The JPromoter site says this for their Joomla SEO component:
JPromoter is a great SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tool for Joomla. It provides full control over meta tags and robot index/follow on every page on any component. Generates Google site map, gets PR and much more.
Ok, so let’s see what we can do to improve our site ranking in google!
Installing takes a few seconds, no real problems here. If you want to control tags over other components than com-content, you need to install a hack. That made my skin crawl so I decided to pass on that!
Once installed, you have some big icons for your control panel:
First thing is to turn on the component in the configuration and then head over to Analyze Site. This is the first tim, so I just need to click the Start Scan button. Click and cross my fingers, maybe I should have done a backup first….
Indexing the site must be pretty intensive, for a few minutes I got “no response from server”. Its was soon back up though.
Heading over to the Optimize Site Pages area, we see the main functionality of JPromoter.
The list of pages in on the left (6) and various details about it on the right. Clicking on a page and you get a screen where you can manipulate the page tags.
What Can JPromoter Do?
As you can see from the above screen, JPromoter allows you to override and change the various metatags for a page. As I have discussed previously in many of my SEO guides, Meta Keywords are not very important in today’s SEO. The ability to finely control the page title is very important however.
JPromoter also allows you to take a quick overview of all your pages and see if there are any image/page size issues. A moderately handy thing.
Should you get JPromoter?
The page title manipulation is quite useful. It allows you to override the <titleSEO and the page title order in Joomla. JPromoter is OK, but priced at $65, I would hesitate on getting it. Its perhaps the most use if you have an established site and you need to go back and clean up you meta tags.
Its also probably worth mentioning that I struggled to get the tool to properly work, though I’ll admit that might have been due to cache settings.