sh404SEF is one of the best Joomla SEO plugins I have used. Make Joomla SEO friendly with this easy to install and use plugin. It’s simple to setup if you are familiar with Joomla, htaccess, and have a basic knowledge of seo.
With this component, it’s easy to activate SEF URLS, although you do need to get Joomla ready for activation. Out of the box, Joomla does not output clean urls, they are usually long and messy.
Joomla sites without this activated can still be indexed OK by Google, Yahoo and MSN, but most agree making intelligent urls is better for usability and for search engines.
A search engine friendly url is another chance at getting your keywords in the actual file name, and while the actual benefit in Google, for instance, is minimal, it’s another piece of the seo jigsaw.
This component more importantly issues a 301 Redirect to Google for old Joomla urls, a search engine friendly permanent redirect, meaning you can keep your rankings in Google if you have any – directions :)
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