config-catalog-search-engine-optimizations

Catalog URL Configuration

Catalog URLs play a major role in how well your store is indexed by search engines. All of the
following options use web server rewrites to change the format of the URL.
URL Suffix Determines if a suffix, such as “html” or “htm,” is used for
category URLs. Do not enter a period before the suffix, because it
is applied automatically.
Store Code Inserts the Store Code of the current view in the URL
immediately after the magento root.
Category Path Determines if category paths are included in product URLs.
However, doing so can impact SEO by creating multiple URLs
that give the appearance of duplicate content.

To configure the URL suffix:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left under
Catalog, select Catalog.
2. Click to expand the Search Engine Optimizations section. Then, do the following:

a. Set Product URL Suffix to “html” or “htm.” Do not include a period before the suffix.
b. Set Category URL Suffix to “html” or “htm.” Do not include a period before the suffix.
c. Set the category path to your preference. To omit the category path from product URLs,
set Use Categories Path for Product URLs to “No.”
3. When complete, click the Save Config button.
4. After the setting is saved, you will be prompted to refresh the cache. Click the Cache
Management link in the message at the top of the workspace. Then, follow the instructions to
refresh the cache.

To include the store code in URLs:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left under
General, select Web.
2. Click to expand the URL Options section.

3. Set Add Store Code to your preference.
http://www.yourdomain.com/magento/store-view/index.php/urlidentifier
URL with Store Code
http://www.yourdomain.com/magento/index.php/url-identifier
URL without Store Code
4. When complete, click the Save Config button.
5. After the setting is saved, you will be prompted to refresh the cache. Click the Cache
Management link in the message at the top of the workspace. Then, follow the instructions to
refresh the cache.

To include the category path in URLs:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left under
Catalog, select Catalog.
2. Click to expand the Search Engine Optimizations section.

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