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Joomla – SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Tree DHTML menu – inner links and site map solution

Once we have noticed what was happening with our Knowledge web site Tree DHTML menu we have been looking for some solution to the problem, and we have decided to make some little and easy changes to our web site …

  Applies to:

Joomla 1.0.15
swMenuPro 6.0
Xmap

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Our Knowledge web site makes use of Tree DHTML menu because we think that it is a great way to show our developed Namespace with the versions, classes and members like in:

But we have found that it stops us to be correctly indexed by Search Engines.

Trying to solve the problem we have decided to make two approaches in order to allow automatic search engine indexing to navigate through our pages making explicit links to the pages. We have found two ways:

1.- Inner links

We have inserted inner links pointing to our submenu pages like in:

Now we have in our pages the following HTML code:



DicelockSecurity
 Namespace contains the following namespaces:


CryptoRandomStream

 RandomTest



where you can see the explicit

RandomTest

tags alllowing search engines to follow the link.

This is a hard work (manual work) but we find necessary to do it. But there is a second way to perform the same task in an easy and automated way …

2.- Site map

We have added Xmap free software for Joomla 1.0.15, installed it and creating a link to component in the Top menu, now when we access the site map we see …

and looking at HTML source code we can see the following links:

Now you can see links to all our inner pages, all of them have the links that Search Engines can follow:

RandomTest

We hope this will help us to improve the ways our customers can reach us.

And we hope also that this article will be helpful to others …

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