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Common Magento Issues

13/09/2012

Today, I thought I would share some common Magento (SEO) mistakes we encounter from time to time. Please be sure to check these settings before launching a new store.

1. Logo Alt – Your logo image alt tag is left as the default “Magento Commerce”

2. Default description – If you go into your Sytem Config > General > Design > HTML Head > Default description – If you leave this field blank, then your store will be a mess of duplicate descriptions.

3. Homepage title – The amount of Magento sites out there with the homepage title set to “Home” is just crazy. Please be sure to set this properly in the CMS page

4. Sitemaps include sample products – Before submitting any sitemaps to google or any other search engine, make sure you check your sitemap. Google does not like sample products.