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cashnow January 23rd, 2011 10:34 AM

How to "SEO" Handle Tags, Merchant, Price Searches pages?
 
Hello,

This one is directed at Eric and Stefan, but I would like to hear other opinions as well.

There are a ton of new pages listed as tags, merchant search, term search, etc. (My XML sitemap is picking them up) How are you guys handling these when it comes to SEO? Are you place no index meta tags or are you leaving them and letting Google (and the others) figure it out?

I just have never been sure about pagination pages. Even a category page has many pages with the same Header information. In my Webmaster Tools, they suggest I have too many duplicate title and meta tags.

Any thoughts? Any are appreciated :)

Thank you!

stefan January 23rd, 2011 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by cashnow (Post 17136)
I just have never been sure about pagination pages. Even a category page has many pages with the same Header information. In my Webmaster Tools, they suggest I have too many duplicate title and meta tags.

If you find you have too many pages in a category and you want to avoid massive pagination consider to...

- decrease the number of products in the category by decreasing the number of merchants or further refining your search subscriptions

- display more products per page so the total number of pages in a category decreases

- further categorize the category in subcategories

- add a pag number to your titles and/or description to make titles and description somewhat different

stefan January 23rd, 2011 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by stefan (Post 17159)
- add a pag number to your titles and/or description to make titles and description somewhat different

To do this add the code [store.if page="on"] Page [store.page] [/store.if] in the title field (View > View <head> Elements).

This would add Page 2, Page 3 and so on in your category page titles. Works in meta description too if you want to make that one somewhat different.

cashnow January 24th, 2011 09:32 AM

Yes, that is exactly what I want. Just to make them a bit different. Thank you, Stefan!

cashnow January 24th, 2011 10:32 AM

Stefan,

Can you give me an example how to add it to my meta description?

Right now it looks like this:

<meta [store.if page="on"] Page [store.page] [/store.if]name="description" content="Hand-picked unique christening gift ideas from the web's best stores." />

Is this correct?

stefan January 24th, 2011 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cashnow (Post 17208)
Stefan,

Can you give me an example how to add it to my meta description?

Right now it looks like this:

<meta [store.if page="on"] Page [store.page] [/store.if]name="description" content="Hand-picked unique christening gift ideas from the web's best stores." />

Is this correct?

This is not correct. You should add this in your category's View > View <head> Elements.

<meta name="description" content="[store.if page="on"] Page [store.page] [/store.if][category.description]" />

cashnow January 24th, 2011 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stefan (Post 17209)
This is not correct. You should add this in your category's View > View <head> Elements.

<meta name="description" content="[store.if page="on"] Page [store.page] [/store.if][category.description]" />

This is how I put in my category's View > View <head> Elements:

<meta name="description" content="Hand-picked unique christening gift ideas from the web's best stores. | [store.if page="on"] Page [store.page] [/store.if][category.description]" />

But I get a lot of red code, and it does not appear when I view source for the category page.

What am I missing here? :confused:

Eric January 24th, 2011 03:51 PM

You can't have nested double or single quotes. You can have single quotes nested inside double quotes and vice versa.

Try this: <meta name="description" content="[store.if page='on'] Page [store.page] [/store.if][category.description]" />

cashnow January 24th, 2011 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 17220)
You can't have nested double or single quotes. You can have single quotes nested inside double quotes and vice versa.

Try this: <meta name="description" content="[store.if page='on'] Page [store.page] [/store.if][category.description]" />

Okay, it got rid of the red code but still no dice. I rewrote it like this

<meta name="description" content="Hand-picked unique christening gift ideas from the web's best stores. [store.if page='on'] Page [store.page] [/store.if][category.description]" />

And in view source, it shows this <meta name="description" content="Hand-picked unique christening gift ideas from the web's best stores. " />

Any Ideas? If not, no big deal. Google does not weigh the meta tags into their rank factors. The most important thing is the title tags - and that works perfect. :D

Eric January 24th, 2011 05:41 PM

What's the store ID and View name of the page in question?

cashnow January 24th, 2011 05:53 PM

Store ID is 6719
View Name is Christening Gift Ideas

Eric January 24th, 2011 06:04 PM

I copied and pasted your <head> code into my own test site and it seems to work fine. The page number is added to the description when on page 2 or above but not on the initial page.

What's the URL of the christening gift ideas page on your site?

Eric

cashnow January 24th, 2011 06:05 PM

http://www.forbabygifts.com/store/ca...ng-gift-ideas/

cashnow January 24th, 2011 06:09 PM

Okay, brain fart :o - I was checking the original page not page two or three. Just did and I see it too.

ayorofrance January 26th, 2011 08:58 PM

Should this be in the Tips section?

It's certainly a great tip :-)


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