What SEO techniques can be used to optimize Joomla websites?
Joomla is a powerful and popular content management system (CMS), but is it SEO friendly? The short answer is yes! Let’s explore how to make sure your Joomla website is optimized for the search engine.
Choose a SEO-Friendly Template and Theme
The first thing to do is to choose a Joomla template and theme that have been designed with SEO in mind. Look for templates and themes that have clean code and pay attention to the page load speed. We’d also suggest looking for themes that have built-in schema fields so that your data can be properly indexed and understood by search engines.
Utilize SEO-Friendly Extensions
Joomla is open source which means you can extend your site with plugins and components to help you with SEO. One of the essential plugins is an XML sitemap generator so you can easily submit an updated sitemap to Google Search Console.
We’d also suggest you install the popular Yoast SEO plugin. It will help you to create more SEO friendly titles, descriptions and optimize content for the target keyword.
Optimize for Mobile
Mobile optimization is a key factor for SEO. All sites on Joomla should be mobile-friendly and designed responsively. We recommend using the Google Mobile-friendly test and the PageSpeed Insights to make sure your site pages are optimized for mobile.
At Free Spirits, we can help with any Joomla project to ensure your site is SEO friendly. We provide fast, stable and reliable hosting based on the CWP7 project. Our main websites are www.freespirits.gr and www.fspirits.com, feel free to check out our services and get in touch with us should you need any help.