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How to make a Joomla 3.0 SEF (Search Engine Friendly) Print

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Search Engine Optimization competition is getting tougher everyday and therefore it is important for joomla users to know the best ways that they can use make search engine friendly websites. Let's see what you can do for SEO using the Joomla 3.0 version.

Page Title Tags

These are headlines for your page, and you should always make sure that they are included in the page. For optimization, make sure to include at least one main keyword for every page.


You can also make your Joomla 3.0 website search engine friendly by creating metadata under Global Configuration option. Metadata's that you can create range from keywords, global site meta title and description. You can also create metadata's for all pages manually. To do this, you will either use the Metadata Options from either the menu manager or article manager.

Search Engine Friendly URLs

To make search engine friendly URLs in Joomla 3.0, you will need to go to SEO Settings and turn on SEF URLs. SEO Settings are usually on the right side of the Global Configurations Page.

Internal Linking

Internal linking refers to linking one page of your Joomla 3.0 website from another page. But you need to make sure that you link pages that are relevant to each other.

Content and Keyword Stuffing

You should avoid using many keywords or the same keyword too many times. This is an unethical SEO technique that may put you at risk of getting punished by Google. You should instead use unique and fresh content on all of your pages.


Having a sitemap helps the search engines to know the exact number of pages your website has. It will help Google crawlers to read the contents of your website faster and as a result increase the speed at which the pages will be indexed.

The above are the basic methods that you can use to make your Joomla 3.0 website search engine friendly. Additional options that you can use include joomla SEO extensions and plugins that are found in the Joomla Extension Directory.

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