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First off, What's a good free web iPage hosting service with NO censorship? Many thanks for any response. Another quick question... I'm going to be starting my cart soon, and like everyone else, I want to make sure my items are properly picked up by the search engines..

I did a search here of Google and "search engines" and got an overwhelming number of threads. I spent more than an hour going through them and I'm still confused..

Does anyone know of one or two places that may explain what needs to be done regarding search engines and OSCommerce?.

Thanks.

Sam..

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Wow, that simple? I must have waded through 50 threads on this subject. I'll give it a try. Thanks so much!..

Comment #2

Not really that simple. Look on these boards for SEO or search engine optimization. The Ideas perpetual-burn gave you need to be done, but there is a lot on info out on the web or other places for this info..

I was going to start writing stuff but then I thought... just look on the boards, I've been researching SEO for a couple months, and I have heaps to learn, I've only hit the tip of the berg..

Do the search on these forums and you'll see what I mean.... There are some great SEO guys here......

Comment #3

Follow-up question to all this. How critical is it to this whole SEO stuff to set the "Force Cookies True"? Reason being, is when I do that, the thing loses track of things. For example, I go to enter a review, it asks me to logon then dumps me back on the home page. I try again and the whole process repeats itself. No problems otherwise..

Thanks.

Sam..

Comment #4

Its not, I don't use cookies at all, and I have about 212, but Google just did a deep crawl two days ago, over 450 pages....

Just as long as you prevent spider sessions, you should be good..

I wouldn't say critical at all..

Seems like you have cookie problems.....

Comment #5

Im using header tag controller, however after six months only my index page is indexed and this is html any ideas anyone..

Comment #6

** Note to self about not needing cookies ***.

Try the following link. Expecially the two fields just ABOVE step 8..

"Keyword Density Analyzer".

&.

"Server Page Tool".

Those are REALLY good for helping out with keywords and things of that nature...

Comment #7

*** Cancel note to self ***.

I thought it would fix.

THIS.

Problem, but no such luck.

...

Comment #8

Do you have a link to your iPage site so we can take a look?..

Comment #9

Yes the page is www.zeppelinhc.com any info would be handy..

Comment #10

I don't see any meta tag info or title on any of your pages past the index page (which has some errors on it) You'll need titles and meta tags on all of those....

I have a feeling you'll need to look over the install for header tags controller again....

Take a look at my site.

Www.nabcomdiamonds.com.

And view source to see what I mean..

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Nrlatsha.

: 16 June 2004, 12:11..

Comment #11

Just out of interest did you use the header tags controller or did you do it all manual..

Comment #12

I used the header tags controller/dynamic controller for each page of products...

Comment #13

I'm going to be starting my cart soon, and like everyone else, I want to make sure my items are properly picked up by the search engines..

I did a search here of Google and "search engines" and got an overwhelming number of threads. I spent more than an hour going through them and I'm still confused..

Does anyone know of one or two places that may explain what needs to be done regarding search engines and OSCommerce?.

Thanks.

Sam..

Comment #14

1) use the header tags controller contribution, can be found in the contribs area..

2) In the admin section of you osc panel put force cookies to true and prevent spider sessions to true.

Doing that my iPage site alerady has 30+ pages listed in less than a month and google re visits often.

Also, have the basic meta tags in your index.php file between the head tags. You know the meta name and description, etc...

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Perpetual-burn.

: 21 May 2004, 03:28..

Comment #15


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.