Best SEO & SEF Components for Joomla 2.5

You probably know how important is SEO for websites. A well optimized website will get higher rankings in search engines, will receive more organic traffic and will attract more potential customers. If you are not good at seo, but you can not afford hiring a seo expert for your Joomla website, I would recommend to use a seo extension, that will help you to optimize your pages. I have made a list of the top sef components, that may help you with your seo job.

sh404SEF

This is the most popular, reliable and trusted sef component, with more than 80% of the market share. It is an ‘Editors Pick’ on the JED (Joomla Extensins Directory) and recommended by thousands of users. Why should you use sh404SEF component? The component is continuously developed since 2006, it is trusted by hundreds of thousands of websites, has inbuilt search engine optimization, analytics and security, supported by most of 3rd party Joomla extensions like JomSocial, VirtueMart,Easy Blog, Community Builder, K2, Kunena, MyBlog; it is easy to use (do not require expert seo skills). The component has only paid version, $39. The company offers 30 days moneyback guarantee.

JoomSEF

The components improve Joomla seo with URL rewriting, helps to manage site meta tags, 301 redirects, allows you to create custom 404 (not found) page, and much more. JoomlSEF works with non-latin URLs and it is compatible with the JoomFish translation component, that allows you to create multilingual sites with ease.  With this component you can easily edit meta tags for any page in Joomla, allows you to edit the .htaccess file, very easy to use.  JoomlSEF has a free and paid version.

AceSEF

AceSEF is a powerful and flexible search engine friendly url, metadata, tags and sitemap generator component, with an easy to use user interface and management. The most important features of AceSEF are the SEF urls, automatica metadata generator, sitemap creation in HTML and XML formats, tagging system, social bookmarking, works with most of 3rd party components, has a hundred percent modular structure, it may be the fastest SEF plugin, automatic on-site upgrade option, easy to migrate from other SEF components. You can try out AceSEF for free or purchase the advanced versions starting at $19.

Now you have the list of the most popular and powerful SEO components for Joomla, it is your turn to decide which extension fits your needs and budget. If you have any questions or just want to share your thoughts about any of these or other SEF extensions, feel free to comment on this page.

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