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PS 4.01 Key word issue

Thread began 11/26/2010 11:19 pm by alanodee366647 | Last modified 2/10/2011 11:14 am by Ray Borduin | 4558 views | 29 replies |

alanodee366647

PS 4.01 Key word issue

I apologize for reposting but I wanted to clarify my issue. I did a SEO check on my site and it let me know there are no keywords, nor descriptions on my items in my store. (it tells me I have 560 errors all from my powerstore directory). It seems on my site that the individual items can not be indexed by search engines because they lack keywords and descriptions. Since my key words will differ depending on my item, I need to be able to be indexed with specific keywords, thus get optimized by search engines. For example, I sell video game console, game cartridges and accessories. My key words for each would be different. The Content Manager screen does not make the key words specific to each item, rather puts in the same 4 or 5 key words no matter what the item is. Can you put in the template when you add a product to your site that also asks for key words and a specific description that can be placed as the Search Engine key word and descriptions? Also the titles for every item is the same. Can you also put a title in the template when you add a product to your store? I just need PowerStore 4.01 to be able to be indexed with individualized keywords, titles and descriptions so it can be indexed and easier for people to find my various items. I would be happy to be able to manually add them by hand if you let me know how to do that.

alan

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

At this time it is not possible to create individual product specific meta tags.

I will add a feature request to have this considered for a future release.

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ricardo396864

Why not

I mean this is am online store application, will this cost extra or will it be a free upgrade, think it should be free

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

PowerStore was not designed for product specific meta tags.

A feature request has been entered to have this considered for the future. I can t say whether it will or wont be included, just that it will be considered.

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alanodee366647

product specific tags

Thanks for the reply. In my honest opinion it would be considered a CRITICAL update, for the simple fact that a web store is dependent upon search engines directing traffic to our sites. Currently the search engines crawls our sites and "sees" the same title over and over again. Our websites potentially will be listed lower or perhaps not even crawled completely. You have to makethe software so that it is SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZED (SEO). A website is only as good as the traffic that is made available to it. This is a serious flaw and would be a fairly simple fix. It is only a matter of putting the keyword and individual description section into the data entry section of the CMS section. Real simple and would benefit your customers greatly.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Thank you for you're feed back, a feature request has been logged to have this considered for the future.

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alanodee366647

Individualized Meta tags

Wow, That is sort of a disappointing reply though. Submit this important matter as a Feature request? Seriously, it is like having a great looking house that is on a unnamed and unknown street that is not on a map. One has no way to find your house, because it is not on a map. It is the same issue with no personalized meta tags (keyword,description) on each individual item. I specialize in rare and uncommon video games. The strength of my shop is that I have many rare items. The search bots want to index my rare things item by item, but your software does not allow keywords to be indexed. Now I can go into dreamweaver and make each item by hand as a static url and refer it to my web site and that allows indexing. It will not correct the fact that the Spiders will see hundreds of page titles ALL THE SAME. The spiders may not search all my pages and quit indexing because it sees the same titles, and no one in the whole wide web will know that I have a specific rare item for sale. It really is a major flaw that should have probably been corrected before version 4.0. I have always supported your site and have purchased previous software. I bought this because I thought the majority of the bugs/issues would be worked out by version 4.0. This is not a Feature that should be considered. Without this correction everyone's business could suffer and not live up to its potential. I hope not to convert over to some free ecart php programs that is freely available and is free to use, because I really like the layout of your software. But Search Engine Optimization is extremely important in a ecommerce software package. It is not a luxury nor is a a feature to be considered. It is the water in the ocean, and the air that we breathe in ecommerce. If this is not corrected then I have no choice but to scrap my plans to use your software and probably not purchase any more items from your site in the future. I have to have software that allows the search engines to index my website without perceived errors and a way for it to utililze keywords. Please consider this as something that needs fixed now and not something to add as a feature to a later edition of this software. It would be a simple fix and would only need to make a new database for keywords and desciptions that can be added to the webpage when it is being created and allow for your software to be SEO.

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Jason Kline

I get this when doing my SEO.

693 pages have no description tags.
693 pages have no keywords meta tag.
145 pages are using the same description tag.
834 pages are using the same title tag.

Please Please Please .... We need this fixed ASAP.

Is there any work around until this issue is fixed? Can I block product pages from the bots?

Jason Kline

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

To prevent spidering by bots you can add code to the products_detail.php and products_results.php page and add: <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX"> into the header.

Until we release an update to resolve this issue, the only way to get a unique title, keyword, and description would be to add those three columns to the products table in your database and add three fields where they can be edited onto the admin/products_insert.php and admin/products_update.php pages. Then you could use those values to create unique meta-tags and titles.

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Jason Kline

Hi Ray,

Thank for your reply.

products_detail.php and products_results.php in the / directory right?

Jason

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