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keng
VP-ASP New User

152 Posts

Posted - September 24 2005 :  13:28:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

In my admin config dynamic title is set to "No" by default. I read some postings here and sounded like it's an advantage to set it to "Yes".

What is dynamic title and why do I want it "yes"?

Thanks in advance!

anisha
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25 Posts

Posted - September 24 2005 :  14:12:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Title is what appears on the top of the browser. The information that you put between the title tags on yout html page.

If you put dynamic title to yes, then as the user navigates the diff categories the title on top of the page changes with it automatically.

If set to no then the title remains static what you have entered on the header page. I hope this helps

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greatphoto
VP-ASP Super User

USA
304 Posts

Posted - October 20 2005 :  19:23:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Keng!

Setting it to yes could help search engines better interpret the content of each of your pages. The title is not usually seen by visitors to your site, except that it becomes the name of any bookmark they place to your site, and it shows up in the list of pages under the "Back button" pulldown.

Try this yourself by creating a bookmark (favorites in IE) to a category page on your site. Then, look at what the bookmark looks like in your bookmark list. If you have dynamic titles turned off, you'll see something generic that will be the same for any of the pages that you bookmark. With dyamic titles turned on, you'll see the actual name of your category.

SEO info states that search engines place a lot of weight on a page's title when mining keywords for a page. This fact alone make me view this feature as the most important one introduced in version 5.5.



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keng
VP-ASP New User

152 Posts

Posted - October 22 2005 :  17:56:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greaphoto!

So whenever I go to each of my category I have a generic Title. However on my configuration, dynamic title is set to yes. I wonder now how come even I set my dynamic title to Yes I still don't see the actual name of my category. For example, no matter where I go within my website, there is only one title when saving it to my favorites.

Any idea? Thanks!!!

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greatphoto
VP-ASP Super User

USA
304 Posts

Posted - October 22 2005 :  22:10:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Keng-

You need to edit your shoppage header to add the dynamic title. You probably already have a line in the HEAD section (between the <HEAD> and </HEAD>) of the html that defines the title. You'll edit the line to replace the generic title with "<title><%shopdynamictitle%></title>".

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keng
VP-ASP New User

152 Posts

Posted - October 23 2005 :  22:06:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perfect! Thanks Greatphoto!

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apswater
VP-ASP Super User

317 Posts

Posted - October 23 2005 :  22:35:39  Show Profile  Visit apswater's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One thing I notice with that is it only changes the title tags. Itis also important to change the description and keyword tags.

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keng
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Posted - October 24 2005 :  10:04:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Apswater,

Thanks for the input but how do I do that with the description and keywords?

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apswater
VP-ASP Super User

317 Posts

Posted - October 24 2005 :  11:30:29  Show Profile  Visit apswater's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was able to do it in the templates (tmp_products and tmp_productsformat) in 4.5 by adding some of the fields into the header.

Something like this :

<head>
<title>Product Data Sheet - [cname] - Model [ccode]</title>
<meta NAME="description" content="[cname] [cdescription]"
<meta NAME="keyword" content="[cname], [cdescription], [ccode]"
</head>



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