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SEO Naming Rules

SEO Naming Rules Overview

Create naming rules for many items throughout your site that affect Search Engine Optimization such as: Titles, Meta tags, Link Text and more. Naming rules are applied to existing and new products to help ensure consistency. Although these settings affect the values of many items on your published website, they will not affect the values of items as displayed in the fields throughout the Control Panel. During the generation process items are modified according to the SEO naming rules. The benefit of this design is that the current value stored for a given field can be combined with the SEO naming rule in order to create a highly customizable value. For each available item & rule listed on the SEO Naming rules screen, you are able to select several attributes, delimiters, custom text and more for a highly customizable value.


SEO Naming Rules Functions

Show: Clicking this will expand that specific section of the SEO Naming Rules Panel.

[Add More Fields]: Clicking on this link will add additional custom fields to the specific SEO Naming Rule.


SEO Naming Rules Properties

Show Rules For: Choices include each user in the cart that is able to generate and All Users. Choosing an individual user allows you to adjust settings that affect that user only. Choosing All Users allows you choose a default set of rules that will be used by all users. Individual User rules over ride the All Users rules.

Enable SEO Naming Rules: The rules created on the SEO naming rules screen will not take effect until Enable SEO Naming Rules is set to YES.

Custom Menu & Custom Pages Naming Rules: This section allows you to apply SEO rules to the custom menu and custom pages.

  1. Skip pages with names: Allows you to skip the SEO rules for specific page names.
  2. Skip pages with extensions: Allows you to skip the SEO rules for pages with specific extensions.

Category Types Naming Rules:: This section will allow you to apply SEO naming rules to your Category Types pages.

Category Naming Rules:: This section will allow you to apply SEO naming rules to your Category pages.

SubCategory Naming Rules:: This section will allow you to apply SEO naming rules to your SubCategory pages.

Products Naming Rules: This section will allow you to apply SEO naming rules to your inventory of products.

Products Links Naming Rules: same as Products Naming Rules: Setting this to yes will apply the same naming rules to Product Links that you have already specified for normal Products.

Brief Products Naming Rules: override Products Naming Rules: This section will allow you to apply SEO naming rules to your product brief pages.

Manufacturers Naming Rules: This section will allow you to apply SEO naming rules to your manufacturer page.

Manufacturer Categories Naming Rules: same as Categories Naming Rules: Setting this to yes will apply the same naming rules to Manufacturers Categories that you have already specified for normal Categories.

Manufacturer Products Naming Rules: same as Products Naming Rules: Setting this to yes will apply the same naming rules to Manufacturers Products that you have already specified for normal Products.



Max Words from Content: This setting is available for naming rules where you are able to select Content as part of the item name. For example, the Max Words from Content Setting can be found in the naming rule: Custom Menu & Custom Pages Naming Rules | Content Naming Rules. The naming rule will replace Content with the first X words displayed in the content of the page where X is defined by the Max Words from Content Setting.

Results Max Words: This setting is available for most naming rules. It allows you to define the upper limit for the number of words in the value created by the given naming rule. Often, a very long value is not desirable. For example, you would not want an image name that is 100 words. The naming rules are very flexible and will allow you to create very long values. Ensure that the word length of the given value is not too long by setting an appropriate value for Results Max Words.

Custom Delimiter: This setting is available for most naming rules. Upon choosing Custom Delimiter an additional text field will appear where you are able to add your own delimiter. This setting is useful if you require a delimiter that is not included in the available set of delimiters (space, comma, dash and dot).

Custom Fields: Other Control Panel screens, including Custom Pages, Category Types, Categories and Products now allow you to add values for up to 3 Custom Fields per item. For example you can have 3 Custom Fields per Product. The SEO Naming Rules screen now allows you to select from the 3 Custom Fields as part of your naming rules.

Webpage Name: This will configure the way that the page name will be built.

Page Title: This will configure the way that the page title will be built.

Meta Description: This will configure the way that the meta description will be built.

Meta Keywords: This will configure the way that the meta keywords will be built.

Image Name: This will configure the way that the image name will be built.

Product Name: This will configure the way that the product name will be built.

Override Existing Webpage Name: Selecting “Yes” will override the existing webpage name with the one built using the SEO naming rules.

Override Existing Title: Selecting “Yes” will override the existing title with the one built using the SEO naming rules.

Override Existing Meta Description: Selecting “Yes” will override the existing meta description with the one built using the SEO naming rules.

Override Existing Meta Keywords: Selecting “Yes” will override the existing meta keywords with the one built using the SEO naming rules.