there is a section SEO Settings. All should be changed to YES.
Now the htaccess.txt file on the root of your Joomla installation must be renamed to .htaccess and re-uploaded to the server via ftp
Your URLs now should look like this: