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#148901 Adding script reference in head to specific pages

Posted by Adrian8 on 10 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

to load external javascript file it should be something like
{script src="external-java-script.js"}

#148693 main content content

Posted by Adrian8 on 08 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

If you wish to have some html content on the homepage, then under manage blocks select create new and edit html block.

#148640 element.style

Posted by Adrian8 on 08 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Who knows what will happen after guinnes :mrgreen:

#134106 Add Javascript twitter Follow Button

Posted by Adrian8 on 30 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

How are you trying to add this code?

If using the wysiwyg editor source mode TinyMCE does strange things to code in source code mode, use CKEditor instead.

#125331 DOes google not like cs-cart or something

Posted by Adrian8 on 04 November 2011 - 04:55 PM

To create a new wrapper you need to use the template editor, and in the folder customer/blocks/wrappers create a new file called mainbox_simple_h3.tpl

copy code from mainbox_simple.tpl and past into mainbox_simple_h3.tpl

then replace <h1> with <h3> and </h1> with </h3> and save mainbox_simple_h3.tpl

In the block editor you have options to select the wrapper, you should now be able to this wrapper.

You could also use h2 instead of h3, but a page generally should only have one main h1 heading.

#120571 DOes google not like cs-cart or something

Posted by Adrian8 on 29 August 2011 - 03:46 PM

You can try this SEO tool, to generate a quick SEO report:


Just type your website in the search box, robot will then analyze.

#120568 DOes google not like cs-cart or something

Posted by Adrian8 on 29 August 2011 - 03:24 PM

Disallow: /index.php

The index.php is also the domain root page, so robots will still crawl home page.
Without above disallow, robot will crawl / and index.php

Disallow: /*?
Prevents indexing for all sort by options, sign-in, register. The individual news pages have SEO names and are not effected (all SEO news pages also appear in the sitemap.xml). So this will only only prevent news view all (all individual news articles glued together), which is duplicated content. Though if you really want news view all crawled then you could add the following above the disallow:

allow: /index.php?dispatch=news.list

The news pages do have problems with duplicate mete descriptions, no simple way to fix this.

With reference to H1 header tags, many articals about H1 and SEO. Below is a link to one of many websites, many SEO specialists and consultants seem to recommend ony H1 describing the page content.


#120466 DOes google not like cs-cart or something

Posted by Adrian8 on 27 August 2011 - 01:47 PM

One more tip if using the SearchEngine friendly URL SEO Addon, add following to robots.txt file

Disallow: /index.php
Disallow: /*?

This helps to prevent duplicate content + content dilution, which will effect page ranking. The last dissallow will prevent indexing for query string (this prevents indexing for all sort by options, sign-in, register etc), which on category pages can result in same content being indexed many times (for various sort combinations this can result in same page indexed 10 times).

#120460 DOes google not like cs-cart or something

Posted by Adrian8 on 27 August 2011 - 11:34 AM

Here are a few things to improve SEO:-

1) When using blocks with wrapper such as mainbox wrapper.
Example: Featured Products, if you check source code you will notice this uses html H1 heading tag - this tells google and other search engines what the page is about. So to improve search results you should only have one H1 heading on a page. On your home page include H1 heading which tells humans and search engines about your page. Product page titles are already H1 tags. But if you include other blocks (Featured Products, Other Customers Bought etc.) then these should not have H1 heading.

To get overcome this problem in customer/blocks/wrappers simple create a new template file called mainbox_simple_h3.tpl, and copy code from mainbox_simple.tpl to this file. In this file (mainbox_simple_h3.tpl) change the <h1> and </h1> to <h3> </h3> and save file. Then in for example Feature Products block select wrapper mainbox_simple_h3.

This will ensure you only have one H1 header tag on a page, which will improve search engine results.

2) Make sure you have good product description with keywords mentioned, but do not repeat keyword too many times.

3) Make sure you have a meta description (not exceeding 140 characters), and Page Title

4) For images make sure you include Alt text

5) Using image for Add to Cart button may also improve results, for a category page keyword Cart can appear many times confusing search engines. How to change Add To Cart to an image has been on the forum in the past.

6) Page Speed, faster loading pages are good for search angines as well as visitors. Make sure you have GZip or Deflate enabled for html, js, css files. Compress jpeg images to a level so you have no noticable perceived degradation in image quality.

Using these techniques it is possible to get your CS-Cart products well positioned in search engine results.

If you have Google Chrome installed you could try this tool: SEO Site Tools extension - browsing your site using this tool can give you useful tips ranking, links, Meta description, social media, tiltes, keywords and suggestions.

Use the Google Webmaster tools, check your keywords significance.