osCommerce CMS is a popular platform for ecommerce based businesses. osCommerce has a long history and has been around for a little over 10 years now. It is one of, if not THE most established open source ecommerce software. It is used by many web store owners because it is a very stable, open source (free) content management system, plus it is updated quite often. If you don’t stay current with the software updates than you may run the risk of leaving your web store open to security vulnerabilites. The problem is, if you have an older version of osCommerce installed with a lot of products then it becomes somewhat more difficult and “technical” to upgrade your osCommerce version each time they have a bug fix or update.
Dynamic URL’s vs. Static URL’s
It is a well proven, time-tested fact that search engines rank “SEO friendly” websites higher in the search engine results. osCommerce websites are notorious for having long product page url’s with a lot of unnecessary characters and session ID’s – these are like kryptonite to search engine crawlers. If you own an osCommerce based web store than it is vital that you make your website easy for the major search engines to crawl and index your website. If you don’t, you will have put a lot of time and effort into launching your venture and dropping the ball where it matters most.
Dynamic URL’s are NOT search engine friendly:
Static URL’s ARE search engine friendly:
osCommerce SEO Services
We are experts in osCommerce search engine optimization.
Some of the SEO services we perform:
- Source code clean up
- Meta tags revision and optimization
- Title tags optimization
- SEO friendly url’s
- Install SEO, header, and all other osCommerce modules
- Google XML sitemap
- Google product search placement
If you need assistance with getting your osCommerce website indexed and ranked on the first page of the search engine results for your target market then give me a call: (702) 722-9275. At Bobs SEO, we provide SEO services for osCommerce stores and most other types of ecommerce websites. You may also want to look into purchasing one of our SEO plans which already include osCommerce optimization for your online ecommerce website.