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With Meta Data tool you can easily manage different kinds of meta name tags based on Joomla URL parts or query parameters collectively, from your admin interface. It's a handy Joomla extension if you are having crawl budget issues or sudden traffic loss.
- Possibility to manage URL query parameters and parts separately
- Adding more query parameters and/or parts for the url inspection
- Adding various meta robot contents (e.g: noindex, nofollow) for specific URL query parts or/and parameters that provide information for search engines by using robots, googlebot or google meta names
- Customizing the mobile browser tab’s color by using theme color meta name
- Easy web ownership verification with Google site verification tag for Google Search Console
- Possibility to use custom meta names and meta contents
- Assigning copyright and rating meta names based on URL parts or URL query parameter rules
Download for J3, J4
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01 Download the Metadata extension.
02 On the administrator page go to Extensions ➙ Manage ➙ Install ➙ Upload Package File, then drag and drop the file into the appointed part.
03 After installation go to Extensions ➙ Plugins ➙ Metadata, enable and start using it.
Documentation by function groups
Control Search Engine indexing for Joomla
By using robots, googlebot or google meta names you can instruct search engines on how to index or deindex specific URLs.
Stand out with a unique browser tab color
With color theme meta name you can make unique browser tab on the mobile version of your site, or if you want, only for certain URLs.
Search Console verification for Joomla
With this extension you can also verify your ownership in Search Console via HTML meta tag method.
Additional & custom meta names
If you don't see your desired meta name in our list, you can just simply type it by yourself. Ranking and copyright metanames are also selectible.
- In order to make your rules work, you have to enable them.
- URL inspection
- Your page (url) will be inspected based on the selected method that can be: url query parts and parameters.
- URL inspection: URL query parameter(s)
- URL query parameters always follow the "?" symbol. Multiple parameters can be included in a URL if they are after the "&" symbol. The plugin does not inspect query values, only query parameters. If there are more query parameters after the "&" symbol they can be inspected too.
If you assign more query parameters for one rule separate them with the following character:
- URL inspection: URL part(s)
- URL parts mostly between slashes like: /68-uncategorized/ or /virtuemart/ etc.
If you use more parts for one rule separate them with the following character:
68-uncategorized|virtuemartCommon URL parts to be assigned for noindex, nofollow SEO signaling:
- URL inspection: Regex
- You can assign URLs to rules by a REGEX rule. This is useful when some parts of the URL are variants or have a pattern (like a pagination).
example.com/products/results,1321-1350Let's say you have more paginated URLs like in the example above, that are already indexed by Google, which is not beneficial. In this case you can use a specific regex syntax for the parts that include elements like this:
results,1321-1350 results,76-135 results,1081-1140The regex rule will be the following for this example:
- URL inspection: ALL
- If URL inspection is set for "All", the plugin will not inspect URLs specifically. The rule configured here after selecting "All" option will be applied for the whole site. However you can combine "ALL" rules with other rules. In that case the execution order will be applied. More info about controversal rules.
- Meta content
- Depending on your meta names meta contents are different. You can serve several options and functions with the meta contents associated with the given meta names here. here.
URL query parameters
URL parameters are parts of a url query and used to structure, trigger additional information for a given URL. Query parameters are placed at the end of a URL, after the "?" symbol. More parameters can be added if you separate them by the symbole of "&". Parameters usually have values.
Check out Joomla URLs here.
As you can see on the picture above a URL can include different kinds of elements. When you see a "?" symbol in the URL, the part after that is definately a parameter ("view"). The others which are after the "=" symbol ("object") are values.
The plugin does not inspect values, only query parameters. If there are more query parameters after the "&" symbol they can be inspected too.
If there is no "?" symbol in the URL then that is going to be a URL part.
In this URL both "supplements" and "vitamin-b" are URL parts, so you should type these elements in the following way:
If a URL contains a "?" symbol, then every elements that are after this are query parameters or values.
If there is no "?" symbol in the URL, the elements are parts of the URL.