Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1

 

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Despite both Magento 1 and Magento 2 are SEO-friendly platforms, there is still room for improvement in this area, because SEO has a vital importance for every ecommerce business. Therefor, the platform offers a lot of third party solutions, such as Mageworx Magento 2 SEO Suite or Amasty SEO Toolkit (other Magento SEO Extensions). And today we are going to dive deep into the functionality of Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite. The module is already available for Magento 2 and 1, so the version of your platform doesn’t matter. If you are looking for a powerful Magento extension for SEO compliance of your ecommerce storefront, you’ve come to the right place. Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite will help you tune your Magento website for visitors, providing lots of automated SEO settings, so you get a chance not only to save your time, but also to eliminate the need to hire expensive SEO specialists. We compare Mirasvit and Mageworx SEO solutions here: Magento 2 SEO Suites Comparison.

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The extension has a very user-friendly backend as well as a transparent frontend interface (both are described further in this post). Key areas, where Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 works include robots meta headers, canonical URLs, H1 tags, metadata, and image alt tags.

The admin interface of the module enables you to create advanced SEO templates for different sections of your ecommerce store (e.g. products, categories, layered navigation); rewrite content in accordance with modern SEO requirements; manage redirects; as well as create conditional rules in order to customize SEO workflows.

Another important thing we should mention before exploring the backend of the extension is constant verification of settings you specify – if everything is correct, the module shows comments in green. If something went wrong, Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite will prompt you with recommendations in red.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Backend

Let’s see how the extension works from the perspective of an admin user. The official demo illustrates the following backend elements: Site Map, SEO Templates, Redirects, SEO REwrites, Autolinks, and General Settings. Below, we will describe each one.

Site Map

On the Site Map page, you can see all your sitemap files on a grid, which contains ID, Filename, Path. Link for Google, Last Generated, Store View, and Action columns. There are appropriate filtering options for each column excluding the Action column. As for available options, you can generate or add a new sitemap from this page.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Hit on a sitemap row and you will see its page that contains just two fields: Filename and Path. Note that you can delete, reset, save and generate, or only save the sitemap here.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 provides the ability to optimize Google XML Sitemap automatically. The extension can hide specific CMS pages, add custom links, product images watermark, and product tag URLs, split sitemap into several files, as well as generate correct Google XML Sitemap files (links equal to canonical URLs are included).

And since an XML sitemap is aimed at search engines only (they don’t understand an HTML sitemap), it has the following appearance:

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

SEO Templates

Now, let’s have a closer look at SEO templates available with Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1. On the appropriate screen, you can see a grid with all available SEO templates. The grid includes such columns as ID, Internal rule name, Template settings, Rule type, Sort order, and Status. It is possible to enable, disable, or delete SEO templates here. Note that mass actions are possible, so you can rapidly perform all necessary improvements. Besides, filtering options are available for each column.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

To edit a template, click on its row on a grid. Template information is divided into two tabs: General Information and Conditions.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

On General Information, you can set such parameters as Rule type, Internal Rule name, Meta title, Meta keywords, Meta description, H1 Title, SEO description, Status, Store view, and Sort Order.

Available template variables are listed below the SEO description field. Mirasvit provides the following example of template variables usage:

Note that  Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 automatically removes HTML tags and unnecessary white spaces from Description.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

As for the Conditions tab, it is divided into two sections: Rules Processing, where you can disable/enable further rule processing, and Conditions, where you can add extra conditions (you can leave it blank). It is possible to create the main condition as well as several sub-conditions. In case you enable the Stop Further Rules Processing feature, the template is applied to the page despite other rules with higher sort order value are applicable.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Redirects

Now, let’s have a look at the Redirects screen. There is also a grid that supports bulk actions available here. Consequently, you can rapidly enable, disable or delete redirects. Af for the columns of the grid, they are: ID, Request URL, Target URL, Redirect only if request URL can’t be found, Comments, and Status. You can add a new redirect or edit the existing ones from this page.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Let’s see, how one of the existing redirects work. First of all, you should specify request and target URLs. Note that it is possible to use wildcards in case of request URL. Next, you should tick if a visitor should be redirected only if a request URL can not be found. Then, it is possible to leave comments, set a status (active or inactive), and choose a store view. Don’t forget to save changes.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Thus, Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 provides the ability to get more orders even from error pages.

SEO Rewrites

As for SEO rewrites, they are also available on a grid. Available columns are ID, URL, Status, and Action. The grid supports mass actions, so you can rapidly delete rewrites or change their status in bulk. Besides, it is possible to add a new rewrite or edit the existing ones on this screen.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

On the Edit Rewrite tab, you can set a URL pattern or action name, change title, SEO description, and metadata (title, keywords, description), enable or disable the rewrite, and decide where it should be visible.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Note that SEO Rewrite Rules are used for configuring meta tags, H1 headers, and SEO description for any store URLs. The rules are applied to chosen URLs, but do not affect child categories. Note that Rewrites prevail over other SEO settings available in SEO Templates.

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Configuration

Below we will describe general settings of Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 available on the Configuration screen. All settings are available on 4 tabs: SEO, Rich Snippets and Opengraph, Auto Links, and Extended Site Map.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

The SEO tab provides settings for Canonical URLs for meta headers, configurable, grouped, and bundle products, and cross domain canonical URLs.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Besides, you can choose pages where Canonical URLs will not be used.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Another important option is related to robots meta headers. You can add as much items as you need.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Besides, you can set robots meta header for HTTPS, enable Link Rel=”alternate”, hreflang (can be added automatically), and Link Rel=”next/prev”, as well as activate the usage of meta tags from categories and products, if they are not empty.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

The Extended Settings section offers the following options:

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

There is also the Info section. This settings are visible on frontуnd pages. Note that they will not work in case of FPC and Varnish.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

As for the Rich Snippets and Opengraph section, it also contains a lot of settings which are divided between 5 tabs: Product, Category, Organization, Breadcrumbs, and Open Graph.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Product

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Category

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Organization

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Breadcrumbs

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Open Graph

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

With the Advanced SEO Suite module by Mirasvit, you get ultimate options for configuring your store rich snippets. The extension enables you to generate snippets for products with the following information: item description, image, and availability, payment and delivery methods, category, brand and model, other attributes, etc. As a result, you can make your categories look unlike others in search results. Besides, you can display full address and other contact information. And to add Breadcrumbs to rich snippets of your product, it is only necessary to choose Yes from the dropdown. Besides, Advanced SEO Suite provides you with the ability to integrate your Magento website pages into social graph. On the Open Graph tab, it is possible to add meta tags for logos and images.

And this is how the Auto Links tab looks like:

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

You can choose where to add links and from what tags to dismiss them. Besides, Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 lets you skip auto links for certain pages as well as set a link limit per each page.

As for the Extended Site Map tab, it enables you to fine tune the frontend sitemap of your Magento website. Specify base URL path, metadata, H1 header, displayable elements, and CMS pages that should be ignored. You can even set a limit on the number of links on one page.

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Frontend

Now, we’d like to draw your attention to the frontend elements of the Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento extension. First, let’s see how an HTML sitemap generated via Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 looks like:

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite provides you with the ability to set the following frontend sitemap options: URL path, meta title, meta description, H1 header, CMS pages to ignore. In addition, you can add links and define link patterns that will be excluded.

It’s an average sitemap that significantly improves user experience, but what’s more important, there is a window that displays all information about the page and shows what steps are missing (everything is OK in the example):

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Relationship Tags

It is also necessary to tell a few more words about Canonical URL tags. With their help, you will be able to take control of the multiple versions of the same content, so Canonical URL tags are perfect for managing configurable, grouped, and bundle products as well as  cross domain content. Furthermore, Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 enables you to choose pages where canonical URL tags won’t be used.

The module fully supports relationship tags alternate and next & prev. Besides, it lets you limit meta title and description length, because every search engine has a limitation of characters for each website snippet. Note that the recommended meta title should not include more than 55 symbols; as the meta description – its limit is 90 symbols.

Cross-Linking

Did you know that cross-linking is among the most robust SEO features? And Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite for Magento 2 and 1 lets you fully leverage the potential of cross links, providing the ability to create a list of pages where the module will automatically add links. The feature works as follows:

For a page example.com/keyword the extension creates an auto link and inserts it into that keyword on CMS, product, and category pages. The number of links per page can be limited. This is how the feature looks on the Magento frontend:

Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento Extension overview; Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite Magento 2 Module Review

Advantages of Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite

Mirasvit highlights the following advantages of this SEO extension and we fully agree with then:

  • Robust SEO page analysis (you get a great SEO Toolbar, designed to simplify your optimizations);
  • Rich snippets (optimizing rich snippets have never been so easy);
  • SEO settings for pages, categories, and layered navigation (you can optimize almost all elements of your Magento website);
  • Ultimate SEO templates (Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite lets you create as much templates as you wish);
  • Meta tag rewrites (another sunning feature available with the module);
  • Automated meta tags management (you no longer have to spend hours of time optimizing your meta tags);
  • Advanced sitemap (easily create both HTML and XML sitemaps);
  • Control over store redirects (it has never been so fast and easy);
  • Canonical URLs (and you can easily configure all your canonical URLs);
  • Better search engine visibility (and don’t forget about the ability to boost your CTR indicator).

Final Words

SEO becomes a piece of cake with Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite. Install the extension and you will forget about third party specialists, since the module offers all the necessary SEO options. The extension costs just $149 and you can purchase it here:

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