SEO Optimization

SEO Optimization

The SEO optimization add-on is a pack of tools for SEO optimization of your store: flexible management of the site pages indexation allows you to exclude pages that should not be indexed from the index, HTML-minification, export/import of 301 redirects, double slashes removal from the URL, canonical URLs for various store pages, the Last-Modified HTTP header, and even the SEO-name editor for editing the SEO-name table right from the admin panel.

Enter the comma separated URLs of the storefronts where this product will be used.
Select the CS-Cart edition on which you will use the add-on.
The update period determines the period of time when you can get access to the new versions of this add-on compatible with the new versions of CS-Cart software released during the chosen period.
To instal the add-on, we will need the FTP access to your server. Please send it along with the order number to once the order is paid.

What Tasks Does the SEO Optimization Add-on Solve?

Removes "Unwanted" Pages From the Index

Manual exclusion of the hidden or missing products and empty category pages from index may be a time consuming process, especially in a large store with thousands of products. The add-on allows you to automatically exclude from the index category and brand pages without products and pages of products that are out of stock.

Technical pages can also be quickly excluded from the index by specifying their dispatches, for example: 'profiles', 'auth', 'checkout', 'orders', 'wishlist', 'reward_points', ''.

You will significantly speed up the indexing process by leaving only wanted pages.

Allows You to Consolidate Duplicate URLs with Canonicals

Search robots do not like duplicating content - it clogs search results. A site with a number of pages with similar content will not seem attractive to robots and this will negatively affect the popularity of your store. Specifying a canonical link to the main page will fix the problem. It works for products, categories, brands and pages.

Allows you to Choose Your Own Strategy For Indexing Pages When You Use Pagination

Allows you to set the canonical to the first page - in this case, all the weight will be transferred to it.

Allows you to hide the description of category and brand pages from all pages except the first one to avoid content duplication. Separate pages will have more unique content and can be included in the search results..

Extended URL Building

A common problem - multiple slashes at the end of a URL.

The add-on allows you to clearly indicate whether there should be a slash or not, and remove extra slashes in all URLs.

Prefixes in the products and categories URLs allow you to save the link structure when migrating a store from another engine to CS-Cart. The site will not go lower in the search results, and you will not have to create a mass of 301 redirects. You can also generate short URLs for categories and products like: name/ - for products; category/ - for categories.

Allows You to Manage the Last-Modified HTTP Header

A correct server response to a Last-Modified header request gives your site significant benefits:

  • Faster page load for users. If the page has not changed since the user's last visit, the browser will try to load the cached copy.
  • Less server load. The server will send to the user only the data of the changed pages and those that are not in the browser cache.
  • Last modified date in the search results. A fresh date can attract visitors.
  • Faster Site indexation. The crawler bot does not waste time crawling pages that have not been updated since the last crawl and pays more attention to new and updated pages.

Edit the SEO Names Table Right From the Admin Panel

The built-in SEO name editor collects all SEO names in one table and allows you to quickly edit them. Sometimes an object is deleted, but the records about it remain in the database, this makes it impossible to further use its SEO name. The add-on displays the contents of the seo_names table in an understandable way on a separate page in the admin panel so that you can easily find, change or delete the required records.

Allows You to Keep the Google PR 

The add-on allows you to quickly close external links from indexing by adding the rel = "nofollow" attribute - this is in order not to share the page weight with external links and add the target = "_blank" attribute to open such links in a new window.

Add-on features:

  • Ability to hide the description on all pagination pages in the selected elements;
  • Minification of the page HTML code to speed up its loading;
  • Ability to redirect from 404 error page to the selected page of the store;
  • Ability to use a canonical link to the first page when you use pagination;
  • Ability to manually set a canonical link to a separate product / category / content page / blog article;
  • Ability to remove / add a slash at the end of the URL;
  • Ability to exclude unnecessary slashes in the URL;
  • Ability to use a prefix for the URL of products / categories;
  • Ability to create 301 redirects when a prefix is included in the URL of products / categories;
  • Ability to import / export 301 redirects for editing in the table;
  • Ability to specify only the main product category in the product URL (Short URLs);
  • Ability to close all external links from indexing and open them in a new browser window;
  • Ability to set a value in the robots meta tag for excluded pages;
  • Ability to exclude hidden products, categories, pages, and brands from indexing;
  • Ability to exclude categories and brands without products from indexing;
  • Ability to exclude specific product / category / content pages / blog articles from indexing;
  • Ability to exclude from indexing goods without prices and availability;
  • Ability to set parameters with which pages will be excluded from indexing. For example: sort_by, items_per_page;
  • Ability to use the Last-Modified HTTP header for home page, product / category / blog pages;
  • Ability to define the Client who will receive the Last-Modified HTTP header: robots, users, or all at once;
  • Ability to set the time that will be displayed in the Last-Modified HTTP header: the start of the day or the date of the last modification of the object;
  • Built-in SEO name editor.


Learn more in add-on documentation.

Need modifications or any assistance? Please, feel free to contact us via HelpDesk system.


6 months of the free upgrade period included.

Works correctly with the popular themes YOUPI and UniTheme.

  • CS-Cart B2C
  • CS-Cart B2B
  • CS-Cart B2B & B2C
  • CS-Cart Ultimate
  • Multi-Vendor
  • Multi-Vendor Plus
  • Multi-Vendor Ultimate
  • 4.18.x
  • 4.17.x
  • 4.16.x
  • 4.15.x
  • 4.14.x
  • 4.13.x
  • 4.12.x
  • 4.11.x
  • 4.10.x
  • Responsive
  • UniTheme
  • YOUPI Theme
Please, Contact us, if you need add-on for another version.

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CS-Cart/ Multi-Vendor 4.10.1 - 4.18.1
Version 1.5 from 26 Jul 2022
[-] - Removed the ability to manage the indexing of pages with filtering results.

Version 1.4 from 22 Jul 2022
[+] - The ability to set a custom value for the robots meta tag for each product page, category, blog and content pages of the site was added.
[+] - The ability to manage page indexing for: cart, checkout, authorization and registration, password recovery, order details page, downloads, order search, comparison lists was added. The list of pages can be expanded manually.
[+] - The ability to manage the indexing of pages with filtering results was added.

Version 1.3 from 19 Jul 2022
[!] - There were issues with the use of the category and product prefixes. Fixed.

Version 1.2 from 30 Mar 2022
[!] - When the “Add slash at the end of URL” setting was enabled, slashes were added to the image URLs. Fixed

Version 1.1 from 16 Mar 2022

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