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Old 09-07-2003, 08:14 AM
 
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I wanted to make my <img alt="xxx"> text more keyword rich. The default xcart alt text is the product name, but sometimes the product name does not contain any keywords. So, I pasted in a line of code that also includes the current category name (which should be one of your keywords). The new code will display the alt text as:

alt="Category Name Product Name"

replace your current "product_thumbnail.tpl" with this code

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{if $config.Appearance.show_thumbnails eq "Y"}[img]{if $tmbn_url}{$tmbn_url}{else}{if $full_url}{$http_location}{else}..{/if}/image.php?productid={$productid}{if $file_upload_data.file_path}&tmp=y{/if}{/if}[/img]{/if}

Now, the search engines will see extra keywords for every product thumbnail on your page! This really saturates your category pages.

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:46 AM
 
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Nice job! Haven't implemented yet, but look forward to putting it to use.

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Beautiful job! Nicely done.
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Old 09-24-2003, 08:37 PM
 
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I guess this mod was already fixed in the newest version?

My thumbnail tpl has this in it

{* $Id: product_thumbnail.tpl,v 1.8.2.1 2003/05/20 13:32:38 svowl Exp $ *}
{if $config.Appearance.show_thumbnails eq "Y"}[img]{if $tmbn_url}{$tmbn_url}{else}{if $full_url}{$http_location}{else}..{/if}/image.php?productid={$productid}{if $file_upload_data.file_path}&tmp=y{/if}{/if}[/img]{/if}
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Not exactly... the code in this topic is to add the category name to the alt tag as well as the product name. This is a good thing when it comes to the search engines.
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I wasn't for sure, as alot of people are using the 3.6 or whatever version and I wasn't sure if this was already done in the new version..

thanks, I'll add the code

By the way, as were talking about search engines..

as you can see I installed the cart at

shop/customer

when my site is finished, I will redirect the main page to shop/customer via htacess

Will this affect my rankings? I haven't gotten a chance to read up on the search engine forum, but thought I'd ask...
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Old 09-24-2003, 09:11 PM
 
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This will also make people with images turned off hate you
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lol because instead of an image it would be like a big line of text?

I don't know anyone that turns their images off these days anyways.. Especially when shopping on the internet.. you got to see what your buying!!
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lol because instead of an image it would be like a big line of text?

I don't know anyone that turns their images off these days anyways.. Especially when shopping on the internet.. you got to see what your buying!!

I'll second that
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it's like looking in a playboy with the pictures cut out.. useless..
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