SEO Friendly URL Mods For Oscommerce


SEO Friendly URL Mods For Oscommerce

Many people asked me how to make their shopping portals more SEO Friendly. There are many mods available for this but iam going to list here all of them for you to easily convery your dynamic shopping site to a seo friendly site.

1. Default SEO Friendly option in Oscommerce converts the site into bit seo friendly mode but the URL’s are not easy to remember, here is the option for that –
Use Search-Engine Safe URLs (still in development) – Enable this option to True and the final Result which comes is http://www.yourshop.com/product_info?products_id=1 which is indexed by all Search Engines.

2. Apache + PHP URL Rewriting – This is a mod in Oscommerce where in you can convert URL’s using Apache URL Rewriting Engine and PHP HTTP Redirection.
Example – http://www.yourshop.com/product_info.php?cPath=3_10&products_id=13 is converted to – http://www.yourshop.com/en/dvd-movies/action/lethal-weapon.html
Download link to Mod
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,4082/


3. Yet Another SEF URL contribution – Uses mod_rewrite to map URLs of the form http://domain.com/catalog/Product+Name to the actual product info page or something like http://domain.com/catalog/Category+Name/Subcategory+Name/Manufacturer+Name to the appropriate index page.
Download link to YASU Mod
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1731/

4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)– Advanced URLs for osCommerce – This is a very advanced mod and cannot be done by just replacing some lines of codes.Recommend only for advanced programmers only.
Download link to Mod
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,2626/

5. SEF Link Transformer – This mod converts all links to search Engine friendly URL’s
Download link to Mod
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1332/

6. NIMMIT SEF – This Oscommerce Mod will convert URL in the following ways –
Normal –
http://www.yoursite.com/product_info.php?cPath=54&bla=bla&bla=bla
Standerd Sef –
http://www.yoursite.com/product_info.php/cpath/54/bla/bla/bla/bla
to –
http://www.yoursite.com/product/some_product.html – or…
http://www.yoursite.com/brand/nice_brand.html – or…
http://www.yoursite.com/contact_us.html

7. Ultimate SEO URL’s – This Mod will give the store owner the choice of the v1.X style cName or new v2.X style static HTML file.

Download link to Mod
http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,2823/

This is a complete list of the best mods for SEO friendly URL’s in case of Oscommerce Shopping Script. Let me know if you find any bugs or want to add any Mod i missed in.

Written by: Mr. Amit
URL: http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/seo-friendly-url-mods-for-oscommerce/


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6 Responses to SEO Friendly URL Mods For Oscommerce

  1. Atif says:

    Nice post
    I am working as a seo expert, if anyone need any help, thne connect me.

  2. Ahsan says:

    Hey Brother! Thanxs for such a good information about seo… i need your help i want to seo my oscommerce project.

    ahsanakhtar143@hotmail.com

  3. super sexy says:

    ok so what does it mean by seo friendly url there are lots of websites which don’t have seo friendly urls but are doing great like IMBD .

  4. Thanks for the Great Article, That was a great info about SEO.

  5. Krymaiustai says:

    Affordable Webdesign Doesnt Mean Compromise

  6. Mirza Atif says:

    Nice Post . SEO needs a little bit concentration on content strategy. Content should be unique and user friendly. Its not all about just keywords. That’s what say about it.

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