Magento SEO

The search engine optimization is one of the most important parts of any website project. When you are using Magento you have a few functions which, when set correctly, can help greatly with this optimization.

In order to proceed with the configurations login to the administrator back-end of the store:

If you have installed Magento under a subfolder of the www root folder for an example “store” you should add this directory name before the index.php.

After the administrator back-end is completely rendered navigate to the System Configuration tab. When the left menu General tab is completely loaded, click on the Web link. Here you should expand the “Search Engines Optimization” section and enable this function:

Note that the Magento distribution has a .htaccess file with the requirement to rewrite rules for this function to work. However it is set by default to function if the store is installed in the public_html folder of your account (The store is accessible via

If you have the store accessible via you should edit the .htaccess file and add the following line:

RewriteBase /magento/ - replace magento with the folder which you used for the installation of the store

Another important section under the General menu here is the Design HTML Head. It is preconfigured for each Magento installation and you should enter the correct details for your website here.

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