thank you so much for your super fast reply :-).
1) Is there any way that I can change the page names to the correct name instead of the strange code?
2) I see you have suggested a manual fix to the meta tags issue - adding columns to database and then also adding fields for this data to the product insert and product update pages. I do have dreamweaver and ecart and others but only basic knowledge of their use. Would it be possible to give me the steps to adding the data to the pages and how it would then be correctly inserted into the individual product pages?
thanks again, Nancy