CreareSEO for Magento v1.2

It’s been a while coming, but I’m happy to finally announce that CreareSEO has been repackaged and upgraded to version 1.2! This update comes with our brand new shiny logo, a few bug fixes and some helpful new features.

An Award-Nominated Extension: Since the last update CreareSEO has also been nominated for a UK Search Award for Best SEO Software:

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1.2 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Twitter Cards by releasing the minus symbol in front of prices.
  • Stripped HTML from Twitter Card and OG descriptions
  • Cleaned up a few minor bugs left in error logs

1.2 Features

  • Added support & info section to the top of the General Settings configuration page
  • Added Universal Analytics tracking which can be switched on/off via the configuration
  • Added Sitelinks search code to the homepage
  • Added config option to make image labels compulsory when editing products via the admin
  • HTML sitemap is now fully translatable

Depreciated in 1.2

  • Depreciated the product validation feature due to reindexing issues

Feature: Universal Analytics

Universal Analytics is a different type of Google Analytics to the one that comes pre-installed with Magento. It enables many more features that give website owners access to much more diverse and detailed data about their users.

We have allowed Universal Analytics to be enabled (disabled by default), and have also included the ability to switch on demographics/interest reports. We have also included an area to add extra tracking code if you wish to do so. Finally, don’t worry about the ecommerce tracking – we have ensured that this continues to be tracked using the new Universal Analytics tracking code.

Universal Analytics Settings

Ensure that you enable Ecommerce Tracking in your Google Analytics account to capture ecommerce transactions in the Conversions section. A successful transaction will provide tracking code that looks like this:

ga('require', 'ecommerce');
ga('ecommerce:addTransaction', { 
            		'id': '100000002', 
            		'affiliation': 'Keyring Shop',
            		'revenue': '14.9900',
            		'shipping': '5.0000',
            		'tax': '0.0000'
ga('ecommerce:addItem', {
            		'id': '100000002',
            		'name': 'Batman Keyring',
            		'sku': 'B465DJD2',
            		'price': '9.9900',
            		'quantity': '1.0000'

Feature: Sitelinks Search

Google gives a pretty good description of exactly what sitelinks search is, so give it a read if you’re not sure. With the script that we have added to the homepage of Magento sites you should start seeing a search box appear in the sitelinks of your Google listings. With this search form users can search your Magento product catalog as they would on your site.

Feature: Mandatory Image Labels

On the manual product editor it is possible to add your product images as normal and save the product without putting text in the label field for each image. We’ve added a config setting whereby you can make labels a required field. Simply go to System > Configuration > CreareSEO > General Settings > SEO Settings > Make “alt” tags mandatory on product gallery images?

The labels translate to image “alt” tags on the frontend. This is quite important for good image optimisation by Google’s own guidelines so this should help you out if you forget.

Feature: Support Section

In order to help our users out we’ve added a little area to the top of the General Settings config page to direct people if they need support our wish to collaborate. It’s also another chance to show off our fancy new logo!

CreareSEO General Settings

Depreciated: Product Validation

We have chosen to depreciate product validation. The main reason being that it was causing people to need to reindex every time they saved a product, which is obviously not an ideal scenario. We looked at the code and decided that as a feature it was probably not important enough for us to spend time re-coding. Ultimately, avoiding duplicate product names and descriptions is best practice for merchants to get used to on their own, and most people would not do it anyway.

We hope that the new features and updates make this extension a more pleasurable and rewarding experience for all merchants who use it.

  • Jay Pick

    Nice work Adam!

  • Excellent work mate! By far the best Magento SEO extension about! I always use this on every Magento Project i dev.

  • Sam

    Hi, i have installed the extension, and i want to know if it is possible to add product category name into the product page title ? Can you show me how to do it ?

  • Though i installed the latest version (1.2),
    1) I couldn’t see any 301 redirect option on my product list.
    2) How can i check whether my sitelink search box is integrated or not ?

    • joey blake

      same for me. 301 redirect is added to general tab in attribute sets but none of them are visible unless I ‘duplicate’ or create a new product, it is all invisible for existing products. Did you find a solution??

      • Jérôme

        Your existing product must be disable to see 301 redirect field

  • Giulio

    Hi, where is the documentation to explane the correct setting of creare seo?

  • Giovanni Putignano

    After I mass disable products I can’t enable redirect to category.

  • Hi there,

    Love your what you did with the plugin, nice work! I have a redirect problem using your plugin. Some longer product URL’s are auto redirected to the canonical product URL, just want to know what code is causing this so I disable that.

    Thanks, and greetings from Holland!

    • Found the problem, disabled “Force Canonical Product Redirect” and now it works like a charm, have a good weekend m8!

      • BT

        Hi Casper,
        Do you mean set “Enable Canonical Product Redirecting” to no?

        I could not found “Force Canonical Product Redirect”. Please help. : )

        • Yes I meant that option (sorry for the late reply)

  • Allande

    How desactivate via config Sitelinks Search Box feature ?

  • Allande

    How desactivate via config admin : breadcrumb schema feature ?

  • Jean Y

    I have a multi-language website, and it seems that Creareseo Extension duplicates site map meta descriptions and titles. I have been looking for setting html site maps individually, but I didn’t find the option allowing me to do so. Could you please tell me how to setup creareseo extension by store (language) so that I can customize meta descriptions and titles according to languages and avoid duplicate pages? Thank you

  • Yoga Abbie

    Hi there, CreareSEO is no longer available on Magento Connect? Are you no longer supporting this extension?

  • Dung Dinh Thi

    I was fill Twitter Creator and Twitter Site, Enable Twitter Cards & OG Tags is “Yes” but i no see any Twitter Cards & OG Tags in my site.
    Did i do something wrong?

  • Giuseppe Mostaccio

    I installed the extension on my magento 1.9.2 but on the admin area i can seen only setting about sitemap. Attached a screenshot.

    You can seen the attached screenshot