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This section is used to enter Search Engine information like Meta Keywords, Auto generation of additional keywords, and Use of URL Transformation for Products-Catalog & Text.

 

To go to the search engine settings page, follow the steps:

 

1.      Open the Global Cart Settings page.

2.      Click Search Engine Settings.

 

The Search Engine Settings page will open, as shown in the Figure 6-9-1 below.

 

3.      Search Engine Settings: Enter the following information:

a.      Page (Site) Title: Enter the Page (Site) Title you wish to use. It should not be more than 60 characters in length.

b.      Generate Flat HTML URLs for catalog pages: Select Yes from the drop down menu to generate Flat HTML URLs for catalog pages. Selecting No won’t generate Flat HTML URLs for catalog pages. By default, this is No.

c.  Lowercase generated URLs: Select Yes to have the urls in lower case format from the drop down menu, or selecting No will keep them in whatever case you have the product or catalog name as.

d.  URL words joiner: Here you can select either a dash (-), an underscore (_) or no separator for displaying the urls.  So, if you have a - it will take any spaces in the name being used for the url and replace it with a - and so forth with the other options.

e.  Category page URL template: Template Variables to use in this section are: %CategoryKey%, %CategoryName%, %CategoryDbId% - at least one variable required

f.   Category page pagination: Template Variables:

    %PageNumber% - required

    Will be added before extension (if exists) or closing slash symbol. Resulting URL will look like:

    [category-url][page-number].html

    [category-url][page-number]

    [category-url][page-number]/

g.   Product page URL template: Template variables: %CategoryKey%, %CategoryName%, %CategoryDbId%, %            ProductId%, %ProductName%, %ProductDbId% - at least one of product variables is required

h.   Text page URL template: Template variables: %PageName%, %PageTitle%

i.      Allow Keywords Auto-Generation: If you leave the default option, which is Yes, this will allow auto generation of additional keywords for your products, category and site pages and if No is selected from the drop down menu, auto generation of additional keywords for your products, category and site pages will not be allowed.

            j.      Meta Keywords: Enter the Meta Keywords that are to be used by search engines to direct users to your site.                     Separate all the keywords and phrases by comma (,). The length must be between 200 to 1000 characters.

         k.      Meta Description: Enter the Meta Description that is to be used by search engines to direct users to your site. The              length must be between 6 to 125 characters.

         l.      File "robots.txt": You can create a robots.txt file that will be located in your main directory. This may help in search            engine positioning.

 

 

 

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Figure 6-9-1: Search Engines Settings

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7.      If you want to cancel or start again, click on the Reset form button.

8.      Click Save changes button to save details about Search Engine Settings.