The Most Effective Joomla SEO Secrets Revealed - Boost Sales
4.3 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
347 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add The Most Effective Joomla SEO Secrets Revealed - Boost Sales to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

The Most Effective Joomla SEO Secrets Revealed - Boost Sales

Lack of traffic usually results in lack of sales. Learn how to effectively optimize your Joomla website to get traffic.
4.3 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
347 students enrolled
Created by Mathew Tamin
Last updated 11/2013
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Optimize Jooomla menus
  • Optimize Joomla articles
  • Create a 301 redirect
  • Understand how to optimize Joomla pages
View Curriculum
  • Desire to learn
  • Joomla website
  • Regular website


Let's face it, driving traffic to any website is always a challenge. It can be an even greater challenge when you don't know what to do. Joomla is a great content management system but one of the biggest challenges that Joomla website owners face is how to optimize their websites.

I've been using Joomla since 2007 and it didn't take too long for me to realize that in order for my website to start getting a ton of traffic, I had to optimize it differently than other websites.

If you have a Joomla website, I'm sure you've noticed that their dynamic URL's are not search engine friendly at all. This will definitely hurt your rankings and make it very difficult for people to find your website.

Ok! So what are you going to learn? Let me keep it short and simple.

1. Understand the basic of SEO - Learn the basic of SEO and how it works will put you ahead of the rest.

2. Applying methods and techniques - After over 6 years of optimizing Joomla websites, I show you step-by-step how to make sure that you are properly optimizing your entire website.

3. Monitor progress - Once you're website has been fully optimized, you will then be ready to monitor it's progress so that you can fix any issues and continue to improve on your website.

After watching this course, you will be able to optimize any Joomla website and take it to the top of the search engines.

Who is the target audience?
  • Joomla website owners
  • SEO beginners
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:19
Getting familiar with basic SEO
6 Lectures 27:01
What is SEO?

There are two major difference between organic traffic and paid traffic:

1. Organic traffic is free. However, it takes longer for you to start seeing the results. Longer compare to search.

2. Paid (PPC) cost money. You create an account with a PPC network like adwords and big for keywords. This cost more but you will get instant traffic. However, when your money runs out so does the traffic that was being sent to your website by search engines.

The key is to optimize your entire website first and then while you wait for the organic traffic to kick in, you can test out PPC.

Organic Vs. Paid Search

Unlike the days when you had to submit your website to search engines, nowdays, it's not such a big deal anymore because when a quality website links to yours, search engines will easily find and index your site.

How search engines work

How long will it take for SEO to work?

Admin Panel

Front End
First steps for optimizing your Joomla site
3 Lectures 13:40

It's very important for you to delete sample content because if you keep them, those contents will get picked up by search engines and by your site's visitors. This could really hurt your site's ranking because the sample content doesn't have any relevance to your website.

Deleting the sample content

Delete the default metatags

Remember to rename your default htaccess.txt file to .htaccess. If you already have a .htaccess on your file, you have to make sure that it has Joomla content. Most Cpanels will automatically create a .htaccess. To check:

1. Right click on the .htaccess(if you already have one)

2. Select "code edit" and click ok

If the file is blank, delete it, then rename your htaccess.txt to .htaccess

The last step is to make sure that you add the 301 redirect code which is this:

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^ [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$$1 [r=301,nc]

All you have to do is to replace the 'domain' with your actual website domain. Don't change anything else because if you do (even by accident) it work work.

Once you've done that, hit 'save' and you're done!

Redirect non-WWW to WWW
Keywords Analysis
4 Lectures 13:54

What is keywords analysis

Finding keywords using Google Insights

Finding keywords using Google Keywords Tool
Common issues when doing Keywords Analysis
4 Lectures 09:36
Users search intent

Singular vs Plural Keywords

Phrases or single keywords?

Reaching local customers
Writing the meta tags
5 Lectures 07:28
What are meta tags?

Writing the title meta tag

Writing the description meta tag

Writing the keywords meta tag

Indexing option setting
Adding your meta tags to Joomla
2 Lectures 02:39
Adding meta tags to menu items

Adding meta tags to articles
Adding other tags to Joomla
3 Lectures 05:27
Adding alt tags to images

Adding alt tag automatically

Using image title tag and caption
SEO do's
5 Lectures 24:11
Checking for broken links

In order to create a sitemap, you need to install this xmap extension. After downloading it, just follow the video instructions on installing it.

Adding a sitemap page

Keeping up with search engine changes

Submit your site to Google places
SEO don'ts
4 Lectures 08:47
Don't stuff keywords

Don't duplicate content

Don't use spamming techniques

Don't fret over your rankings
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mathew Tamin
4.2 Average rating
164 Reviews
6,827 Students
22 Courses
Entrepreneur. Joomla Instructor. Musician.

Mathew Tamin is one of the top Joomla! instructors on the web. Since 2008, Mathew have been using Joomla to create websites for businesses from all over the world. With over 8 years as a web designer, marketer, and branding specialist, Mathew can help you take your business to another level.

In 2013, Mathew started Learn Joomla Fast where he helps people learn how to create websites with Joomla.

Mathew is also the founder of Tamin Studios; a media company that produces online TV shows, Movies, Radio, and create high quality websites for companies of all sizes. He's been playing the piano for churches, weddings, special occasions for 15 years. He's also a songwriter, screenwriter, and very savvy webmaster.