GET THAT ELUSIVE NUMBER 1 POSITION!
You've created your store and now you need to get visitors to it and one of the best ways to do this is by improving the on-site SEO of your store. Although Woocommerce is a great eCommerce plugin, there are a number of things that can be improved to make it more optimised for the search engines.
Shorter, cleaner and Keyword rich URL's
Not only do shorter cleaner URLs look better, they also have a positive effect on your SEO. Add relavent keywords and you've got the perfect URL to give your page the best possible chance of ranking highly in the search engines.
Our SEO plugin gives you the option to remove some parts of the URL that arn't necessarily needed to give you a shorter URL as well as replacing some parts with keywords to make the URL very targeted and keyword rich.
Make each page on your site unique
A lot of eCommerce websites suffer from the fact that their category pages have the same content especially if you have filters on the page which can make it difficult to rank these pages individually.
To rectify this plugin allows you to set templates for various parts of the category page that will be dynamically generated based on the filters that have been selected giving you unique content based on what the user is viewing at the time.
Control what the robots see
Depending on your SEO strategy, you may not want some pages on your site to be seen or indexed by the search engines. Stopping them from following links or indexing the page is easily done by simply enabling or disabling a single setting in the plugin for each page that you want this to apply to. It couldn't be more easy!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET RANKING
Our SEO plugin for Woocommerce will give you the ability to optimise and improve the parts of Woocommerce that are a little lacking to make getting that elusive number 1 position in the search engines a little easier.
What can our SEO Toolkit plugin do
Shorter, cleaner URLs
Make the URL of your category pages shorter and cleaner by removing the product category base.
Keyword rich URLs for filters
When using the layered navigation widget to filter products, we've replaced the ugly parameters and IDs that are added by default and replaced them with the actual attribute values making the URL full of keywords.
Keyword rich breadcrumbs
By default, only the category name is shown in the breadcrumbs no matter what filters are selected. Our SEO plugin makes the breadcrumbs even better and full of keywords by including the filters that were selected by the user.
Unique page titles and meta descriptions for categories
Using our templating system, create unique page titles and meta descriptions for each category page automatically based on the category's details and the filters currently selected by the user.
Unique page titles and meta descriptions for products
The same templating system used for the categories can also be used on the products page to automatically create the page title and meta desription for each product saving you from having to write them all out
Custom page title and meta descriptions
Sometimes using the generated page title and meta description may not be the best option and you may want to write your own. The plugin gives you the option to use a custom page title and meta descripiton for individual products while using the auto-generated titles and descriptions for everything else
Have total control what links the robots follow and what pages they index by easily settings the no follow and no index meta tags for each individual category and product page. It's literally as simple as ticking a box and the plugin will do what it needs to. Simple!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You've got questions, we've got the answers!
Does this also remove the product base (/product by default)?
Currently, no it does not. Although it is something we experimented with, removing the product base caused too many issues so we decided to hold of on adding this feature for now until we found a solution that worked well.
Does this plugin add SEO features to Wordpress?
No. The plugin was only designed to handle the SEO of Woocommerce and leave the SEO of Wordpress to other more capable plugins.
Can I use this with another SEO plugin?
Yes you can, in fact, in our opinion its the best setup. You only need to make sure that whatever other plugin you are using does not override changes that our plugin makes. Although we've taken measures within our plugin to ensure that this does not happen for some of the most popular SEO plugins (Yoasts, All-in-One) if you have the capability within the other plugin to disable it from handling Woocommerce and its taxonomies, that would be best.
How are the page titles and meta description auto-generated?
We use the same convention that Wordpress uses for its shortcodes. When writing the page title for, say, a category, you can add a number of tags to the page title that will act as place holders. So for example, if you have a T-shirt category and a color attribute, you can create a page title template like: Amazing [color] T-shirts. When a user first browses to the T-shirt category, because a color attribute hasn't been selected, the plugin will output 'Amazing T-shirts' as the page title. When the users filters the T-shirts by a color (say, blue), the plugin will output the page title as 'Amazing Blue T-shirts'. See the documentation for the plugin for more information on the various options you can use when creating the templates.
Theres no mention of meta keywords. Can this plugin add meta keywords?
No it can't. Meta keywords are no longer used/read by any of the search engines and so we have not included them in the plugin.
Will this work with my theme?
Yes. The plugin has the majority of its functionality built into the backend of Wordpress/Woocommerce. There is no reason why this would not work with any theme out there.
STUCK AND NEED HELP?
Stuck and need help? Take a look at the documentation for our SEO Toolkit plugin where you'll find everything you need to get up and running.SEE DOCUMENTATION
STILL NOT SURE?
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