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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => Security (https) / Performance / SEO, SEF, URLs => Topic started by: marvays on September 30, 2020, 16:02:23 pm

Title: Best filtering module?
Post by: marvays on September 30, 2020, 16:02:23 pm
Do you know the best extension for filtering? I need a working extension, but to do good seo! For example, a nice url.  ;)
Title: Re: Best filtering module?
Post by: balai on October 01, 2020, 13:33:34 pm
Imho filtering and SEO do not go together.

The filtering application is a tool, aiming at advancing the user experience.
It is usually complex/heavy and creates a lot of pages with identical content.
Look the filtering apps (including their urls) of amazon, ebay, google, etc. They are totally crap in terms of SEO.

In short i see more problems than gains in that approach.

My suggestion is to let the search engines crawl your main product pages (categories, manufacturers).
If you are going to use a filtering extension, make sure that it uses canonical tags pointing those pages, in it's results and use no-follow for it's links.
Otherwise you will end up with a bunch of duplicate content in the search results.
Title: Re: Best filtering module?
Post by: marvays on October 01, 2020, 14:22:39 pm
Imho filtering and SEO do not go together.

The filtering application is a tool, aiming at advancing the user experience.
It is usually complex/heavy and creates a lot of pages with identical content.
Look the filtering apps (including their urls) of amazon, ebay, google, etc. They are totally crap in terms of SEO.

In short i see more problems than gains in that approach.

My suggestion is to let the search engines crawl your main product pages (categories, manufacturers).
If you are going to use a filtering extension, make sure that it uses canonical tags pointing those pages, in it's results and use no-follow for it's links.
Otherwise you will end up with a bunch of duplicate content in the search results.


I agree, it's hard, but not impossible :) But I need the module to help me a bit.
Title: Re: Best filtering module?
Post by: pinochico on October 01, 2020, 17:08:43 pm
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agree, it's hard, but not impossible

Yes Martin, we use customfiltersPro form value, but we are hard working on override JS and template and after 120 developers hour we are lucky.

Then is the only question about money :)
Title: Re: Best filtering module?
Post by: marvays on October 01, 2020, 17:47:39 pm
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agree, it's hard, but not impossible

Yes Martin, we use customfiltersPro form value, but we are hard working on override JS and template and after 120 developers hour we are lucky.

Then is the only question about money :)

Yes. But ideally he should invest 120 hours in breakdesign to have an seo friendly filter and raise ten dollars in price :)
Title: Re: Best filtering module?
Post by: pinochico on October 01, 2020, 20:06:35 pm
If you want, yes of course.

But I have not ideally money, only money from our client :D