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Joomla Websites

If your website is built using Joomla, possibly also with some Joomla plugins, you can use A1 Website Search Engine.

Note: If you encounte any problems, you can often benefit from using the Joomla website CMS scan preset found in Scan website | Quick presets button before you start the website crawl.


Joomla Website Search Engine Troubleshooing

From feedback received by customers of A1 Website Search Engine and its sibling tools, it appears that some Joomla installations utilize a crawler throttling system. This gives 403 Access Forbidden when crawling the Joomla website.

Here is a list of modules and settings to configure in Joomla:
  • Sh404SEF plugin (for SEO): Disable anti-flood configuration.

There are also various Joomla plugins that create duplicate URLs.


Website Search Engine Program Settings for Joomla


  • Scan website | Crawler engine: Set max simultaneous connections/threads to one.
  • Scan website | Crawler engine: Set number of miliseconds "crawl delay" between connections to 2000.
  • Scan website | Crawler settings: Check Consider non-redirected with-slash and non-slash URLs as "duplicates".
  • Scan website | Crawler settings: Check Consider non-redirected index file names as "duplicates".

More settings to configure if you still have problems after doing above:
  • Set General options | Internet crawler | User agent ID to Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html).
  • Check full list of configuration solutions at our help page for problematic websites.

You may also want to add the following exclusions to analysis filters and output filters:
  • ::(^|/)itemlist/tag/
  • ::(^|/)item/[0-9]+

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By giving your offline or online website a capabale search engine, you can ensure more of your visitors stay on your site. Having a search box helps visitors find what they are searching for.
     
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