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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:23 AM #41

Dear imac,
Thank you for the link to the demo and your reply. It is exciting that CS-Cart is adding microdata in 4.2.
I'm not sure I completely understand your reply. Could you please elaborate?
Because microdata tags are for search engines to better show our websites and also to show more details to potential customers in search results. Its more for search engines to understand the content of pages so our websites can have better visibility and ranking. The reasons for microdata tags are:

  • visibility of specific details in search results (breadcrumb, rating, number of reviews, product-name, price, special offers, image, video, description, features, options, in stock, shipping time, brand, etc.). Example: http://cdn2.hubspot....t=1404245965577
  • better ranking in search engines like Google.
  • location listed in google, nearby stores listed in google results and placements in Google maps (for business location) Example: http://www.360i.com/...sing-schema-org
  • Appearing and ranking in Google shopping, pricegrabbers and other shopping search engines. Example ,
  • placement in Google's sidebar results.Example: http://aha.elliance..../micro-data.jpg
  • placement in various product review websites
So microdata tags have a lot of benefits if its implemented fully. It can increase the sales of CS-Cart websites.

Where can I find examples of implemented microdata? In the HTML of the demo I dont see any implementation of property, itemprop or typeof.
What microdata format is CS-Cart using?
Could you please explain more about how and where CS-Cart is using microdata?

Which things have rich snippets? Only product? or also things like breadcrumb, rating, number of reviews, price, special offers, image, video, description, features, options, in stock, shipping time, brand, store location, etc.

This information would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.


+1 for P-Pharma

Microdata is not only about adding stars to SERPs. If you implement this kind of feature you should probably do it comprehensively because as soon as you start bragging about it in the cs-cart feature list you will move one to implementing another things from your to-do list and never come back to it.

You have the opportunity to distinguish yourself from the competitors by providing complex solution. It's a great moment because you change the default template. Don't screw it up please! :-)

 
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:34 AM #42

Hello.

Let me answer for imac.

We've implemented microdata format, described at http://schema.org/. At this time markup is generated for the following product properties:
- sku,
- name,
- description,
- price,
- currency,
- stock,
- rating,
- number of reviews.

Why only product properties? We checked our competitors both with 3rd-party modules and found that almost all of them generate markup for products only. But it does not mean that we stop extending schemas in future.

As to see how it works - microdata markup is generated by the SEO addon, so you have to install it first (on our demo it's not installed).

Hope you found all answers.

Thanks,

Dear imac,
Thank you for the link to the demo and your reply. It is exciting that CS-Cart is adding microdata in 4.2.
I'm not sure I completely understand your reply. Could you please elaborate?
Because microdata tags are for search engines to better show our websites and also to show more details to potential customers in search results. Its more for search engines to understand the content of pages so our websites can have better visibility and ranking. The reasons for microdata tags are:

  • visibility of specific details in search results (breadcrumb, rating, number of reviews, product-name, price, special offers, image, video, description, features, options, in stock, shipping time, brand, etc.). Example: http://cdn2.hubspot....t=1404245965577
  • better ranking in search engines like Google.
  • location listed in google, nearby stores listed in google results and placements in Google maps (for business location) Example: http://www.360i.com/...sing-schema-org
  • Appearing and ranking in Google shopping, pricegrabbers and other shopping search engines. Example ,
  • placement in Google's sidebar results.Example: http://aha.elliance..../micro-data.jpg
  • placement in various product review websites
So microdata tags have a lot of benefits if its implemented fully. It can increase the sales of CS-Cart websites.

Where can I find examples of implemented microdata? In the HTML of the demo I dont see any implementation of property, itemprop or typeof.
What microdata format is CS-Cart using?
Could you please explain more about how and where CS-Cart is using microdata?

Which things have rich snippets? Only product? or also things like breadcrumb, rating, number of reviews, price, special offers, image, video, description, features, options, in stock, shipping time, brand, store location, etc.

This information would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.



 
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:30 AM #43

in 4.2.1 sensitivity in the top menu on devices with touch screen has improved and works smoothly. .
but still has not improved the footer menu. still does not work good. (like the top menu)

Posted Image

You can compare the sensibility of the menus in some mobile device here:

CS-CART V4.1.5: ---> http://goo.gl/fuP8kT
CS-CART V4.2.1: ---> http://goo.gl/qyuOn9 need improve the footer menu.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:52 AM #44

Great job guys! looks awesome! :grin:

I will install it right now in my hosting to try it.
edit: --> here 4.2.1 installed and running in VPS :-) (only for some days) Posted Image

I can't wait to the release of the final version!


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:08 PM #45

Hello Zeke,

Thank you for your elaboration. This is very helpful information.
I really hope that model, brand, features and company location will also be supported. I do see that competitors do support 'model' as part of the product name.

The breadcrumb (categories) is very important, because it shows at the top in the Google result, right under the title. It replaces the url listing with breadcrumb listing.

Please consider to go all the way on implementation of microdata. It will need to happen at some point anyway, because that's where Google is heading.

Could you activate the seo addon on the demo?

THanks!

Hello.

Let me answer for imac.

We've implemented microdata format, described at http://schema.org/. At this time markup is generated for the following product properties:
- sku,
- name,
- description,
- price,
- currency,
- stock,
- rating,
- number of reviews.

Why only product properties? We checked our competitors both with 3rd-party modules and found that almost all of them generate markup for products only. But it does not mean that we stop extending schemas in future.

As to see how it works - microdata markup is generated by the SEO addon, so you have to install it first (on our demo it's not installed).

Hope you found all answers.

Thanks,



 
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:27 PM #46

When will you fix the broken integration with universal analytics that was introduced in 4.x?

 
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:06 AM #47

OK, it is clear now.
...
We discussed the problem you are talking about very carefully but decided not to change the upgrade process in versions 4.2.x. The point is that these changes will affect other features or processes, for example, there is no need in var/themes/repository anymore. So in order to do it right (including backward compatibility of the add-ons), we decided to postpone it till v4.3.x

So to make long story short, we are planning to change the upgrade behavior in the next major release. After these changes are made, modified templates should not be overwritten during the upgrade process. In fact, all your changes will be stored in a separate folder which will not be affected by the upgrade script.


Dobre den Ilya,

Very good news - I await v4.3.

Can you give me a rough idea of when it will be finished and stable?

Spasibo!

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:20 AM #48

How in the heck do you open that extension .1rc
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:12 AM #49

Guys, are you talking about the Social buttons add-on? I.e. you want a share button for Google +?


Yes. G+ is an extremely important SEO tool (new posts instantly appear on top of search results for a while so you can really play in on the news with this tool) and Pinterest generates more income than ALL other social media platforms combined.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:48 AM #50

Yes. G+ is an extremely important SEO tool (new posts instantly appear on top of search results for a while so you can really play in on the news with this tool) and Pinterest generates more income than ALL other social media platforms combined.


Totally agreed.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:03 AM #51

When will you fix the broken integration with universal analytics that was introduced in 4.x?


It's fixed. There is a fix in the bugtracker ticket: http://forum.cs-cart...ot-work-in-414/
or you can contact tech support and they will apply the fix for you.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:05 AM #52

Dobre den Ilya,

Very good news - I await v4.3.

Can you give me a rough idea of when it will be finished and stable?

Spasibo!


Not yet. After the v4.2.1 release is out we will complete the roadmap for 4.3.x and than we will have a rough timeframes.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:08 AM #53

How in the heck do you open that extension .1rc


flasher,

What do you mean? There is no such extension .1rc.

If you are talking about the RC package than this is a tgz archive which can be unpacked with tar or 7zip programs.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:14 AM #54

We are using 4.1.5 which is very good and we are all setup and ready to use Amazon UK however in our admin backend it states,

"Note: Amazon Checkout integration is currently available for US-based merchants only."


hinger, thank you for the info.
this is an outdated notice, we will remove it in the final release.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:40 AM #55

Flow you can check content discovery boatd www.stumbleupon.com wich is a amazing traffic generator... g+,pinterest and stumble links and buttons should be integrated in the future

 
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:12 AM #56

Hi.

We've just enabled SEO addon on our demo.

As for other microdata schemas, we added them to our roadmap.

Thanks,

Hello Zeke,

Thank you for your elaboration. This is very helpful information.
I really hope that model, brand, features and company location will also be supported. I do see that competitors do support 'model' as part of the product name.

The breadcrumb (categories) is very important, because it shows at the top in the Google result, right under the title. It replaces the url listing with breadcrumb listing.

Please consider to go all the way on implementation of microdata. It will need to happen at some point anyway, because that's where Google is heading.

Could you activate the seo addon on the demo?

THanks!



 
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:28 AM #57

when we can upgrade to cs-cart 4.2.1 ?
CS-Cart 4.2.1 Release

 
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:29 AM #58

when we can upgrade to cs-cart 4.2.1 ?
CS-Cart 4.2.1 Release


already replied your question by Imac... read a little more, post #15

andemh,
There is no official release date.
Approximately it will be in a two weeks.



 
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:22 AM #59

Imac, is the bug with variant images in category page resolved in this version?

 
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:38 AM #60

Just found the solution. It's not a bug. Sorry.