Fix The Common Magento SEO Problems!
Everyone of us makes mistakes! But after making a mistake, if you do not correct it, this turns into a blunder.
Do you know? Your loveable e-commerce website platform such as Magento, also makes some type of minor SEO mistakes. Ultimately, the main goal of Magento is- Customer satisfaction. Magento is always ready with complete solutions to resolve common issues.
Some Common Issues Are Discussed Below With Complete Solutions!
#Non- Unique URL's that Tend to Change: This is the most common issue Magento SEO generally face. This issue leads to three negative numbers (-1 or -2 and so on), which are being added to URLs. Why this issue occur?
Most of the times Magento rewrites the URL by adding on a number at the end of repeated URLs. If the Url is being used by any other different page or it has been used in the past, this issue occurs.
Solution- Remove the rewrite entry against the previous URL.
Note- Be careful while dealing with rewriters. If you deleted an incorrect one, then it may lead to a critical situation.
#Duplicacy Of The Content: developing unique content and product description, is really a painful process which is very time consuming. One cannot use the copied! And, it gets hard to write the content from product to product when the website has got countless products.
Do you really know that, a product description takes up 80 to 90 % of total website's index and when it is found that the majority of the content is duplicate, the Google will simply declare it as poor quality content.
So, the best solution is to fine canonicals implementation; which is very time consuming but, helpful.
Pagination and Canonical Tag Implementations: Fi x this issue by following this- Close all sorting and limiting pages in your robots.txt with "Disallow:" commands. Issues due to Pagination in Magento can be fixed with rel="next" and rel="prev".
Default Layered Navigations: for the SEO’s, this feature is known to be a very painful, as it creates excessive terrible URLs with identical page titles and descriptions and almost contains duplicate content.
The issue can be fixed by adding the Meta Robots Tag into the head of any parameter based URL.
503 Service Temporary Unreachable: All you need to do is-
àGo to your Magento root installation
àLocate a maintenance.flag file and delete it.
If this still doesn't work, delete the cache and try again.
Unclear Redirects: if you ever try to change the name of a page or delete a page without doing its setup, the error code 404 will be shown.
Google always wants you to this error issue, using 301 redirects.
So, to create 301 redirects-
àGo to System >> Configuration >> Catalog >> Create Permanent Redirect for old URLs.
The Issue with Logo Title: You must know that "Magento Commerce "is the default logo alt attributes of Magento installation. So, not any other title should alter with this one. If this issue occurs, follow the simple process-
Just navigate to Configuration => Design => Header => Logo Image Alt.