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abhkhan

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SEO Friendly permalink and Meta Data
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:41:30 PM »
I have checked the different permalink structure of OSCLASS themes but it is not SEO friendly, for example, if my Sell & Buy site is focused on one country and user want to search for cars in Sergeantsville, the URL will be

https://gamma.mb-themes.com/index.php?page=search&sOrder=dt_pub_date&iOrderType=desc&sCountry=us&sRegion=782072&sCity=439046&sShowAs=list&sCategory=cars

This is very lengthy and not good for SEO purposes instead it should be like for a search "Cars in Karachi" OLX URL is

https://www.olx.com.pk/karachi_g4060695/cars_c84

(URL includes both word Cars and Karachi)

Also, I couldn't found that what will be the Meta Title if a URL includes both Category and City.

I want to know if there is any possibility to make the URL SEO friendly and add their meta title and description including both Category and The City?

I would be grateful to get and comprehensive answer.

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Re: SEO Friendly permalink and Meta Data
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 01:51:34 PM »
@abhkhan
This is SEO friendly URL created from yours.
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/search/sOrder,dt_pub_date/iOrderType,desc/country,us/region,782072/city,439046/sShowAs,list/category,cars

If you remove "unwanted" parameters from URL and will use just this:
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/search/city,439046/category,cars

Then URL will be converted into friendly format:
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/cars_sergeantsville-c439046

There are basically few types of "very friendly" urls:
  • category
  • region
  • city
  • region & category combination
  • city & category combination

But keep in mind that even that long URL is seo friendly, we are not looking to make it short, long or whatever, but not to use ?, & and _ symbols in URL, as you can see in category/location combination there is underscore character but, as there could raise problems of using like - char
  To get fast support, we need following details: Detail description, URL to reproduce problem, Screenshots

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abhkhan

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Re: SEO Friendly permalink and Meta Data
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 01:06:01 PM »
Dear,
Thank you for the comprehensive reply, but I am bit confused at below points, if you could verify please;

1. How to make the URL SEO friendly, as I couldn't found such a setting in ALL IN ONE SEO PLUGIN?

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Then URL will be converted into friendly format:
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/cars_sergeantsville-c439046


2. In regards to the below, how we can edit the metadata of SEO Friendly URL?

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Then URL will be converted into friendly format:
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/cars_sergeantsville-c439046

3. Is there any possibility to change the underscore (_) with char (-)?

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Then URL will be converted into friendly format:
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/cars_sergeantsville-c439046

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Re: SEO Friendly permalink and Meta Data
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 03:24:59 PM »
@abhkhan
Seo plugin has nothing common with link generation format, try this:
Code: [Select]
<?php echo osc_search_url(array('page' => 'search''sCategory' => 1'sCity' => 123)); ?>
Where sCategory is ID of category, sCity is ID of city.
It should generate for you URL in such format.
If you add additional parameters, format like this is used:
https://gamma.mb-themes.com/search/sOrder,dt_pub_date/iOrderType,desc/country,us/region,782072/city,439046/sShowAs,list/category,cars

that is still SEO friendly.
  To get fast support, we need following details: Detail description, URL to reproduce problem, Screenshots