[joomla] What's a good SEO / SEF tool for Joomla 2.5?

Stephen Britton sbritton at
Mon Nov 19 18:26:54 EST 2012

Head over to the JED and check out AceSEF and the classic sh404SEF.

If you are using Joomla 2.5 and 3.0, I personally think the native features
work as well as any extension/plugin. You can manage meta information and
create SEF links without the extensions so why bother to add more code to a
system that is already in place.

As for increasing performance, JBetolo works very well - it does things
like combine multiple CSS and JS files and can make your site download
faster (or at least appear like it does :-), But it is super easy to screw
up your site with JBertolo. It is not well documented and you have to
experiment. If you use JBetolo test  it first before moving it to

- - - Steve

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Geoffrey Schaller <gjschaller at>wrote:

> I've been working on improving my site's ranking, with a lot of help from
> this group - thank you all!
> One of the big things I did recently was get rid of an older component
> (JFusion) that had ugly URLs, and replaced it with something with more
> clean & friendly looking URLs (JoomGallery, instead of using JFusion to
> bridge to something else).  In addition, I've done a bunch with image
> optimization, etc. to help speed up the site, and other things recommended
> by PageSpeed.
> I'm now looking for a good SEO / SEF utility for Joomla.  I have Xmap
> installed already - I'm looking for something that will help with metadata,
> keywords, etc.
> I was looking at MijoSEF, which is free... but it breaks JoomGallery
> unless you pay for a plugin.
> Can anyone recommend a good component?  Even if it's not free, if it's
> worth the money, that's a good thing!
> --
> Geoffrey Schaller
> gjschaller at
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