SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is an essential practice to ensure your store ranks high with major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.
As the name suggests, search engine friendly URLs can be parsed more easily by search engines, helping their algorithms understand the type of content held on each of your store’s web pages. Using AbanteCart’s search engine friendly URLs simplifies the store’s URLs so, for example, a URL like http://www.mystore.com/index.php?rt=product/product&product_id=120 becomes http://www.mystore.com/jersey-cotton-striped-polo-shirt.
To enable search engine friendly URLs in AbanteCart, head to System -> Settings -> System in the administration dashboard.
Ensure the Use SEO URLs setting is enabled, with the Status button set to On.
Other server settings may be required to enable SEO URLs on your AbanteCart store. If your URLs do not change, read the following HostPapa knowledge base article for additional guidance: How to improve your AbanteCart store’s SEO
For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Follow this link to learn how.