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Old 09-22-2006, 01:54 PM
 
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Okay, a few more changes:

Thanks to Jayk, I found that the Froogle urls were not being constructed properly. I've corrected the issue in SVN (waiting for confirmation from Jayk that it exports correctly this time).

If anyone wants the updated files:
http://x-cart-seo.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ <-- go here

The outputfilter and the install documentation were changed for Froogle SEO functionality to work.

I likely won't be able to make any more updates until Monday, everyone have a good weekend.
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I replaced the outpufilter.seo.php file and get this error when exporting for Froogle:

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Fatal error: Cannot use assign-op operators with overloaded objects nor string offsets in /include/templater/plugins/outputfilter.seo.php on line 130


** Nevermind, you have to change the froogle.php file per the instructions as well
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When I export for froogle, the link field in the file truncates the URL

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When I export for froogle, the link field in the file truncates the URL

I found the same thing with 4.1.3.

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@chris: I understand your concern, which is why 1.0.5 also has this change:


Any situation that I have been able to identify as a possibility for duplicate content, I block bots from accessing that content. When a bot is identified, any link that would normally have a PRINT, SORT, or in the case of products, CAT + PAGE variables, is displayed to the bot without those additional variables.

This means the bot only sees links to a single page instead of multiple different ways to access that page.

Additionally, the file seo.php will redirect bots if they are trying to access a url that could lead to duplicate content. The redirection sends them a 301 redirect to just the plain product url without the extra flags. Same for categories/manufacturers.

Hope that answers your questions


Hi Intel,

Thanks for the quick answer I thought that Google had some hidden bots that come in on different aliases so you couldnt track them? Im still a bit confused as to why you added these on but im known for being a bit simple!!!!
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:04 AM
 
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@Chris: google has search engine bots that harvest images, text, etc, and should all be detected as bots (assuming X-Cart's bots file works correctly). google *also* has a proxy bot that visits your webpage and caches the results.

There are theories that google will catch attempts to "lie" to the search engine bots, by comparing the search engine page cache against the proxy cache.

So if this is a concern to you, you can find the proxy IP addresses for google (which I believe *are* available online, I've seen mention of the IPs in the past), and add each IP to X-Cart's bot list.

My intention with this modification is to properly rewrite URLs, so that X-Cart still functions as it normally would, and where I can, I try to direct bots to the url that they should specifically see, to avoid duplicate content. There's pros & cons, because if you were to use x-cart without XC SEO, you would likely get penalized for duplicate content. But then if you use the XC SEO modification, you might get penalized for hiding info from google or whatever.

The choice is up to you. If it appears to be a bit risky, you might try looking into the commercial SEO modifications, in case their authors have input on how their own SEO mods handle search engines.
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Okay, outputfilter.seo.php and the Install documentation has been updated in the SVN repository. In my own testing on 4.1.2, urls in the Froogle export now work correctly (I didn't have enough time on Friday to properly test & debug). I'm working on a couple of additional changes, and then I'll post a new release.
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What a fantastic mod, thank you. Works great on v4.0.18.

In config.php is it possible to 'inject' more than one keyword?

Seeing as the homepage is the most important page for SEO, is it possible to rewrite home.php to index.html ?

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@phil: i might turn the keyword injection into an array list later on for multiple keywords, but for now, you can create a string like so:
'keyword1-keyword2-keyword3'

Regarding home.php rewritten as index.html, i'll consider that as a near-future feature add
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Regarding home.php rewritten as index.html, i'll consider that as a near-future feature add

That would be a great feature - looking forward to it!
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